Thursday, March 31, 2011

Danger spot

You are looking south at the merge of Stony Brook Road (left) with 25A. This is a very dangerous intersection. There is heavy traffic coming from Saint James and heading toward Old Stony Brook, and to merge into it you have to wait for an opening. Stony Brook Road curves just before the merging point so a driver behind you may only see you at the very last moment. You have to pray they will stop. If they are the least bit distracted they could plow right into your stopped vehicle. That is exactly what happened to me on March 14th when a flatbed truck rear-ended me as I was waiting there for an opening in the traffic. Crash!! I'm lucky not to have been injured. My car was terribly smashed up, though. I took this picture of the intersection a minute after I staggered out of my car wondering if it was about to burst into flames. Traffic signals at this location are urgently needed. I'm sure there are accident statistics to back that up. I know I'm one of them, and I won't drive there again until the lights go in.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

A walk in the park

Well, I'm here. Where is everyone else?

Snowdrops

The ever green bamboo forest


Squills?

Or maybe crocuses?

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Oh look!

Forsythia's blooming!
(Actually these were cut 10 days ago
and placed in water indoors.
Phony picture -- tsk, tsk)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Pause and save a dog or cat

The bad economy has collateral damage we don't always realize, cats and dogs. This month you can help an animal in need of a good home.
The Village Times story on Save-a Pet and their March Madness campaign.
The group's website Save-a-Pet of Long Island