East Chop Lighthouse. Timothy Johnson

Sunday, March 24, 2019

This is one of the best times of the year to walk in the woods, and the Vineyard is lucky to have so many beautiful conservation properties for such walking. Snowdrops and crocus have opened in the warming sun. Daffodils can be found pushing up through the forest floor near an old foundation. A surprise sprinkling of wild anemones form a periwinkle carpet atop matted brown leaves.

And then there is the sky. The color splashed across the western horizon some evenings these past few weeks has challenged accurate description – deep salmon, perhaps. How many Island photographers have rushed outside at sunset to capture the incredible colors?

A walk outdoors in mid March is the best spring tonic.

Comments (1)

Joanie Ruppel, Keller, TX
I was on the Island a week ago and saw a transformation in just the 5 days I was there. As you described, snowdrops, crocus, grass turning green, trees forming buds, and chickens laying eggs - it was very interesting to experience as I usually visit in the summer.
March 24, 2019 - 9:04am


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