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
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
We named our little sailboat Gwaihir, the wind lord. Really, she was the wind lady. A bit pretentious for such a little boat, but I thought it would be a lucky name. She was a 16 foot soling, a centerboarder, drawing just 16 inches with the board up. I used to tell people Gwaihir could … Continue reading DAY OF MONARCHS
My son was born on the 7th of May. The lilacs bloomed that week, down on Long Island where we lived. All my friends and family who visited brought lilacs. Their scent filled the room. The smell of lilacs makes me feel young and reminds me of May 1969, when the lilacs bloomed. Related articles … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Lilacs
Along Woodcleft Canal, Freeport, Long Island. New York, middle of July. Just passing through.
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.
- If you grew up or lived on Long Island sometime before and until the late 1980s, you'll remember Nunley's. When they closed and sold their wonderful old carousel that had an actual working Calliope, I tried to talk the city of Boston into buying it and putting it on Boston Common or perhaps in Boston … Continue reading Do you remember Nunley’s?