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West Tisbury: Midsummer at its best

I guess this is what one expects of summer weather, the hot, humid days and nights that seem never-ending. There was only one day...

West Tisbury: Dogwood days

The opening has finally been cut at Quansoo and into the Great Pond, so there is lovely beach to walk on with Nanuk in...

West Tisbury : Mike’s adventures

“My pruning is more long-term than yours.”For sheer understatement, the above comment by my husband shocked me. It did make me laugh, though. Long-time...

West Tisbury: Lots of off-Island license plates

Monday will be the first of July. June has been mostly cool and pleasant, so it doesn’t seem possible that it could already be...

West Tisbury: My first firefly

I just saw my first firefly of the summer. Up late watching the first episode of the new season of “Endeavour” with my kitty...

West Tisbury: Plan for a picnic

I had just driven into the parking lot at Morning Glory Farm one day last week when I noticed a gentleman walking a beautiful...

West Tisbury: A perfect morning

The sun is sparkling in the treetops, pale green leaves against a cloudless blue sky, a perfect morning. I wish the leaves never darkened....

West Tisbury: Three cats

My mother-in-law, Barbara or Bobby Hull, died last Monday morning. It felt unexpected, although she was 95, but she was fine on Mother’s Day,...

West Tisbury: Warm enough for shorts

Until I was 9 years old, my family lived in a small Cape on East Ridge in Ridgefield, Conn. There were two dogwood trees...

West Tisbury: Golden days

Having grown up in a one-story house, I never tire of waking up and looking out our upstairs bedroom windows at a view that...

Grande dame of the Sinfonietta

“I’ll be playing music, so just come right in,” Heidi Schultz had told me over the phone. The energetic sounds of Bach’s “Allegro” from...

West Tisbury: Easter and Passover

The rainy weekend weather couldn’t mar the celebrations of Passover and Easter, Polly Hill Arboretum’s Daffodil Day, or any of the many egg hunts...

West Tisbury: Subtle spring

Swans and mist on the Mill Pond, the sound of pinkletinks singing. Plowed fields ready for planting or still green with winter rye. Daffodils...

West Tisbury: That season

Spring has always been my favorite season. I love the subtle changes of color, of trees and shrubbery slowly greening, of daily walks finding...

West Tisbury: Tea time is over

Driving home from Joanne Scott’s last tea party of the season, I saw the first daffodils in front of the old police station. I...

West Tisbury: That lovely old barn

This is not the way I had planned to begin this week’s column. I meant to write about 22 new lambs just born at...

West Tisbury: Exploring everything

I’m writing this column on Saturday morning, and although Thursday is the official first day of spring, today feels like it has already arrived....

West Tisbury: On the bright side

If you haven’t been up to Alley’s Store lately, you are in for a surprise. It looks totally different. The long checkout counter stretches...

West Tisbury: The end of solitude

I have a friend for whom March 1 is the happiest day of the year. He says that spring is coming, the days are...

West Tisbury: Wind, wind, wind

The past few days have reminded me of my early days on the Island. I moved here in March and felt, for much of...