Sunday, July 30, 2006
Friday, July 28, 2006
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!
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Sunday, July 23, 2006
Saturday, July 22, 2006
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!
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!
Thursday, July 20, 2006
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.
Monday, July 17, 2006
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!
Sunday, July 16, 2006
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.
Friday, July 14, 2006
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?
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?