Monday, December 29, 2008

sand and snow


sand and snow, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Captree Fleet


Captree Fleet, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Captree State Park, Long Island, NY

Saturday, December 20, 2008

winter garden


winter garden, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

The garden after a snow fall
Long Island, NY

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Indian Island Riverhead


Indian Island Riverhead, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Indian Island, Suffolk County Park
The marsh at Meeting House Creek

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Blue Point Tower


Blue Point Tower, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Blue Point Tower

Old windmill/water tower in the town of Blue Point, Long Island, NY.
Sadly, now the site of condos.

Sayville


Sayville, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Starbucks in Sayville, in December

Bryan's Bridge


Bryan's Bridge, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Bryan's Bridge, in Sayville, decorated for the winter holidays.

This old bridge over Brown's River was dedicated to Bryan E. Schneck, a neighbor boy, then young man, who died in 1997.
This bridge is a favorite spot for people to fish and catch crabs.
Every year it is decorated for the holidays.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

christmas barn


christmas barn, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Miller Place

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Vietnam Veterans Memorial


Vietnam Veterans Memorial, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

This monument was built in 1991 under the auspices of the Suffolk County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Committee.
Bald Hill, Farmingville, Long Island, NY

Friday, December 5, 2008

autumn marsh


autumn marsh, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Marsh in the Great South Bay

fire island deer


fire island deer, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Deer at the Smith Point County Park beach, Fire Island

Sunday, November 30, 2008

autumn beach


autumn beach, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Atlantic Ocean, Fire Island, Thanksgiving 2008
It feels good even in November!
Air temp was about 45°

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Long Island Duck


Long Island Duck, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

In 1931, duck farmer Martin Maurer built this 20-ft. high, 30-ft. long, concrete applied over a wooden frame to use it as his Riverhead (Flanders) shop. Maurer sold ducks and eggs from this location. When the land was earmarked for development, giant duck preservationists and the Friends for Long Island's Heritage petitioned to save it. The owners donated the Big Duck to Suffolk County in 1987. In 1988 it moved from Flanders to Hampton Bays along Route 24 at the entrance of Sears-Bellow County Park.
It has now moved back to Flanders near the original duck farm. The development was never completed. The shop still operates -- now as a tourism center for the East end of Long Island, selling souvenirs to tourists and city weekend visitors.
Each year, on the first Wednesday in December, the Suffolk County Parks Department sponsors the Annual Holiday Lighting of the Big Duck. This year, that is December 3rd. Visitors join in singing carols and once Santa arrives (transported by the Flanders Fire Department), the switch is flipped and the Big Duck lights up for all to see.

In 1931, duck farmer Martin Maurer built this 20-ft. high, 30-ft. long, concrete over wooden frame "duck" to use it as a Riverhead (Flanders) shop.
Maurer sold ducks and eggs from this location. When the land was sold for development, Giant Duck preservationists and the Friends for Long Island's Heritage petitioned to save the structure which had become a Long Island attraction.
The owners donated the Big Duck to Suffolk County in 1987. In 1988 it moved from Flanders to Hampton Bays along Route 24 at the entrance of Sears-Bellow County Park.
It has now moved back to Flanders near the original duck farm, on Flanders Road.
The housing development was never built.

The shop still operates -- now as a tourism center for the East end of Long Island, selling souvenirs to tourists and New York City weekend visitors.
Each year, on the first Wednesday in December, the Suffolk County Parks Department sponsors the Annual Holiday Lighting of the Big Duck.
This year, it will happen on December 3rd.
Visitors join in singing carols and once Santa arrives, transported by the Flanders Fire Department, the switch is flipped and the Big Duck lights up for all to see.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

red berries


red berries, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Berries for autumn

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Frank F. Penney, Maritime Museum, West Sayville


From the Long Island Maritime Museum...

"The Frank F. Penney Boatshop was originally built as the laundry building for the old Brooklyn Hotel in Center Moriches. When the hotel burned down, Mr. Penney jumped at the chance to rescue this building for use in his boatyard. This fine old building was floated down the Great South Bay from Moriches to its present site in 1978."
~~~
Today it is the center of the boat building restoration projects.
You can visit the maritime museum in West Sayville:
Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm
Sunday, 12noon- 4pm

Location:
86 West Avenue
West Sayville, Long Island, New York 11796
(631) 854-4974,
~~~

Davis Park


Davis Park, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Davis Park, Fire Island in autumnn.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Bayard Cutting Arboretum


Bayard Cutting Arboretum 2, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Oakdale, Long Island, NY

Fire Island Autumn


Fire Island Autumn, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Flying over Fire Island, this is east of Watch Hill, part of the National Seashore.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

dahlia macro


dahlia macro, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Robert Moses Bridge


Robert Moses Bridge, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Robert Moses Bridge to Fire Island

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Bellport & Fire Island


Bellport & Fire Island, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Fire Island Aerial


Fire Island Aerial, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Fire Island, looking west toward New York City. You can see the Robert Moses Bridge and Causeway as well as the Great South Bay and Captree.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

red leaves on Mill Pond, Sayville


red leaves on pond, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Pumpkin Farm


Pumpkin Farm, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Bayard Cutting Arboretum


Bayard Cutting Arboretum, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Friday, October 24, 2008

lady bug on dahlia


lady bug on dahlia, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sunken Forest Walkway


Sunken Forest Walkway, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Davis Park


Davis Park, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Monday, October 13, 2008


, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

NWPLI Exhibition

Do you love nature photography? Well, if you do, don’t miss this show!

The NWPLI (Nature and Wildlife Photographers of Long Island) will have its third annual Autumn Exhibition beginning October 18th through November 22, 2008.


It is being held at the Castello di Borghese Winery in Cutchogue.
The exhibit will showcase the group’s best work in nature, wildlife and landscape photography.

NWPLI has been awarded numerous honors for its work, most recently winning the Nature’s Best Photography International Awards (Camera Club Category) sponsored by Nature’s Best Photography Magazine.
Visit the group's website: http://www.nwpli.com

The photography on display will include natural subjects that have been captured with digital and film cameras. Photos are from Long Island's own natural surroundings.
Some selected images will also be available for purchase.

The Show will run from Saturday, October 18 - November 22, 2008

The reception, with refreshments, will be Saturday, October 25 from 1-5 pm 

For directions to Castello di Borghese…Click Here!

For additional information, contact Lou Buonomo at lou@nwpli.com

I hope you have the opportunity to stop by the exhibit on your yearly autumn visit to the wineries and to the pumpkin farms!
It’s nature photography at its best!
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Saturday, October 4, 2008

the Canal: Peaceful Hour


the Canal: Peaceful Hour, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Fire Island


"Fire Island", originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Horseshoe crab shell at sunset

Friday, October 3, 2008

Barrett Beach Ocean


Barrett Beach Ocean, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Barrett Beach


Barrett Beach, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Port Jeff Stacks


Port Jeff Stacks, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

gull on sand


gull on sand, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thursday Walk


Thursday Walk, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Taken last November on Long Island. Today is a fall-like day with clouds and cool temeratures!

Connetquot State Park


Connetquot State Park, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Behman's Pond


Behman's Pond, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

farm fresh corn


farm fresh corn, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.
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farm stand on the east end

frog


frog, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Blue Claws (crabs)


Blue Claws (crabs), originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Long Island Crabs


"Crabs Once More", originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

gull on Fire Island


gull on Fire Island, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Stony Brook Village, Long Island, NY

Stony Brook Village, Long Island, NY

Thursday, September 11, 2008

In memory...


In memory..., originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

fishing in Babylon


fishing in Babylon, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

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