Monday, April 30, 2007

Tulip Time

Suffering from creative photo drought lately, searching for that in the moment inspiration!

Friday, April 27, 2007

Nor'Easter Aftermath

National Seashore...This is no day at the beach! The Fire Island National Seashore is littered with debris from the destruction done during this month's Nor'Easter.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Lunch Break

Geese...They are everywhere and multiplying. One begins to wonder just how any life form can poop more than it eats?

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Waiting for Vance

Seen in a Window...Walking in mid-town Manhattan the other day when I passed this window scene and thought of brother-in-Law Vance. Quite the Bass Guitar player, Vance could most likely spend the entire weekend in this shop!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Location, Location, Location

Big difference between a house ON the ocean and a house IN the ocean. The recent Nor'Easter caused devastating erosion along Fire Island's coastline. In Davis Park the primary ocean front dune has washed away. The sand that anchored the support pilings for many homes has gone the way of the tide.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Almost Spring

This past Wednesday Central Park was on the verge of "busting out" in all it's Spring glory. I'm sure that this scene will look much more colorful after this glorious sunny weekend.

Saturday, April 21, 2007


And the sun came out....After April days of cold rain and winter coats, Spring arrived yesterday with the promise of staying around for awhile!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Department of Good Ideas

Great plan...I'm wondering, if you really need to learn English can you read this sign??
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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Tulips with Interest...A little early around here for tulips, I'm sure that this Manhattan variety had a major "push"! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Nor'Easter and High Tide.... Very close call at high tide as this view across the canal shows. Seems as though Long Island really lucked out this time as the brunt of the storm hit West and North of the area. Now...a little sunshine and some warmer temps would be most welcome! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, April 15, 2007

April...The day before the rains came! Certainly seems as if Spring is slow getting underway. Heck, the baseball players are wearing ski masks and the trout pond has skim ice! If this 40 degree rain ever stops .....maybe just maybe, the real deal Spring will make an appearance!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Rain and cold... the bane of comfortable fishermen. Only trout dreams lately..... Posted by Picasa

Friday, April 13, 2007

Morning Promise...Ahh..the joy of those first cool and crisp April trout mornings. While hope may spring eternal, the fish aren't always interested. Only catches this day were made with a camera lens. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Overhead!...Celebrating the return of the Osprey. (The detail in the tail feathers is best in the large view) After years of abscence on Long Island, these proud birds of prey are becoming a common and welcome sight.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Mating Ospreys...A pair of Osprey have elected to nest in the chimney top of the Cutting Mansion located at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum. The arboretum is located along the Connetquot River, not a bad location for an Osprey! These two birds were not overly shy and spent time sitting in trees just above our heads prior to their little mating dance in the nest. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Flyby....Tried my luck at fishing for trout this morning and just HAD to bring the camera. The result, of course, was that I did not do either activity very well! This guy and several of his buddies flew rather close to me as I tried to pan with the camera and hold on to my fly rod at the same time...yikes! Lol

Monday, April 09, 2007

Spring Shadows... The hope is that our Spring will bring warmth and chase this last breath of winter.... :-)

Friday, April 06, 2007

Soon... The Sicilian Spring was well underway during early March. In spite of the current chill, our turn is right around the corner! :-)

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Spring Trumpets...Pouring rain here, this shot is from the early Sicilian Spring. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Time Together...Mother and son with time to share....Priceless. :-)

Monday, April 02, 2007

Beach Bound Greetings...Always reason for hope, even on a gray and cold beach day. :-)

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Michael Welcomes April...with enthusiasm! A cold day at the beach is still better than no day at the beach. :-)