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, February 25, 2013

And Now for the Real Photos

As promised, here are the photos from my real camera from this morning. I only had fifteen minutes before I had to head to Oak Bluffs. I took one look at the light and the new frosting and I knew exactly where I wanted to spend those fifteen minutes: Sweetened Water Preserve.


Sweetened Water, Edgartown News, snow


Sweetened Water, Edgartown News, snow


Sweetened Water, Edgartown News, snow


Sweetened Water, Edgartown News, snow


Sweetened Water, Edgartown News, snow


Sweetened Water, Edgartown News, snow


Sweetened Water, Edgartown News, snow


Sweetened Water, Edgartown News, snow


Sweetened Water, Edgartown News, snow


Sweetened Water, Edgartown News, snow


Sweetened Water, Edgartown News, snow


Sweetened Water, Edgartown News, snow


Sweetened Water, Edgartown News, snow


Sweetened Water, Edgartown News, snow

Monday Morning Magic

A few quickies from the phone, will post a few from the real camera later. A magical morning with exquisite light and just the right amount of frosting.




Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Dusting

When did snow become uncool? Even the weather guys on TV report snow in disparaging terms. I love it. It's pretty, it changes the scenery, it's fun to play in, and if we get enough of it we get a holiday. My mother wrote a little ditty about snow that I quote often: "If you don't feel a thrill at the sign that it's snowing, don't look now, your years are growing." This versicle is as much about losing one's childhood spirit, I think, as it is about advancing chronological years.

Every day I vow to allow enough time on my way to morning Mass to take a few pictures along the way, but most mornings I find myself racing out the door at 7:48 and barely even making it to the parish center by 8:00. Today's new dusting inspired me to get out early.


snow, Edgartown


snow, Edgartown


snow, Edgartown


snow, Edgartown


snow, Edgartown


snow, Edgartown


snow, Edgartown


snow, Edgartown


snow, Edgartown


snow, Edgartown


snow, Edgartown


snow, Edgartown


snow, Edgartown


snow, Edgartown

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Blizzard 2013

I was grateful to have woken up warm, with power - my kids around the corner on the so-called Katama Line, not so lucky - and was happy to bundle up and head out the door, for art's sake, you know. At 7am it was still snowing, blowing, and bitter cold, with nary a soul save for Peter and Brad, the ferry guys - God bless brave and sturdy men - and a couple of plows and a police car. Happy to be back home, heating up the griddle for French toast.


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown


Blizzard 2013, Edgartown