Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Watch Hill, Fire Island

Came back to New York for a family visit and of course, came to Fire Island.
It's one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
You can walk in solitude for miles, especially early morning, and see deer, fox and many shore birds.
It felt good to be "home"!

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Boating with Bernie

Just having some fun with Bernie.
Boating in Florida, much like our years on the Great South Bay, except we are warm enough in January!

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Norton Museum of Art

Are you old enough to remember this typewriter eraser? I do!
Not doing much these days due to the virus restrictions. 
Staying safe and well and wishing you all the same. 
Thanks for your visit!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China

The Huángpǔ River is a 70 mile long river flowing through Shanghai that was first excavated and created by Lord Chunshen, one of the Four Lords of the Warring States. It is the last significant tributary of the Yangtze before it empties into the East China Sea. The Bund and Lujiazui are located along the river.

East China Sea

Shipping Lane  

On to new travel adventures!
Shipping Lane in the East China Sea, destination: Shanghai, China

Saturday, January 05, 2019

First Sunrise 2019

My annual tradition, of viewing and recording the new year sunrise, continues.
Starting in the year 2000, I began taking a photo of every New Year's Day sunrise. 
Remember the Y2K panic, when we thought nothing would be the same if the computers couldn't figure out the new numbers? 
Sounds so ridiculous now, but it was discussed as a real threat back in 1999. 
It seems like yesterday, but that was 19 years ago!
...before smart phones, and Facebook, and well, you get the idea.

So I woke up and went down to the water, surprised to see so many other people, and I took a photo.
I had one of the first digital cameras, a point & shoot, where you saved the photo on a floppy disc in the camera and it was less than 1mp in size.
I thought it was really neat that so many people were down on the beach, watching the sunrise of the first day of a new year, and decided I would do it every year.

Now, I have friends who wait for my photo. I can't disappoint them or myself.
So, here is the sunrise January 1, 2019. 
I'm still alive, the world didn't end, and the sunrise is as beautiful as ever.
I'm very fortunate, I know, and will appreciate the new year as long as I can.
Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Bi-Plane Ride

Always an adventure!
One bucket list item is checked off... a ride in a bi-lane.
To think that these planes were used in war time, is just amazing. 
We flew over the NASA landing field and over cruise ships at the pier.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Brittany Coast of France

Wall by the Sea 

The one issue of living in Florida is the August/September humidity and heat.
We've solved the problem. Leave!
This year we traveled to France in September to get away.
September is a good month to go because the summer European crowds are lessened.
The weather is pleasant in September, although still warm.

We traveled to the Brittany Coast with side trips to Normandy and Omaha Beach, and many small towns along the way. We ate oysters in Canales, which are considered one of the best!
There were many small adventures, so check out my Flickr site for more photos!
This is an excellent way to avoid the Florida humidity, and see the world!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

France and the Seine River

Limestone cliffs along the Seine

Our latest travels took us to France.
Beautiful countryside along the Seine River, Paris, Normandy, and the Brittany coast were our destinations. 
More photos will follow.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Real Cowboys Colorado

For a change of pace, and to get away from the Florida humidity, we took a road trip to Colorado. Great time, great state, and the air is mountain cool! 

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Davis Park, Fire Island

Missing Fire Island, as the summer approaches. 
This is the time to secure your summer rental. Wait another few weeks and it will be too late!

I won't be renting at Davis Park this year. It's getting more and more expensive, and for good reason.
So, for this year, it's time for me and my husband to look elsewhere for some summer adventures.
We are planning to travel to other parts of our beautiful country. 
Perhaps in a year or two we will return to a summer on Fire Island.
 No year is the same, nor do we want it to be.
 Long Island, and Fire Island especially, will always be in my heart, so I know I will return.
It's all good!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Doing what I love!

I love being out on the water!
Boating is something I did when I lived on Long Island and it's what I do here in Florida.
The only difference is that I can now do this all year round.
The photo above was taken on a sunset sail in Key West, Florida.

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Winter in Florida

Winters in Florida are wonderful, all because of the weather.
The photo above was taken at sunrise in January.
On this morning, I needed nothing more than a light sweatshirt to keep me warm.
Watching the sun rise anywhere is special, but it's so much more pleasant without freezing hands and cold feet.
My heart will always be in New York, especially Long Island, but it's nice to get away from the snow, ice and freezing cold. 

Friday, October 06, 2017

Lake Wallenpaupack, Pennsylvania

First week in October on Lake Wallenpaupack in Pennsylvania.
We were hoping for more vibrant autumn colors, but the trees were just beginning to prepare for the winter.
Cool, early morning walks were very much appreciated especially when the lake produced a misty wonderland!

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Our Mediterranean Voyage

Montserrat door

My husband and I recently spent some time in Europe, traveling and exploring, 
...and of course, taking photos!
Check out my photos for a quick look at the places we've seen in the last few weeks. 
Click on the photo above!