Saturday, April 27, 2013

A walk in the woods

This Thursday was the end of the annual Islip Arts Council's "Long Island Color" show held at the Seatuck Environmental Education center. The center is on a great property with all sorts of wildlife it is on the Great South Bay in Islip.
I've walked these trails before, it's a very calming walk. The property was once owned by someone who loved Rhododendron, there are hundreds, many be thousands of plants on the property. Unfortunately,  most of the leaves are turning brown and dying.  I thought it was from the Superstorm Sandy's tide surges of salt water. But one of the environmentalists said they believe it's from the higher salt water tables getting to the roots and the deer eating the saplings. 
It's eerie enough to walk among the towering Rhododendrons, but as I turned along a path, I was shocked to see what looked to be strips of papers hanging from the bush.

As I got closer I noticed each were tags made by school children. Things like stick-figure people with a giant flower, one said "The World is Good" and other notes to mother nature.
I felt good to see that someone took their class into the trails to see the peace and tranquility there. It was awesome to read what the children had to say.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A couple of visitors

I think they are Downey Woodpeckers, but I'm not sure. 
I photographed them through the dirty glass window as they pecked at my insect infested yard. This is the first time I've had woodpeckers in the yard. Hope they come back!

Friday, April 19, 2013

black river, inferred

Another view of the black river looking north. 
I like this photo better.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

inferred black river

An un-named river here on Long Island that I affectionately have called the Black River. It seems darker that most rivers, and looks almost black in most of my photographs. This inferred photo it is black.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


I tend to photograph the same things year after year. 
Back in March of 2012 
I photographed the American Willow up-close. 
I'm just drawn to certain things and places I guess.  

Friday, April 12, 2013

Love the color

Saw these glasses at a bar at an event I worked last night. 
I was early and just started to roam around and shoot. When I stare at this long enough the glass bottoms start to look like jar tops..... and I didn't even have a drink.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Yes, I can still see you

Killing time, waiting for my appointment with the accountant, I see a few deer eating at someone's bushes.
 I park my car, open my trunk, get my camera and walk on over. All of them run across the street, except one. This one wanted to make it a little interesting. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Monday, April 8, 2013

Reflected sky

Quite water reflects the morning sky.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Shadow and light 1

Spring colors on bars and bricks.