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West Tisbury: The 11th hour

West Tisbury seems draped in autumn clematis. Its hardy foliage and delicate white flowers cover trees, bushes, hedgerows, fences, stone walls, and signposts, obscuring...

West Tisbury: We were very lucky

Hurricane Dorian came and went with barely a notice. We had a lot of wind and rain Friday night when Mike took Nanuk out....

West Tisbury: The height of hurricane season

What a gorgeous holiday weekend we are having. While Hurricane Dorian is wreaking havoc on the Bahamas and heading toward the Southern U.S., we...

West Tisbury: Days are notably shorter

The days are notably shorter already. I notice that I have to turn the lights on in the kitchen when I come down in...

West Tisbury: It feels like a blur

The busiest week of the summer is past. Illumination Night, the fair, fireworks, plus the regular busyness of lectures, music, art exhibitions, work, guests,...

West Tisbury: The booths are going up

It’s always exciting to drive past the Ag Hall in August and watch preparations for the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair. The booths are going...

West Tisbury: I don’t know what to think anymore

It’s hard to think about what to write after the horrific shootings in El Paso and Dayton this past weekend, following a mass shooting...

West Tisbury: A drenching downpour

August 1. The sign for the Ag Fair is already up. The fire department crew has started getting the hamburger booth ready to put...

West Tisbury: The best potato salad ever

Wanting something cold for dinner tonight, Mike mentioned a pasta salad of some kind. It would be easy, one of those things you could...

‘Benton’s Martha’s Vineyard’

“When the old boys talked, you didn’t interrupt them … You listened …”This quote was attributed to Thomas Hart Benton as a description of...

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...