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: my home town.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

August Rains

Remember the crunchy brown lawns of last week? Well, this week is the antidote, as mother nature is blessing us with several days' worth of rain, giving those dry lawns (they weren't dead, only sleeping - the natural cycle for grass), a big long drink, as she can always be counted on to do in August. She's also helping out with a little pruning, as the winds have strewn the streets with leaves and branches. This is the end-of-season storm that wakes us to the reality that Labor Day will soon be upon us and that it's time to get packing; the annual pruning of summer people, as well (oops, that includes me).


  1. I certainly hope to see you before you go. If not happy fall and winter, and thanks for the tip about the violin.

  2. Short and sweet: the seasons, the moments, the best blog posts.

  3. Liz - I'm never really gone, per se, I'll just be doing a flip-flop - more there than here; in the summer I'm more here than there. The fun thing is, when I'm on the ferry I'm always on my way home, no matter which direction I'm going.

    Johnson Strings (Newton) will soon be coming to the island to do their school instrument rental drop offs. Why don't you call them and line up a fiddle for yourself. :- )

  4. C. - correct. Less is often more.