Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Garden Tigers

This garden on Elm Street has a nice mix of summer phlox and tiger lilys. The colors zing! Tiger lilys are also know as turk's cap lilys. The turk's cap grows wild in parts on New England. I have tried to grow these lilies in my garden with limited success, very frustrating.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Power Plant

This summer has had the sub station on North Sea Road humming. It looked great bathing in it's night lighting.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Corn's Edge

We have lots of corn fields planted right to the edge of the road. Most of these fields are cow corn. This corn is grown to feed farm animals like cows. The ears on this corn are not as prominent as the ears on people corn. This corn is chopped up whole and all the parts are fed. A wide patch of cow corn can be used to hide other crops that people do like.

Saturday, July 28, 2012


When I went out to my car this morning I found a new guest in the yard. I had suspected her existence due to many signs around the property before our meeting. She seemed very relaxed about my intruding on her grounds.

Friday, July 27, 2012


This section of bittersweet vine must have started out as a thin branch twisting up the fence for a ladder. The vine got thicker & thicker over the years as it climbed up into the trees. After getting cut, just this section remains.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Weekend Special

There is a new art show in Southampton this weekend. This is not last weekends show or the show from the week before that. This is a very international show in a HUGE air conditioned tent on the grounds of the Elk Club. The show is excellent and for a price you can take it all home!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Beach Kites

There was a nice selection of Kites at Old Town Beach this past weekend. Some if the kites had long tails that twisted and twirled.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

End of the Day

I was impressed that our town recycling center has a been for everything, even your old flags.

Monday, July 23, 2012

New Cut

The coast is always changing. This opening near Scallop Pond is new this year.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012


Plantings like this would not have been possible a few years ago. It is only since they came out with hybrid petunias that do not need to be deadheaded to keep in bloom. These modern petunias are very low maintenance.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Vintage Tbird

The tail lights on this model of Ford Thunderbird always reminded me of the coil on cigarette lighter when charged. I spotted this one on Main Street Southampton on my way to work in the morning.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Weather from the West

Most of our weather starts to the west and works it's way toward us. If it is hot in Ohio it will soon be hot in New York. Today New Your City had big storms at three in the afternoon. We did not get rain till after six. It has been a light year for rain here so far.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

White Trim

The crisp white trim on this home seems to tie together the collection of geometries that make up this house.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Re Tread

This nice road near Scallop Pond got all new black top and a sporty yellow stripe.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Riot of Color

This bright orange umbrella is set in a garden of bright blue hydrangea and pink rose of sharon. What good fun, this riot of color.

Saturday, July 14, 2012


When I set out to renovate Bowden Square it seemed best to just start over with the back half of the house. The two windows on the right are the living room and the guest bedroom above. The bit of wall on the left was kept up for the electric service. This wall was replaced when the new electric was set in it's present location.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Peak Summer Season

I think of Trumpet flower as an August bloomer. It was fun to see this vine working it's way up a phone pole.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Morning Still

This morning I had reason to be up in North Sea. There was no wind and all was very quiet. This view of North Sea Harbor shows the water flat as glass. Moments later a boat passed and the harbor was full of ripples and chop.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Entry Level

Set on over half an acre of woodland and priced in the mid 4's. I think my friend Pam's house is a good buy for someone.

Monday, July 9, 2012

The Next Day

The day after a rain storm often gives us a very nice clear day with bright blue Sky and little humidity.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Is This Kansas ?

A few fields in the Hamptons got planted in wheat this year. This seems a departure from our typical fields of corn or potatoes. This might be winter wheat as it has finished it's growing very early. I will ask and get back to you all.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Don't Sit Here

I find it surprising that this version of cactus grows here in the Hampton's and survives our cold winters just fine. This plant is growing at the top of a tone retaining wall with a nice batch of blooms.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Big Parade

It was a great parade. Here are a few photos.  Here groups queue up for the show.
The Southampton Rose Society

Our buddy Ryan showing the colors

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Big Blue

\Maybe it was our warm winter. For some reason our hydrangea this summer seem much bigger and bluer than I can recall in recent past years. Other seem to agree.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Muscle Car

The Camero Super Sport with the classic Chevy double stipes was parked near the light by my house.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Pop-up Storm

At sunset we had a sudden rain storm pop up from newhere. After the storm clouds moved out over the ocean we had very dramatic coulds as the moon came up.