Thursday, July 31, 2014

Farmingdale's Very Own Secret Garden

























I've been here before and you may find out more about this garden by following this link. And yes, the colors in this garden really are this bright!


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The American Oystercatcher and Black Beach Sand

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 I came across this guy while walking at Robert Moses beach. He was the only American Oystercatcher standing quite still amongst a flock of very busy Seagulls. I'm sorry I can't say where the black sand beach pictured below is. The colors in each of these photos compliment each other so nicely it just seemed natural to post them together.

Black Beach Sand

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I Think It Might Be Time To Find a Nice Blackberry Jam Recipe...

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I am certain these wild blackberries have been growing in our backyard for longer than the fourteen years we've been here, but for some reason they have never been this plump. I'm thinking it might be due to the added sun we have been getting in that particular patch of garden since the giant Evergreen lost most of its needles (Sandy). Whatever the case may be, I think it might be time to start cooking up some jam!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Sunday Evening at Robert Moses

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We got there just as everyone was clearing out. It was windy and beautiful and then the sun set behind the dunes.

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Friday, June 27, 2014

The Island at The Massapequa Preserve




























I've never seen this part of the preserve before. This picturesque island scene is around the bend inside the entrance to the park from Merrick Road in Massapequa. The scene below was taken from Merrick Road in the same town.