Thursday, April 30, 2009

Temple of Love

Temple of Love, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Old Westbury Gardens
"Temple of Love"
Old Westbury, Long Island

Linden Allée

Linden Allée, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Took advantage of the good weather and went to Old Westbury Gardens. Here is "Linden Allée" -four rows of Linden trees line the entrance to the estate. Beautiful now and even better when the leaves come in completely.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Sitting Outdoors

A beautiful day on Long Island and the first day we could really sit outside for lunch
 with our little visitor, Oliver.
He is so cute and he leaves lots of crumbs for the ants!
It feels good to spend the entire day outdoors!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


osprey, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Taken on Friday, when the weather was pleasant, at the William Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Oakdale, Long Island. The Osprey nest is still on the top of the chimney.

I waited for him/her to fly away and come back with a fish, but it just didn't happen while I was there.


Sunday, April 19, 2009


Starling, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Walking through the neighborhood on a beautiful spring day, a Starling was calling his/her mate. I'm not sure of the ID of this flowering tree. Cherry maybe? Here on Long Island, the trees are beginning to bloom and the birds are busy with life.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Peacock Display

Peacock Display, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

We went to the Holtsville, Brookhaven Ecology Site today. Nothing unusual but cute. A great place to take the kids!

This is the first time, that I remember, actually watching a peacock display his feathers. He shakes them making a rattling sound and rotates 360 to show them off. Beautiful and so cool!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

First Blooms

First Blooms, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.


The neighborhood weeping willow is starting to bloom!

Yeah! for spring!!


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!!

daffodils in April, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Wishing you all a warm, happy Easter Sunday!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Early Springtime on Long Island

The daffodils are in bloom!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Chico in 2005

chico 2005, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

May you rest in peace....

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Our friend, "Chico"

Our friend "Chico" is struggling on the last breaths of his life.
His name is Robert, born of Jewish Hungarian parents, in Cuba.
It's a long story, his, and it is now coming to an end.
It's a difficult time for everyone who knows and loves him.
He is currently in the loving care of Hospice and surrounded by family and friends.
We love you Chico......
Chico passed away early Monday morning, April 6th.
He died peacefully in his sleep, in the company of his wife and daughter.