Friday, December 12, 2014

On their way to Florida

Florida boating

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Manatee in Florida

Manatee tail

My winter friend

Great Blue Heron

For the last few years, my friend here, the Great Blue Heron has been visiting on a nearby tree.
We've been calling him Abraham for awhile. 
The name just seems to fit his personality: strong, regal, ancient , almost biblical.
He stands here in the cold, waiting perfectly still, until he is ready to dive into the water with the faith that below a fish will be provided for his dinner.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Wishes

Happy Thanksgiving
Wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving...

When did Thanksgiving first become the start of the shopping event of the year?
It was always the holiday to share with family and friends, to give thanks for all we have, and enjoy just being together.
Thanksgiving was the day to share family time, eat some traditional foods, relax together and catch up on conversation. That's how memories are made.
It makes me sad to see that businesses are open, that people are preparing to shop at mid-night, that the stores are forgetting their employees have lives.
Sad, just sad. 

Monday, June 09, 2014


buoy 10 bklyn

One of the many ocean buoys along Long Island heading west; this one is off Brooklyn. 
This was shot before "hurricane" Sandy so this view is very different today. 
The area was flooded and many homes were washed away. 

Thursday, June 05, 2014

June 6th, 1944: D-Day

vic cortner

Do not forget the invasion of Normandy, 1944.
The men who were there, lived with that traumatic experience their entire lives. 
They are now in their 90s, if they have not yet died of old age, but the memories of June 6th are burned in their hearts and minds and will never be forgotten.
For more information and facts about the day, read this: Click here!