Saturday, March 20, 2010

sump reflections and an anniversary giveaway on the first day of spring




two years ago today  I started long island daily photo after spending several days visiting eric tenin's paris daily photo. to say the least, eric tenin is a great inspiration to me as well as to many other daily photo blogs. thank you eric! 
recently I have had the good fortune to add a couple of sponsors to my blog. this would not have happened had I not had the privelege of so many of you visiting me and stopping by to say hello. as a way of saying thanks for all of your kind words and encouragement I am celebrating this blogoversary with a giveaway. all you have to do is leave a comment on this page and you will be enetered to win a sheet of stamps from my zazzle gift shoppe (over on the sidebar there) and five greeting cards of your choosing from any of the photos on my site. the giveaway ends monday at midnight and the winner will be announced shortly after. good luck!

on another note, today is weekend reflections hosted by james of newtown area photo. todays picture is of one of the 3,000 sumps that reside on long island. their purpose is to collect rainwater from road sewers. many years ago my friends and I ice skated here when one winter the water froze over. guess who fell in?
happy spring everyone! and thanks for stopping by to visit!

71 comments:

marytomaselli said...

Lily, congratulations on your blogoversary! Thanks for documenting my homeland (Long Island). You have to visit me in Queens someday and we'll going photographing together! :)

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes indeed, congratulations! I do so enjoy you blog every day! Amazing what a difference blogging can make in one's life!! I will celebrate my second anniversary in July! Hard to believe it's been that long!! Hope you have a great weekend, Lily!

Sylvia

Halcyon said...

Happy blogiversary!!!

May you have many more to come. :)

Dianne said...

congrats on your anniversary!!
I enjoy your blog, makes me feel closer to my beloved Lawn Gyland ;)

Hilda said...

Oh LOL, Lily! I sure hope it was frozen solid then.

Congratulations on your blog's birthday! Definitely looking forward to more of your photos for many years!

You know, I'm still wondering why you never registered your blog in CDP.

Hilda said...

Not that you have to, of course. Just wondering. :)

Bibi said...

Happy Blogoversary! We pretty much started at the same time, and I also had seen Eric's blog.

I see your photo, like mine today, still says 'winter,' but that your weather is warm; same here! Lovely shot...oh....you fell in...

Clytie said...

This is one of my favorite Weekend Reflection pictures for the day! The sign makes it double-fun.

Gattina said...

Very nice reflections ! and congratulations to your blogaversery !

Saretta said...

Sump is a new word for me! Keep up the good work with your blog!

Marlene said...

Great photo as always. Congrats on your Blogversary and thanks for stopping by and letting me know about your great giveaway.

Gallow said...

Congratulations on the 2 years. My daily photo blog is http://gallow-photo-year.blogspot.com. I'm coming up on my first anniversary on May 1st.

JunieRose2005 said...

Congrats on your 2 years!

I have visited you several times in the past! THIS time I'm going to put you on my favorites list as I DO always enjoy your blog when I visit!

Thanks, also, for your recent visit to my blog!


Junie

VP said...

Happy Anniversary! You are doing a very good work. Today picture is striking, with a peculiar reflection on the side.

Daryl said...

Oh what a happy celebration .. congrats on the blogversary, the new advertisers and your continued lovely sharing of your part of Longisland ..

Greg Dimitriadis said...

Happy Blogoversary and many happy returns! And thanks for all the beautiful photos you've been posting.

Patti said...

Wow, two years of blogging! Way to go. Your photos are outstanding!

bobbie said...

I love the houses in the water.

Congratulations on your blogoversary!! Isn't it wonderful to be able to collect so many great friends this way!

Carol said...

Lily, NIce shot and reflection. Happy blogoversary! Happy Spring!

mbkatc230 said...

Congratulations! Nice reflection shot, and what a funny memory. I'm going to assume that the sign wasn't there when you went ice skating :) Kathy

Dorothy said...

Congratulations I'm from Western NY. Glad I found you..

Dorothy from grammology
grammology.com

magiceye said...

hearty congratulations on your blogversary!!!
looking forward to many more!
cheers!!

Anonymous said...

It's so interesting how Long Islanders forget that Nassau and Suffolk are not alone on Long Island. It's like L I begins at the end of the Queens line. That is one great picture, the reflections of the homes etc. in the water are neat.

Alexa said...

Happy Anniversary, Lily! Two years is quite an accomplishment, and I hope you'll keep it up a lot longer too. As someone who grew up happily on Long Island, I appreciate so much what you do every day!

Paz said...

happy anniversary! i'm glad you started your blog. ;-)

paz

chrome3d said...

If you fell then you know better by now not to trespass where it´s forbidden to trespass. Good luck to your blogging.

namaki said...

at least the sun is shining also behind the fence !!!

Kitty said...

Happy Anniversary, Lily! I wish you many happy years of photo-taking in the future.

KaHolly said...

The world became a brighter place when you decided it was time to start a blog. Great give-away idea! Thanks for the opportunity. And, HAPPY SPRING! ~karen

James said...

Wow two years! Congrats Lily. I just wish that you posted a picture of the icy wet event from all those years ago. :)

happilyretired said...

Happy second Blogoversary! I'm glad to have discovered you in this virtual world. Here's to many more happy years of blogging!
Hugs and blessings,

Sweet Repose said...

When they say island, they mean it...a little scary with global warming don't you think. I wish they would come up with an alternative for concrete and asphalt in the parking lots, so the rains would go right through...some day...I been doin' this 2 years in April, where does the time go, but boy haven't we met some great peeps!!!

Fotobloggen 2010 said...

well I think you do a great job showing and telling about your place on earth. as I participate in several challenges I get to see so many wiews from all over the world in the same time as I improve my photoskills ( I think,,,)
thanks for stopping by at my place and making a comment

christina, sweden

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

We would love to be entered in your great give-away Lily!
Loved your picture & story - never really heard of sumps before - sump pumps in the basement, but no outside sumps to ice skate on in the winter - love to learn something new!!
Happy 2nd year - and here is to another year of blogging *cheers!*

Tash said...

Congratulations!!!! I know this is a lot of hard work but it's so wonderful to be able to see your wonderful photographs and to share in the memories.
I sort of consider us 2 yr olds the 2nd generation...1st being Eric, and Kim of Seattle, and Jazzy...and many others of course. My 2nd is coming up in mid-May.

Very cool idea about the stamps. A lawyer send me an add and I notices a personalized Zazzle stamp (scales of justice).

Louis la Vache said...

Appropriate sign, given New York politics!
(California's are as bad, if not worse!)

Babzy said...

happy anniversary and happy spring , love your crocus shots :)

Jilly said...

Oh many congratulations, Lily. Your photos are always so beautiful and your commentary is something to make us think. You show so well your beautiful part of the world.

PS. I think your name is probably my favourite of all the bloggers!

Virginia said...

Lil,
Congrats on your anniversary!!!! Pick me ! Pick me! I want anything you've got with your beautiful images.
Here's to many more blog posts. BTW, it's Bob Crowe's anniversary today as well. I'm tempted to break out the champagne! :)
V

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy blog anniversary, Lily! I enjoy your Long Island photos very much! Since Brooklyn is the westernmost part of Long Island, I feel I'm learning more about "the other half" in the east. :-)

I was away for a week in Colorado visiting my grandson and I am so behind in so many things since returning home. I'm so glad I didn't miss your give away

lilDdownunder said...

Congrats on your anniversary. I just celebrated my 1st one for my blog about 2 weeks ago. Thanks for the chance to win!

dlogston (at) gmail (dot) com

Domestic Diva said...

Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

Elaine said...

Yes, please!

elainehearn@live.com
Enter to win a women's Orient watch!
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Roxanne Dodson said...

Seriously... BLOGAVERSARY!!! I love it!!! Congrats! :D

Anonymous said...

this is great, thanks!
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Beauty Vibes said...

congrats!

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Nupur said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary!

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Pietro said...

Happy Blog Anniversary, Lily!
I always enjoy very much your fine blog!
Happy new week :-)

Anja said...

Congrats on your blogoversary and thank you for organizing this lovely giveaway!

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Emily said...

Congrats on your milestone! And thanks for the giveaway!
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very married said...

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Congrats! Blogging opens up a whole new world.

Lindsay said...

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Many more blog-iversarys to come I do hope! Thanks for the giveaway!

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sandyandcosmo said...

Congratulations and thanks for the giveaway!

Emily said...

Congratulations! This is such a great giveaway!

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Holly said...

hope i win!
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Mtlgrl4evr said...

Congrats! Happy blogoversary! Love your photos :)

stash mama said...

Happppy aniverasry!!!! whoo hoo!
looove your photos!!!
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Carapace said...

Oh, poor you! I've always thought the idea of falling through ice was especially terrifying. I'm glad you survived, to celebrate your blogversary in style-That photo is gorgeous!

carapacenator(at)gmail.com

Megan: said...

Happy Anniversary and LOVE the photos!

CarzooCritters said...

Congrats! I can only hope to be blogging for that long! Beautiful and wonderful photos! =)

-Breanna
CarzooCritters at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on making it this far with your blog! Thanks for offering up this giveaway :)

Ashley
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Anonymous said...

Congratulations and what a delightful giveaway.

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dyylannn said...

thanks for the giveaway
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Sidewalk Chalk said...

Happy blogiversary! Congrats!

lcg842 said...

Congratulations! I like the picture you posted.

Thanks for the giveaway,

Lisa
lcg842@comcast.net

tiffany said...

oooh id love to win!

xo tiffany

DEBIJOT said...

Celebrate the day! Thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Love your photos, very cool!

Thanks for the chance to win!

ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

--Liza

Marci said...

Congratulations! I would love to win....
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Nicole said...

Congrats on your blogoversary!!