Tuesday night’s full moon, the Snow Moon, rose in perigee in Vineyard skies. You probably wouldn't have noticed by looking at the moon, but the full moon was closer than normal. It was about 221,681 miles away.

February 20, 2019

Resident winter birds are plentiful in February during the stretch between winter and spring, and northbound migrants begin to arrive.

February 20, 2019

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February 19, 2019

Shadows linger, trees fall, boats rest easy and homes full of bright colors nestle next to others boarded up for the off-season. The journey of the seasons breathes softly as days grow longer and the chill of one day contrasts with the warmth of another.

February 15, 2019

When the calm of February settles, the woods and the roads, the waterways and the wildlife always seem to speak louder. Walk slowly to any destination with eyes, ears and nose open. The rewards are plentiful.

February 9, 2019

From Chilmark to Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven to Edgartown, small family groups and boisterous bar parties will celebrate Super Bowl Sunday as an annual break from quiet, brittle February.

January 31, 2019

A large blocking high over Canada’s Hudson Bay this week displaced the polar vortex southward, pouring the continent's coldest air into New England.

January 31, 2019

Mild. That is the word to describe the weather this January.

January 24, 2019

A little taste of winter is just about perfect on these still mild January days.

January 24, 2019

Of all the clouds that form around the Island, sea smoke has the briefest season.

January 22, 2019

The Vineyard's many avian winter residents have arrived.

January 22, 2019

For the moment, we can't see any drawbacks to this mild winter. While those north of us will be digging out from snow, the Vineyard woke to rain . . . lots of rain.

January 20, 2019

The Performing Arts Center hosted two sold out shows by American Muslim dancer and choreographer Amirah Sackett that included everyone from seniors to children, many of whom Ms. Sackett visited with during her two-week residency on the Island.

January 14, 2019

Unlike the wet, rainy winds in spring, the soft winds of summer or the rustly, quickening breezes of fall, the winter wind is a sound all its own.

January 10, 2019

In a dream, I watched you ride the horse Over the dry fields and then Dismount: you two walked together; In the dark, you had no shadows. But I felt them coming toward me Since at night they go anywhere, They are their own masters.

January 9, 2019

This winter the 120-year-old Vose family boathouse is undergoing significant renovations from underneath.

January 9, 2019

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