Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 Farewell

As 2008 sails off into the sunset we yearn for a less chaotic, more peaceful and healthy New Year.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

Angels In Brooklyn

The lights of Dyker many shots to go through after our tour of the holiday displays! See the post below for more... (check out the larger views by clicking on the image)

Christmas In Brooklyn

There has been a great deal of media hype about the electric celebration of the season in the Dyker Heights section of Brooklyn. After first hand observation, I must admit that the reviews are indeed accurate! For several blocks one can see a dazzling display of neighbor out-doing neighbor in what has become a rite of the holiday season. As Christmas slowly fades in the rear view mirror I was impresssed, amused, and fortunate to experience the results of what must have been hours of preparation.

Dyker Heights Display

Over the top for sure, every shrub, lamp post and railing are decked out for the season in Brooklyn's Dyker Heights section.

Sunday, December 28, 2008


Let the Holidays continue! It's a wonderful to see the entire family even if the Jersey turnpike is in the way!

Friday, December 26, 2008

The Gourmand

Lunch Christmas Eve with a happy one year old! Ollie is developing a discerning palate...

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Let It Snow

Let It long as we have no place to go. On the other hand, last minute shopping just became a nightmare!

Friday, December 19, 2008

The Cove

A calm and quiet winter day as we await our first major snow of the season.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Flanders Bay

Tranquil December afternoon in Flanders, well worth the drive out east! (Best in larger view)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tree Spin

Experimenting with shutter Snoopy, Lucy and Charlie spin away in their Christmas bubble.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Ten Days Till Christmas

Mid-December and the daily sunset show is now afternoon event. For me, the silver lining in winter's journey is the gradual day to day increase in sunlight.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Duck The Halls

...with boughs of holly. The Flanders Duck, aka "the Big Duck" or to east enders simply, "The Duck" has been decked out for the Christmas holiday. To me, however, the duck appears to be wearing lederhosen with Christmas ornaments. Perhaps there was some confusion with Oktoberfest in December?? Anyway...Season's Greetings from The Duck!

Friday, December 12, 2008

December Glow

Along the upper reaches of Brown's River the setting sun is framed by the front porch at Meadowcroft.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Pond Ice

A taste of winter...Our first real wintry day left it's mark yesterday!

Friday, December 05, 2008

Running Home

Taos Pueblo...A boy appears to be late for wherever it is that he needs to be on a dark and cool November afternoon.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

No Brains, No Headache

Out of town Thanksgiving guests can't resist the lure of the surf. Small details such as air and water temperature are obviously of little concern.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Beach Buggy Below

A hopeful surf caster looks for "the" spot. Truly a sea gull's view of Fire Island! (best in large view)

Monday, December 01, 2008

Island Deer

Curious and perhaps hungry the deer on Fire Island are even more approachable this time of year.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Proud Grandpa Series

Oliver Scott approaches his first birthday. Another reason to celebrate over the Thanksgiving weekend!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Fire Island Residents

Long after the crowds have left Fire Island's state parks, the locals enjoy the peace and quiet.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Flanders Duck

Saw an old friend the other day.....A curious local icon, "The Duck" has been moved back to it's original Flanders location. A celebration is planned for this week as the duck will be decked out in it's finest fowl Christmas gear.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

In spite of our daily headlines there is so very much to be thankful for in all of our lives! Happy Thanksgiving....

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Rio Grande Valley

Still plenty of shots from New Mexico to process, this vista is from the high road to Taos from Santa Fe. Best viewed in the large format where even the ski area above Santa Fe can be seen.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


How about those Jets??..Could it be?...Dare we utter the word "Playoffs"? True Jets fans are waiting with fear for the "same olds" to show up. (best in large view)

Monday, November 24, 2008

North Fork November

Long Island's North Fork struggles to remain rural and agricultural as suburban sprawl continues to appear more profitable. Farm preservation has had an impact and scenes like this keep the feeling of being "in the country" just a short drive away for many Long Islanders.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Robert Moses

More from our flight...The Robert Moses water tower with a bird's eye view of Captree Island and the causeway on a quiet October morning.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Governor's Palace

On downtown Santa Fe's plaza...The original Governor's (both Mexican and American) residence is now a museum of New Mexico history. Native American artists sell their wares under the block long porch roof. Artists are assigned spots by a daily lottery system.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Afternoon River

Heading south from Taos along New Mexico's route 68, views of the Rio Grande continue to impress.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Smith Point

Smith Point Beach...On any given sunny summer day it is difficult to find a parking spot here. Something very peaceful and inviting about seeing one of Fire Island's hot spots in the "off season".

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Route 68

Just staying ahead of the storm on our return trip from Taos to Santa Fe. Rt 68 meanders through beautiful landcapes!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Waiting Tables

Seen from a rather low pass...One of our frequent anchorages on Fire Island, Tailsman has no shortage of open tables on a late October morning. (best in large format)

Monday, November 17, 2008

El Santuario de Chimayo

Known as the "Lourdes of America" El Santuario in the very small town of Chimayo, NM is said to have miraculous healing powers. During Holy Week up to 30,000 pilgrims walk from as far as Albuquerque ( some 80 miles away) to the small church. In a narrow chamber behind the altar is a shrine dedicated to the sick and injured where believers come to collect small amounts of soil that is considered to have healing properties.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Fire Island Light

A different perspective...seems like I'm always looking up at this scene. Fire Island Light from our aerial shoot in late October.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

St Francis de Asis Church

Located just south of Taos, the church of St. Francis de Asis is often referred to as the most photographed church in North America. Georgia O'Keefe painted it, Ansel Adams photographed it. My humble attempt is added to the list....

Friday, November 14, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Alcove House

Bandelier National Monument...Reaching the ancient ceremonial cave involves a climb of 140 feet up four rather steep ladders. It is believed that ancestral Pueblo people settled here over 10,000 years ago. After my visit I realized that they surely must have had very strong leg muscles.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Open Country

...and the sky goes on forever. North on New Mexico's Rt 84 the views are impressive. (best in large view)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

O'Keefe Country

Chimney Rock outside of Abiquiu, NM begins to show the afternoon colors that so inspired the artist Georgia O'Keefe. A small tourist industry exists for devotees of the O'keefe legacy.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Taos Pueblo

Maintaining the treasure of ancient culture at the Pueblo village in Taos, New mexico.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Ranch Republicano

The vast majority of campaign signs in New Mexico read "Obamanos 08"...this ranch gate, however, really caught my eye!

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Cottonwood Glow

Cottonwoods, in all their fall splendor, catch the last sunlight before the storm. Part of the show along route 68 in northern New mexico.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Roadside Colors

North of Abiqui, NM....Route 84 winds through northern New Mexico's most colorful mountains and the temptation is pull off the raod and reach for the camera. In fact, looking for a safe off highway place to stop becomes part of the mission!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Greatful Art

Santa Fe is an art lovers paradise and every other person seems to be an aspiring artist of one type or another. Although native American art is by far the most popular, all manner of sculpture, painting and carvings are everywhere. Here, even metal scrap yards can be turned into quasi art galleries.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The High Road

The High Road to Taos from Santa Fe is the scenic longer route. At elevation above 7,ooo feet the entire trip is filled with eye candy.