JUNE 28: My favorite time of summer is when the snap peas are in season. Just-picked peas from Morning Glory Farm (or Norton Farm) are about as good as it gets.
JUNE 29: Pancake breakfasts are a staple fundraiser here, especially for off-Island trips. The Little League All-Stars held one on a drizzly Saturday morning to raise money for their trip to Baltimore and the Cal Ripken Stadium. The breakfast took place at the Federated Church in Edgartown, and one of the players decided to tinker around on the piano in the parish house. Renaissance boys!
JUNE 30: Photographed a reception for a very neat event today–the Trustees of Reservation, a land preservation group, and the Vineyard Artists’ Association hosted a Paint-Out, and artists went out onto beautiful Trustess properties across MV to paint what they saw. Some of the projects that were later exhibited, like the above one, had been created in advance but were no less interesting. This is a rendering of a Trustees overland vehicle pass, created by Brian Kirkpatrick, an artist I met my very first summer here.
JULY 1: I went roaming around the Oak Bluffs Harbor this evening and came across these cute dogs on their boat in the water. I asked their owners if I could take a photo, and the girls tried to pose the Yorkies…but that didn’t work so well. Cell phone photo.
JULY 2: I worked on a massive enterprise piece about the Steamship Authority, the ferry line that is essentially responsible for keeping the Island afloat, for more than two weeks. You can read the piece here. It was a fantastic project to work on because I got to write and photograph it, and it was very fun to ride around on the boats and search for new ways of seeing something that Vineyarders see…pretty much every day. This was taken in Woods Hole, as the Island Home comes in to dock.
JULY 3: An outtake from the Steamship project. This was taken at the Oak Bluffs terminal.
JULY 4: We don’t get the Fourth of July off in the newsroom–but we do get to cover nifty things like the Edgartown parade. I’m including two photos today because one is of our sweet Gazette vintage truck! My coworkers handed out more than a thousand free newspapers over the route, and had a blast doing so. The first picture was an outtake that never made it into the paper because the float went by before I could get the girl’s name (sigh). FUN FACT: This is the fourth year that I’ve shot the parade, which is a little crazy to think about.