A lines from a certain song comes to mind this week as we have had some beautiful days — “Blue sky, sunshine what a day to take a walk in the park.”

It is still a little chilly but the warm weather is just around the corner.

Big balloons go out to Ana Amaro, Sthefany De Oliveira and Violet Della Russo, who all celebrated March 6; Julie Barbosa, Benjamin Brown, Luiz Magri, Jhady Pereira and Theo Pereira, March 7; Rigali Rivera, March 9; Keira Willoughby, March 10; and to Isabelly Santana and Hailey Townes who celebrate their day March 12.

Congratulations to Alex and Emily Avakian on the birth of their son Hugh William Avakian who was born on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021 at 6 p.m. He weighed 9 lbs. 8 oz and was 21 inches long at birth. His paternal grandparents are Bob and Gail Avakian of Edgartown. He is also the grandson of Nancy Norberg and the late William Norberg.

It has been over 15 years since I took over this column from Annie Hale Long. She gave me so many tips as I was so nervous and told her I did not think I could do it. She obviously convinced me and one of her tips was to write about places in Edgartown so that people could visualize it. Sometimes it is hard to put into words but I try.

On Sunday, my friend Ellen and I leashed our dogs and took a walk. As we headed toward town we walked by the fire station and there were two men draining the pumper truck, of which my dog decided to turn the other way. I feel so safe with her.

We walked down to South Water street and loved seeing all the buds coming out on the trees. They are little, but they are there. There is a lot of construction and some houses have become bigger or longer depending on the lot.

We turned into town and looking at the calm harbor which was so pretty. Main street is still quiet but some places are doing some work. The scallop boats were all cleaned and ready for their next trip to Cape Pogue. We took pictures by the Edgartown Candy Bazaar knowing that in a few weeks they will be opening. Then we walked on to the Shanty, which was quiet but will open soon.

Memorial Wharf was also quiet. We watched the Chappy Ferry going back and forth as we looked at the lighthouse just beyond the ramp.

We walked back up Main street and headed home then said goodbye. As I walked in the house I checked how many steps we took on our walk: over five thousand. Five thousand steps of sheer beauty and tranquility that we often take for granted. We are so lucky.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning,