Wednesday, September 30, 2009

You're a brick

I love mossy bricks

How come these are not defaced by foot traffic?

Just where are these undisturbed mossy bricks?

At the permanently-closed old front entrance to the library where no one ever walks.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Tide-washed rope

At low tide a bit of unattached rope splayed over a hunk of cement seemed to be grown onto it in the twice daily wash of brackish water.

An image of futility or a lesson in hanging on?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Goodbye, petunias

Hello, peaches and gourds

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Shore Road: The pioneer spirit

Long-time Shore Road resident Mr. Wilson is tired of waiting for the Town, the State, or the County (whose responsibility is it anyway?) to repair the road and messed-up shoreline of Setauket Harbor, where large chunks of cement were dumped by the Town years ago for some reason (were they expecting high, crashing surf?) and where the road seems tilting because the retaining wall is no more. The road receives bandaids of repair now and then, but a real solution is not being addressed by our governmental powers.

So 80-year old Mr. Wilson decided to repair an area, making a stairway, across the road from his house so he can at least put his kayak in the water. I stopped to watch him work and have a chat today. He has been to the DEC office pleading for them to come and have a look at the deteriorating situation on Shore Road. So far, he says, no one has come.

He's doing a beautiful job, but the upkeep of the shoreline, isn't that someone else's responsibility? Doesn't it have something to do with tax money?

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Monday, September 7, 2009


Soccer game at Mt. Sinai Park on Labor Day

Aqui se habla Espanol

Goal kicking contest

Sunday, September 6, 2009

At the Sanctuary

Al Hostek was a friend to gardeners at the Community Garden. I had a plot there for 3 or 4 years in the 1990s and well remember his kindness.

Saturday, September 5, 2009


At St. James. R.C. Cemetary