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.


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Queens Smokestacks

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These smokestacks made the news today. Apparently one of them started billowing black smoke out over the East River. I stumbled upon them last week while out and about perusing this neighborhood with Ian. It was the first time I've ever seen these beauties up close. I usually see them while driving on the Long Island Expressway.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

The Landscape at Robert Moses has changed...





























Last Summer the beach looked so much larger! At least the umbrella line is the same. I guess winter decided to make some cut backs. Then someone stuck this blue shed next to the lifeguard stand. I'm not liking it.