April 3, 2009
People who have visited Martha's Vineyard know it is an island off the coast of Cape Cod. It largely consists of charming old fashion New England architecture, colorful Victorian gingerbread houses, picket fences everywhere covered in roses, craftman-made stone walls, and screened in porches. There are plentiful lighthouses, little white churches and elegant Captain's houses. Have I enticed you yet?
My Hubby and I took a wonderful vacation to MV one year in the late April. It was one of my most memorable vacations. Everyday was a new adventure, discovering the many parts of the island, which are different in a variety of ways. A real treat was meeting the native Islanders, who have a rich history in traditions. You see, by going on one of the shoulder seasons (Autumn being the other), the population is relatively low (about 15,000 compared to summer months of 150,000 - yes I have the zero's correct). We thoroughly enjoyed not having to wait on lines, and driving the narrow windy roads was great. We were able to see Springtime unfold with renewed joy: flowering fields and trees, a real sight to behold!
One item we discovered which was totally different than anything else we found on the Vineyard were these sculptures on someone's side lawn. They were just standing there for the viewing. Needless to say, for two people who enjoy sculpture as much as we do, our car came to an abrupt halt, and out we scooted with camera in hand. No one was around, and with joyous abandonment, we walked around these "3 friends" who I named, and laughed and smiled. I believe that is what the Artist intended. And I hope you do too!