I once asked a friend who has lived on the Vineyard since the seventies what he thought the biggest difference was between now and then. He paused a bit and finally said, “Well, back in those days, we all scalloped.”

Geoff Currier

The Island’s ponds provide the setting for the ultimate dead-of-winter outdoor activities.

Charlie Cameron

Just when you’re putting your outdoor garden to bed, it’s time to plan one for indoors to cheer you through the winter. Flowering houseplants can do the trick, but there’s another way to have spring on your windowsill in February – by forcing bulbs.

Susan Catling

The year was 2001. David and Saskia Vanderhoop of Aquinnah were in the process of building their house and needed a place to stay. “The previous few winters had been relatively mild,” recalls David, “so I thought we could just live in our teepee.”

Geoff Currier

People are not the only tourists attracted to Martha’s Vineyard in the fall. Members of the world’s bird population – some exotic, some familiar – make regular stops at the Island’s marshes, meadows, salty inlets, ponds, and woods on their way to warmer climes.

Brooks Robards

Years ago I was driving onto the ferry in Woods Hole on the morning of the Run to the Rock motorcycle rally.

Geoff Currier

Years ago I asked a friend who was pretty handy with a hammer and saw how to build a tree house.

Geoff Currier

A recent addition to the class schedule at The Workout gym gets an annual staging at the Built on Stilts dance festival.

Meredith Downing