Sunday, July 31, 2011

shells and shadows

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I took this shot while walking out towards the jetty the other week. I love it when I see evidence of this type of play and creativity. doesn't the beach and nature in general, seem to bring out the best in people?
today's post is dedicated to shadow shot sunday. if you want to join in the fun, please visit  hey harriet's shadow shot sunday meme. and a big thank you to tracy for hosting shadow shot sunday too.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

dinner at "lunch"


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today, while looking back at theses pictures I could almost taste the clam chowder pictured below. it was so good. "the lobster roll" is actually the name of the restaurant everyone must pass as they drive further into the town of montauk - but for some reason, a sign that reads "lunch" sits atop the eatery. and although it's a bit pricey, once a year we splurge and eat dinner here. the food is good and the atmosphere is casual - perfect for vacationers.
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Friday, July 29, 2011

pink and orange sky

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this post is dedicated to all those who love to watch the sky. I actually took this shot a couple of weeks ago at the farmingdale train station but forgot to post it. I'm glad I remembered to save it! if you'd like to gaze at more wondrous skies from all around the world or if you'd like to add your own sky, please visit the skywatch friday meme, thanks to klaus and his team, sandy, wren, and sylvia.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The blackberries are ready!

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after great disappointment over our beloved cherry tree not bearing good fruit this year, it was a pleasant surprise to find the bramble of blackberries doing quite well in our backyard. all at once the berries are ripening! do they not look absolutely luscious? I think I may attempt to bake a blackberry cobbler this week. I'll keep you posted.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

montauk bookshop

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small though it may be, it is still a lovely place to browse for books. I hope this is one small bookstore that never closes! montauk bookshop is one place I always visit whenever I am in montauk. today is abc wednesday and today's letter is the letter B. if you'd like to see other representations of the letter B, or if you'd like to add your own B representation, please visit 'abc wednesday' .

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

a special cake for a sixteenth birthday

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my nephew turned sixteen yesterday. we actually celebrated two birthdays since he was born on his mother's birthday. his godmother brought this special cake to the party just for him and delicious chocolate cupcakes just for his mom. I felt so lucky to be around such thoughtful people. it was a fun night.
to share a part of your world or just see more of others, please go to "that's my world tuesday". a big thanks to klaus for hosting with his team of helpers, sandy, wren, and sylvia.  


p.s. the cake was delicious,  fresh sweet creamy frosting on vanilla cake with cannoli filling inside. my only regret was I was too stuffed to fit in a bite of one of the chocolate cupcakes.

Monday, July 25, 2011

a mellow yellow christmas in july

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there is something about the idea of christmas in july that I always find very appealing - not that I actually celebrate it. I just like the idea of giving during this time of year. many people are just as poor in july as they are during the holiday season yet understandably so, our attention is often turned to other things during the summer. note to self - donate to my local food pantry!
if you feel so inclined, please visit drowsey monkey's mellow yellow monday meme to check out all things yellow. & don't forget to add your own bit of yellowness too!


& a big thanks to ian for contributing his fine photo to long island daily photo!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

footbridge at old westbury gardens

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and on the other side of the gardens, (see yesterday's post) I came upon this idyllic scene which turns out to be perfect for louis la vache's "sunday bridges meme". please go there if you'd like to see other bridges from around the world. happy sunday everyone!


p.s. this photo is a fun one to click on to enlarge too.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

reflections at old westbury gardens

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inside the walled garden at old westbury gardens I found this lovely pond filled with all kinds of reflections. if you'd like to see more reflections or add your own to the mix, please check out james of newtown area photo's wonderful 'weekend reflections' meme. thanks James!

Friday, July 22, 2011

rush hour sky

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I shot this sky last week while driving down route 109 during rush hour. don't worry, we were all stopped - I promise the light just turned green! if you'd like to gaze at more wondrous skies from all around the world or if you'd like to add your own sky, please visit the skywatch friday meme, thanks to klaus and his team, sandy, wren, and sylvia.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

a hot summer day on old country road

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yesterday's heat index was hotter than hot but at least the humidity wasn't as brutal as it was earlier this summer. I took this shot on old country road while waiting in traffic during rush hour.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

ambitious seagull

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this guy was just two feet away from me. every time he walked by he would nonchalantly eyeball the open bag of chips on our blanket. I could see he was calculating the risk involved if he was to just go for it and try and grab a few. he must've circled us fifty times within a space of five minutes. now that is ambitious!
today's post is dedicated to abc wednesday and today's letter is A. if you'd like to see other representations of the letter A or add your own, please visit abc wednesday.

Monday, July 18, 2011

a walk on robert moses beach

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last week I had the chance to take my first walk on robert moses beach this summer. the temperature was in the 90's but you'd never know it walking by the shoreline. please note the mellow yellow color of the sand in this photo. if you feel so inclined, please visit drowsey monkey's mellow yellow monday meme to check out all things yellow. & don't forget to add your own bit of yellowness too!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

lost at sea

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a memorial stands outside the montauk point lighthouse "in remembrance of those lost at sea while fishing these waters"  in the photo below you are looking at it from atop the lighthouse. please excuse the reflection of my shirt in the second photo - I was shooting it through a window since you are no longer allowed to go outside onto the narrow viewing deck. today's post is dedicated to shadow shot sunday. if you want to join in the fun, please visit  hey harriet's shadow shot sunday meme. and a big thank you to tracy for hosting shadow shot sunday too.






Friday, July 15, 2011

a beautiful long island sky

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we have had some amazing blue sunny skies the last few weeks which I would never want to complain about in the least bit. but I do have to admit, these storm clouds rolling in are lovely to look at - and photograph.  if you'd like to gaze at more wondrous skies from all around the world or if you'd like to add your own sky, please visit the skywatch friday meme, thanks to klaus and his team, sandy, wren, and sylvia.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

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isn't she pretty? this giant russian sage was buzzing with numerous bees at old westbury gardens yesterday.

Monday, July 11, 2011

signs of summer

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I found this shot while driving on sunrise highway yesterday. it's not unusual to see sights like this on a roadway when you live on an island. lucky for me I had my iphoneto share a part of your world or just see more of others, please go to "that's my world tuesday". a big thanks to klaus for hosting with his team of helpers, sandy, wren, and sylvia.  

Saturday, July 9, 2011

long island lighthouses

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inside the lighthouse keeper's dwelling at montauk point, there are all sorts of interesting displays. this one is a map of long island that shows all of the different lighthouses across the island. here you can see the young girl and woman pushing buttons that turn the lights on inside the miniature lighthouses so that they can identify where they are on the map. I never knew long island had so many lighthouses.
if you look carefully you can see the map reflected onto the plexiglass that surrounds this display.
if you'd like to see more reflections or add your own to the mix, please check out james of newtown area photo's wonderful 'weekend reflections' meme. thank you James!
I'd also like to thank ian for capturing this wonderful image and allowing me to use it here.

Friday, July 8, 2011

blue sky over montauk's lighthouse

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I'll take a blue sky over a grey sky any day. this one resides over the montauk point lighthouse in montauk.
have a great weekend everyone!
 if you'd like to gaze at more wondrous skies from all around the world or if you'd like to add your own sky, please visit the skywatch friday meme, thanks to klaus and his team, sandy, wren, and sylvia.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

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this place is probably the most nutritious fast food place you will find in montauk - plus the food tastes good too. I ordered an orange banana creamy protein type drink. it was delicious. check out the sign they have just outside their door. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Yikes! deer tick!

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deer  and their ticks are everywhere in montauk - unless you stay away from the grass and the trees and pretty much everything. one evening my family and I took a drive out to east hampton for ice cream and as we strolled down main street, we spotted a family of five deer in someone's driveway. it was a very spacious very long driveway and at first I didn't notice them until I saw a larger one from the group move. it was amazing how they blended into their environment. it was dusk so all I got was a bunch of blurry photos. I should really start carrying a tripod with me.
if you'd like to see other representations of the letter Y, or if you'd like to add your own Y representation please visit 'abc wednesday'  
  

Monday, July 4, 2011

the yellow step and a late happy birthday america

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it's almost midnight but it's still the fourth of july so I thought I'd post a picture of the flag that stands in front of the lighthouse at montauk point. I was actually standing inside the lighthouse at the very top looking out the observation doorway. you are no longer allowed to walk around outside on the narrow walkway but you can still look out the doorway and get a very good view of long island and the sea.
below is a photo of  a small stairway that leads to an opening where you can stick your head through to see a view from the very top windows of the lighthouse where the actual light shines through - you can see the light as well. the yellow step indicates the highest step you are allowed to stand on by order of the united states coast guard. I thought it was perfect for mellow yellow monday. too bad there is only five minutes left of monday! if you feel so inclined, please visit drowsey monkey's mellow yellow monday meme to check out all things yellow. 
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Sunday, July 3, 2011

shadows on montauk's beach

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whenever I stay in montauk I start each day with a walk on one of their beautiful beaches. doesn't this particular one look like something from another planet? today's post is dedicated to shadow shot sunday. if you want to join in the fun, please visit  hey harriet's shadow shot sunday meme. and a big thank you to tracy for hosting shadow shot sunday too.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

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montauk is a magical place - just look at these reflections. if you'd like to see more reflections or add your own to the mix, please check out james of newtown area photo's wonderful 'weekend reflections' meme. thanks James!