Sunday, July 30, 2006

This is what I see on my morning walk....I walk everyday....The camera was swinging from my hip...Click on the photo to see it enlarged!

This is what I see on my morning walk....I walk everyday....Click on the photo to see it enlarged!

This is what I see on my morning walk....I walk everyday....Click on the photo to see it enlarged!

Clematis growing toward the sun...

Friday, July 28, 2006

After the rescue...

Windy, storm approaching and the evening sail...

The GPS was sent to be repaired so the captain had only his experience and the compass for navigation.

The strong winds pushed our sailboat east and out of the channel. There was a shoal where there shouldn't have been. The wind blew us further onto the sand......A call to Sea-Tow was needed.

The young sea-tow worker got the line caught on his engine! Oh-oh! Now what?

Everything worked out fine!

Trouble with the sailboat...see story above. To enlarge a photo, click on each one.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The sky at sunset,,,

The river....the south end of the river has marinas, freight docks, ferries and pleasure empties into the bay; the bay leads to the ocean. I am always in awe of the fact that this little river is connected to a larger, global waterway.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Calla Lily

Calla Lily in Macro...
This flower has become my favorite.
It is delicate and beautiful and opens so slowly.
It is also the flower my mother had for her wedding in 1938....a full bouquet of just white, long-stemmed calla lilies.
That image comes up for me whenever I see this flower.
In California, we saw white calla lilies growing wild along the road. Wow!

He never throws one out....

Rainy weekend so I decided to play with the camera!
I ususally take landscape shots because I love being outdoors.
Long Island has been having lots of rain, so.....
I searched the house for objects for a still life.
This is just one photo for a group on Flickr. Each weekend there is a project.
This week it is Utata Tells Time.
My husband collects his old watches like people collect pennies.
Some are cheap time pieces that we pick up in the city (New York City for Long Islanders) for about $10 off the street venders.
Some watches are gifts and some just need new batteries.
Well, I collected them and took some photos.
Now if only he would throw some of them away!

End of the River...Great South Bay

I always like the color blue for boats. It has a "rich" look against the blue water and background of blue sky.

Long Island Boating

Thursday, July 20, 2006

A scallop shell on the beach....

Just one; one scallop shell in the beach....
We have been having very hot and humid weather this week.
This last Tuesday evening, there was a violent thunder-storm that caused many neighborhoods to lose electricity and tree branches to litter the lawns.
On Wednesday, the beach sand was washed over and seemed smooth and uniform. This one little shell survived and was just lying in the sand.
Today, Thursday, it's very cloudy and much cooler.....just a usual summer on Long Island.
This photo was taken with a macro lens. Click on the photo to see more detail.

One lonely rower on the Great South Bay...In the distance you can see the Robert Moses Bridge and another boat or ferry on its way to Fire Island.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Hot Weather

We went to the beach today...
It has been unbearably hot these last few days. We had a cool breeze off the Atlantic Ocean and we got to swim in the waves. That doesn't happen too often. Sometimes the water is too rough. Today it was perfect.
More of the same hot weather is forcast for tomorrow.
Maybe it will be another day for the beach!

Birds and the Sunset

Another sunset on the Great South Bay....see the birds flying low?

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Flight 800 Memorial at Smith's Point Beach

The TWA Flight 800 Memorial at Smith's Point Beach, Long Island.
The plane crashed into the sea in the summer of 1996 off Long Island.
This curved stone memorial is engraved with the names of the victims,
where visitors can sit or pray.

Memorial to TWA Flight 800 Victims

Memorial by the sea...
The names...TWA Flight 800 crashed into the sea in July of 1996 off the shores of Long Island. This memorial is located at the Smith's Point Beach.
Click here for a list of passenger names.


Memorial to honor the victims of TWA Flight 800...
See posts above for more information.
Curved granite,
on one side the names of the victims,
on the other, an engraved picture of waves and birds ascending to the heavens.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Splash.....the Great South Bay

Splash.....the Great South Bay is usually like this in summer.
The summer breezes and the many weekend boaters, kick up the waves!

The south end of the river...

The south end of the river....ferries and boat yards.

weeds, weeds, weeds

We pulled out an over grown, bush/tree and lots of weeds, weeds, weeds...then we put down that black gardening paper to keep the weeds from taking over again.
We then had to cover the area with 18 bags of mulch!
No easy job.
It took two days and lots of sweat...but, doesn't it look great?

The egret and the fishing....

Just as we turned a bend in the river, this egret appeared. A good sign...I guess the river is healthy with fish. Of course, I had my camera! :~)

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


This shot was taken on my last trip into Manhattan. This is the SoHo area, Crosby and Broome Streets.
The architecture in this area is very interesting and many of the buildings are quite old.
The graffiti just makes it all the more interesting, visually. Notice the columns from the older architecture.
I like the blue dumpster as an added accent! Welcome to New York!
Interesting thing is, graffiti is global.
We saw it in Italy, on our recent tour. Venice, Florence and Rome all had their own graffiti covered walls.
Maybe it's just a component of the human condition, an inborn trait. Haven't they found graffiti cave drawings in the ancient caves?

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Friday, July 07, 2006

Another wonderful night on the Great South Bay.....sunset over West Sayville.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Red zinnia taken in my garden with the Nikon D200. I'm still learning the capabilities of this camera. There is so much to know and hundreds of menu options! Back to the manual....