Monday, March 31, 2014

What? Snow again?

This morning's beauty will be gone by evening.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Some pictures from Sylvester Manor 11/23/13

A handsome old house

Very steep staircase!

Here is where the servants (slaves) were buried
Marked only by this stone
"Burying Ground of the Colored
People of the Manor Since 1651"

probably carved in 1884
Some of the gang who went on the outing
We stopped in Greenport for lunch at Claudios
before taking the ferry to Shelter Island
Tall hedges in the overgrown garden
What things has this tree witnessed in its long life?
A causeway leads to a little island
Farther down the causeway
 In the garden. Who's he?
 I love old brick pathways
 They have livestock (quarters being inspected by biology professor)
A casually dressed sheep

Check out the website for Sylvester Manor
and the book
 The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation
 on Long Island, by Mac Griswold (2013) 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Can you spot the jingle shell?

 You have to look very hard.

But the eye is drawn to the small pinkish-golden shell. It's a compulsion. You must pick it up.

These are whole ones and especially nice. I'm not the only one who collects jingle shells. I've met other fanatics at the high tide line. We bemoan our addiction but go on doing it.

They are usually broken or flawed in some way (the shells, I mean)

Yes, there is one in this picture.

And you begin to see other things, too, like ...

rocks with toupees.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

No more Brook House

The Brook House Restaurant has closed suddenly. Moved elsewhere, I'm told. This establishment has graced the Old Stony Brook area for many years, a favorite meeting spot. Before the current name it was The Woodbox. What will it be next? Too bad it's the places with character that are disappearing.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

New Old House Going Up

On the bay side of Dune Road in Westhampton Beach

Gables and turrets and nooks and crannies galore,
ocean views from this side, bay views from the other side

This is the neighborhood

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

"Stacked Multiplicity" in the SCCC Library

What is behind that curtain?

Susan introduces the artist Sheila

There it goes

"Stacked Multiplicity"

Many books that were being discarded went into this project

And the need for electrical outlets
was not forgotten

Three cheers for Sheila!!


Sunday, September 15, 2013

'61 Bug

People who drive cars like this must be quite used to total strangers chuckling and snapping pictures. Spotted in Setauket on Friday the 13th, a lucky find. One of the reasons I always carry my camera in the car.