Last year, it snowed exactly once on Martha’s Vineyard.
This year, we’ve had two snows in the past week, with more on the way. In between those two snows, we had a very pleasant and very unseasonal 50-degree day. I don’t know what the heck is going on.
This morning, instead of going to Menemsha, I went to the Farm Institute to continue the ongoing animals in the snow series.
Usually, when we cover the elementary school orchestra recital (which is always on deadline night), we rush off to the performance for a quick photo and then rush back to the newsroom to get that photo on the front page of the Friday paper. But this time, the editors decided not to overnight the story (hooray for web sites!), and so I stayed for the whole show to create a multimedia gallery and short article.
It was adorable- particularly the youngest group plinking their way through “Hot Cross Buns” (nobody started at the same time, so it was kind of like a round!). The nice thing about these kind of recitals, when all the levels perform on the same night, is that you can see (and hear) the progress of the musicians. It’s a very good testament to the entire strings program here.
I didn’t mean for the photo to come out this way–I thought the balloons would be less transparent–but I like how it came out anyway! Long exposures are the best.