The furthest south that the sun will set from this location. It's on the move........
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Winter on Long Island
Suffolk County Park in Riverhead
Indian Island, Suffolk County Park
The marsh at Meeting House Creek
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Built by a neighbor, a few years ago, the box sits in the phragmites.
I've never actually seen a duck in the nesting box but we do have plenty of ducks on the river.
It is my understanding that this is built specifically for Wood Ducks, and we mainly see Mallards here.
At this time of year, the Buffleheads come to visit, migrating through Long Island, and away from the windy Great South Bay.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Just a walk through the arboretum, on a beautiful autumn day.
The leaves are not as vibrant this year due to hurricane Irene and the heavy ice storm last week.
Many trees are bare and any leaves on the trees are just a drab brown color.
In spite of the lack of color, it does have its beauty!
Monday, October 31, 2011
“A DUTCH CHRISTMAS AT MEADOW CROFT”
Bayport Heritage Association invites all local-area residents to their DUTCH CHRISTMAS AT MEADOW CROFT, which will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3rd, and 4th, 2011, at the Meadow Croft estate located at 299 Middle Road at Brown’s River on the Bayport Sayville border.
Meadow Croft is the 1891 estate of John E. Roosevelt and family. The Roosevelts were, of course, Dutch by ancestry. The house will be decorated in a Victorian/Edwardian motif with beautiful wreaths, poinsettias and greenery magnificently reminiscent of a hundred years ago and tied in with a Dutch flavor.
Musical selections will be played on the original Roosevelt grand piano filling the house with the music of the season.
Upstairs, special exhibits, including electric trains, teddy bears, dolls, vintage clothing, woodcarvings, old-time toys, and Christmas specialties, will be on display for public enjoyment.
Hot chocolate and cookies will add to the coziness of the occasion. St. Nicholas, the Dutch version of Santa Claus, will be there to look up individual children’s names in his ledger and he’ll find out who’s been ‘naughty and nice’ in 2011.
This Dutch Christmas at Meadow Croft is open from noon to 4 PM both days. Admission is only $5 for adults and $3 for seniors & children age 4-12. Not suitable for children under 4 years of age.
All the decorations will be raffled off.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
From the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Oakdale, NY.
The Dahlia Garden is located in the easterly end of the park behind the Cow Barn. It was planted and is maintained by the LONG ISLAND DAHLIA SOCIETY. There are currently approximately 500 plants and over 400 varieties. This is one of the largest dahlia gardens on the east coast. The garden peaks in September and October. The LIDS holds flower shows at the Arboretum in the fall of each year. Membership in the society is available. For further information contact the Arboretum at 631-581-1002.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The dahlia garden at the Cutting Arboretum in Oakdale is at its peak.
Take a ride over there and view the beautiful dahlias! There are also lots of bees but don't worry.
They won't be interested in you with so many colorful flowers available!
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
There is something so different about the air once Labor Day arrives.
The sky has less haze and more fluffy clouds.
The coolness in the air has that almost autumn feel.
It is one of the best times on Long Island!
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
The Bayport Heritage Association is having their 25th Autumn House Tour, Sunday, October 16th.
Tickets are $25 per person and all proceeds go to the Bayport Heritage Association.
You can buy tickets by mail. Send checks to:
Bayport Heritage Association
PO Box 4
Bayport, NY 11705
or you can buy the tickets beginning October 1st, at the following locations:
•Country Junque on Middle Road
•Bayport Flower House
•Bayport-Blue Point Library
Homes in Bayport and Blue Point are featured, including the estate home designed by George B Post, architect of the NY Stock Exchange.
Refreshments will be served at the Meadow Croft estate, on Middle Road, Sayville.
For information, contact:
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Hope you all recover soon!
The flood water has receded but many of you are without power.
In this photo, taken on Sunday, the water pours out of the river onto a residential street.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
One of the lighthouses on our Lighthouse Cruise out of Greenport.
One of the engineers of Race Rock Lighthouse, Captain Thomas Albertson Scott, also built the seawall at Governors Island and the foundation for the Statue of Liberty.
It was a great cruise!
Friday, August 19, 2011
The weather has been beautiful.
The ocean waves have been calm and the water warm.
It's been perfect beach weather, but last night's storm gave us a reality check.
Enjoy the summer while you can!
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Sunday, July 31, 2011
This photo is for sale, on canvas, 14x14", at the Phoenix Gallery, Bellport. Canvas wrapped and ready to hang, profits go to the Brookhaven Arts Council.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Swim in the green...
Almost every year people drown in the ocean off Fire Island. Sometimes the waves and rip-currents are too strong and people aren't prepared. There are no lifeguards in some areas. Swim in the green flagged areas!
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