Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Pier 17 NYC

Pier 17 NYC by Alida's Photos
Pier 17 NYC, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

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.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Dreaming of a white Christmas?

snowy trail by Alida's Photos
snowy trail, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

from 2009
A snowy trail in Connetquot State Park, Oakdale, Long Island, NY

No snowy Christmas this year.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Rain on screen

Rain on screen by Alida's Photos
Rain on screen, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

Early morning sunrise in Florida. The intracoastal is in the foreground and the ocean in the distance. It rained the night before but the day has the promise of sunshine. Florida sunshine.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

lifeguard station

lifeguard station by Alida's Photos
lifeguard station, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

The year-round people in Florida think it's just too cold to go to the beach. After all, this is their winter. Me? It feels like June in New York. I'm ready for the sand and sunshine!

Friday, December 09, 2011

Florida dreaming

Intra-coastal waters
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

Winter Beach Walk

The days have been cold but not terrible. What better way to "cheat" the season, than taking a walk on the beach?

Sunday, December 04, 2011

My Winter Friend

Our big blue friend, the Great Blue Heron as he is known, comes to visit us every winter. We sometimes see him in other seasons, but I think he like it here in winter, tucking himself out of the wind.

Saturday, December 03, 2011


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

...from my Robert Moses Bridge series.
How many different images can you get of the bridge and roadway?

Thursday, December 01, 2011


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

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!!