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.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Autumn Beach

I do wish I had more time to mess around with this blog (soon, I hope). For today, I turn these pages over to my favorite guest-blogger, my late and great mother, with a photo from the archives, South Beach, circa 1987.

Alison Boylston Piazza, South Beach, Autumn Beach, golden fall, Edgartown

Autumn Beach                by Alison Boylston Piazza

This is the best time, the quiet and good time,

The searching-for-sea-glass and gathering-wood time.

On clean swept sand, an occasional trace

Of sandpiper's footprints, as fragile as lace.

Limpid blue water and tranquil blue sky,

Stillness pierced only by seagull's shrill cry -

This is the best time, this golden fall,

This is the very best season of all.


  1. As always.....it is wonderful! Can't tell you how much I love her work.

  2. Wow, that's wonderful.....so glad you posted that.