Welcome. Edgartown News was born from the simple fact that I have ink and Dektol in my veins and I need to write and photograph more than I need air or food, and from my love for this little town where I grew up and raised my family, the town I have left a few times but can't quite shake for good. Here you will find wanderings and musings, photographs and commentary; the people, places, and happenings - past and present - of a small island town.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Valentine's Weekend Blizzard

Being confined with a mild case of the sneezles, my photography today was limited to views from my windows. I even half thought, oh good, a day off from taking pictures, but that thought didn't last long (see prologue beneath my banner photo). It was a fun game, actually, and the screens and glass rendered an interesting effect on the photos. I see from the posts in the local media that there are plenty of photos being taken at my usual haunts, so it's not as if the public will be suffering from any lack of Edgartown Harbor, Lighthouse, Whaling Church, Reading Room, streetscapes, etc.

Anyway, for all that yesterday's Hallmark holiday means to me, which isn't all that much, to be honest, the Valentine moniker may as well be used for something constructive: the name of a majestic snowstorm, along with yet another delicious snow day and excuse to stay hunkered down indoors with creative projects. Having a slight cold makes it an even more perfect excuse not to leave the house. I wish this day could last about a week.


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It is the Lord's Day, after all. Stained glass made as a gift for me by my daughter when she was in high school; icicles made by winter.

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No bikes on the sidewalk.

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I love these natural snow wells, created by wind and snow swirling around the base of the tree. Or maybe they're made by squirrels, running really fast.

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I meant to bring this in for the winter. Oh well, it seems to have suffered no harm and the good news is, I won't have to lug it back into place for the summer.

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I made this platform for the grill out of slabs of granite that have been a part of this property and configured in various ways for as long as I can remember. No grilling today.

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I'm glad not to have to go anywhere today, thank you.

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Living room window.

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No porch music today.

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Blue swing.

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As difficult as it is to imagine now, soon it will be time to start digging in the garden again. All the snow we've had this winter will surely be a boon to the 2015 gardening season.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Between Snows

Posting one more from last week's storm while waiting for tonight's storm to hit. I can't say this enough: I love winter, I love snow, I love weather.


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Friday, January 30, 2015

Snow Days 2015

Waking up to a drizzly, gray, and somewhat gloomy Friday morning - streets that were white and cushioned and quiet only two days ago are today wet and dirty, the traffic passing beneath my window once again humming and splashing along; back to normal, ho hum. I'm glad to have these moments to savor from our three delicious snow days.


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Monday, November 10, 2014

Late Afternoon, November

It just keeps getting better and better around here.

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Hough's Pond

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Music on Main Street

It couldn't have been a more perfect weekend - perfect weather, a perfect blend of friends and music, and a perfect variety of guest stars who happened by - including (but not limited to) the group of dancers who walked in off the street last night; my cousin Edson Rodgerswho blew us out of the water with a guest appearance with his horn; the lass - Katrina - who stepped up and sang us a song; and last but not least, the young man from Brazil who was apparently moved to tears by the music he heard coming from the porch and stopped and sat with us a while. It was great to have Mary Wolverton on board, too, with her friend Tim from Iowa. With a special thank you to my guests Rosanne, Wynter, and Dan - who made the trek down from Boston and environs - no easy feat on an August Saturday, particularly when the president of the USA is pulling into town on the same day. The plu-perfect weekend was topped off by a showing of the super Sturgeon Moon on Sunday night.


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