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Is That You, Spring?

Memorial Day be damned, I’ve been in total denial that the summer season — not summer, but the summer season — is upon us. Most of the time it’s been feeling like mid or late April. Yesterday I wore jeans and a … Continue reading

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Mid-Spring on the Line

It was like winning the lottery: I was almost out of underwear, laundry needed to be done, and Wednesday — two-for-one day at the Airport Laundromat — dawned bright and very breezy. Off I went, a little later than usual: … Continue reading

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Late May on the Line

Yesterday I asked someone if Memorial Day really was this weekend. It really was, or is, or is soon to be. Spring has been touch-and-go, catch-me-if-you-can this year, but being caught by surprise by Memorial Day weekend is like being … Continue reading

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Weeds Like Us

Weeds like us are hard to kill Weeds like us so hard to kill. — Janiva Magness Every year early fall brings glorious color to Martha’s Vineyard, and every fall a highlight of my daily walks with Travvy is the … Continue reading

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Surprised, as Usual

Spring has been off and on, back and forth, this year, which isn’t all that unusual though everybody thinks it is. What is somewhat unusual is that when I didn’t see the shadbush blooming in the woods at the end … Continue reading

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Spring on the Line, 2016

This time of year, if you ask a Vineyarder to list the months in order, they’re likely to start off “January, February, March, March, March, June . . .” In the fall it goes “. . . September, October, November, … Continue reading

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Spring Snow

March didn’t come in like a lion this year. This year March came in like an unobtrusive house guest who never gets underfoot and maybe even helps out in the kitchen. Once she got comfortable, she threw her weight around … Continue reading

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Two Downed Trees

The snow hung around long enough this winter that I almost forgot what my neighborhood looked like before the snow started falling. Gradually the snow melted. Gradually spring flowers bloomed and the grass turned green. Now the oaks are leafing … Continue reading

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Ghost Trees Blooming

Every year I think I’ve missed the shadbush blooming and every year I’m wrong. Driving down State Road I glance repeatedly into the mostly oak woods that haven’t leafed out yet. When the fragile white flowers appear, they seem to … Continue reading

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Spring Planting

From late January till early March the snow was so deep at Misty Meadows that on our morning walks Trav and I avoided the big meadow that is usually on our route. Since then we’ve been walking around it again, watching … Continue reading

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