Monday, April 30, 2012

They've hatched!

Four cygnets hatched today at the nest in Avalon Park that our intrepid pair of swans built right next to the boardwalk, delighting children of all ages. The papa's in the background catching some shut-eye while the mama's on the nest. One more egg to go.
Best show in town.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

That's a lot of bull

And he lives at Annie's Acres in Manorville with a lot of horses and other animals. Good thing he didn't have to be moved out during the wildfire (see pictures and article)

 It came really close -- this was just across the street from Annie's.

 Another area I saw today as I drove around.
Funny how after a fire you can see all the old bottles.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Say, wasn't that a ... ?

V.O.C. (Very old car)
Never know what you're going to see (and hear, wow)
 on Shore Road, Setauket, on a Saturday afternoon.
Closest thing I could find in Google Images was

Friday, April 6, 2012

The fence up close

Hope this gives you, K, some idea of how the fence is made. Holes are drilled through the uprights for the wire, much easier than hollowing out big holes, I would think. Two-rail fence can be made as well. I'm not sure the pioneers would have approved of the spagetti look of that rail..

Monday, April 2, 2012

Melvelle Park, April 1st -- what's happnin'

 Dandelion, an old friend
 Pachysandra blooming

 Non-elective surgery
 New fencing, looks better than that chain-link fence
 Empty beech nut husks

 Swans can't read
 Japanese knotweed