Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Heat Wave Antidote




























This is the place to be, walking on the beach, swimming in the ocean, or just dipping your feet in our wondrous Atlantic - one or all of the above at Robert Moses, my favorite beach on the Fire Island National Seashore. I'll take it.

Monday, July 25, 2016

The other side of the Massapequa Preserve



























Last weekend was only the second time I rode the Bethpage Bikeway towards the northern shore of Long Island. Normally I walk or bike the South shore part of the trail through the Massapequa Preserve. When I googled a map of the bikeway to try and see exactly where I was headed, I found out the entire trail is also referred to as the Bethpage Bikeway. I also discovered this great website called TrailLink where you can see the route I took as well as other bike trails on Long Island.
Though this part of the trail that I rode my bike on didn't have the water views I am used to seeing on its southerly side, it has at least a few hills that make your heart pump extra  - accompanied by these gorgeous sky views, which also look way better in person. And it's all free!

Friday, July 22, 2016

a #flashbackFriday post...Getting ready for the weekend...




























Notice Priscilla's trance like state? I imagine her thinking how much she is enjoying the warm water as I pour it over her back. I always try and let her get a good soak in before I start washing her head. Once water is poured over her head, it's 'game over' and she is no longer enjoying her bath. I totally sympathize so I make sure to be gentle. This photo was taken a few weeks ago in between visits to her favorite groomer, & God only knows what goes on at the groomers. I pray for both they and she whenever Priscilla has a visit with them.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sunday Night Sunset




























I try to remember to spend time outside in the evening after dinner so I can take advantage of the long summer nights...and also so I get to see skies like this too. This same sky looked equally beautiful in Springtime too.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Fragrance is Otherworldly...




























Peeking out from the side of our house I was surprised to see a whole bouquet of these tall pink Lilies thriving in their shady corner of our backyard garden. The humidity has been pretty intense as of late but that doesn't seem to be deterring these beauties from putting on quite a show. Thank you sweet smelling Lilies.

"Good things come to those who wait"

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Coffee at the Beach




























With coffee in hand, I arrived before nine AM to a fairly crowded beach with masses of Long Islanders right behind me. With the humidity being what it has been lately the beach was a welcome reprieve for sure.
If you don't mind the rocks and seashells one needs to traverse to get past the waves, the water was cold but bearable and very refreshing - like hydrotherapy at the spa. There's nothing like a cold soak to get the blood moving.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Early Morning Light in Farmingdale New York



























No filter here, just pure unadulterated iPhone picture taking. When the sun shines, all the colors change making everything the sun touches full of beauty and promise. Back in 2014 the area where this apartment building stands was completely renovated with new housing. Though it seems like everything took forever at the time these new buildings were being built,  it also feels like yesterday when construction first began and we had to look at mounds of dirt and heavy machinery day in and day out. This is not the most pedestrian friendly part of town, but it is new and directly across the street from the Farmingdale Train Station.