Friday, April 16, 2010

bellport sky


I always wanted to check out the town of bellport here on long island, so last sunday I finally did and I'd like to report that I was abundantly impressed. bellport reminds me of what a lot of long island used to be like when I was a kid. it's an actual small town surrounded by a neighborhood. I went last sunday and as I drove around I noticed many people walking from their homes into their town. I know, a novel idea right? that's how it used to be though before there were malls. when the malls started being built I don't know if anyone realized what that would do to small towns but that is the reason why there are so very few small towns left. this photo was taken on the boardwalk right on the bellport bay. the sky had a shimmery feeling to it that reminded me of summer. I'll post more about bellport tomorrow.
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16 comments:

Quiet Paths said...

Beautiful sunny day you had. I like the depth and textures in this photo.

Sylvia K said...

What a lovely sky, Lily! I do love those soft white clouds and blue sky! Great capture for the day. Wishing you a lovely, beautiful weekend!!

Sylvia

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Bellport sounds nice! I'll have to take a drive there someday. I have family all over LI :-)

~Cheryl said...

Nice photo! The sun behind the post is perfect!

Linnea W said...

What an exceptional shot. It really does look like it's shimmering. It also looks like it could be one of those very large abstract paintings. Most unique sky!

Bibi said...

Love those clouds. They look like they were painted on the photo; very pretty!

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Marlene said...

Looks like it was a beautiful day judging by that sky.

Lois said...

What a pretty picture! I love the light.

Halcyon said...

Very pretty sky! I think the "old ways" are making a comeback.

Daryl said...

Pretty sky .. I had a friend who lived in Bellport about 20 yrs ago ...

missb@dragonflyvintage said...

Ironic. After living for 40 years on Long Island, moving to Brooklyn is what has finally given me that "neighborhood" feel, of walking out my front door and down the block or across the street for pizza or coffee or lotto tickets! On Long Island I relied on my car for EVERYTHING, even the deli "around the corner." Now that parking is an issue, I walk to local places instead of driving, and doing this allows me to see more people, pet their dogs, admire the spring flowering bulbs and trees close-up, etc. People kept saying to me, "you're moving to THE CITY??" but I feel more small town NOW than I ever did in the suburbs of Long Island!

But, Bellport is lovely :-)

Pietro said...

Very fine perspective, Lily. A beautiful sky indeed!
Happy Saturday!

Alexa said...

Have to say, I know just how missb feels! Bellport is indeed lovely, but I'm partial to Greenport—you should definitely check it out too.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I know, I know! suburban Long Island used to be just like what you find in the the urban areas of NY! When I was a kid, everyone used to be outside on the sidewalks or in front of their houses or walking to their destinations. When I lived in Manhattan years ago, friends from Long Island would not believe how friendly everyone was in the city and how it felt like a real neighborhood.
I think you still have some of that in parts of Long Island, but it's just not as common anymore with all the cars and the Malls.

Lori Skoog said...

If you are ever in Western NY, I would love to show you around Brockport. It will remind you of the old days.