WOODCLEFT CANAL, FREEPORT, LONG ISLAND – Marilyn Armstrong

Freeport, Long Island. It's in Nassau Country, the closest county on Long Island to New York. I grew up in the city. In Queens, which is a borough of New York. Each of New York's boroughs has its own character and in many ways, is a city in its own right. Certainly, people who grow … Continue reading WOODCLEFT CANAL, FREEPORT, LONG ISLAND – Marilyn Armstrong

SAILING – THE DAY OF THE MONARCHS

We named our little craft "Gwaihir," after the Eagle Wind Lord from Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings." Really, she was a wind lady and a rather dainty girl at that. The name was perhaps a trifle pretentious for such a small craft, but I thought it would be a lucky name. Gwaihir was a 16-foot Soling with … Continue reading SAILING – THE DAY OF THE MONARCHS

Old dog, new tricks: My photographic evolution.

I have always preferred photographing landscapes. There are several reasons why, the most prominent being I'm good at it. In the same way that reading and writing came naturally to me, taking picture postcard style photos has been easy. Give me almost any kind of natural environment and someplace to stand, I'll find pictures and take some good ones. … Continue reading Old dog, new tricks: My photographic evolution.