Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Building #135 of the Kings Park Psychiatric Center, Long Island, NY
We went to the park, Nissequogue River State Park,
that was only "recently" opened...(1999-seems like it's new. I had never been there and I lived on Long Island since 1979.)
Well, when we got there I realized that it was the abandoned Kings Park Psychiatric Center that had closed years ago. It opened back in 1885!
Read about the history of this sad and abandoned place. The buildings are still there but they made the 159 acres into a park!
Monday, October 23, 2006
Sunday, October 22, 2006
There is always so much to do, sometimes necessary activities and not always pleasant, unfortunately.
So today I'm stopping everything to "smell the roses."
Yes, I often enjoy my surroundings, but now this is serious.
Take some time today to rest and appreciate what you have. Enjoy your family and friends.
Don't wait until it is too late!
Well, one positive "chore" I've been working on is selling photos to "stock photo" companies. Check out my site on IStockPhoto.com and Fotolia.com.
They pay "peanuts" for each shot but over time, if you have the right photos, the money can add up. Also, each photo can be used by more than one person for web sites as well as prints.
Now, let me get back to getting some photos together......and please wish me luck with this new project!
...and be sure that I will stop today and appreciate my life and good health.
Thursday, October 19, 2006
The sand dunes are huge and make it appear that the forest is below sea level...It isn't.
The Sunken Forest is just one of the east coast maritime forests, this one along Fire Island. There are trees twisted from the ocean wind and salt air.
As you walk through the forest and sand dunes, it feels like another world...nature at its best...
At this time of year it is just majestic...no crowds, just beautiful nature.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
This walkway goes through the Sunken Forest.
You would never think this area is basically a sandy area.
The trees are huge and there is plenty of vegetation!
It was a great day for walking on the beach and through the forest!
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Sunday's night sunset. I set the camera on a tripod and put on the interval timer. It took one shot every three minutes, while I had dinner. Isn't technology amazing? I was sorry I didn't set it for every one minute because this young boy was making circles in the canal and then left. This was the only shot I got of him. Beautiful evening!
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Friday, October 13, 2006
The Bayard Cutting Arboretum, a New York State Park, was donated to the Long Island State Park Region by Mrs. William Bayard Cuttingand her daughter, Mrs. Olivia James,in memory of William Bayard Cutting,
Info for the arboretum, click here.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
We just returned home from our road trip to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It was a wonderful trip, filled with history and beautiful countryside. It's nice to go on vacation but it is always nice to return home, safe and sound.
Yesterday, we took a boat ride to Fire Island since the weather was so perfect for October.
The sun was warm and the beach was empty and beautiful!
There were Monach butterflies everywhere!
We read, relaxed and enjoyed the sun. Being retired definitely has it's advantages!
I was happy to be home on Long Island, and happy to be at the beach!
Sunday, October 08, 2006
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
He is a fourth generation wood carver/ bayman of Long Island.
His family has been on Long Island since the 1600s.
There is this little work-shack on the Hallockville Farm where he does his wood carving.
Stop by if you get a chance.
He loves to talk and tell you about his family. This building was moved from Greenport and Jack is still making wood decoys.
Check it out, really!