Friday, August 31, 2012

Up Up and Away

The Hampton Classic Horse show is in full swing this week. We had a nice view from the front row of the bleachers opening day. I was there again today. The jumps are much higher now!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Green Egress

We entered the Madoo Garden along the western path so we chose to leave via the eastern path leaving the big green egress.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Blood Grass Madoo

This twist in the garden path has a nice border of blood grass. We often have need of a nice photo of blood grass. I like the mix of shapes and textures in this view.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Around the Other Side

Almost the mirror location from the entry bridge this covered loggia provides nice framed views of the Madoo Gardens at this corner of the garden.

Monday, August 27, 2012

More Madoo

Coming out from the wood you might encounter these dramatic evergreen arches a nice setting for an Alice in Wonderland tea party.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Live Gum Drops

Further into the garden one comes across this squad of boxwood balls cavorting through a wood. How he gets these shrubs to flourish in shade I can not imagine.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

West Entry

Today we went to Robert Dash's garden Madoo. The garden is located on a shy two acres in Sagaponack, New York. After entering the garden if one turns to the west you should enter the garden over this bridge. I have always liked entering the garden in this way.

Friday, August 24, 2012

New for Me

I do not recall seeing this vine before. Now that I am aware of it I have spotted it in a few places. In some spots its growth has been very vigorous.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Little Surprise

We have all heard the Frogs that live in the trees. I had never seen one before this night.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

All Clear

When a forested area is mature the tree canopy has moved up high leaving the ground below fairly open. With the floor open like this there is not much for a deer to eat. The burbs with all our lush green plants are the best thing that ever happened for deer. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Into the Woods

There is a very nice nature trail off Deer Field Road across from the entrance to North Side Hills. At the entry there is a map posted that shows the trails in the area. The trail is clear and in good repair as shown here.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Saturday Night

This year we decorated the Bridgehampton Beach Club for the annual Animal Rescue Fund Beach Ball Party.  The honoree was Candy Udell the owner of London Jewelers, the theme for the night was jewel tones. Here are two shots from the event just before all the people piled in.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Links

Sunset at National golf club. The club house is perched on a bluff over looking the Peconic Bay. The property also features a windmill.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

New Building Lot

There are very few vacant lots in Southampton Village. It is also very expensive per foot to renovate an older structure. This house is being removed to a newer home can be built in it's place.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


This blue plastic Adirondack chair glowed in the pouring rain this morning.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Later Afternoon

There is a special moment many evenings when the sun is lower in the sky and the light rakes the tops of the marsh grass giving it a golden glow.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Working Garden

A modern working garden often makes good use of plastics. The large tube is a simple green house made by pulling a large plastic tarp over metal tubes mounted in the ground. The black plastic is used to control weeds and direct water in rows of vegetables outside the hothouse.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Garden Party

There was birthday party this Saturday for Fleurette Guilloz. It was truly a garden party as it took place in her famous garden in North Sea.

Saturday, August 11, 2012


This cottage tucked in the corner of a Water Mill home. The smart choice of color adds to the appeal.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Private Property

There are two islands located in the bays between the North and South Forks of Long Island. The larger is Shelter Island with two ferries, stores, inns and a marina. The other island is Robin's Island. Robins Island is the private residence of one family.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Handsom Rocks

Large rocks appear in a few spots on the bay beach here. These rocks occur naturally unlike the rocks that are placed in groins and other designs to stabilize the ocean beaches.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Red on Right Returning

This quiet back water creek has simple wooden sticks with red pennants to mark the channel. The code is when returning to port the red marker should be on the right of your boats bow. If you look further back you will see that the sticks direct your boat to the left of center to avoid a submerged sand bar.

Monday, August 6, 2012

What do Deer Eat

From the looks of this row of trees deer eat anything they can reach. I was amazed when I realized that it was deer that had under cut these trees so evenly.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Strange Critter

When I walked out the door this morning I spotted this frog. This was a surprise as I am staying in the woods not close to any marsh or pond. I was sure that this is a frog, not a toad. I did some research and learned this is a Wood Frog, they live on dry land and only need water for breeding in the spring.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Fine Tree

I liked this fine Willow that graces the drive of a home in the estate area. These trees look best when set on a great lawn like here.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Up Not Aaway

They used a truck with a cherry picker to hike up a worker and get the spars on the flap pole painted.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

North Sea Mountain

This man made mount was closed to further additions around 1980. Maybe the highest point on the south fork it can be spotted from most all of the surrounding bays. The view from the top is fantastic.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Bomb

When I was in High School outside of Washington DC I would see cars like this from time to time. For me the Jaguar XKE was the bomb. Much hotter than it's American brother the Vet. Both cars are truly two seaters with barely a truck or boot as the case may be.