Uprooted Magnolia

“This shark, swallow you whole” -Quint

Posted in Family, Photography, Travel by leahyetter on August 6, 2012

We surprised Dad last week for his birthday on Martha’s Vineyard. Also known as Amity Island, it is where the movie jaws was filmed 30 something years ago.

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And Patrick spotted Jaws right here on the island!

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Joey’s footprints.

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A wet seagull feather sparkled on the sand.

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Gayhead Lighthouse.

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An osprey nest is housed up high and we watched as one circled in and joined it’s mate and young ones.

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Joey enjoyed tossing sand into the ocean at sunset.

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A few folks were fishing off the jetty.

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Seagulls were everywhere. If you brought a picnic to the beach, you had to make sure you didn’t leave any food unattended or else you’d go hungry. These little thieves are fast and sneaky!

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Sunsets were few and far between. The skies were overcast most evenings but we lucked out with this one.

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We also enjoyed walking through craft markets and galleries in the many villages on the island.

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There was an abundance of wildflowers. The wet and humid summer has done them well.

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The ferry ride to the mainland on the last day was foggy, overcast, and dreary.

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But the sun peeked through at times giving a calm and peaceful view.

It was so awesome surprising Dad like this. We all had a great week and he said this was the best birthday present ever. So glad we made it out there this year. Thank you Debbie for making it happen!


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  1. cooking with audrey said, on August 6, 2012 at 10:14 am

    absolutely stunning! i love your use of empty space! that’s one of my new favourite things to play around with when i shoot 🙂

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  2. suzysomething said, on August 6, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Beautiful!

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  3. jarvisandbeetle said, on August 6, 2012 at 11:46 am

    love the shark in the sand and the silhouettes against the sea – great set of photos looks like you had a great time

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  4. scrapydo said, on August 6, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Beautiful photos!

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  5. Kate said, on August 6, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    That last photo is beautiful!

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  6. cravesadventure said, on August 6, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    What a Beautiful Place – Great Photos:)

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  7. Seasweetie said, on August 6, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Lovely! Nice change from our mountains, isn’t it? 🙂

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  8. nutsfortreasure said, on August 6, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    We also had real sharks to keep your eyes open for 🙂 A young guy was bit on the cape this past week as well but on mainland in Turro

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  9. Lynne Otter photographer said, on August 7, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Ciao Leah, lovely island, thanks for sharing, my fav is the feather on the sand.

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  10. idiosyncratic eye said, on August 7, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    It’s a very different corner of the country but you still capture it in such gorgeous pictures. 🙂

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  11. Alice said, on August 8, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Delightful, teasing glimpses.

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  12. amazingved said, on August 8, 2012 at 11:37 am

    gorgeous shots

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  13. Sheila T Illustrated said, on August 8, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Wonderful memories made, Leah. Photos are excellent! My favorite is the feather. 🙂

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  14. Mary said, on August 8, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Beautiful images. Your B&W are stunning!

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  15. Ellen said, on August 9, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Happy to hear you had a great time!! beautiful pictures of beautiful moments!

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  16. Chasing Fires « Uprooted Magnolia said, on August 10, 2012 at 10:20 am

    […] this one with the ground crew this morning. Such a warm welcome back home after a wet week on the Vineyard. Share this:FacebookEmailTwitterDiggRedditStumbleUponLinkedInLike this:LikeBe the first to like […]

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  17. Lenore Diane said, on August 12, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    I have an Aunt (my Dad’s sister) and Uncle who live on the Vineyard. They also own and rent a place in Oak Bluffs. It’s a cute little bungalow, very close to the merry-go-round w/the brass ring.
    Glad you had a nice trip. I am sure your Dad loved the surprise.

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