July 13: Bright Sunny

Friday, July 13: Bright sunny. Hot. The brown grass on a lawn in downtown Oak Bluffs crunches underfoot. Surrounded by big and little boats, the ferry Island Queen arrives in the late afternoon and slips in and out of a bustling harbor, Sunset silhouettes masts, flag poles and the steeple atop the Tabernacle.

May 18: Sunny

Friday, May 18: Sunny. Deep blue skies. Lilacs in bloom in Vineyard Haven. Bright red geraniums in window boxes in Edgartown. Lawnmowers sing duets in the afternoon. Lawns are lush. Grass cuttings color a sidewalk green.

Saturday, May 19: Light breeze in the morning. Early fishing boats bob up and down on the Middle Ground. Hot inland. Temperature in the shade rises to the high 60s. Cooler at the Bend in the Road Beach. Clear in the afternoon. A steady, brisk east wind at Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs. Ideal kite-flying breeze.

June 22: Hot and Steamy

Friday, June 22: Hot and steamy. Temperature rises to the 90s in the shade. Partly sunny. Two fast 52-foot high tech sailboats are tied up at the Edgartown Yacht Club clubhouse. Pennants overhead roll in a steady light breeze. Sailing in the afternoon light steady breeze. Pretty evening sunset, with crimson clouds hugging the horizon well into the early evening.