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West Tisbury: Finding a place of sanctuary

This morning I looked at an online map of coronavirus spread, and was shocked at the thick red areas covering much of our country....

West Tisbury: In touch with nature

Rain over the weekend brought relief to parched gardens and hose-weary gardeners. It has also washed away the pollen that has coated everything in...

West Tisbury: Emerging signs of summer

Summer formally arrived on June 20, the summer solstice and longest day of the year. The weather has been lovely, a string of sunny...

West Tisbury: Preparing for a new season

I am writing this column early Monday morning, the 15th of June. It’s a gray morning, cool, a respite after a warm week. I...

West Tisbury: Looking to the future

If there is a more spectacular garden combination than orange Oriental poppies and dark purple Siberian iris, I don’t know what it is. That...

West Tisbury: Next phase of the season

Where to start. Over 100,000 Americans dead, over a million infected with coronavirus. Our country ablaze in violence after the merciless killing of George...

West Tisbury: Decoration Day memories

I am writing this column on Monday morning, Memorial Day. The weekend brought heavy rain on Saturday, followed by bright sunshine on Sunday. Today...

West Tisbury: Flowering trees and bushes

The windows are wide open, sun pouring in, and the fragrance of new-mown grass. Mike is mowing for the first time this spring. The...

West Tisbury: Hats off to the library

A new distraction appeared in our house moments ago. Mike brought in the cabinet he made for my dollhouse. It is more than I...

West Tisbury: Local pottery shaping the way

“Tra la! It’s May! The lusty month of May! That lovely month when ev’ryone goes blissfully astray.” So sang Queen Guinevere in “Camelot,” a musical...

West Tisbury: Restoring inside and out

May 1 is right around the corner. Hard to believe, as we had frost last week, and there were a few mornings when the...

West Tisbury: A daffodil drive

It’s hard to start this week’s column. I don’t know what to say. I go back and forth between being grateful and being horrified. My...

West Tisbury: We’re lucky to be here

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States was over 557,576 on this morning’s news, Monday, April 13, as I am writing...

West Tisbury: Spring still springing up

We have another new baby in town. His name is Maxim Theodore Lowe, son of Julius and Milena Lowe, born on Sunday, March 29,...

West Tisbury: Days have new rhythm

We have a new baby in town, a joyful and welcome occasion to note. Calib Martins Edwards was born on March 19, at Martha’s...

West Tisbury: Most of us are watching too much news

Was it only a couple of weeks ago I wrote about joking around with John Alley over something we had both written in our...

West Tisbury: “may you live in interesting times”

As the Island has mostly shut down and there are no events or social gatherings while we are self-isolating, I wondered what I would...

West Tisbury: sudden snow

John Alley and I laughed together over both of us starting our recent columns wondering if March would come in like a lion or...

West Tisbury: My house is going to the dog and cats

My house is going to the dog and cats. Abby just discovered a mouse that Nelson must have brought in. She chased it around...

West Tisbury: A polling place

This is the last weekend in February, extended by a day to the 29th on Saturday, as it’s a leap year. Sunday will be...