Friday, April 30, 2010

The Lawn

Springtime at the Bayard Cutting Mansion on the grounds of the arboretum. Not a bad way to spend an afternoon!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Lunch Break

If you have a bagged lunch and a little time, I've found the spot!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Catching Up

Be still my heart! The Mets, after a disastrous start, are back even playing .500 ball. It's a long season. :-) (best in large view)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

By The Bay

We have been blessed with several days of beautiful weather lately, the bay is very inviting and rumor has it that the bluefish have returned!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Late Light

The marsh by St. Ann's in Sayville took on an unusual glow in the late afternoon. My attempts to capture it were somewhat frustrating but it was a great end to a very energizing walk in the countryside. Life is good!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

By The River

Long stretches of "forever wild" riverbank along Brown's River make for some very enjoyable April strolls. It can be so peaceful and quiet that one can almost imagine a Long Island before suburbia. (best in large view)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spruced Up

Volunteers have been busy at the Marine Museum. Fresh paint, spit and polish and elbow grease have the place ready for Earth Day and other spring celebrations.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

On The Move

As the weather warms the Fox family will need to adjust to sharing their living space with Fire Islanders day trippers.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Fun At Grandpa's

This week's life discovery: Sunglasses (complete with fingerprints)! :-)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Keeping Watch

More from the Fox family of Fire Island.

20 Innings!

You just had to be a real fan to stay with this game for hours on end. After 20 innings, after using everyone on the bench and everyone in the bullpen, and after scoring only two runs the Mets managed to defeat the Cards 2-1. Phew.... (best in large view)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Meadowcroft Afternoon

Meadowcroft, the historic Roosevelt family summer home, has recently undergone a thorough external paint job. In the afternoon spring sunshine the stately "cottage" looks as sharp as ever. (best in large view)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Country Road

The return of spring has me re-visiting some of my favorite country walks. Life is good! :-)

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Restored and refurbished, the oyster dredge schooner Priscilla sits decked out in all her finery at the Long Island Marine Museum. Priscilla, named after the original owner's wife, was a working oyster boat from 1888 to 1963. The restoration project was a process of several years and the result of energy from many volunteer craftsmen. (best in larger view)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

She's Baaack!

Our "Spring Splash" was over the weekend. Recess is back in the bay for the 2010 season! :-)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Foxxy Lady

With Recess back in the water we took our first "shake down" cruise of the season to Fire Island. Naturally we were curious if the "Fox Family" were still living around our favorite beach area. We were able to track very fresh prints in the sand. At least one member of the clan greeted us and was willing to provide us with some great photo opportunities!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Friday, April 09, 2010

Turtle Rehab

The Marine Life Center in Juno Beach released three sea turtles back into the environment after nursing them back to health at their facility. Hundreds of "fans", who apparently were on a first name basis with the turtles, lined the ocean shore to watch the event.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

The Pier

Juno Pier, Juno Beach's happening "spot". Fishermen, surfers and just folks watching the world go by keep the scene ever changing.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Night Launch

A Titan Rocket carrying a weather satellite rises in the night sky above Cape Canaveral. Our tickets to see the shuttle launch became useless due to it's cancelation in mid-March. We were thrilled however to be able to view this light show in the night sky! I shot this hand held with a high ISO, hence some "noise" in the image.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Future Astronaut

Evidently, preparation for flight is a rather serious affair! ... From the "Proud Grandpa" series.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Easter Greetings

The season of re-birth and new beginnings has arrived and "Peeps" are everywhere. A history of how these marshmallow treats became icons is interesting: click hereLink. HAPPY EASTER...

Saturday, April 03, 2010

The Flip

...AND he landed on his feet! You can always pick out the young ones who haven't been hurt yet! :-)

Friday, April 02, 2010

Spring Training

Let the games begin. Most teams have packed up, closed camp and headed back to the big ballpark. MLB returns in earnest after the weekend.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Boat Show Shine

While most of the vessels on display at the Palm Beach County Boat Show were beyond my reach (sale prices were "reduced" by millions), the show certainly re-kindled my boating bug. Must be time to unwrap, wax and launch"Recess"! :-)