Robins banish winter’s chill,And pinkletinks resume their trill,But little else can match the thrillOf spring’s first cookout on the grill! 

D.A.W.

As the Martha’s Vineyard ferry departed Vineyard Haven during a January nor’easter, photographer Wayne Smith of West Tisbury tried to use a rainhood for his lens, but it was snowing and blowing so hard in his face, it wasn’t doing much good. “I was basically shooting through this little tunnelas the boat pulled out,” he says. “Something summer visitors never see or even consider.” For some year-rounders, snowstorms are a rare but welcomeoccurrence on the Island, for the drama and beauty they add to winter here.

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Nicki Miller

The maple grieves her scarlet leaves;The woods seem bleak and dead,Till hunters dressed in hat and vestContribute DayGlo red. 

D.A.W.

The list of things we meant to do“As soon as summertime is through”Becomes the list we start to call“To do before the end of fall.” 

D.A.W.

A year ago this fall and again in the spring, I did a lot of new planting around my yard.

Nicki Miller

The list of things we meant to do...

D.A.W.

Everyone has their own story about how they came here.

Nicki Miller

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