Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Can you spot the jingle shell?

 You have to look very hard.

But the eye is drawn to the small pinkish-golden shell. It's a compulsion. You must pick it up.

These are whole ones and especially nice. I'm not the only one who collects jingle shells. I've met other fanatics at the high tide line. We bemoan our addiction but go on doing it.

They are usually broken or flawed in some way (the shells, I mean)

Yes, there is one in this picture.

And you begin to see other things, too, like ...

rocks with toupees.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

No more Brook House

The Brook House Restaurant has closed suddenly. Moved elsewhere, I'm told. This establishment has graced the Old Stony Brook area for many years, a favorite meeting spot. Before the current name it was The Woodbox. What will it be next? Too bad it's the places with character that are disappearing.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

New Old House Going Up

On the bay side of Dune Road in Westhampton Beach

Gables and turrets and nooks and crannies galore,
ocean views from this side, bay views from the other side

This is the neighborhood

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

"Stacked Multiplicity" in the SCCC Library

What is behind that curtain?

Susan introduces the artist Sheila

There it goes

"Stacked Multiplicity"

Many books that were being discarded went into this project

And the need for electrical outlets
was not forgotten

Three cheers for Sheila!!


Sunday, September 15, 2013

'61 Bug

People who drive cars like this must be quite used to total strangers chuckling and snapping pictures. Spotted in Setauket on Friday the 13th, a lucky find. One of the reasons I always carry my camera in the car.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Greenway kitty

If you walk along the Setauket Greenway you're likely to be greeted by this friendly guy at a certain bench. I've seen him several times before but last week I had my camera with me.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Bag It (the movie)

The Sierra Club showed the movie "Bag it" yesterday at the library. Jane came suitably attired. Very powerful movie. Lots to think about. I've decided to give up all kinds of plastic, as far as possible. Oh, those albatrosses with stomachs full of plastic caps and bags -- sickening.

Bag It website

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Stickers, not paint

Putting down arrows at the corner of 25A and Main Street

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Angular Museum

The new Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. The building itself is a work of art set in a huge tawny field, rather like a glorified farm stand (heresy!). You have to like cement. The large black doors are a bit intimidating. Gallery layout is simple. Enjoyed the Pollocks, Porters, Ossarios, Bartos. Wish they'd had more of their Chases on view. Well worth a visit. About 40 miles from Stony Brook. Admission is free on Wednesdays.
Parrish Art Museum

Monday, July 22, 2013

Harmony Vineyards

On July 10th the Emma Clark Library sponsored a tour of Harmony Vineyards, which is just down the road in Head-of-the-Harbor. Good use for an old house. Not too far from Smithtown Bay (we walked down there through the rows of grapevines). Of course we were treated to tastings of white and red wine. Am wondering how well the vines have survived; that was the beginning of our 10-day heat wave .