South of Woods Hole, most of the islands in the chain of Elizabeth Islands are private and protected from development. The only public settlement is on Cuttyhunk, which we visited earlier this summer (see post here).
Lately, I’ve been doing more adventuring than sewing, although I am working on something that I can’t show until later. We went to this particular island to visit our friends Heydt and Barbara, who are the caretakers.
We walked to the top the highest hill and took in the view, while Heydt shaded himself under an umbrella.
I brought Barbara some dahlias from my garden. Their old boat sits on the lawn near their house.
There were scrub pines in a low, sheltered area.
And bursting milkweed pods.
This monarch larvae was happily eating a milkweed leaf.
I found many dead horseshoe crabs washed up on the beach by the storm, Irene.
What a beautiful, peaceful day!