Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day Celebration!

magnolia tree, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Celebrate Earth Day and
the Grand Opening of the Suffolk County Environmental Center.
SEATUCK presents the
April 24th, 2010. 10 am to 7 pm.
Located at 550 South Bay Avenue, Islip, NY.

The Eco-Carnival will be a full day of family fun featuring nature programs, storytellers, animals, face painting, live music, art, games and food!
Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the NEW Environmental Center.
Enjoy the 70-acre property.

There will be hands-on activities:
Nature Stations
Salt Marsh Exploration
Birds in the Woods (Bring binoculars)
Insect Adventures (Dig in the dirt)
Green on the Scene (Learn some botanical basics)
Nature Journals (Use art and journal writing)

Food: Taste of the South Shore
Food Court featuring samplings from local restaurants!

Music throughout the day! Live animal show!

Hope you will join us for a day of fun and learning!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Gantry Plaza

Gantry Plaza, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Gantry Plaza State Park, Long Island City
Read about the park. Click here!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Lighthouse Park

Lighthouse Park, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Lighthouse Park on Roosevelt Island in the East River, NYC.
This 50-foot-tall, Gothic-style lighthouse was built in 1872 and
was designated a New York City Landmark 1975.

Read about this lighthouse in the East River: Click here!

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Oliver, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Oliver, just 2 1/2 is a constant source of enjoyment.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Meadow Croft garden

Meadow Croft garden, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

The victorian rose garden, before the spring cleanup.

The summer estate of John Roosevelt

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Meadow Croft, Sayville

Meadow Croft, Sayville, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Meadow Croft is the summer estate of John E. Roosevelt.

It is filled with the history of the Sayville area.

Read all about it here: Click here!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Fire Island National Seashore

FI National Seashore, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Once Barrett Beach belonged to Islip Township; it is now part of the Fire Island National Seashore and has taken the name of Talisman, joining with the beach to the west.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Fire Island Fox

Fire Island Fox, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

A red fox on Fire Island, just sitting under the trees. I think the black mark on his cheek may be a tick. Ugh!

Fire Island deer

Fire Island deer, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.


fox, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Fox on Fire Island
Our boat went into the water this weekend and today we went to Fire Island.
At this time of year, it is empy! No people!
It's magical
... and the wildlife is used to a winter with no human contact.
This fox just sat, relaxed, and looked at the camera.
After awhile, he got up and moved.
I feel so fortunate to see this in my life!

Loggerhead Marine Life Center

Loggerhead Marine Life Center, Jupiter, Florida

I saw the release of some turtles while in the Jupiter/Juno area of Florida.
Morgan is tagged and was then was released on March 27, 2010.
You can track his journey here:

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Oliver in the daffodils

Oliver in the daffodils, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

The childhood wonder of discovery. All daffodils, some opened, some closed, yellow, white.....

Wednesday, April 07, 2010


NASA Cirlce Icon, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

I so wanted to see the launch this year. The date was changed from March 18th, when I was in Florida, to April 5th. By that time we were back home in NY.
Maybe next year?

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.