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Ahh — what could be more mysterious than a Vineyard spring? Mother nature seems to be able to give us every extreme kind of weather within the span of two or three days.

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Happy St.

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Back into the real New England World of colder and unpredictable weather are many Oak Bluffs residents who enjoyed warmer and sunnier climates this past week of school vacation.

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Did someone say something about in like a lion or lamb? Today as I write this on February 28 it is certainly lion-like weather.

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These past few weeks have brought me to a new awareness of the true meaning of handicap access.

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There really was some earth underneath all of that ice that has held us hostage for so many weeks.

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Wasn't in great to see some ground free of snow after the rains of last weekend? It was rather startling to hear the crashes of thunder and then the winds blowing so hard through the night, but it did a great clean-up job.

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The birds seem to be the only creatures unfazed by all this snow and ice.

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I guess we have to start looking at the blessings this freezing cold weather brings.

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I need ice skates (and better balance) to navigate from the back porch to the car.

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Now when I admire the view from the sunroom at 6 am, the vista is completely black and white as the trees have lost their foliage and the snow outlines them in silhouette.

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Welcome 2011.

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Can you believe we actually got a white Christmas and not only that, the weather forecast seemed to be right on the money.

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When you hear the Nobska foghorn blowing in the night and the temperatures are hovering around 30 degrees, you know that it can only mean one thing, and that would be snow — just before Christmas.

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Can you believe the temperatures got to the low fifties this week? Take a deep breath because by the time you read this it will be hat, scarf, and mitten weather again.

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As the cold moves in, so does my lab Molly.

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Downtown is starting to "look a lot like Christmas.

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Thanksgiving will be following shortly after you read this column.

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I think the drought is over, and we still see a few puddles around to prove it.

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The beautiful scene of the Oak Bluffs Harbor may once more be viewed on the webcam.