Davis Park, Fire Island
My last trip to Fire Island for the winter. The boat is out of the water, cleaned and wrapped. Time to think of holidays and winter, but we'll be back in spring!
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!