Monday, March 30, 2009

Jupiter Inlet

Still processing some Florida shots. This wider view of Jupiter Light shoes the entrance to Jupiter Inlet...

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Dickinson State Park

My visit to Dickinson State park was a day or so after seeing the Ansel Adams exhibit at the Norton Museum. Dickinson Park encompasses several thousand acres of forever wild Florida forest, a landscape that I suspect the great photographer would have recorded with artistic style. Above is my feeble attempt at the stark B&W style. For more on Ansel Adams:

Friday, March 27, 2009

Celebrating Spring's Arrival

In a botanical garden in Palm Beach it looked like spring had been around for awhile. Something about the vernal equinox that deserves celebration and it seemed like the perfect place to do it!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Light At Jupiter Inlet

It's all about the light...and as we were having dinner at Jupiter Inlet the "Light" was well lit. So, like two crazy people we left our table and started clicking away at the scene accross the inlet!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Here's lookin' At You

Roadside in Dickinson Park, this guy was just trying to get a little sun. I remember hearing as a kid that alligators were endangerered, today they are Florida's proof that conservation works as they seem to be very prolific throughout the state. Many locals seem to pass "gators" without a second glance, this Long Islander however remains in awe.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Heavy Surf

The Florida rain stopped but the wind intensified. The beaches at Jupiter and Juno were closed to swimmers although a few fool hearty surfers kept the faith!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Mets In March

Spring training in the Grapefruit League. Saw the Mets bat around in the 7th inning to beat the Braves 11-1 in today's pre-season action at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. After the last two seasons, the Mets may want to save a few of those runs for next September!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Cloudy Beach

Beach day in the sunshine state, sans sunshine. I'm told that when the sun shines

Saturday, March 21, 2009


White egrets are rather prolific in this part of Florida and it's not uncommon to see them in public areas. The environmentalists must be doing something right!

Friday, March 20, 2009


Dramatic sky over Palm Beach as the rain continues to get our attention!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

In The Rain

Ran to Florida for a week in the sun only to find myself ankle deep in Florida's drought ending two day downpour. Well, at least it's a warm rain!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

May the road rise up to meet you...

May the wind always be at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
and the rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again'
May God hold you in the palm of His hand

St. Patrick's Day and Spring is just ahead....!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Oliver Scott

Time for some more of those "proud grandpa" shots. Oliver Scott at 15 months is most likely puzzled as to why his grandparents always have that thing that makes a flash in front of their faces. Oliver does not sit still for long and therefore a challenge to photograph without a fast shutter speed!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Ready and Waiting

With St. Patty's Day on the radar screen, the annual ritual of getting the boat ready for the season is already underway. The marine catalogues have arrived, the boat shows are over and people are stocking up on cleaners, deck brushes and carnuba wax. For me, the removal of the shrink wrap from the boat is a Spring ritual that always puts a smile on my face and fills me with child-like anticipation.
This empty winter-scape of a marina already has a few hardy/early boaters claiming thier slips for the season!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Montauk Point

The eastern most terminus of Long Island and one of the Island's most recognized icons, Montauk Light. Lately a popular tee shirt refers to Montauk as "The End" although I would think that depends a great deal upon one's point of view. For an east-ender it just may be "The Beginning"!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Cod Fish

The fishing reports tell us that the Montauk cod bite is the best that it has been in thirty years. Cod fishing has always been for the heartiest of anglers. The season runs February through April and the fishing is done several miles out in open ocean waters. The conditions are often harsh. (As in bitterly cold and windy!)
Lucky me when I spotted this commercial trawler heading to the dock with a load of fresh codfish. "Sure, I'll sell you some fish!" At two dollars a pound I almost felt guilty and headed home with several meals of fish that just does not come any fresher!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Monday, March 09, 2009

2 Sea Sons

Montauk Harbor basking in 68 degrees on the first weekend of march. While every day is a gift, some gifts can be just a tad better than others!

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Former Fish Trap

Fort Pond Bay, Montauk...In past years this has been an active fish trap. It seems somewhat sad that it has been neglected and abandoned, yet another indicator of the health of Long Island's commercial fishing industry.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Montauk In March

What a difference a day makes (a 40 degree rise in the temperature helps as well..)...with very Spring-like temps in the 60's ,Long Islanders headed outdoors in droves. We found ourselves in Montauk with plenty of company on the beach where even the bravest of the surfers hit the waves! (Best in large view)

Friday, March 06, 2009

Bored And Cold

It's been a long tough winter for all involved. The weatherman claims that we are due for the much needed "big thaw" this weekend!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Baby It's Cold Outside

Brrr...the calendar says March, next weekend is Daylight Savings Time..and yet it is Very Cold out there!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

The Snow Family

Yesterday's major snow storm brought most activities to a stand still. Neighborhood school kids, celebrating the oft-maligned "snow day", show off the fact that time away from algebra class can be productive.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Ready for Florida

Geez...Marching in like a lion. This would have been cute on Christmas Eve but in early March a foot of cold wet snow is just annoying.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Lone Gull

Huntington Harbor...A lone gull looking for a handout. I imagine that dining opportunities for seagull will be improving in the weeks ahead.