Sunday, November 30, 2008


New paving stones everywhere, yet the occasional strip of moss survives. How long before the landscapers scour it away? Taken at ... no, I'm not going to say.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Whatever you say

"This nursery is closed for the season!" he is saying. A message conveyed to the world on Rte 25A in E. Setauket. To get the picture I had to wait my chance, then leap into the street, then leap back as the cars whizzed by.

Friday, November 28, 2008

The Old Brookhaven Tax Office in PJ

Shrouded in mystery some renovations are going on at the corner of Main Street and East Main Street. Hope they don't change the look of this landmark, which was originally the First National Bank of Port Jefferson, built in 1900.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Globalization in PJ

Visible on a building on Main Street, Port Jefferson, right next to The Gap. Let's see, we can send our money shooting straight over to Asia through these tubes? Is that how it works? Or is this where you get a pussy cat? Can only firemen get a pussy cat? Will someone please explain this to me.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


The Masonic Temple on Main Street, Port Jefferson, has been spiffed up. I've been rattling around PJ since 1969 and can't remember a time when this building looked so handsome. Well done!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Avalon Park

I took these pictures in mid-October and posted them on my other blog. Thought they might be nice to look at again since our landscape is so dreary right now. I took them at the overlook where the bench is. This park is a wonderful place to walk and watch birds at any time of the year.

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Emma Clark Library

The most comfortable place in town, our library's main reading room seen from the second floor.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Oh, that brown grass in November!

Shore Road, East Setauket, taken on the ninth. Boats probably out of the water by now.

Oops, this is the shot I meant to post.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Falling or rising?

Stationary actually. This crane is being used on the construction site for an office building behind the CVS shopping center in East Setauket. It caught my eye because you don't see much construction these days. What a jumble of wires to mess up my picture!

Friday, November 21, 2008

November minimalism

First-year gull at Port Jeff Harbor

Same bird facing the other way

Thursday, November 20, 2008

We've all been there

Stuck behind a school bus. This is on 25A at Washington Street in Poquott. Good thing I wasn't in a hurry.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Unsung heroes

Trash bins at Stony Brook University

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Stony Brook University: Lacrosse schedules

Their mascot is called a Sea Wolf, but isn't that another term for Pirate? And we know what pirates do!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Old Stony Brook restoration in the late 1930s

A number of enlarged photographs hang in the lobby of the Post Office. This one shows the PO and stores circa 1939. The window behind me caused the reflection on the right that seems like an intrusion from another dimension. But which side of the glass are we really on?

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Setauket School playground, off duty

Oh yes, there's a yellow slide, too

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

The bus stops here

Shopping bus will stop at Stop & Shop in East Setauket ... try saying that fast.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Stony Brook Shopping Center

I had a little Talbots/And a Golden Pear/

Along came Recession/How did they fare?

Hmm. We'll have to wait and see. The game has just begun.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sunken boat, Scott's Cove

At low tide in this corner of Setauket Harbor two mysterious structures are visible. The nearer one may be a dock or a ramp of some kind. The farther one is clearly a boat, perhaps a whaleboat. When it sank and under what conditions, I do not know. It's been there for decades. The green slime adds a special touch, doesn't it? I couldn't decide which of the 5 pictures I took yesterday to use on the blog, so here are all of them. Scott's Cove is a great spot for bird watching. I saw a Great Blue Heron there yesterday.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Closed up

They let you come in to pick up mail from your box after closing time, but how grim it feels! I think they need a potted plant or a big poinsettia to brighten things up.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

See ...Food.

Charming little seafood restaurant at the top of the hill in Port Jefferson. I've never eaten there or bought their take-out. Why? I guess it's because I remember when the building housed Marelli's Garage and I used to take my car there. I'm sure it's much, much cleaner now, but still....

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Leafy path and another rainy afternoon

Looking toward the post office in Stony Brook. The quotation on the bin: "I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives". Abe Lincoln said that.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Why shouldn't they have a holiday too?

US Mail trucks at the post office in East Setauket on Labor Day. (Sorry, didn't have a chance to take a new picture.)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption

You're driving along a backroad in Port Jefferson. You come around a corner and--wow! there in front of you is this huge Byzantine style church. Have we been transported to Greece? No, we're still in Port Jefferson. This impressive church was completed only a few years ago. Doesn't the buttery yellow of the hosta add a warm touch?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Getting dark early

Drizzly November afternoon. Headlights on at 3:50pm.
Looking south on Nichols Rd. at Sycamore Drive.
Dark weather--but oh so happy about the election!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day

My polling place, Nassakeag Elementary School

Monday, November 3, 2008

Empty links

St. George's Golf and Country Club, 4:30 pm on a Monday

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Emma Clark Library with Setauket Presbyterian Church in the background

They say that over 1,000 people visit our library every day. It's really a popular place with something for everyone. I can attest that the parking lot is always crowded, especially Sunday afternoons.

Saturday, November 1, 2008