Plenty of snow on Long Island...
Neighborhood kids were off from school, but were very productive!
Monday, December 20, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Phragmites in November, dry and brown in color
I enjoy the autumn... the coolness in the air and the outdoor colors of orange and brown.
Long Island is a great place in the fall, never too cold.
I enjoy waiting for the migratory birds to pass through my yard and the parks nearby.
Sunset in November
This photo was taken in November, a few years ago.
It is interesting to watch the setting sun as it changes position through autumn, each day setting more to the south than west.
In this photo the sun set just left of the Linden Tree. After December 21st, it begins to move to the right (north-west) and sets over the canal.
There are just subtle differences that let you know the seasons have changed, until the weather "slaps" you in the face and let's you know it really has arrived.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Sunday, November 07, 2010
Saturday, November 06, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
We went to Central Park today to meet with some other photographers. It was just a day to connect with friends and take some outdoor photos. What a beautiful day! The sun was shining and it was warm and pleasant. The park was fairly crowded which I expect is the usual on a Sunday.
The is a photo of the Conservatory Water- A quiet pond on the east side of the park, most noted for its model sailboats.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Friday, October 08, 2010
One of the Pousadas of Poutugal, this is an old palace which has been remodeled and updated.
In the city of Estoi, read about it here!
Portugal has government owned Pousadas that are now luxury hotels, at a discount for senior citizens, over 60, in the off-season period.
This has been, and continues to be, a wonderful vacation in Portugal!
Sunday, October 03, 2010
This could be any US city, but it's Lisbon, Portugal.
The city has hills like San Francisco and a tram or trolley. Some of the buildings are much older since this is Europe, but there are modern buildings also.
The people are very friendly and we're having a good time speaking with the locals. From our experience here, they are happy to practice their English and we are using our limited Spanish and learning some Portuguese words. No problems what-so-ever understanding each other.
The Portuguese language is not what I expected. Some words look like Spanish and are familiar to me but it sounds very different, more like Greek or Russian (to my very untrained ear. Forgive me if this comment shows my ignorance! I'm not a language student.)
It's fun to travel and learn the differences and similarities that make us all human!
Saturday, October 02, 2010
Friday, October 01, 2010
A castle in the hilltops, it's all climbing and steps to the top. They didn't tell you that in the guidebooks! It was a good workout and the view was spectacular!
Castle of the Moors: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_of_the_Moors
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
This traveling Long Island woman is now in Portugal. Lisbon is a wonderful city and a real surprise to new visitors. Prices are reasonable and the food is good. The people are wonderful and are very friendly. Photos will be posted of this beautiful country, for the next few weeks.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Photo © Alida Thorpe. All rights reserved. Photo cannot be used without permission and consent.
Look for this photo in a new cookbook, coming out in November.
One Big Table by Molly O'Neill will have photos and recipes from around the world.
Friday, September 03, 2010
An older photo, I was looking for this on flickr and realized I never posted it. (I'm working on a project of beach photos for a person who wants to decorate their home with a beach theme.) Don't know whether or not this will work.
What do you think? Is this something you would hang in your home?
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Sailboats racing takes place on Tuesday evenings on the Great South Bay just off the shores of Patchogue. I pretty sure this is from the Sayville Yacht Club since they were returning to that area. We watched the sun set and then the sailboat race ended.
Another beautiful night on Long Island!
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Another shot from the day at Ocean Beach. It's sometimes called the "land of No" because of all the rules and signs posted about the rules.
This is the Great South Bay side of Fire Island. It's the better side for swimming if you have little children who can get knocked down from the ocean waves. The bay water is also warmer!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
In Riverhead, near the Polish Festival, is the Peconic River Herb Farm. It's a great place to purchase plantings for your home, or to just sit and watch the river. The river begins here and is slow moving and looks more like a pond, especially since we've had little rain in the last month or so. The Herb Farm has a large selection of "native Long Island" plants and shrubs, so check it out!
Friday, August 20, 2010
In the village of Ocean Beach, the ferry "Explorer" arrives...
We took the boat over to Atlantique yesterday, docked and walked to Ocean Beach. It was a beautiful summer day on Fire Island.
We had lunch with friends at the Island Mermaid, a restaurant on the bay. We swam in the ocean and watched the sunset from the Atlantique dock. On the way back home, we anchored and swam in the bay, laughing as the darkness approached.
The summer days on Long Island don't get much better than this!