View from the Brooklyn Bridge.
Just love my trips into the city. Driving and parking is always such a hassle but not too bad on weekends if you stay away from mid-town.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Friday, December 09, 2011
Back in the 1960s, I did some California Dreaming. It was the place to be (our culture of the time said) and I couldn't get there. Just a young teenager with strict parents, it didn't matter that it was 1967 and the "summer of love." For this little girl from Brooklyn, it was "stay home and help your mother!"
Well, now that I'm older, I'm not going to California, but Florida. Warm weather, sunshine and tax breaks for retirees. Who knew?
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Sunday, December 04, 2011
Saturday, December 03, 2011
Thursday, December 01, 2011
Where does the time go? It's December and the holidays are here with the crazy pace of shopping and preparations. Did we just bring in the year 2000 with the Y2K scare? Seems like yesterday! Now that's scary!!
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
The shopping craziness has begun. Does it get you stressed and uneasy?
This is Macy's in Manhattan. I used to work here part-time while in college. I took the train from Brooklyn, often getting home very late at night. As a "floater" cashier, I had to close up the registers which meant counting up the money and making sure it matched the receipts. Then the next day's cash drawer had to be set up.
It wasn't all automated and computerized the way it is now. Cash registers didn't tell you the exact change. Money had to be counted out when returned to the customers. There are few cashiers who can do that today!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Built by a neighbor, a few years ago, the box sits in the phragmites. I've never actually seen a duck in the nesting box but we do have plenty of ducks on the river. It is my understanding that this is built specifically for Wood Ducks, and we mainly see Mallards here. At this time of year, the Buffleheads come to visit, migrating through Long Island, and away from the windy Great South Bay.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Sunday, November 06, 2011
Saturday, November 05, 2011
Just a walk through the arboretum, on a beautiful autumn day. The leaves are not as vibrant this year due to hurricane Irene and the heavy ice storm last week. Many trees are bare and any leaves on the trees are just a drab brown color. In spite of the lack of color, it does have its beauty!
Monday, October 31, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Browns River, looking south to the Great South Bay. This is considered a watershed area and protected by the DEC. There is still areas of Long Island that are relatively undeveloped and natural to protect our water supply. Thank the environmentalists and government agencies for protecting our watershed areas and keeping things natural for our enjoyment!
Saturday, October 15, 2011
This is the bayside of Fire Island, at the Sunken Forest.
September and October are the best months on Fire Island, in my opinion, because the summer crowds are gone and the weather still beautiful. It is quiet except for the sound of the ocean waves and birds, long gone are the many boats heading to the beach. An occassional plane or helicopter passes overhead. It is warm between the dunes and a long walk is the perfect way to spend the day!
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Went to visit family in Wisconsin.
Didn't know the Great Lakes could look like the ocean. New information for me! This is Lake Michigan on a mildly windy day. Waves, rocks, driftwood...It looked just like the Atlantic Ocean!
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The dahlia garden at the Cutting Arboretum in Oakdale is at its peak. Take a ride over there and view the beautiful dahlias! There are also lots of bees but don't worry. They won't be interested in you with so many colorful flowers available!
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
According to wikipedia:
"Close up image of a mantis' face (Archimantis latistyla) showing its compound eyes and labrum. The structure of the compound eye creates the illusion of a small pupil."
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
There is something so different about the air once Labor Day arrives. The sky has less haze and more fluffy clouds. The coolness in the air has that almost autumn feel. It is one of the best times on Long Island!
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Friday, September 09, 2011
The rain finally stopped long enough to walk around Port Jefferson. We love to watch the huge, powerful ferry turn in the harbor loaded with so many cars. Don't you wonder how something so heavy can float? I know why, but it always amazes me. I feel the same when I see a heavy plane take off and fly. Doesn't seem possible, but it is. Just amazing!
Monday, September 05, 2011
Friday, September 02, 2011
Leaving Davis Park, a police patrol rides along the beach.
I've spent the last three days on the beach and the weather was perfect! My thinking is that I needed to squeeze in all the beach I could get since Labor Day is here and the weather will quickly cool down. Perfect weather!
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Hope you all recover soon!
The flood water has receded but many of you are without power. In this photo, taken on Sunday, the water pours out of the river onto a residential street.
Monday, August 22, 2011
One of the engineers of Race Rock Lighthouse, Captain Thomas Albertson Scott, also built the seawall at Governors Island and the foundation for the Statue of Liberty.
It was a great cruise!
Sunday, August 21, 2011
North Dumpling Lighthouse was one of the lighthouses we saw on our Lighthouse Cruise. It leaves from Greenport. Check it out: http://www.eastendseaport.org/cruises.htm
Friday, August 19, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Thursday, August 04, 2011
Sunday, July 31, 2011
This photo is for sale, on canvas, 14x14", at the Phoenix Gallery, Bellport. Canvas wrapped and ready to hang, profits go to the Brookhaven Arts Council.