Another ship was this weekend's Greenport Tall Ship Festival.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Think of the storm roaming the sky uneasily
like a dog looking for a place to sleep in,
listen to it growling.
-Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), U.S. poet
Living on the river keeps me connected to the changes in weather. A minor drop in temperature, a sudden appearance of clouds, an increase of wind speed....it is always obvious and can't be ignored.
I rarely listen to a weather report. All I have to do is step outside, feel, smell, and experience the air .
Sunday, May 13, 2012
A remarkable woman.
I've been organizing photos and cleaning off my computer of un-needed files.
Some photos I cannot delete. This of course, is one of them.
This was one of the few professional photos my mother had taken of herself, dated '43. I don't know the occasion, but knowing my parents, some photographer owed my father some money or a favor and did this for free. That's how it was back in the 1940s.
I thought, and still think, my mother was a beautiful lady.
Her personality and spirit matched her good looks, although she never thought she was good-looking. She was so wrong.
She always looked on the positive side. She was strong and intelligent.
She raised five children, worked in the family business, cleaned the house and sewed her own clothes to save the family money.
She never judged people by their religion or ethnic background and raised me and my siblings to feel the same. She always said that there was good and bad in everyone. "Find the good."
What can I say? You go through old photos and it brings up memories, some good, some bad.
This was a good one.
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Sunday, May 06, 2012
Couldn't get a shot of the super-moon last night. This one is from last March, while I was in Florida. This was not altered in any way. The moon was really this large. Check out the car on the street and the boat. Amazing! I would have liked to see the moon this clearly last night, but it just didn't happen!