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Jeff Serusa is a photographer with an artist’s eye

“Magic,” was the answer Jeff Serusa, owner of Seaworthy Gallery, gave me when I asked him, “How do you take what you shoot and...

West Tisbury: Working on the boat

It’s a good thing my husband enjoys working on his boat. He spent the afternoon back and forth between the boat (on a trailer...

West Tisbury: Summer flowers

Daylilies and hydrangeas are the stars of Island gardens now. Orange tiger lilies symbolize New England summers and grow in ever-enlarging clumps, especially along...

West Tisbury: Fireworks

By the time you are reading this, the Fourth of July festivities will have come and gone. Picnics, parades, fireworks, houseguests. I hope everyone...

West Tisbury: Nelson and the refrigerator

Our cat, Nelson, seemed to be spending an inordinate amount of time staring at the refrigerator. Whenever I walked past the kitchen, there he...

West Tisbury: Travels

Last week was hot and sunny, perfect for haying. Driving past hayfields of swaying grasses, then seeing them cut and baled or rolled, is...

West Tisbury: Town picnic success

The town picnic was great! The weather was perfect. Benches were set up under a canopy of trees for shade and the pleasantest ambience....

West Tisbury: Mediterranean burgers

The oak trees have leafed out, leaving only glimpses of sky amid the thick greenery. There is some openness over my drying yard and...

West Tisbury: So much art

West Tisbury was bustling all weekend. The Family Planning Show at the Ag Hall, the first of the season Artisans Festivals at the Grange,...

West Tisbury: Ghost Island Farm opening

The landscape looks overly round to me. Trees with soft, new leaves in delicate colors and abstractly rounded shapes. Big rounded puffs of clouds...

West Tisbury: "Birding by Subway"

I was walking around the yard this morning, thinking, trying to come up with something interesting for this week’s column. Once inside, drinking coffee...

West Tisbury: Mike's Aunt Dorothy

There is a funny, much-repeated story in the Hull family about Mike’s Aunt Dorothy, who arrived at a family gathering and announced, “I just...

West Tisbury: Daffodil Show at the Polly Hill

The pear trees at the West Tisbury cemetery are in full bloom, their branches stretching into skies that have been gray most of the...

West Tisbury: Golden time

Wow! Last week’s local election of Kent Healy for selectman. I remember talking with Maureen right after Kent announced his candidacy, and she said...

West Tisbury: Procrastination

Monday’s New York Times had an article about procrastination set prominently on page 3. It gave tips on how to better organize your time,...

West Tisbury: Color and growth

It finally felt like spring this past Sunday. The sun came out by the time we finished breakfast, and I headed off to get...

West Tisbury: Puppy time

It was 7:19 when Mike and I left Julia Humphreys’s house Sunday evening. “Look how light it still is,” we both commented on the...

West Tisbury: Weekend of events at the library

It’s almost the end of March, which often feels like the longest month of the year. It is officially spring. The light is changing,...

West Tisbury: Snowbound days

Leslie Baker came to visit last week, arriving with a bunch of Tête-à-Tête daffodils in her hand. They went immediately into a vase placed...

West Tisbury: Winter has returned

Winter has returned to West Tisbury, at least for the past weekend. Someone told me earlier that Saturday and Saturday night were the coldest...