I LOVED visiting home with you-both the beach and your yard. Isn't it amazing to see the trees you plant that started teeny-tiny the size they are now? Bob doctored a small maple tree at our other house that was close to dying and hated to leave it when we moved....we go by that house now and that tree is HUGE now.OMG there's NO MISSING that big duck when you hit Riverhead huh? That's too funny......Sea pests....I would imagine that encompasses both IN the water AND on the beach-and there's probably more pests ON the beach! :)
The Big Duck has been around since I was a little kid. There were quite a few duck farms in the area and they would sell eggs and fresh and frozen duck.Christmas the Big Duck has a huge wreath around it's neck!
Love the second photo. Broken and yet so beautiful.
Oh Linda, I want to come visit you before you move to Fl for good. I would LOVE to see your little town, and all the beautiful beaches. The prices for the fees, is that per day, or per season? Wow, expensive !! I just loved the pictures of the ocean.....so beautiful. I have heard you talk so much about all the things in the pictures, I would love to see them in person. If only I could bring Chase on the bus. Oh well, at least I can dream from your pictures. Thanks for sharing, they really made my day.
The guest bed will leave with us so your room will always be there for you!Max would have a blast with Chase but I know we feel the same way about driving. Getting around here in the summer is horrible.
Great pictures. Your area looks so nice, Linda (except for the eel, they never give me a warm & fuzzy feeling). It always amazes me to see prices in NY and CA - it's almost like they're different countries, not just different states, with such huge discrepancies in cost of living. Nonetheless, I really love seeing the beachfront homes, especially. Love the sea glass, and the heart on the tree. I also have a Bloodgood Jap Maple in my landscape - I enjoy its colors from spring through fall.
Yes. We have always felt the same. Gabe calls it La- La Land. The homes are lived in for a few months, but the area benefits from the property taxes they pay. On the other hand, we have two grocery stores. Walbaums is closing which means all the local employees will no longer have a job. Prices go up when the summer season starts and we drive 45 minutes to buy food at a decent price. Traffic- horrible. One main road and you better know the back roads. The politicians LOVE it out here. MONEY! Plenty of parties ( AKA- fund raisers) , guess our invitation gets lost in the mail!I've been here for over 60 years- they call it progress. To me it's home and when September arrives some of that comes back.
I'd so love to be at the beach just now.Thanks for sharing these lovely pix at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/07/variations.html
In this heat it's the best place to be!
I LOVE the ocean! Lovely photos! Visiting from Wordless Wednesday at Create With Joy.
SO do I!!!!
Geez, the parking prices. It keeps our the riff raff I suppose. All the photos are great. You're a fabulous photographer Linda. That duck is huge!
Yeah- everyone loves the Big Duck. It was originally built in 1931 by duck farmer Martin Maurer.It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997. The building measures 18 feet (5.5 m) wide, 30 feet (9.1 m) long and 20 feet (6.1 m) tall to the top of the head. The duck's eyes are made from Ford Model T tail lights and the interior floor space is confined to 11 feet (3.4 m) by 15 feet (4.6 m). The wood frame, wire mesh/concrete surface building was designed in the shape of a Pekin duck in order to house a retail poultry store.It's a cool place and wish you could see it.