Long Island Woman

Tulips For Spring
Published: 2017-4-14
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My Images On Flickr
Published: 2017-2-15
img src https c1 staticflickr com 8 7225 7094333279 59013c36d1 c jpg width 500 alt ICW looking south panoramic view
New Year s Day Sunrise 2017
Published: 2017-1-03
img alt Indian River Park src https c1 staticflickr com 1 507 32009209456 1422490d7a c jpg width 500 Happy New Year Since the year 2000 I have taken a photo of the sunrise welcoming the new year nbsp This year was no different Some years were more difficult than others It all depended on how late I went to sleep on the Eve Some years on Long Island or in Pennsylvania it was extremely cold so a sunrise image was not exactly what I wanted to do- but I did it anyway I have friends who wait for the photo to be posted Family will ask Are you setting the alarm nbsp I can t let them down but most of all I can t let myself down nbsp Living in Florida makes it a little easier No freezing temperatures to endure Just throw on some shorts and sandals a light shirt and maybe a light jacket and I m out the door nbsp I must admit sunrise in January is not really happening very early for me but I must be there and ready long before the sun actually rises nbsp The light just before sunrise can be even more important and spectacular So this year I woke up at 5AM with just four hours of sleep had only one cup of coffee grabbed my camera gear and ventured out to the park near a body of water nbsp Watching the sun rise in solitude with birds flying over the water song birds chirping watching the fish jump and herons hunting for their breakfast is the real reason I do this It s the promise of a new day new year and I feel blessed How spiritually wonderful it feels to be part of nature and be able to witness the dawning of a another year nbsp Mission accomplished nbsp
Hobe Sound Beach Jupiter Island
Published: 2016-11-19
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Central Park NYC
Published: 2016-11-04
img alt central park autumn height 500 src https c2 staticflickr com 3 2684 4115589201 d1a6b29861 jpg width 425 Central Park in AutumnI do miss my visits to Central Park and New York City About once a month or every other month my husband and I would make the trek into the city - as Long Islanders called it nbsp Either we would drive on a weekend or take the Long Island Railroad We d see a play often Roundabout regulars or we d meet some photography buddies to spend the day taking pictures I ve always felt very fortunate to be able to do that and never took it for granted but my roots began long before my Long Island days nbsp Growing up in Brooklyn my friends and I would take the elevated train into the city Even as a young teenager and then young adult we would hop on the train which came just about every five mintues and within 20 minutes we were in the city How fortunate is that That part of Brooklyn the Bushwick section went into decline in the 1970s through the early 2000s nbsp In the last 15 years or so the neighborhood has been rebuilding nbsp It s proximity to NYC has made it a very desireable area now Apartment buildings that couldn t be given away are now bringing in high prices and the rents are exorbitant Where else can you live in New York and be in the city in minutes Yes I was fortunate indeed Now that I m a Florida resident I hope I can still visit my New York City I love my lifestyle here in Florida but miss the NYC autumn I m getting older and wonder how many times I will make the trek back there since now it will involve plane rides over-night hotel visits and a huge expense nbsp In the meantime like everything else we lose in our lifetime I have my memories to make me smile
Autumn On Fire Island
Published: 2016-10-01
img alt Watch Hill Walk height 333 src https c1 staticflickr com 9 8186 8112270944 11381793a6 jpg width 500 Fire Island is beautiful in the fall nbsp The colors do change and walking on the trails in cooler weather is ideal nbsp Check the ferry schedule and visit our beautiful Fire Island
Florida Sunshine
Published: 2016-9-25
img alt Okeechobee Florida height 296 src https c3 staticflickr com 9 8116 29254705274 96ac95d2b8 jpg width 500 Fall has arrived but it s still summer weather in Florida Hot humid with a beautiful blue sky and white fluffy clouds It s not Long Island but I love the warmer weather
Watch Hill Fire Island
Published: 2016-8-11
img alt Watch Hill Panorama height 220 src https c7 staticflickr com 9 8879 28847251686 846db3174d jpg width 500 The Watch Hill Fire Island National Seashore nbsp Just take the ferry from Patchogue Free Parking If you haven t come here this summer it s time to fit it in your schedule before the school days arrive There are walking trails the beach and the marina to explore nbsp Spend the day and see what Long Island has to offer right in our own backyard
Deer And Fox Tracks
Published: 2016-8-04
img alt Deer and Fox Tracks in the Sand Dunes height 333 src https c7 staticflickr com 9 8701 28645056942 58fc742a51 jpg width 500 Early morning and the prints of both deer and fox is obvious in the sand dunes Fire Island
Fire Island And The Deer
Published: 2016-7-30
img alt Deer in the Dunes height 316 src https c6 staticflickr com 8 7530 28011786733 447fabcf65 jpg width 500 Too many deer on Fire Island they say I saw family of deer everyday this past month They roamed through the towns and dunes Some people are seen feeding them They were covered with ticks Don t feed the deer
Long Island Nature
Published: 2016-6-23
img alt Red-winged Blackbird height 440 src https c5 staticflickr com 8 7114 27181287084 ed508013d0 jpg width 500 Found near the marsh lands of Long Island More Info on the Red-winged Blackbird here
Monarch
Published: 2016-6-16
img alt Monarch on Pink height 421 src https c2 staticflickr com 8 7609 27363989505 e376eeee32 jpg width 500 Summer monarch
Remembrance
Published: 2016-5-30
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Missing My NYC
Published: 2016-5-12
img alt CRR of NJ sail height 324 src https farm2 staticflickr com 1712 26022830944 6b59800dd4 jpg width 500 As I go through older photos I realize how much I love my New York City I was born and raised in Brooklyn the Bushwick section of Brooklyn actually and Manhattan was just a few train stops away The elevated train-ride took me through the Williamsburg section over the Williamsburg Bridge and then into the tunnel to lower Manhattan Seeing recent pictures of the area I realize how much it has changed And I probably couldn t afford to live there now Anyway a trip into the city was a regular event for me and my siblings and I miss it When I got married I moved to Queens but still worked in Bushwick I actually taught in the school where I grew up and the same school where my parents were students in the early 1900s It was a very old building When I moved to Long Island in 1979 trips into Manhattan became less frequent of course but living within traveling distance kept it close to my heart There was always a reason to jump on the LIRR and head west My life has experienced many changes but you know what they say You can take the girl out of Brooklyn but I will visit family and friends occasionally now that I live in Florida but as I reach my old age those visits will end I m sure I m glad I took the pictures I did to help bring me back to my wonderful memories nbsp
Watch Hill Fire Island
Published: 2016-4-28
img alt Fire Island Marsh height 332 src https farm2 staticflickr com 1545 26620553201 eecf321d3e jpg width 500 Going through some older photos this is one from 2010 nbsp Watch Hill on Fire Island with its boardwalk walking trails through the natural vegetation this is the native plants and vegetation of a barrier beach I miss this part of my Long Island life but know that I can visit anytime That makes me smile
Surfing Florida Style
Published: 2016-4-18
img alt Juno Beach Florida Surfer height 431 src https farm5 staticflickr com 4047 4443173867 dfaa6e6b93 jpg width 500 This just wouldn t happen in New York The boat is just too close to these surfers
Florida s Natural State
Published: 2016-2-10
img alt Hungryland Area height 295 src https farm8 staticflickr com 7242 7056514733 b61581a65e jpg width 500 nbsp Florida has abundant parklands and more swamps than I realized
Long Island Woman In Florida
Published: 2015-12-29
img alt two dolphin height 256 src https farm8 staticflickr com 7652 17029398225 a5a391aec0 jpg width 500 You know I love Long Island but it was time to move to warmer climates Each winter I ve spent more time in the Florida sunshine and enjoyed it It began as an exploratory road trip one February Then my husband and I rented a condo on Florida s east coast for a full month We loved the warmth and active lifestyle that was available to us Each year our stay has been extended first to two months then three So this year we made the big move We sold our Long Island home and became full time residents of Florida Never thought we would do it When I was in my 30s and 40s I thought Florida was for old people Well now that I m in my 60s I understand why There are certain things that you can only see when you reach a certain age So I ll always be a Long Island Woman but now I m writing from Florida I will visit in the summers and get my Fire Island beach fix each year and visit family and friends but Florida is now my home Thank you for visiting and letting me share my photos
Rainy Days On Long Island
Published: 2015-9-30
img alt umbrella in Quito height 419 src https farm3 staticflickr com 2055 1635393741 d32b0ec61f jpg width 500 When was the last time we had rain like this I can t even remember but my trees are happy The dry summer had some of the trees looking wilted and brown I hope this perks them up and prepares them for the winter ahead
An Early Summer Walk
Published: 2015-9-02
img alt bird in the marshjpg height 473 src https farm1 staticflickr com 663 20452619404 4d439a01c4 jpg width 500 Bird in the Marsh Grass img alt summer wildflower height 415 src https farm6 staticflickr com 5653 21065215782 42f9b0b758 jpg width 500 Summer WildflowerCool morning summer walks are my way of connecting with nature You never know what you will find
Osprey
Published: 2015-8-31
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Summer At The Beach
Published: 2015-8-03
img alt Swim Flags height 640 src https farm5 staticflickr com 4140 4879092074 90e33d4b66 z jpg width 439 I really think Long Island has the BEST beaches Where can you find such beautiful white soft sand and no crowds Okay the weekend does get lots more people but many days you can have plenty of unoccupied sand all around you nbsp The Jersey shore does have the same beautiful sand but the crowds are so huge you can barely see the sand even during the week nbsp Fire Island is the best and the reason I say I love where I live
Davis Park Fire Island Deer
Published: 2015-7-03
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Air Show Jones Beach
Published: 2015-5-23
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Get Ready For The Horse Races
Published: 2015-5-16
img alt Thoroughbred Racing src https c1 staticflickr com 9 8040 8041502920 35c4dbefa7 c jpg width 500 nbsp nbsp Belmont Stakes coming soon- Check here for the schedule nbsp http www belmontstakes com schedule aspx