Monday, July 26, 2010

How green was my ... pond

IS, rather. The two ends of the Setauket Mill Pond are covered in green algae or duckweed or something. How could this be good for the wildlife? Is this why they say it needs dredging?

Nearly-grown cygnets hang out in clear water

One of the four big snappers that live in
Melville Pond as seen from the bridge
(Thank you, Mark the Biologist, for pointing him out)

Trash rides on top of the scum

Close-up of the green stuff

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Saturday, July 24, 2010


The temporary buildings at the Setauket School have been demolished. What's coming?

Friday, July 23, 2010

Candy machines

Idling away some time at the car repair shop. Let's see, it doesn't say how many pieces you get for twenty-five cents. In these days ....
The one on the right must have a special ingredient.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Even here

Grafitti on Bennetts Road

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


A nice place to sit and read, this gazebo is on the grounds of the Garden Club Sanctuary. Not far away, a patch of wild blackberries.

Today's haul garnished with a few last wineberries

Sunday, July 18, 2010

In this heat wave

Some plants are doing just fine ...

though unwatered lawns are not
(at the library)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Vintage cars

Yesterday the annual Vintage European Car show was held beside the Methodist Church in Stony Brook. Some really snazzy cars were on display. Let's see, which one do I want to drive home? Perhaps the MG.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Seen through a window at the Emma Clark Library. Foliage is not the only thing that is drooping.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Pie line

The line for pies stretches out the door at Briermere Farms. (I know this place is not in Stony Brook, but I wish it were)