Old Westbury Gardens
Monday, May 13, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
The sea was calm and not great for sailing.
There is a holding area for NYC container ships before they get close to the city. These ships are actually anchored here, waiting for the okay to enter NY Harbor.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The sand dunes and vegetation of Fire Island
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
The Teddy Roosevelt Estate, Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY.
It was his summer home while President. The old victorian home is now maintained by the National Park Service.
From the NY Times:
"Receipts show that the Roosevelts, like many Long Islanders, eventually found some of the greenery for their yard at Hicks Nurseries, which is still going strong after 150 years in business in Westbury. And in 1894, Roosevelt, a country squire as well as the future 26th president, plopped a gray-skinned European copper beech sapling into the ground, placing the tree just to the right of the porte-cochère. The tree's burnished-looking foliage and sculptural limbs were visible from the shallow bay window of Roosevelt's library and kitchen. In a 1905 photograph of Roosevelt in front of the copper beech, its trunk was about eight inches in diameter.
Fast forward more than a century. The slow-growing copper beech, the signature tree of many Gold Coast estates, now looms over the three-story house. The trunk has grown to four feet around with buttress roots at its base that look like elephants' feet. As the cooper beech matured, its branches had to be trimmed from the bottom to keep from brushing carriages coming up the driveway."
Friday, March 8, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
The Robert Moses Bridge, looking west toward the Fire Island Inlet.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
This is their research vessel, SeaWolf
For info...click here
Sunday, January 27, 2013
See the boardwalk through the dunes?
Friday, January 25, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
'Twas the night before Christmas......
All local residents are invited to the annual
Christmas at Meadow Croft.
Event will be held on
Saturday, December 1st and Sunday, December 2, 2012
at the Estate located at
299 Middle Road, on the Bayport-Sayville border from
noon to 4pm.
Musical selections will be played on the original Roosevelt Grand Piano.
Come visit with Santa, see exhibits and drink some hot chocolate.
All decorations will be raffled off.
For further information: call 631-363-6487
Monday, November 19, 2012
See it here! http://www.longislandpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Fire-Island-3.jpg
From Fire Island, looking north to Bellport, Brookhaven Township, this is the site of the breach, where the ocean has washed through the island.
The little island with the beach house is "Pelican Island"
It does not look the same.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The storm has hit Long Island and the the entire northeast coast and I cannot bring myself to post photos of the damage and floods.
It's day 13 and still many Long Islanders have no electricity.
If you are looking for photos of flood damage, there are many websites that have recent images.
Here are some links:
or go to Google.com and search: hurricane sandy floods, images
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