Sunday, September 30, 2012

American Classic

I was driving around Saggaponac this week. A guest in my car admired this porch and I took a picture for my blog.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Clean Sweep

The day after a front passes over the Eastend can give us some very clear sky's with cotton ball clouds.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Moment of Orange

I have two reasons for having Buddleia planted in my garden near the patio. It seems to bloom most of the summer with a very nice scent and at times does excellent job of attracting butterflies. Getting a photo of this Monarch with it's wings spread is tricky as they seem to mostly close their wings while feeding.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Nice Swimming hole

Little Fresh Pond in the North Sea area of Southampton is noted for being a very nice place to swim. There are a couple of very nice fresh water ponds in Southampton.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Andy Revisited

When Andy Warhol made is soap box art it was full color replicas of the actual cartons. At an art fair this summer I saw these sophisticated metal boxes made by Charles Lutz that are based on classic beer cartons.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


This home in Southampton was built in Georgia the 1800's in then moved to the Hamptons in the 1990's.
It is a most delightful stair & opening.

Monday, September 24, 2012

No Hunting Allowed

Our village does not allow any form of hunting. The wildlife in our village knows this very well and pays little heed to people most all day long.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012


I guess most any style can have a revival. It seems the the Arts & Craft style is having a bit of a rediscovery. I think this house is very fine.

Friday, September 21, 2012

King of the Hill

Most people think of beach front when thinking of the Hamptons. There is a good size hill or ridge on the South Fork. Homes set on the top of this hill can have distant views both of the ocean to the south and the bay to the north.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

All Grown Out

Fall is a few days away. This corn is done growing. I expect it will be used as animal feed. Some corn is now grown to make a corn maze. I think this field is too small for that.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Monday Beach Nights

Sagg Beach in Sagaponac might be the most isolated beach. Thanks to Sagg Pond to the north it is further from private homes than most of the beaches on the East End. This summer drummers started to meet at the beach on Monday nights. The event has been very popular. I went with a few friends tonight and was impressed with the sounds coming from a group of about 12 drummers. There seemed to be great variety to the types of drums in use.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Set to Roll

I was very surprised to see this dog all tricked out for road wind. I was lucky to get the shot within the cycle of the traffic light.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Third Wind

Surprise Surprise the roses in my front garden are now on a third bloom cycle. I put this garden in on the North side of my house. I was concerned that roses would not get enough sun. By placing them further out into the yard they seem to get out of the house's shadow just enough.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Clean Up

Just like our hair things do not grow out in the order we like. Today I tried to tidy up the shaggy mess that August seems to bring to my gardens.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Train Ride

Today I had meetings in New York City. As my day was finishing up near Penn Station I chose to take the LIRR home. The trains are well lit and a delight to read in. I was surprised the the full rate one way is now $25.00. Off peak rates are lower. It was very nice to be walking distance from the train station.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


This large doe seemed very relaxed when I came out of the house and walked down the drive.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Misty Afternoon

The surf was very kicked up from wind that blew the spray up into the air and well past the dune line. This can limit what grows near our ocean.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

It's Not All Shingles

From the 1920s to the 1940s it seems that quiet a few stucco homes got built in Southampton. I like this nice Arts & Craft style home just off Main Street.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Surf's UP

With a large storm down in the Caribbean some very big waves are being sent to the shore on Long Island. The waves are so big that swimming in the ocean is not an option today.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Spot of Color

These simple window boxes dress up the windows on the old Pelletreau Silver shop. The original shop made silver in the 1700's.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Modern Cameras

It used to be very tricky to capture an image like this. When you got the film back from the lab the raibow might be so washed out you could not see it. I like the newer technology.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Next Round

Last month I took a photo of a bright green catipilar. If I got it right this is what that big green worm turned into.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Modern Orchard

Apple growers seem to have learned from the wine growers. This apple farm has a lot more apples from a lot less tree than I recall seeing in a traditional orchard. Less structured than the espalier'd trees one sees in Europe.This seems a very efficient system.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Off the Beaten Path

In a back corner of Marder's Nursery is Marder's Art Gallery. Set in a classic barn this gallery represents a good stable of thoughtful artists. Some artists from past years have moved on to much greater exposure.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

No Accident

The primitive country sign can be an art form on the east end. I liked the recycled fence picket used as an arrow on this road side sign.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Growth Spurt

Wow where did all those big pumpkins come from. Just last week this field at Pumpkin Town was a mass of green vines. Over night the pumpkins have swelled to emerge across the field.