Wednesday, January 28, 2009

snow on branches

snow on branches, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Another snowy day on Long Island.
I'm fortunate in that I can stay indoors today and not travel to work.
My heart goes out to those who have job lay-offs.
I hope the economy picks up soon!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Too cold to to get out...

Too cold to to get out..., originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Too cold to to get out of the car...

It was also very windy too...

This is the town of Patchogue, at the entrance to the river.

Winter is Dead

Winter is Dead, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Winter may be dead here at the cemetery...but not on Long Island!
We are right in the middle of our winter with snow and cold breezes.
Let's hope the sun shines and the snow melts.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

fresh snowfall

fresh snowfall, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Back to the snow and a beautiful morning......

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Hammock Heaven

the dock, hammock heaven, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

I'm home now but dreaming about the warm weather and wonderful diving I experienced in Roatan.
I took photos of the snow yesterday, and later today, before I watch the inauguration, I'll process some of those photos.

Monday, January 19, 2009

4 chairs

4 chairs, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.
Roatan, Honduras on the beach

A relaxing place to sit after a dive, but early before the mosquitoes attack!

We had some rainy weather while there and the mosquitoes and no-see-ums were voracious!
It's good to be away and it's even better to be back home on Long Island.
The neighborhood looks so beautiful covered with snow. 
Crystal white and bright!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Scuba over Mr. Bud

Mr. Bud, a fishing vessel, 90 ft. in length and 70 ft. deep in the water.
Roatan, Honduras

Roatan, Honduras


Roatan, Honduras
This traveling Long Island Woman is here in Roatan.
 A slow internet connection but still a connection to the world!
Isn't the web wonderful?!

Monday, January 05, 2009


Just playing with color and light.
This is the folk art pattern that was so popular. I still have a few pieces that I love to use. So solid and useful.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

beach fence

beach fence, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.


Nickerson Beach in winter
A snow/sand dune fence is there for protection from the winter wind.
There is something so calming about the beach in winter.
No crowds, lots of birds, and only the sound of wind and waves.

The wind will blow and destroy the beach. 
The protective fences help, and add a certain "winter formal" look to an otherwise naked beach.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Sunrise 2009

sunrise 2009, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

January 1st, 2009 at sunrise
I awoke to a new year, 2009. The temperature outside was 10°F and it was very windy. 
There was ice and snow on the roadways.
My usual New Years Day trip to the beach was put on hold.
Plan B: taking sunrise shots near my house! It really was beautiful!
I was just a little disappointed but decided that the beach would have had too much sand and ocean-spray blowing over us....bad for the camera and me! I could stand the cold but the wind makes it too uncomfortable. My husband decided to stay in bed.

It turned out to be a beautiful morning. I couldn't walk far, nor did I want to, but just around the neighborhood was magical. 
The pond and canal were beginning to freeze up but the birds were busy at the bird feeders 
and in the holly trees.
 I was the only one out there and loved it!

Enjoy your day and remember that we got to see a new year. 
That's amazing in itself and should be celebrated!