Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Rainy days on Long Island

umbrella in Quito

When was the last time we had rain like this?
I can't even remember, but my trees are happy!
The dry summer had some of the trees looking wilted and brown.
I hope this perks them up and prepares them for the winter ahead.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

An Early Summer Walk

bird in the marshjpg
Bird in the Marsh Grass

summer wildflower
Summer Wildflower

Cool morning, summer walks are my way of connecting with nature.
You never know what you will find!

Monday, August 03, 2015

Summer at the Beach

Swim Flags

I really think Long Island has the BEST beaches!
Where can you find such beautiful white, soft sand and no crowds?
Okay, the weekend does get lots more people, but many days you can have plenty of unoccupied sand all around you. 

The Jersey shore does have the same beautiful sand, but the crowds are so huge, you can barely see the sand, even during the week. 
Fire Island is the best and the reason I say, "I love where I live!"

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Malecón, Havana, Cuba


the Malecón, Havana, Cuba
There is much debate in Florida about the new Cuban travel guidelines.

Friday, January 09, 2015

river of ice

winter ice
January on Long Island...

January in Florida...
Florida boating
Just a visual to help you understand why retirees love the sunshine state!

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Sunrise, January 1st, 2015

Sunrise Jan1 2015

Sunrise on a new year...
I've been taking a new year's sunrise photo since the year 2000.
At that time, we thought the world was in danger. 
Many events have taken place since then, both good and bad.
And each year we begin with the hope and promise that everything will be better.
Wishing you all the good things in life: health, happiness, peace and love!

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Bryan's Bridge, Sayville

Bryan's Bridge

It has taken a long time, but the bridge construction is finally finished.
The photo above is the old bridge. The area was flooding, the road was uneven.
Cement was crumbling and water was eroding the supporting structure.
There was debris under the bridge too, as many kayak and canoe users found out.

After almost two years, the work is done. The bridge was raised, drainage was added.
A new road surface is now in place. It was a big job involving cranes and heavy machinery.
Living in the area, it became inconvenient to drive that way, but it's over and done!
I hope the people who decorated the bridge (Sayville Garden Club?) each December, do so again.

My Friend Abraham

Great Blue Heron

For the last few years, my friend here, the Great Blue Heron has been visiting on a nearby tree.
We've been calling him Abraham for awhile. 
The name just seems to fit his personality: strong, regal, ancient , almost biblical.
He stands here in the cold, waiting perfectly still, until he is ready to dive into the water with the faith that below a fish will be provided for his dinner.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Happy Thanksgiving
Wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving...

When did Thanksgiving first become the start of the shopping event of the year?
It was always the holiday to share with family and friends, to give thanks for all we have, and enjoy just being together.
Thanksgiving was the day to share family time, eat some traditional foods, relax together and catch up on conversation. That's how memories are made.
It makes me sad to see that businesses are open, that people are preparing to shop at mid-night, that the stores are forgetting their employees have lives.
Sad, just sad. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

November sunsets on Long Island


The November sky on Long Island, back in 2005 when I first started this blog, I took a similar photo just the other day. Although my photography skills have gotten better and my camera gear more expensive, it still can't compare to the spectacular show produced by Mother Nature.
I'm thankful and humbled by the beauty I see every day!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Veterans Day

the moose 

This is a scanned photo from my father-in-law's time in the military, England 1943-1944.
Thank you to all who serve!