Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Priscilla's Very First #TongueOutTuesday

Captivated by the bounty of the Brown Eyed Susans, Priscilla turned to me, tongue wagging in sheer joy as if to say to me she could not believe what she was seeing. She leaned down towards the root of the flower, took a long sniff and then basked in the shade the flower lent her so that she could rest a bit before journeying on. #TongueOutTuesday

Monday, August 1, 2016

The Brown Eyed Susan's are Flowering in Abundance on Long Island...

Here you can see a large patch of Brown Eyed Susan surrounding one side of Saint Kilian's Roman Catholic Church in Farmingdale. The weather has been a dreary humid blanket of grey the last few days - really yucky, so the sight of these yellow lovelies are a welcome reprieve.
It looks like the Sun is doing its best to break through today though and the good news is tomorrow is supposed to be a full on sunny day.

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"