Shadows at the Cut

My sister has been visiting. When an old Vineyarder who lives “Away” comes home for a visit, trips to favorite place are important. The Cut is a place that lies over sixty years deep in our memories, so there we went, on a windy afternoon. .

On the way there we noticed excavator tracks. Hadn’t there been tracks down that way just  two or three weeks ago? Didn’t the Pond just get opened? (Answer: Yes.)

Apparently the Pond had closed, and the excavator tracks we saw were from a re-opening.

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Quansoo Opening “Take Two”, late April 2016

 

Spring is moving along. The water looks more alive. We saw lots of minnows.

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Western pondside edge of the Quansoo Cut, April 2016

 

There was constant motion of air and water.

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The edge of sand and sea, Quansoo.

 

Shadow marked darkly where current ate sand.

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Dark shadow, Quansoo.

 

Dark dark shadow.

Bright bright sand.

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Disturbed Corners, Quansoo.

 

Down here, you see curves and lines that you don’t see often, elsewhere.

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Crab Creek, entering Tisbury Great Pond.

 

And there’s a horizon.

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Great Pond Horizon, from Quansoo.

You don’t always have a horizon, here in the East.

 

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