Crossland Nursery finishes up the decorations in Ocean Park. Tim Johnson

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Thanksgiving marks the end of one season and the beginning of another, but this year there is a distinct sense of procrastination about it all. Suddenly we are in no real hurry for winter with its hard freeze and slate-colored sea roughed up by whitecaps.

Nature agrees, and on the Vineyard autumn lingers; no need to rush to the next appointment on the calendar. Lawns are still green, herb gardens redolent with sage and rosemary, farm fields freshly turned and dusted with a fine powder of lime. Nantucket Sound is navy blue and the salt ponds lie still in the evening hush with a thousand stars splashed overhead.

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Nancy P, Amherst, NH
I look forward to Island Light every week - it gives me time to reflect on the island and the week ahead. Thank you Tim!
December 3, 2022 - 6:57am


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