Thursday, June 25, 2009

Orient Point Lighthouse

Orient Point Lighthouse, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Lighthouse at Orient Point.
Located at the end of the North Fork, east end of Long Island, NY.
For info:

Fishing off Orient Point

Prime Time 3, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

We took the ferry from Orient to Connecticut and drove to Rhode Island for a three day mini-vacation. The weather was as horrible as it's been for the last month....rain and clouds and on the cool side for June.

We passed this boat, the Prime Time 3, filled with guys who were fishing. From the look of the gulls flying overhead, I guess they were successful!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Dave & Cathy

Busy weekend with Father's Day, my birthday and a wedding. 
We managed to survive it all and have fun. 
I'm sorry I couldn't get out to Coney Island to see the Mermaid Parade, but there were only two days in the weekend. Oh well.....
Dave & Cathy were married at the Stony Brook Yacht Club and we all had a great time.
Don't they look happy?
Now it's time to continue the celebration of my birthday. After all, shouldn't we celebrate the birthday month? I'll be posting more photos soon of the road trip to a new destination.
Road trip.......Rhode Island!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Dad in store, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

My most favorite photo of my father, taken in the 1940s.
My parents owned a store in Brooklyn, where I grew up. Isn't he good looking?
He loved those little Italian cigars!
He died in 1994 and I still miss him.....

Monday, June 15, 2009

Laura Keene, Actress

Laura Keene Actress, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Many historical figures are buried at the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. Laura Keene was the actress at Ford Theatre the night President Lincoln was shot.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Belmont Park Racetrack, white horse

See photo below....

Belmont Track

Belmont Track, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Morning exercize at the Belmont Park Racetrack.
A fun morning with the Long Island Photographers Meetup Group.
Belmont Racetrack has "Breakfast at Belmont" on Sunday mornings.
It's free!! Check out the info here:

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Green-Wood Cemetery

Green-Wood Cemetery, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Went today to the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn

It is a big part of New York's history and very interesting to visit. In the early 1800s, it was visited by 500,000 people a year. This was before the time of Central Park and gave city planners the idea to create a city park. 

The trees today are some of the oldest and largest and best maintained in the area. 

The tombstones and mausoleums are old and beautiful!

From the official website:

"Founded in 1838 as one of America’s first rural cemeteries, the Green-Wood Cemetery soon developed an international reputation for its magnificent beauty and became the fashionable place to be buried."


Aquebogue Winery

Vineyard Fields, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

On the east end of Long Island, wineries and agriculture still dominate the landscape.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Fox on Fire Island

two fox rest, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Walking along the beach, we could see a family of fox resting in the dunes. As we approached, other walkers with a dog, were coming from the other direction. The dog chased them away before we could get better photos. I've been going to Fire Island for many years and have never seen so many fox. Is there an increase in the population? Or am I just more aware? I now notice fox tracks in the sand all the time!


Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Shipwrecked on Fire Island

shipwrecked sand, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.


A sailboat washed ashore on Fire Island at the Water Island beach.

It became grounded last week in the fog. A crew of workers has been digging out the keel but it is slow going. When the tide comes up the boat gets buried further into the sand.


digging under

digging under, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

See explanation below....


shipwrecked, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

A sailboat washed ashore on Fire Island at the Water Island beach.

We went over to Fire island early in the morning to see what was happening to the sailboat that was shipwrecked last week. Workers were there and the plan is to move it out at high tide and sail it back to Newport, Rhode Island.

Great South Bay, Long Island, NY

busy bay, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Just a busy day on the Great South Bay.
We have not had enough good warm weather this May, but summer is almost here. In three weeks summer will officially begin.