Month: November 2020

Bay View

In September, my mother and several of her retirement community friends rented a house in Stone Harbor on 121st. That’s just one block from the end of the developed part of Seven Mile Island. I was invited to join them this year and was… Continue Reading “Bay View”

Seaside Garden

Just past 122nd Street along 2nd Avenue and adjacent to the Stone Harbor Point Preserve parking lot is a small seaside garden maintained by the Stone Harbor Garden Club. Occupying some prime real estate and surrounded by fences and thick vegetation, it is easy… Continue Reading “Seaside Garden”

Plover Play

I’m pretty sure these shorebirds are plovers. I might go as far as to say they are possibly juvenile Black-bellied Plovers or non-breeding adults. Chime in here all you bird experts and correct me if I’m wrong please! And inform me how to tell… Continue Reading “Plover Play”

Evening Light

I was still sitting in my home office (a.k.a the dining room table) working late when Jim came barreling through the front door insisting I come outside. He had poured a couple glasses of red wine and set up the Adirondack chairs on the… Continue Reading “Evening Light”

Morning Light

I’ve been awaking early each morning before sunrise so that I can relax and organize my day with a quiet cup of coffee. I really need that meditative piece of time. This morning, between cups of java, I grabbed my camera and quickly ventured… Continue Reading “Morning Light”

Rail Trail Fun

With the mild temperatures continuing for another day, we decided to head out and get one more bike ride in before winter really grabs hold. Today, we chose the section of the Northern Rail Trail between Lebanon and Canaan. It was so refreshing to… Continue Reading “Rail Trail Fun”

Historic Day

What a glorious day! It was warm enough to enjoy my morning coffee on the porch, plant my garlic – which was way overdue – and take a long carefree walk. It was also the day this country charted a new course. I’m looking… Continue Reading “Historic Day”

Ghost Crabs

During my week in Stone Harbor this past September, I was thoroughly entertained by these shy creatures as I walked the Stone Harbor Point beach. At low tide, the beach is wide and long and towards the southern most tip of the island the… Continue Reading “Ghost Crabs”

Winter Seed Pods

A warm front moved into the area overnight and we are enjoying some nice mild temperatures over the next few days. During my lunch break, I wandered back to the pond to get some fresh air and enjoy the glorious sunshine! As I was… Continue Reading “Winter Seed Pods”

Stone Harbor Point Marshlands

The house we rented in Stone Harbor is just a block from the dunes, beach and marshlands of Stone Harbor Point. My daily walk included the nearly two-mile one-way hike (at low-tide) to the point – the southern most tip of the Seven Mile… Continue Reading “Stone Harbor Point Marshlands”