Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Big Pit

Wainscott Sand and Gravel has a nice operation in a big hole off Brick Kiln Road.
 We went there to get new crushed stone for my driveway.



Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015

Big Bush

This was the first time I walked through a grove of Crepe Myrtle. I have not seen this plant grown into trees before today.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Quick Read

It is just amazing, the selection of free publications week get out here each week in the summer.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Summer Daze

Halsey farms like this have been here over 300 years. It is good that many are now protected as farms by code.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Totem Poles

These sculptures on the Bridgehampton polo grounds remind me most of
the Easter Island Moai.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Bird Food

This sun flower grew from a missed bird seed. The bees in the flower are having a good time so covered in yellow pollen that they are hard to spot.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Timber

Big orange trucks TREE SCAPES came today and took down my black locust. The tree needed to come down as it had rot in its core and carpenter ants to boot. My yard seems to look bigger without the tree.

They took great  care to protect my property including laying plywood to protect the lawn as branches came down.
After the tree was cut up we saw the rot I had been told was there.
 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Out with the Old

This is one of a few beams that need to go.
 
This is the first bin of old wood going to the dump.

New pressure treated wood for the project.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

House Guests

We started to repair the front porch today and found that all sorts of insects had made homes in the porch walls. The two wasp nests we found in this section were not active.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Summer Veg

The Halsey Farm Stand on Deerfield Road opened July 1st. I found a recipe for pickled beets in the new Jackson Pollock cook book, I am giving it a try.

Friday, July 10, 2015

New in Town

There is a new art show this season
MARKET ART + DESIGN

The setting is amazing, the food a bit better
Art from this show has stuck in my mind
 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Big Show

ART SOUTHAMPTON open today on the polo grounds in Bridgehampton
The show looks good with a great range of work.
The show will be up for just this weekend
 
 
 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Tigers in My Yard

Some people call day lilies, tiger lilies. Tiger Lilies have a single woody stem with a turk's-cap shaped bloom at the tip. The orange version of this flower grow wild on roadsides in the Berkshires' have them in my garden in a few colors.
The bulbs are planted in the spring and look like garlic.
 

Monday, July 6, 2015

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Smoke Signals

If plants made fireworks it might look like this smoke bush that opened just in time with the 4th of July.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Faded Glory

I like how the weather worn colors of this bunting blend with these old bricks.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Edge of Summer

I have been tracking Tom's garden this year. Here is the lead bed in early July.