Tag Archives: winter

Fall Slides Toward Winter

Monday was sunny but cool enough that I kept the front door closed. Clearly it was time to swap the screen insert for its sturdier cold-weather alternative. This I did. Just in time: Monday night’s temperatures produced the first ice … Continue reading

Posted in home | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

January Blizzard

We have had, as you may have heard, some serious snow. It’s been a while since we had snow this serious — the kind of snow where the driveway has to be plowed before you can reach the main road, … Continue reading

Posted in dogs, home, outdoors | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Winter Is Icumen In

Winter has been icumen in for a while now, but in fits and starts. In the early days of the month I put flannel sheets on the bed, turned the heater on for the first time since late April, and … Continue reading

Posted in home, outdoors | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Every Once in a While . . .

. . . living on Martha’s Vineyard seems worth the tradeoffs: the high cost of living, the rent insecurity, the widespread head-in-the-sand attitude to long-term challenges, and so on and on. Unfortunately there’s plenty of sand around for people to … Continue reading

Posted in dogs, outdoors, writing | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Don’t Look Now, But …

. . . the first ice disk of the season arrived last night. It did indeed set a record for earliest disk, but it wasn’t as much earlier as I’d been thinking: the previous record was held by the winter … Continue reading

Posted in home, outdoors | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

M is for Mud #AtoZChallenge

Mud season generally comes round in early spring, when thawing earth and April showers turn fields, dirt roads, and back yards into quagmires. (Hmm. Maybe Q is for Quagmire? I won’t know till I get there.) Except this year, when … Continue reading

Posted in Martha's Vineyard, outdoors, writing | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

B is for Beach #AtoZChallenge

See here for more about the Blogging A to Z Challenge. B is for Beach — it’s a no-brainer, right? Martha’s Vineyard is an island. Its whole perimeter is beach of one kind of another, and much of it is … Continue reading

Posted in Martha's Vineyard, outdoors, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Nor’easter

We’re in the middle of one. Locally the term is often pronounced “no’theastah,” but I’m one of those rhotic New Englanders (meaning I pronounce my r’s, most of them), so I’ll spell it the way I say it. They’re also … Continue reading

Posted in home, Martha's Vineyard, outdoors | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Ice Diskery 2018

As 2017 turned into 2018, the weather stayed so cold for so long that I accumulated 15 ice disks on my little deck, breaking the previous record of 13, set in February 2015. Ice disks? you ask. What are ice … Continue reading

Posted in home, outdoors | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Women’s Winter Film Series

I could fill a month’s worth of blog posts with reasonsexcuses why I haven’t blogged muchat all in the last six weeks or so, but here’s one of them: the Women’s Winter Film Series. It’s a project of the Women’s … Continue reading

Posted in public life | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments