Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sailor In Training

Proud Grandpa Series...Looking like a serious Coast Guard Cadet trainee, Oliver Scott scans the horizon in search of suspicious activity.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Westbury House

The estate of Henry Phipps, "Westbury House", is the anchor of Old Westbury Gardens. Built in 1906, the mansion and the numerous manicured gardens were open to the public in 1959. Old Westbury Gardens is a timeless icon to Long Island's Gold Coast era. For more info:

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Linden Allee'

The entrance to Old Westbury Garden is an alley of linden trees. When fully in bloom these trees create a magical tunnel effect as the trees branches grow down to ground level. Spring on Long Island is just about ready to blossum in dramatic fashion!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Beach Day

July in April...The weekend saw Long Islanders enjoying the summer-like weather. Boat owners were rushing to "splash", and beach goers flocked to the area's shoreline. The warm temperatures seemed to put smiles on many faces!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Heading Home

Plenty of company on the water yesterday as we got our first taste of summer weather this weekend. While Alida gets plenty of photo ops while we are underway, this is pretty much my standard view (and with good reason!).

Friday, April 24, 2009

April Morning

Some mornings just seem more peaceful than others. Having the gift of time to appreciate such moments is a true luxury, I think I'll pour myself another cup of coffee!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Goose Stories

" was THIS big.." Telling tales to anyone who will listen.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Dockside Fog

I'm just glad that I'm not sitting at the airport staring at a Delayed message. The fog continues to keep us socked in but the weatherman has optimistic things to say about tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Pea Soup

The ferry fog horn started early this morning as yesterday's heavy rain became today's thick fog. At times the visibility has been just past the end of the dock, radar is a "must have" on the bay today!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Red Tailed Hawk

The Brookhaven Eco-Center provides a safe haven for injured wildlife. We visited the site yesterday and got this proud raptor to pose for us. We have seen Red Tailed Hawks at our feeders although it's not the seed that they are after!

Saturday, April 18, 2009


While having a snack outside I had a visitor. I suspect that his friendship was not genuine as he waited patiently for a handout...

Thursday, April 16, 2009


It's time to look around and appreciate one's own backyard....

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Let It Bee

My first macro 150mm I'm really not all that brave! :-)

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Gourmand

The table was set, the wine poured and the candles lit. Fine Easter dinning with Oliver Scott, it just doesn't get better than this.
Another image from the Proud Grandpa Gallery....

Saturday, April 11, 2009

..And just who really lays all those Easter eggs? Best wishes for a joyous Easter.

Friday, April 10, 2009

An Appreciation

It's been a very hectic and very sad week. I think it is time to appreciate life's gifts, both large and small. I thought I would start by getting up close and personal with Spring.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Farewell Dear Friend

Your struggle was long and hard, your rest much deserved.
...And until we meet again, may God hold you gently in the palm of His hand.
p.s. You never could teach me Spanish............

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Standing Out In The Crowd

Some people just stand out among the crowd. And some of us are fortunate enough to experience a genuine, sincere and unique friendship once in our lives.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Chico as his spirit prepares to leave this existence. Our appreciation and Thanks are directed towards those caring Hospice workers who are helping with his journey.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Weekend At Bernie's

410 Palm Beach Blvd., formerly Bernie Madoff's "cottage" was seized by the Feds yesterday (I suppose that "we" are now the owners). At any rate, this image was more of a dare than a good shot. In a tabloid journalism fantasy I ventured as far up the driveway as possible without constantly looking over my paranoid shoulder and snapped this shot! Needless to say...we laughed all the way home like college kids after a panty raid.........

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Spring Break

The beach near Juno, Florida. Sunny, warm and a great place to escape chilly Northeast temperatures. ( Best in large view)

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Coming Soon

April, the month of rebirth, song birds and flowers in bloom. It's also a time when every baseball fan, regardless of age, has hope that maybe...just maybe This is THE year. MLB starts a new season this weekend and that first crack of the bat, the "pop" of leather and the enthusiasm of the crowd will take many of us back to boyhood baseball dreams! Hope springs eternal the first week of April!
This shot was taken at the Mets training facility in Port St. Lucie.