Saturday, December 29, 2007

the lonely tree

the lonely tree, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Sullivan House on the lake

Sullivan House on the lake, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

The holidays wouldn't be complete without a visit to the in-laws.

My in-laws live in the retirement community of Hershey's Mill, Pennsylvania. 

The Sullivan House, above, is the historic building of the original estate, now used for catered parties. Hershey's Mill is many acres of condos and single family units that are part of the retirement community.

My in-laws love it there. There is the community center with a golf course, restaurants, pool and so much more. The most important feature is a society of people near their age for socializing.


Saturday, December 22, 2007

Merry, Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
May you enjoy the holiday in good health, 
surrounded by the ones you love!


Friday, December 21, 2007


Greetings, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Winter on Long Island

A little island near my home, looks very different to me this time of year.
Usually, the plant growth is so thick, I cannot even see the ground. 
With snow, I realize it has a small hill, soil that was the remains of dredging years ago.
Each season on Long Island brings a new and interesting things to explore.
Right now in my life, I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The baby arrives!

A new baby in the family, just 1/2 hour old in this photo...drops in the eyes and all bundled up, the grandparents get to hold him....Oliver Scott, 7 lbs. 4 oz., and 21" tall.

Winter on the North Fork

A wonderful ride out east, on a sunny day, showed us the winter beauty of the North Fork.
The grapes are gone, but the winery has many winter chores to do in preparation of the season's harvest.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

christmas cactus

christmas cactus, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

It is beginning to bloom......
Almost ready for the holiday....


Friday, December 07, 2007


History, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

christmas barn

christmas barn, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

ebenezer scrooge

ebenezer scrooge, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Swallow-tailed Chick

swallow-tail chick crop, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Blogger is doing it again. Changing things.
I noticed that photos no longer just open larger as they have been doing since the start of this blog. They now immediately download...not something I really want to happen automatically.
So I posted this from Flickr...but then had to widen the web page. It's still not perfect. I see little rounded corners where they shouldn't be, but my html knowledge is limited so I'll have to keep it for now!
Hope this minor change didn't cause any problems for you. Let me know if it did, please.
This photo is of a baby Swallow-tailed chick who was chasing his mother...asking for food.
Galapagos Islands. You can get this close!