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.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Ode to Snow

More often than not, I check the weather report for Edgartown prior to my departing Brookline on Monday mornings to get an idea of how to dress and what clothes to pack, but this past Monday I did not. Skies were gray in the city, so I at least thought of tossing my snow boots into my bag, just in case, and lucky for me I did, because by Duxbury - to my surprise and partial delight (I say partial because though I do love snow, I had not given myself any leeway, time-wise, for bad-weather driving) - there was already a coating of snow on the ground and it was coming down hard.

Anyway, here is a short verse, penned by my dear mother a few years back, a ditty I often quote - in elevators, in the check-out line at Trader Joe's, on the street corner - when people say they hate snow (followed by a few photos from Tuesday).

Sign of Age         by Alison Boylston Piazza

If you don't feel a thrill at the news that it's snowing,

Don't look now - your years are showing.


Edgartown, Snow, Christmas




Edgartown, Snow, Christmas




Edgartown, Snow, Christmas





Edgartown, Snow, Christmas





Edgartown, Snow, Christmas





Edgartown, Snow, Christmas





Edgartown, Snow, Christmas





Edgartown, Snow, Christmas





Edgartown, Snow, Christmas




Edgartown, Snow, Christmas





Edgartown, Snow, Christmas




Edgartown, Snow, Christmas






Edgartown, Snow, Christmas





Edgartown, Snow, Christmas

3 comments:

  1. Dear Sara ,
    Thank you so much for your blog and pictures. They are a treasure and you are too.
    Liz

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  2. Sara,
    Those pictures are so beautiful. Thanks. Also loved your mother's ditty. If I could remember anything....I would definitely remember that.
    Allouise

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  3. Edgartown,beautiful any time of the year.

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