Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Deco Gem

There area  pair of these amazing polished metal gate houses on the drawbridge in Quogue.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Low Tide

Tides are more extreme with a full moon. We are in the next full moon after Sandy. The tide here in this inlet is super low. The bright green plants at the water's edge are not used to being out in the air.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Old & New

The view from this corner in Quogue provided a wonderful view of old and new,both floating like follies in their green lawns.

Sunday, November 25, 2012


The cedar trees in our area seem to come in a variety of greens. This pairing of trees shows the range of tones from deep green to blueish.

Saturday, November 24, 2012


It sale week at the Parrish Museum. This very up scale bring-it-by is my addiction for black Friday. The sale opens with a pricey cocktail party, the public access on Saturday. Sunday is the not to be missed clearance sale.
This alcove featured some nice Knoll and vintage mid-century-modern.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Northern Import

Raised seam metal roofs have been popular in northern New England for a long time. These smart clean lined roofs have begun to appear in our area. At first the arctictural boards seemed cautious to approve them, this seems to be changing.

Tucked Away

The view from my listing on Phillips Lane has a rare intimate setting for waterfront in the Hamptons.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Up We Go

Another older home in the village of Southampton is getting a new foundation & cellar. The original homes was two stories. I wounder if they will build a new first floor here.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Harvest Season

Tate's Bake Shop has a fantastic selection of gourds and kales set out for the holidays.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Over View

Balconies like this that give a view over an adjoining property are very hard to get a permit for. This home predates zoning and get a bit of an ocean view from the high perch.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Gray Days

High noon on a gray day looking out over the Peconic Bay. We can have some very gray days here in the winter season.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


My friend Pam's woods is all a jumble. Let me know if you need any firewood.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

New Guy in Town

The New Parrish Museum opened this week on RT 27 near the Duck Walk vineyard. It is a very exciting new building. I would imagine the they are very excited to show off their art in the fine new building.

Monday, November 12, 2012


Just turn right at the end of the drive.................................................... Most hedges are trimmed twice a year. The first cut is at the start of July to take off the burst of spring growth. The hedge is given a second cut in September to keep it neat for winter. This can also reduce damage from snow and ice.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sand Bars

About a week after hurricane Sandy, a major nor'easter passed through. Hurricanes come from the south. A nor'easter blows down from the north. This recent storm left this sand bar at the surf's edge. If you went to a bar you can order a Nor'easter. A snappy cocktail; 2 oz bourbon, 1/2 oz lime juice, 1/2 oz maple syrup, shake and pour over ice in a high ball glass, top up with a bit of ginger beer.

Saturday, November 10, 2012


When Sandy hit the East End we got a lot of wind but not much rain. When this happens salt spray kicked up from crashing waves is blown up to a mile inland. If the is no rain the salt spray burns the leaves. This damage often does not show till a week or so later. This hedge shows that one side took the brunt of the salt spray. The privot hedge seems to recover from this. Some other plants have a harder time of it.

Friday, November 9, 2012


This home near Little Plains Road was just completed over the summer. It is much easier to get a good view of the home now that the dune in front has been washed away. The town has relaxed regulations on replacing sand. I expect the dunes will be rebuilt soon.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Wine Country

Local wineries use extensive netting to protect the grapes. These vines look loaded. Harvest must be coming soon.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Bit'O Beach

These very coveted changing boths are part of a local beach club in Southampton. Sandy exposed them to the public. I was glad of the oppertunity to get a glimps.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

All Quiet

After a long run of stormy weather the beach was very calm today. There is concern that another storm will be here on Wednesday.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Dune Gone

Last summer this steel retaining wall was buried under a big sand dune. The dune had dune grass growing on it to help hold the sand in place. Behind the dune line most homes here have layer of lawn and topsoil. When the terrain is cut away the pipes to feed the irrigation is often left hanging in the air.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Clean Sweep

After this big storm the beach looks much wider than before. It is wider, but much lower and the dune line that ran between the homes and the beach is almost gone. If you look at the cut line in front of the beach club you get an idea how much sand we lost here.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Just Before

The evening before Sandy came rolling in I went down to the beach at Little Plains road and took a few pictures. I hope to stop by Saturday to show how this beach look now.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Square in the Middle

There are a lot of trees and branches down in our area. The crown of this tree seemed to perfectly block this Seven Ponds Towd Road in Water Mill.