Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Earlier sunsets, colder nights

What do you do when winter approaches?
...when the sun sets earlier and the evenings are sooo long?
Do you spend more time on the computer? On the phone? Watching TV?
Well, I do more of all those things but I do try to get out as much as possible.
There are so many groups and clubs and activities on Long Island.
There is no excuse to become a couch potato!
Look in the paper, check the internet and find some interesting activities.
You will meet more people and have more fun.
Check out for a list of things to do!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Art Show, Photography

What are your plans for Sunday?
Well, if you are free and would like something new to do, or if you just enjoy photography, go to Huntington to see the NWPLI art show.
NWPLI: Nature and Wildlife Photographers of Long Island
The show will be at the Footprint Gallery, December 2nd, from 1 - 5pm.
The gallery is open each weekday from 11 am to 5 pm except for the special times listed above in the photo.
See the postcard above for more details.
I hope you can make it. I'll be there with other NWPLI members!
Huntington is a great town for just walking around and seeing the sights of Long Island.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Last November

It was a warm, beautiful day yesterday. They keep saying, (that's 'they', the weather reports), that it was one of the warmest Thanksgivings ever.
Well, I took this photo last November. It wasn't Thanksgiving Day, but just a week before.
We were on the beach, enjoying the sunshine, although autumn-cold weather.
It's all relative, of course!
Long Island is like that. Surrounded by water, with currents and less drastic changes in water temperature, we often get pleasant warm days in fall and winter.
There is always someone walking on the beach, even on the coldest days.
I like that...another reason to love Long Island!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Patchogue Parade

We went to see the Patchogue Christmas Parade last night!
Boats are decorated for the holidays and float up the Patchogue River with Santa in the last boat.
Grucci Fireworks were an added bonus!
There were some great entries and it seemed that everyone had fun.
People were getting into the holiday spirit!


Autumn on Long Island



Autumn colors here on Long Island...

Many trees are already bare. I realized, as I walked through the Bayard Cutting Arboretum, that I waited a week too long. The red maples seemed to be the only trees with color, still holding onto their leaves.

I'm happy to be back on Long Island with Thanksgiving just a few days away!


Saturday, November 17, 2007

Harbour Village

My work for Harbour Village is finished!
My husband Chris and I took hundreds, maybe thousands, of photos of the Harbour Village Beach Club Resort and finally finished the selection and processing in Photoshop CS2.
Our final count: 200 photos.
Yep, that's the final count, just of the resort.
It is amazing how, after looking at all the photos over and over, you can see the minor differences and make a decision on what is more pleasing to the eye...based on color, composition, sharpness, many photos are rejected.
Now my fingers are crossed and I will wait for the response from the resort.
I never thought that after retirement from teaching I would be taking photos and making money from it. It happens now all the time. I'll never get rich from this, but I love it and the extra money is a bonus!
Above are just three photos of the Harbour Village Resort in Bonaire.


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

More of Bonaire, the Netherlands Antilles

"Red" slave hut near the salt flats, with the lighthouse in the distance....

A young couple ride a rented scooter by the saltflat pans with a navigational marker and the "red" slave huts in the distance....


A young girl, about 8 or 9 years old, learns to windsurf at Lac Bay.

Bonaire is known for being a great place to learn windsurfing due to the mild, consistent winds and the shallow waters of Lac Bay.


It's beautiful year round and isn't in the path of the hurricanes.
Salt is a major export, still,
...and tourism is a major industry here with scuba diving as the main attraction.
I love Bonaire and have been here many times!

Monday, November 05, 2007

1000 Steps, Bonaire

A dive site called 1000 Steps
There are only 64 steps but after a dive, all the gear must be carried back to the car! Not an easy or pleasant task!
Underwater the site is spectacular!!

Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles

I know it's cold in New York right now, but here in Bonaire the temperature is 82 degrees F. and sunny. Diving and snorkeling is the major activity for those on vacation.