Friday, May 30, 2008
Okay, it is now the end of May. Where is the warm weather?
I have to admit, I love the weather we've been having.
Perfect temperatures for me.
I would prefer less wind, so we could enjoy boating. We haven't taken the boat out in awhile. This has been good actually. Why?
Lots of yard work and home maintenance getting done. (Somebody has to do it!)
There will be plenty of time for boating once the weather warms up and the winds die down.
I actually enjoy getting the house ready for summer.
Planting annuals, trimming shrubs, washing lawn furniture and windows. Sounds crazy?
It instills a sense of purpose, organization, and pride in my home. It feels good to take care of personal property.
The preparation for summer gives promise of good times ahead and there's a sense of accomplishment.
Do you feel that way?
I think that feeling is missing in people who are frequently depressed.
After I've been working in the yard all day, or cleaning, I can step back and look at my work and feel good....physically and emotionally.
Maybe it was the way I was raised.
We were always helping our parents with household chores and cleaning.
I good day's work to improve something in your environment, just feels good.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Every flag is the grave of a dead soldier.
This is Calverton National Cemetery.
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Each year on Memorial Day weekend, my husband and I make a visit here to the National Cemetery in Calverton.
I like to remember the reason we have this holiday.
It is not for barbecues, or cleaning up the garden.
No, it's not for that.
We have this holiday so we can take some time to remember our soldiers.
Many, many, young men and women have given their lives so that we can live the life we have now in this country.
Is it perfect?
Of course not, but what we have is unique and wonderful.
I hope you will remeber our soldiers on Memorial Day.
Say a prayer or, if you are not religious, take some time to reflect on what we have.
Think of the soldiers and their families who have given so much for this country.
Enjoy the barecue and your family and friends, but remember that some families are suffering with the loss of someone they love.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
This photo, and the next two, were taken on the same day, 2 years ago!
I was going through some older photos looking for a specific image and realized that there were some I missed.
...just a small sample of some of Long Island's images.
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
We went out after an early dinner last night to catch the light of the setting sun.
This is in the water at the Long Island Maritime Museum in West Sayville.
I think they leave this leaky rowboat here just for photographers!