MV Obsession

My obsession with Martha's Vineyard.. phototography..genealogy and life in general and this and that…


Vineyard Februaries …

I’ve been to Martha’s Vineyard in February and I love it.  I love it any time but February is as different from summer on the Vineyard as you can possibly get.

There’s a  cold crispness in the air, the colors are more vivid, the Island is quiet and yet speaks volumes to those who take the time to look, listen and drink in the beauty and wonder that is the soul of Martha’s Vineyard.

February 1989…  a light dusting of snow made everything look like powdered sugar had fallen all over the Island.


February 1995…  no snow that trip but bitter cold.  Did not stop me from visiting the Gay Head cliffs in Aquinnah on the western most tip of the Vineyard… or hiking through the woods of Christiantown to visit the tiny chapel there.


I also  experimented a bit with black and white film. From top left… Edgartown harbor, Christiantown stone wall..Sengekontacket Pond and South Beach.


February 2007… bitter cold, dusting of over night snow, icy ponds and harbors… and brilliant sunsets.

My birthday is in February and sadly the only one I’ve ever spent on the Vineyard was in 1950 when my beloved godmother, Gertrude Norris passed away.  But I’m not anywhere near done having birthdays so who knows what the future will bring 🙂



After The Storm …

In nw New Jersey we got about 10 inches of snow, a drop in the bucket compared to the 3 FEET plus in  other states.

5pm Friday night       –      7am Saturday morning

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To the west     –     to the east

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Breakfast of coffee and oatmeal pancakes with Cookie Butter (thanks Deb).


And then the sun came out.



I hope everyone affected by what has been an historic blizzard, with over 3 FEET of snow  in some areas, are safe and sound.

(CLICK HERE if you’re curious as to what Cookie Butter is, besides being addictively delicious)