Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Bug Light

Bug Light  by Alida's Photos
Bug Light , a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

Click on the photo and then check the map on the Flickr site.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Tall Ships, Greenport

tall ship 1 by Alida's Photos
tall ship 1, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

Greenport and the Tall Ships event for Memorial Day weekend, 2012

Jones Beach

Jones Beach by Alida's Photos
Jones Beach, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

Went to Jones Beach for the Memorial Day air show but the fog and clouds kept the planes/jets on the ground!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

purple beach peas

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

This is the time of year when the Beach Peas are blooming on Fire Island. Now, if only it would stop raining!

Monday, May 21, 2012

couture millinery

couture millinery by Alida's Photos
couture millinery, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

Didn't know they still had millinery shops. I guess in NYC you can find anything! :-)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


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

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 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

Happy Mother's Day!

My mom, Lillian, 1943 by Alida's Photos
My mom, Lillian, 1943, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.
My mom, Lillian, 1943
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

seagulls over the bay

seagulls over the bay by Alida's Photos
seagulls over the bay, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

It's wonderful to be back on the Great South Bay. The boat is in the water again for 2012. I just wish the rain would stop!

Sunday, May 06, 2012

pink moonrise

pink moonrise by Alida's Photos
pink moonrise, a photo by Alida's Photos on Flickr.

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!