Monday, December 30, 2013

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Alien Invasion

When I got home from the holidays my pumpkin had a big hole. Looks like a squirrel went in to feast on pumpkin seeds.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Friday, December 27, 2013

Holiday Special

For the second year many of the trees on Main St. and Jobs La. are lighted for the holidays.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Hampton Land South

Hampton House was completed in 1790 by the Ridgely family. At that time, it was the largest home in North America. The Ridgely Family continued to occupy the property up to 1945. The home's design was based on manor houses in England. Surprisingly this home is located in Towson Maryland more than 300 miles south of the Hamptons we know.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Late Bloomer ?

With temperatures in the 60's this December my magnolia has buds. But I have not seen a bud open yet.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Rock & Roll

The surf was so loud today, it could be heard all over the village. The waves were huge and never stopped.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

Winter Lights

The main shopping streets in Southampton Village are all lit up again this winter. 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Modern Masters

Some bits of paving remind me of modern art works, like this Clifford Still in black-top, stripe and tar. 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Draw a House

The outline lighting on the house reminds of a child basic drawing of a house.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Draft Blocker

I have old windows on the front of my house. They do not fit very tight and I did not want storm windows on the front. This simple solution of a vinyl sheet mounted on a curtain bar has served me well the last few winters. I just pop them up for the cold seasons. 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Sunday, December 15, 2013

After a Storm

                                    After a storm has passed we often get great sunsets. 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

Sand Storm

The low winter sun light shows off wind patterns worn into the sand at the beach

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Turrtle Pond

In many spots along our shore there are ponds right on the back side of the ocean dunes. This pond is located near Fowler's Beach. The pond has large snapping turtles in the summer. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Mother Ship

Perched on a hill at the entrance to Art Village the studio and class room for Merritt Chase is an impresive structure.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

English Flair

There are a string of cottage like homes in Art Village all with what I think of as a strong English influence. Here is a view of one cottage, others will follow.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Dune Crest

Headed out to the beach I found this great view looking back to the land side.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Winter Lawn

I am not sure if it is the contrasting woody trees or the light coming fron a lower angle. Winter lawns can have a very special green glow till a deep frost puts them to sleep. 

Saturday, November 30, 2013


Bits of seaweed get trapped in the sand. Then the wind blows the stem in a circle making this fun wear pattern that shows in late day sun. 

Friday, November 29, 2013

This is IT

Gin Lane, Southampton New York. The home on the right side of the street are ocean front, the homes to the left, more protected from the ocean often have fine gardens. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Stormy Day

It was a stormy day at the beach today. Most shots had way too many water spots from drops on my camera lens.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Blow Back

The other day the wind was blowing very hard off the land. So hard the wave's break has a long tail blown back out into the ocean. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Viewing Towers

This raised platform, accessed by a bridge from the master bedroom has a very intimate feel to it when you are there. Lifting the deck allows for a great view over the reeds.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Ant View

I was sitting at lunch this summer and realized that I could see the underside of your umbrella and the sky beyond in my soup spoon. Nice clean spoon.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Hold that Line

This hedgerow of weeds is the line between the estate lawns and the open sand beach.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Beach Access

Groomed to perfection. The estate area in Southampton has tailored lawns and gardens right up to the beach. The hedges and road just run right up to the ocean. 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Drones in the Hamptons

Drones have come to the Hamptons to aid in showing property. This rig was used to photo this stylish lake front property.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

That's a lot of Clams

This is just a small section of a long strip of empty clam shells that washed up on the beach at Little Plains Beach, Southampton

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Farm Country

Still popular with farmers Sagaponac has broad flat areas accented with long ponds the call creeks. The "creeks are often separated from the ocean by just a dune line. 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Southern Style

I was impressed with the choice of this Chippendale gallery on the roof of a newer home in Southampton Village.  

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

September Blast

I came across this shot of mt garden back in September. What a fun burst of color before winter comes. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Retail Style in East Hampton

The entrance to Tiffany on Main St. in East Hampton is very unassuming but then opens into this large dramatic two story space.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Clear Skys

After yesterdays stormy weather today we had bright blue skys. We have not had much rain this fall. It also seems that storms have had less rain than predicted. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

Main Street

This stripe in the middle of Main St. Southampton Village, is connected to other road stripes all the way to the west coast. I can remember a lot of that drive.