Thursday, May 12, 2016

Missing My NYC

CRR of NJ sail

As I go through older photos, I realize how much I love my New York City.
I was born and raised in Brooklyn, the Bushwick section of Brooklyn actually, and Manhattan was just a few train stops away. The elevated train-ride took me through the Williamsburg section, over the Williamsburg Bridge and then into the tunnel to lower Manhattan.
Seeing recent pictures of the area, I realize how much it has changed!
And... I probably couldn't afford to live there now!

Anyway, a trip into "the city" was a regular event for me and my siblings, and I miss it!
When I got married, I moved to Queens, but still worked in Bushwick.
I actually taught in the school where I grew up and the same school where my parents were students in the early 1900s. It was a very old building!

When I moved to Long Island in 1979, trips into Manhattan became less frequent of course, but living within traveling distance kept it close to my heart.
There was always a reason to jump on the LIRR and head west.
My life has experienced many changes but you know what they say,
"You can take the girl out of Brooklyn, but..."
I will visit family and friends, occasionally, now that I live in Florida, but as I reach my old age, those visits will end, I'm sure.
I'm glad I took the pictures I did to help bring me back to my wonderful memories! 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Watch Hill, Fire Island

Fire Island Marsh

Going through some older photos, this is one from 2010. 
Watch Hill on Fire Island with its boardwalk walking trails through the natural vegetation,
this is the native plants and vegetation of a barrier beach.
I miss this part of my Long Island life, but know that I can visit anytime.
That makes me smile!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Long Island Woman in Florida!

two dolphin

You know I love Long Island, but it was time to move to warmer climates. Each winter I've spent more time in the Florida sunshine and enjoyed it. It began as an exploratory road trip one February. Then my husband and I rented a condo on Florida's east coast for a full month. We loved the warmth and active lifestyle that was available to us. Each year our stay has been extended, first to two months, then three.

So, this year we made the big move! We sold our Long Island home and became full time residents of Florida. Never thought we would do it. When I was in my 30s and 40s, I thought Florida was for old people. Well, now that I'm in my 60s, I understand why. There are certain things that you can only see when you reach a certain age.

So, I'll always be a Long Island Woman, but now I'm writing from Florida. I will visit in the summers, and get my Fire Island beach "fix" each year, and visit family and friends, but Florida is now my home.

Thank you for visiting and letting me share my photos!

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!