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.

Monday, September 12, 2011

September 11 Wanderings

I'm so busy taking pictures for work, along with my myriad other responsibilities, that I don't get enough time to photograph just for the fun of it. Yesterday, realizing that the days of the magical evening light are numbered - for this season, anyway - I grabbed the camera and went out for a brief foray, starting along my usual Main Street/harbor route, and ending up at Bend in the Road, where, along with finding an almost-full moon rising, I happened upon Joanne Scott and family who were celebrating her son Ben Stafford's Saturday wedding with a clambake. The family graciously welcomed me into their circle, smack between the rising moon over Chappy and the gloriously setting sun beyond the waters of Sengekontacket; a fine way to end the day and the weekend - basking in God's glory and surrounded by good cheer.

September 11, Edgartown
My first subjects of the evening were this father and daughter, so adorable that their presence on the bench outside of Edgartown Delicatessen fairly begged for a photo. Having never met my own father, I do have a fondness for fathers and daughters.

September 11, Edgartown


September 11, Edgartown
I met Mike and Catherine down at Memorial Wharf while they were trying to negotiate getting a photo of themselves. Since I happened to be standing nearby with my gi-mongous, professional-looking camera, they figured (correctly) that I might be a good person to ask for assistance. At first they simply wanted me to snap a quick shot with their Lumix (nice camera!), right next to the chain link fence at the ferry ramp (yuck!), but I suggested we look for a better background, which we found upstairs on the observation deck. I happened to notice that Catherine was wearing an engagement ring, and when I said, "Oh, you're engaged," they said, "Yes, we're here to get married, next Saturday." Mike and Catherine also posed for a couple of shots with my camera.

September 11, Edgartown
Same Beautiful Old Church of Whaling Days, different light.

September 11, Edgartown
The seed-heads on the beach grass tell us it's September.

September 11, Edgartown
Almost full moon, Bend in the Road.

And lest anyone think I have overlooked today's date, I offer this David Wilcox composition:

5 comments:

  1. Thanks Sara! Once again you have captured the beauty and spirit of our little town by the sea in a way that speaks to this native soul.

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  2. So beautiful Sara.
    I also loved an earlier posting of your Main St. house.
    Thanks for making a special moment in my day.
    Allouise

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  3. Thanks, Sue and Allouise. This stuff is better - and way cheaper - than therapy. Glad to know that I also might make a tiny difference beyond my own amusement.

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  4. Sara, how beautiful of you to include us in your musings.......I am a new fan, Wonderful to see you again you are a bright light
    Joanne Scott

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  5. Joanne - no, dear, it is you who are the bright light and inspiration. Great to catch up with you again, and I hope it happens again soon.

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