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West Tisbury: Changes in the community

Last week was hot and sunny again, more summer-like weather than what I expect by now. Usually cool, crisp days begin as soon as...

West Tisbury: News about up-Island Cronig’s

Sunlight is filtering through the trees in our woods, reaching the ground in broad swaths and dappled patterns, green-gold, peach, and a muddy violet....

West Tisbury: Reading stories to a pup

The changing light at the beginning and end of the day has become noticeable, a little darker in the morning when I take Abby...

West Tisbury: Islander stories to remember

I am watching birds splash around in the birdbath in our backyard. Nuthatches, chickadees, a tufted titmouse, five or six of them at once,...

West Tisbury: Virtual Agricultural Fair

I have cried almost every day since Donald Trump became president, and can still feel the physicality of shock as I watched the returns...

West Tisbury: Blooms at Parsonage Pond

The Island feels a bit emptier today, as my dear Giulia Fleishman left on an early boat to head back to rabbinical school on...

Max Decker paints in narratives, capturing everyday life in his work

Max Decker is a very competent landscape painter, but he is an exceptional figurative painter. He calls it narrative, as in telling a story,...

West Tisbury: It’s good to have friends with gardens

Another hot, humid week. We had a little rain, very little, just enough to wet the grass and cool the air for an hour...

West Tisbury: Edible zucchini blossoms

It rained last Wednesday morning, the most beautiful sound. I wish it would have continued all day, but it stopped, quickly soaking in, then...

West Tisbury: Toward a simpler lifestyle

Hazy, hot, and humid weather continued through last week and the weekend. I had hopes for some rain, but nothing. Our abundant spring rains...

An artist’s gift

Right before July Fourth weekend, there was an ad in the newspaper by West Tisbury artist Marie-Louise Rouff. It said that in honor of...

West Tisbury: Slowing down, taking notice

White petals covered the lawn beneath a kousa dogwood tree in my backyard, making the ground look like there had been a summer snowfall,...

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...