People are scraping, painting, and repairing their buildings, conversing with the neighbors regarding how great everything is looking and how Oak Bluffs is becoming brand-new.
The sunny yellow blossoms on the forsythia bushes and the new red hummingbird feeder have attracted a great many birds, and for the first time in many years a beautiful Oriole has been flitting, about adding another color to my view. Now everyone is busy sprucing up their yards and planting flowers and vegetables in […]
I guess we just have to go day by day as far as weather is concerned. I still had a few logs left by my woodstove and just as I was thinking of moving them into the shed for the summer, I used them up on that chilly Saturday. That saved me a job, but […]
Time is moving so very quickly. It seems like only a few weeks ago everyone was combing the stores for ice melt and now the top items on our shopping lists are fertilizer, seeds and rakes. The sulky image of winter seems to be over and we greet the warmer weather of mid April like […]
Sometimes you just have to wait a bit for pleasant things to happen. Now the yellow flowers of spring are here, and Easter is this weekend. And many businesses are opening up for the season. Now spring is really here as the MV Gourmet Cafe and Bakery and Back Door Donuts is opening. The front […]
We stood at attention next to thousands of Firefighters. The sea of patches ranged from Boston, The Cape and both Islands, Western Mass, New England, The East Coast…The deep bass of the drummers rattled the street beneath our boots, and threw a vibrating force through our chests…
…On January 7, 1891, the Good Will Hose Company of the Oak Bluffs Fire Department met with the following persons from Highland Hose No. 2…with the still familiar names of Landers, Carter, Rice, Pease, Webb, Mayhew, Harriman, and Ripley responding.
Chirping birds, a little bit of green leaves poking up from flower beds, sounds of hammers and construction all mean that spring is here. On Sunday, however, we were being alerted to a large nor’easter with snow set to arrive within a few days. As long as it is the last of the snow until […]
Took a stroll around the south side of my house this weekend, hoping to see signs of crocus or tulips. The only thing poking through the ground were a couple of clumps of brave or foolish daylily blades. Every once in a while there is an item in the paper about someone who has spotted […]
Remember, back in the day when we used to excitedly say “quick look out the window, it’s snowing!” Now we look out and say, “Oh no: not again!” Just when you think the scary part is over, it starts snowing again. Hopefully after this week we will not see it again until next December. We […]