Wednesday, November 19, 2014

On the Waterfront




























I haven't been to Sea Cliff in ages. I remember visiting a great Aunt Louise who lived in the town years ago. Recently my parents & I drove by her old place to see if it was as charming and quaint as I remembered. It was, and though I didn't get a good picture of my aunt's old house, I did find this interesting scene just around the corner from it. I found this article when I googled Sea Cliff power plant. In short, Karin Barnaby of Sea Cliff started a petition to try and save this historic sight for lots of good reasons.  I urge you to go to this page and read about them here. Ms. Barnaby makes a very good case for why this landmark should be saved. Please sign the petition if you agree.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Priscilla and I would like to say Happy Veteran's Day to all our Veterans


Friday, November 7, 2014

Connecticut as Seen from Oyster Bay





































Someone was having a good time sailing on the bay the other day. If you look closely you can see a dark figure sitting on the edge of the sailboat. And check out those white caps!



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

My Hot Pink Mandevilla






















If the sun comes out, tomorrow I will take a full view photograph of this Mandevilla growing in my backyard. She exceeded all of my expectations in that the first two I tried to grow over the last couple of summers didn't do so well. One never flowered and the other barely flowered. I brought this one back to New York from my friend's home in Virginia with her suggestion that I only keep Miss Pretty outside during the day & bring her in every night until the weather turned markedly warmer. As you can see, it worked - not to mention she is still going strong two weeks into October! Her hot pink color is so intense, she proved to be quite the challenge to photograph.
Here she is posing with Priscilla back in early May.

Monday, October 13, 2014

View From the Top





























I love the Ferris Wheel and every year when the Columbus Day Fair comes to Farmingdale, I make sure to take a ride on it.