Monday, April 28, 2008

the birds in springtime

the birds, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Silhouette of birds in springtime
The birds have been very active here, nesting and chasing each other around the lawn and trees. 
It must be spring...

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

lighthouse reflections

lighthouse reflections, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

A beautiful day on Fire Island


The sun was shinning and there was a cool breeze. 

Many people were walking up to the lighthouse from the parking lot of Robert Moses Beach and/or the beach.

Many were there to see the NWPLI photography show that will be there until May 10th.

The lighthouse is open usually from 9:30-4:00, but do check the times, and stop by to see the exhibit. I have four photos on display.


Beautiful Day, once again......

Monday, April 21, 2008

Bayard Cutting Estate Home

Cutting Estate Home, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

The Bayard Cutting Arboretum is a wonderful place to visit this time of year. The flowers are blooming and the osprey are building their nest.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

A House for the Ducks, Long Island

Early Spring on Long Island
The fragmities are not yet green. 
The trees and flowers are beginning to bloom.
My neighbor built some of these duck houses and "planted them" in the wetlands near our home. 
We see lots of ducks here and other birds.

Early this morning my husband saw a fox with a little bird in his teeth, running through the reeds. 
You wouldn't think this was Long Island, but it is.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

VOX Hamptons

The cover photo

Inside the magazine

My most recent sale of my images
VOX Hamptons Magazine

Connetquot State Park

Connetquot State Park, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

This photo was given a full page in the Spring 2008 issue of VOX Hamptons magazine in an article about the Connetquot Park.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Fire Island Lighthouse Photography Show

wind-blown pine, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Join NWPLI for the Lighthouse Exhibition

NWPLI's Spring Exhibition at the Fire Island Lighthouse
April 19 - May 10, 2008

The Spring 2008 NWPLI Exhibit opens this Saturday, April 19th. 
There will be an opening reception party from 5-8 PM at the Lighthouse. 

Parking is at Robert Moses Field #5 (east end) 
and a shuttle bus will be available for the duration of the party.

 If the weather is nice, there is also a boardwalk between the locations. 

Handicapped parking is available at the base of the Lighthouse and a ramp leads from the unpaved lot to a side entrance to the Lighthouse. 
There is no admission fee. 
Weather-permitting, tower tours may be available for a small fee.

Please join NWPLI to celebrate the opening of the show. 

If you cannot join us for the opening, the show remains at the Lighthouse until Saturday, May 10th (it will be removed that afternoon).
 It is available during the regular Lighthouse hours, generally 9:30-4:00.

We hope you can come and see some of the beautiful nature photography presented by NWPLI.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Not Africa! This is Florida's Safari Adventure.
The ultimate in tacky tourism, but I was there!

Great photo opportunites of some of the beautiful animals of the world without having to take malaria medication.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

southern veranda

southern veranda, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Dreaming of a trip down south. Nothing like warm weather and early morning sunlight to warm the soul.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

East End, Long Island

Still much agriculture here on the east end....farms and wineries without residential housing.