Friday, December 12, 2014
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
For the last few years, my friend here, the Great Blue Heron has been visiting on a nearby tree.
We've been calling him Abraham for awhile.
The name just seems to fit his personality: strong, regal, ancient , almost biblical.
He stands here in the cold, waiting perfectly still, until he is ready to dive into the water with the faith that below a fish will be provided for his dinner.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving...
When did Thanksgiving first become the start of the shopping event of the year?
It was always the holiday to share with family and friends, to give thanks for all we have, and enjoy just being together.
Thanksgiving was the day to share family time, eat some traditional foods, relax together and catch up on conversation. That's how memories are made.
It makes me sad to see that businesses are open, that people are preparing to shop at mid-night, that the stores are forgetting their employees have lives.
Sad, just sad.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Sunday, November 09, 2014
Friday, October 31, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Monday, September 08, 2014
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014
The Jenna Lynn II, out of Connecticut, is fishing off the shores of Long Island.
We took a sailing adventure to Block Island and saw this on our return.
The gulls racing over us in the sky were the first clue that something was happening ahead.
We soon saw the Jenna Lynn II!
Monday, July 14, 2014
Sunday, July 06, 2014
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Monday, June 09, 2014
One of the many ocean buoys along Long Island heading west; this one is off Brooklyn.
This was shot before "hurricane" Sandy so this view is very different today.
The area was flooded and many homes were washed away.
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Do not forget the invasion of Normandy, 1944.
The men who were there, lived with that traumatic experience their entire lives.
They are now in their 90s, if they have not yet died of old age, but the memories of June 6th are burned in their hearts and minds and will never be forgotten.