Friday, June 27, 2014

The Island at The Massapequa Preserve




























I've never seen this part of the Massapequa 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.


Friday, June 13, 2014

Behold the Awesome Peony

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As I photographed this flower bud, two ants seemingly appeared out of nowhere working rapidly before my eyes - their job, helping to open up the peony like the blossom pictured below.

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Last Night's Penn Station Evacuation

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Last night, a suspicious package was found on one of the trains heading out of Penn Station. Unfortunately this was at the exact time Ian was exiting the subway into Penn, only to find all the gates leading into the LIRR closed. Apparently, Penn Station was being evacuated, completely shutting down. 

If Ian hadn't called me from the subway, I wouldn't have had a clue. Not one mention on the LIRR website of delayed trains and the evacuation was barely mentioned on the news. I went onto twitter and within minutes I found out from complete strangers in Penn Station exactly what was going on. Ian was already on the subway to Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn to get to Long Island when I texted him about the package. He said everyone on the train was upset about the inconvenience. A fellow passenger waxed philosophical asking everyone, " Would it have been less of an inconvenience if it had turned out to be a bomb?"

Above is the American Legion Post 1066 as seen from the Massapequa LIRR Parking Lot. I waited in the lot across from it for Ian's train last night. An older couple who were just leaving the lot stopped to tell me they were on the train where they found the package. She said police brought bomb sniffing dogs aboard the train and the passengers were "thrown out" onto Seventh Avenue where she said she found a taxi to drive them back to Long Island. She also felt the whole thing was handled very poorly.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Rainy With a Chance of Sunny

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I think that was the forecast I heard on the radio today... the typical cover your butt type of forecast.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Swamp Maple

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When I looked up and saw how the light was gracing this swamp Maple I immediately thought of Maxfield Parrish.
Also, do you believe today is the first day of June?