I dropped off my husband and his parents at the starting line. The sky wasn't looking very promising and I knew they had a long day ahead of them. Together they would combine their efforts and cover 60 miles on the roads of Martha's Vineyard. My task was much easier. The next 4 hours belonged to me and only me. I had a car, a camera, music on the radio, and the excitement of a solitary adventure ahead. I usually live for the people I am surrounded by, but this would be a welcome walk alone. Knowing nothing of this island, I drove down the first road that caught my eye. The rain came early on, then sleet. Despite this, I wouldn't let it stop my camera from playing in a new playground surrounded by sands. Leroy Brown came on the radio and the volume immediately went up. When the first notes of the song were played on the radio, it's as if the car suddenly charted it own course. I headed down one single lane road after another, each bringing it's own little treasure at it end. The rain came down steadily now and I was happily lost in my thoughts. There were lighthouses, barns, textures and vistas at every turn, everything a photographer or at least this human needs. It was four hours to renew myself as my husband did the same on his own terms. It was the perfect date knowing that both of us were in our happiest of elements simultaneously. I missed the quintessential jewel of the island, the gingerbread homes of Oak Bluffs, as time and the weather ended my get-a-way. Good thing, it gives me a reason to return. 

 


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Wendy Kane
02/17/2013 05:48

These are incredible Jen! I think a girls photo weekend might be needed for a return trip.

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Jen
02/17/2013 12:37

Hey Wendi, thanks, sounds like fun, let's go!

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Kim
02/17/2013 06:51

Great photo's love the black and white love Martha's Vineyard one of my favorite places. I was there during the filming of Jaws and was asked if I could be an extra, I had been waiting 8 hours for a ferry and had to work the next day too bad.

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Jen
02/17/2013 12:40

Thanks Kim , I can see the draw there and I was only there for one full day. I wouldn't mind returning when the weather warms up.

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Lili
02/17/2013 08:48

Gorgeous!

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Jen
02/17/2013 12:44

Thanks lili

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Liz McCoy
02/17/2013 11:53

Beautiful Jen!!

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Jen
02/17/2013 12:46

Thanks Liz!

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Sue VanDerzee
02/17/2013 12:06

Beautiful, Jen, though I must admit the blue cows are a little strange:)

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Jen
02/17/2013 12:52

Ha sue, I alwaYs have a soft spot for cows, even if they look strange.

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02/23/2013 15:44

Great shots (as usual) Jen. Love the blackbird the most.

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