Friday, March 31, 2006

A busy city, busy Venice.This is the Canal Grande. Boats come in all shapes and sizes and have many purposes. Gondolas are used by tourists. Think of a typical city and the variety of vehicles you see. It's the same here but the vehicles are all boats!

Pigeons are abundant in Piazza di San Marco.

A skyline of churches and steeples, Venice.

Venice...the view from the top of the Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto). We had beautiful weather and I fell in love with a city!

Basilica di S. Maria della Salute, Venice, Italy

We're Back!

Rialto Bridge, Ponte di Rialto, in Venice, Italy.
Venice is beautiful, very old, and beautiful!
We had just three days here and I want to go back.
This is just one of the many photos I took in Italy. I will be posting more as I go through them and select the best. Our internet connections and problems with electric currents prevented me from posting while in Italy, in addition to the fact that it was an intensive tour and I wanted to see everything!
There was no time for the computer!
Hope you enjoy the photos!

Saturday, March 25, 2006

No time in Europe.

Hi everyone. We are here in Italy and all is fine. We have not had a chance to post photos since the electric connection needs a transformer. We have one but need it for charging the 4 camera batteries. Stay tuned and photos will be coming soon.!!
By the way, Italy is wonderful....we are exhausted from walking all day and evening!!! Bye!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Get the Fishing Boats Ready!.............Yes, it is officially spring. Flounder fishing begins April 1st. Get the boats ready. This photo is from Captree Island. There is a large fishing fleet of boats ready to take you into the bay or out to sea. You may still need a hat and gloves though. The temperatures here on Long Island are about 25-30 degrees F today and that's cold when you're out on the open sea!...but, it is spring, it really is!!!

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Lake Ronkonkoma

Another photo of Lake the entry below.
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Saturday, March 18, 2006

Kettle Hole...Lake Ronkonkoma?

Lake Ronkonkoma...Actually, this is not a lake.
Geologically, it is a kettle hole.
What is a kettle hole, you ask?
Long ago, when glaciers covered a large part of the earth, a glacier covered the northern section of Long Island.
As the glacier moved, it carved out this large hole, now Lake Ronkonkoma.
In some spots, it is approximately 80 ft. deep!

Friday, March 17, 2006

May you have warm words on a cold evening,
A full moon on a dark night,
And the road downhill all the way to your door.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

This tree was planted by the Roosevelt family back in the early 1900s.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Teddy Roosevelt's Home, Oyster Bay

With friends on Saturday, we took a ride to Oyster Bay to see the home and estate of Teddy Roosevelt. A classic victorian home, it is well maintained and beautiful.
Tours are available.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Lighthouse from the water...

Looking through my files, I came across this photo of the lighthouse that was taken from the water.
It was summer, 2004, and my husband and I had been fishing in the ocean.
As we returned through Fire Island Inlet and came across the bay, this is what we saw.
The white, black and red are just striking against all that blue.
When you think of the nautical history that is behind the stories of Long Island, the lighthouse is such an icon of those times.
It is no wonder that so many people have a love for this lighthouse.
For more here.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Fire Island Lighthouse, Long Island

The Lighthouse...
We went to Robert Moses State Park just the other day.
We needed to be in that area to have our taxes prepared, something I don't enjoy. To make it less painful, we decided to park over in Field 5 and walk to the lighthouse.
I was surprised at the number of people walking through the sand dunes for exercise and fresh outdoor air.
It is a terrific place to walk if the weather is pleasant and, it is right near the ocean, so you can walk along the beach if you choose.
This is the view of the lighthouse from an observation deck that was built in the sand dunes.
Why not visit soon? For more here.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Sayville, Long Island

Sayville, Long Island, NY.
It was a beautiful day today, cold, yet the sunshine was warm and pleasant.
This is Sayville.
Gillette Park is on the bay...the Great South Bay.
The wind, coming from the north, is blocked by the island. The bay is calm.
The sun feels good, good enough to take off the gloves.
There were few people...someone walking their dog, someone jogging, a bike rider.
Me, ?... I walk and take pictures. :~)

A neighborhood pond, Long Island, NY....The pond is frozen but the geese don't seem to mind. The weather has been cold but in just a few weeks, spring begins. I'm waiting...what else can I do?

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

A summer shack at Jones Beach...Probably a lifeguard supply hut, this shack has been slowly moving by wind, waves and the ever moving sand dunes. The beach was calm yesterday, as the wind was coming from the north and the island, Long Island, blocks the wind. The Atlantic Ocean becomes flat and waves are very small and calm, almost like a lake in the country.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Second Ave, New York City

New York City, 2nd Ave......
We went into the city yesterday for another Roundabout Play, Entertaining Mr. Sloane. Very enjoyable.
The best part is being able to walk around the city, even if it was freezing, to take photos of anything of interest.
The city was relatively empty, compared to the visits in December.
I like this photo because of the older buildings.
Can you imagine that most of the city looked like that at one time. And why are these still standing?
You would think that some large company would buy them out, and build a large skyscraper!
I'm glad that didn't happen yet, aren't you?

Friday, March 03, 2006

Cemetery Statue

This is a statue in a small cemetery in Patchogue, Long Island, NY.
Saint Francis of Sales (in French , St Francois de Sales) (1567-1622), seventeenth-century bishop of Geneva and Roman Catholic saint, patron saint to writers and journalists.
For more here.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

A Long Island Beach

Long Island's Beaches....Fire Island National Seashore at Barret Beach.
I recycled this photo because I'm thinking of the coming spring and summer on Long Island.
I love the Long Island Beaches, especially where I go.
Having a boat allows me to go where only a fraction of the population can go.
There are no roads here. Just beach, sand and a pathway through the sand dunes.
I'm waiting for the good weather and in the meantime...
checking out my older photos in anticipation.