Tuesday, November 29, 2011

beach grass

beach grass by Alida's Photos
beach grass, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

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!

driftwood davis park

driftwood davis park by Alida's Photos
driftwood davis park, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

Davis Park, Fire Island

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving by Alida's Photos
Happy Thanksgiving, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

Let the eating frenzy begin.....

Lots to be thankful for....family, friends, good food. Hope you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Macy's by Alida's Photos
Macy's, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

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

duck box

duck box by Alida's Photos
duck box, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

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.

Friday, November 11, 2011

thank our veterans

our veterans by Alida's Photos
our veterans, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

A thank you to our veterans and their families for sacrifices they have made!
Thank you!

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Arboretum bench

Arboretum bench by Alida's Photos
Arboretum bench, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

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!