Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sandy- Town of Babylon NY

Drove around for a few hours with the Town of Babylon Supervisor assessing some of the damage in the town.
 The top photo is on South Wellwood Avenue in Lindenhurst. The water mark on the house shows the water was about a foot from the window of this house. A homeowner was sweeping water from the garage.
 We just left the police command center and drove an elderly lady to her home to get her medication. 
The second photo is Bergen Point in West Babylon. The debris along the golf course fence includes a dumpster, dock steps boat mooring poles and a few Rubbermade patio storage seats. I could go on and on....
There is massive damage and loss.
I am so grateful to have only lost electricity and a roof shingle in all of this. I am also grateful to have blog friends that were concerned about my family and I. Thank you.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sandy 10.28.12

Hildreth's, our home-town department store, reused the plywood boards from Irene. Many of the stores in Southampton Village were just as frugal. MY son Evan and I were reading the names of everyone who signed the board.
The poetry and art is not of the same caliber this time around.
We made the ocean our last stop. This was around 5pm Sunday. May all those in harms way, stay safe, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Autumn on the Forge River

I was in awe when I saw this during my ride home yesterday. The Forge River, pictured here, is the most polluted river in Suffolk County. At one time duck farm activity was discovered to be the primary source of pollution. New studies suggest leaching from cesspools and the high ground water in the surrounding area have done in the river. 
We have really screwed-up so much of what God has made for us.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Morning, the beach and snow fence.

As the weather changes property owners 
along the ocean brace for mother nature.

Thursday, October 25, 2012


A Chicory flower against a field of golden grass.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Autumn on Geiger Lake

Today at Geiger Lake, Wyandanch NY.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Fall reflection

Autumn leaves on the Peconic River.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

The end of a Wickapogue walk.

As I walked through the planted field at 
Wickapogue and Old Field, 
I came across some seed pods. 
They look like Milkweed only miniature. 
The pot of gold at the end of the walk.

Friday, October 19, 2012

A Wickapogue Walk part 2

I walked through the grass moist with dew 
and found a flower in denial of the season.

Fall has beauty all its own.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Wickapogue Walk part 1

I took a walk through the planted field 
at Old Town and Wickapogue today.
Fall has been here and whisked away the colors.
The spent leaves and seed pods were drenched in the morning light.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Montauk Daisy

The fall rain brings a change in weather.
As the cold rain cascades off the pedels of the 
Montauk Daisy,
she smiles.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

oh deer

This fawn has yet to learn not to get too close to cars. 
She walked right up to my window looking for a handout. They put up signs telling people not to feed the wildlife, but people find it so cute to have a deer eat from their hand.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A wet fall

The leaves seem larger this year
also, larger in number.
I sat in the garden yesterday
thinking about the garlic I planted.
They sprouted early....
as least I'll have a lot of leaves to mulch them with.

Monday, October 8, 2012


Friday, I went to Martha Clara Vineyard to photograph a BBQ. The vineyard has a large yard with a few buffalo. This guy was very close to the fence and I was trying to get him to look up.
He would have none of it.
 I went back to my car and geared up to go to work. As I closed the trunk of the car, he was looking right at me, he then lowered his head and went back to eating the grass. I guess he gets board with picture takers.

Friday, October 5, 2012

She rides the waves

I stopped at Ponquogue Beach to see what I could see. 
The grey foggy evening didn't stop eight or so surfers from their sport. There were two ladies surfers, one on the beach and one riding the waves. I couldn't stay to see the other tame the mighty ocean.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Time to fly....

I just wasn't quick enough! 
The Butterfly Bushes still have flowers  
butterflies are still visiting.