Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
This mod classic home was probably built in the mid 1980s. The siding is red cedar boards. The grounds are designed to make for easy maintenance with a; simple lawn, evergreen foundation plantings and a natural border at the edge of the property.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
There is a walking path to the beach that passes near the south side of Sagg Pond. This is one of the few areas of the Hamptons where there are no homes in the dune line. One can imagine that most of the beach front in the Hamptons once looked a lot like this area.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Unlike my own climbing roses, this wall of roses maintained by the Southampton Rose Society has burst into bloom in mid October. At my garden I can maybe get a second bloom in August. This wall near my office is on it's third bloom this year. Proof to me that the SRS really knows what it is doing.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
When I was in Palm Springs a few years back I thought that an AirStream trailer set up in the mountains would make a great get-away. A very good friend wants a cabin in Montana, that sounds drafty. How fun the have this sleek trailer as a beach cottage, the large parking pad must help with sand control.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Last night I went to London. I took the train to the plane. The LIRR has an excelent connection to the Air Train at Jamica Station. After getting on the LIRR the next time I was outdoors was coming out of the Tubes in London at Oxford Square. I had a front window view from the Air Train as it looped into the airport and I was thinking WOW the future is here.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
I expect a quick frost to set the feeling of fall. Fall colors are a product of shorter day light, not a product of cooling weather. Colder weather can affect the quality of color in some trees. So far I think our coldest night has been in the mid 40s.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
This fine four-square house was once the home of art critic Henry Geldzahler. Located in the heart of Southampton Village in walking distance to the coffee shops and restaurants that Henry loved. I have always admired this handsome home.
Monday, October 10, 2011
When you purchase real estate in the Hamptons you will probably end up paying a Peconic Region Tax. This is a tax collected in the three east end towns to acquire the development rights of area lands. I think this field is a fine example of agricultural reserve.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
There are a lot of shaped bits of shrubbery along Layton Avenue in the village. These shrubs are on multiple properties with a variety of owners, all have been shaped into interesting forms. I liked this one a lot, it reminded me of a Nike Swoosh.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
I was showing a home on the Peconic Bay this evening, we got there later than planned and the sun was just setting. This home has a rare beach side swiming pool. On the horizon you can see the shadow of Holms Hill on the left and Robins Island on the right.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
I was driving along North Sea Mecox Road and passed this farm field. The field had a huge high fence to keep out deer and others. I poked my camera lens between the wires of the fence and took this photo. The flowers are mostly cosmos that escaped cutting for the summer season.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Most of the new homes I see in the Hamptons are based on homes we have all seen before. The ranch house started as a design from west of us here. Most of the ranch homes we see have been badly watered down from the early designs. This home started out as a very ordinary ranch home. I think the reinvention is inspired.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Go figure, the espalier magnolia grandiflora on the south wall of my house is in bloom again. The tree dose not like winter and needs this protected setting to make it though our winters. In the spring after a winter of ice and show it looks very beat up. This fall after a nice summer the wall is full of rich green foliage. I usually get a round of blooms in late spring, I was not expecting more flowers now.
Monday, October 3, 2011
There was a meet of antique cars out east the weekend. This group of Model A Fords had collected in the parking lot across from my home. The model T may have been first, but it was the model A that sold like hotcakes. This photo shows the two and four door versions.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
I had never heard of the Montauk Daisey until I came to the Hamptons. The plant blooms much later in the season than the more common Shasta Daisey. The leaves are more leathery than the typical Daisy and seem to tolerate salt spray and beach conditions.