Daffodils are blooming all over town. While the temperatures are still fluctuating (there was actually frost last week), I think winter is finally over. The trees should be blooming soon and then the lilacs will be out hopefully in time for Mother’s Day. Everyone is coming outside and cleaning up their yards and getting ready […]
There is a lot of bustle in our town right now as people prepare for summer. Berta and Carla have opened their shop at the Cliffs and their sister Adrianna will open hers at the end of the month. No word yet on the Aquinnah Shop and Faith’s Seafood Shack, but they usually open around […]
Now there is a veritable orchestra of them outside our house and they are peeping away day and night. If you had said to me before I moved here that the sound of tiny frogs peeping would become one of my favorite sounds I would have said that you were crazy.
I have a vague memory of promising not to complain about the weather anymore this winter. Since I feel like it’s important to be true to my word, my column will be very short this week. This Saturday at the library there will be a master craft class; Barbara will teach you how to turn […]
…What a wealth of knowledge Louis [Larsen] had about fishing, and especially fishing here, and what a kind heart he had. Roxanne Ackerman told me he taught her how to shuck scallops, and that he and his family looked out for her when she was young. I know that he will be missed and that a little bit of “real Vineyard” or “old Vineyard” or whatever you want to call it has gone with him.
You know, I really can’t tell you what was going on in Aquinnah this week or over the weekend as I was working at the MV Film Festival the whole time. I did see many people from Aquinnah both volunteering at the festival and watching movies. Richard Skidmore filled me in on his birthday celebration, […]
There are crocuses coming up in my yard. They are still in the tiny green shoot phase, but they are coming up nonetheless. This past Saturday was so lovely that the mood of the entire Island seemed remarkably elevated. Everyone I came into contact with seemed happy and talkative. It felt like a thaw of […]
Aquinnah is still feeling a little empty this week even though school vacation, a.k.a. the longest week in the world if you did not go someplace warm and sunny, is over. Thank goodness there were the Oscars to distract us (and then the MV Film Festival will be next week). I had so much fun […]
Happy school vacation week or, as those of us still on the Island say, “Where is everybody week?” Seriously, many, many people are away and many year-round businesses are closed for a break until March or some even until April. I have to admit that I went away too but am now back to enjoy […]
I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine’s Day — or ignored it in a pleasant way. I have to put a plug in for the Vineyard staycation: the Harbor View Hotel ran a special for Valentine’s Day with a very affordable rate that included dinner for two at their restaurant. I went with my husband, […]