According to Wampanoag legend, Moshup, a benevolent giant, created Martha's Vineyard and the neighboring islands. Moshup's favorite meal was broiled whale and it is said that the clay in the cliffs was colored red by the blood of the whales he threw against the cliffs. These cliffs are embedded with 100 million years of history and are sacred to the Wampanoag tribe.
Later in the evening. It was a cool enough for a coat or a wrap, but not cold enough to send us inside - yet.
Joey and Jackie; lovely together.
Liam and Nathan
Jackie and Billy O'Callaghan
Lovely, steady, good friend, fine fiddler and concertina player, Wynter.
We awoke Sunday morning to a bit of a wind and rain storm. Bad luck for Wynter and Liam who had planned on leaving on the morning Pied Piper to Falmouth, but good luck for the rest of us. What do you do on the Vineyard when the ferries are cancelled? You bring the music into the dining room around the piano with your morning coffee and keep playing and dancing. I have many moments of being grateful to have moved back home into this old house and opening it up to friends, family, and music, and the minute I heard my dining room filled with pipes, piano, flute, fiddle, and dance, it confirmed everything I'd hoped for, and despite the storm raging outside, that all was in order and the ancestors all were smiling.
On Sunday afternoon Jackie, Joey, and I headed up to West Tisbury to check out the annual MV Artisan's Fair, in particular, our friend and session mate Billy O'Callaghan's work.
Bill O'Callaghan - magical, mad potter.
Our walk was enhanced by Orion, who helped us see the already-magical story through the playful and innocent eyes of a child.
Far Barn, Polly Hill Arboretum.
Vineyard autumn flora.