Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Coopers Beach sandblasting

Irene has past and we only lost cable TV, internet and land-line telephone service. All I missed was internet. Sunday afternoon most people were trying to get things back to normal here in Southampton. Down at Coopers Beach others were trying to look at the ocean waves. I had my running shorts on and the sand was hurting my legs and arms. Most people came and went. This young woman gave it her best.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Irene, Sunday AM

 Cel in the driveway.

We still have electric but the land line telephone is out. The bay is still about one and a half hours from high tide and the eye of Irene is about forty minutes away. The bay across the street looks fairly calm for a tropical storm. It looks a lot worse closer to the city. Hey Elisabeth, you guys alright in NJ? Stay safe.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Irene, the storm

Three photos are from Coopers Beach, Southampton, NY taken around 10:30. It was very foggy. Many of the streets were already closed.

Friday, August 26, 2011


This is the iron works attached to the legs of a water tower. Just loved the blue.

I'm picking up everything in the yard, preparing of the big storm. We are leaving tonight to bring Adam to Vermont and hopefully we'll be back home before it hits.

A prayer goes out to all in the path of this storm, stay safe.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


As you probably heard on the news, Virginia had an earthquake today that was felt by most of the east coast. We were no exception here on Long Island. The building I was in was evacuated. No one knew what the shaking was from. I thank God no one I know was hurt.

Monday, August 22, 2011

four more

How 'bout those blue hats!

Four more from the Polish festival in Riverhead.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Polish Festival

Riverhead has a large Polish population and every year they hold a three day street fair complete with the crowning of a queen and a traditional Polish Wedding. We went today to walk the streets and see the sights.

It was all the colors that caught my eye.
Four today and four more tomorrow.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Bedell Main Road Red

My favorite white wine along the tour was at Bedell Cellars, Gallery. As I said before, I'm really a red wine person, but this was something special. It is part of the artist series which features a commissioned art piece on their labels. Artists included Chuck Close, Barbara Kruger, April Gornik and Ross Bleckner to name a few. The wine was flavorful and refreshing. If I had to pick something to relate it to it would be spring. It has a taste of spring.
This is the first time my wife and I visited more that one winery. We would suggest, not hopping from one winery to another, but picking one or two and enjoying what they have to offer. By the end of our tour, Cel and I weren't enjoying the wine as much.
Today's post are some photos from Bedell Cellars.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Two more from the tour...

Our first stop along our self-made North Fork Winery Tour was Vineyard 48 located on Route 48 in Cutchogue. We sampled both whites and reds here and my favorite was their Peach Wine, a sweet white sweet with a hint of peach.

Both of these images were made at Vineyard 48.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Winery Hopping

My wife, her sister and I took the cousins winery hopping on the north fork of Long Island yesterday. We had a blast! This photo was made at Laurel Lake Vineyards, the last stop before returning home.

Big Sky

Here's another photo from Saturday's time at the ocean. I had some time work on this image in Photomatix Pro. They upgraded the program. This is a HDR photo from six images.

Monday, August 15, 2011

A trip to the ocean

Funny how I've lived on Long Island all my life, yet I can't remember the last time I swam in the ocean. Saturday my sister and brother-in-laws took the family, including cousins visiting from California for a drive and picnic on the ocean. The ocean water was crystal clear, calm and beautiful. I had a wonderful time in and out of the water.
I never knew how may 4X4's actually did this. There were about fifty vehicles there. Iw was very peaceful.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

That's Entertainment

For the past eight or so summers I had the opportunity to cover concerts held by local municipalities. Rick Larrimore, the Ultimate Rod Stewart Tribute has got to be one of the best shows round. His is all about great entertainment and a true to form Rod Stewart show. His band, Blondes Have More Fun, are excellent performers. Don't ya think he even looks like Rod?

Thursday, August 4, 2011


A scene from the boardwalk at Tanner Park in Copiague  New York.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Incredible lightening storm

On the way home from work today, there was an incredible lightening storm. I detoured down to the beach and set up a tripod to make a few photos. 
This is my favorite.