Thursday, February 28, 2013

Rare Bird

This simple shingle beach cottage has become a rare site on the ocean front in the hamptons. Most homes like this have long been replaced by more modern designs.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013


When this home was built the owners were concerned that they would not have a view of the surf. Now that the dunes have been washed away I expect they have a more open view.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Lead Bottom

When the big snow hit, the ground was still very warm. After the snow fell it melted back up into newer show. This made digging out into heavy work. Here you can see the water saturating the snow base.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Spring ?

I spotted these snow drops in full bloom in the garden of my friends Bill and Dennis.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Flip Flop

The pool cover had a hard time with the big last two weeks ago. It seems that the high wind put most of the snow on one side causing the arch to pop. I have now reset the cover and all seems back in order.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Limited Parking

This small sheltered corner on Mecox Bay seems to be the popular spot wintering birds. Swans do not like to share with other swans but seem to tolerate these mallards.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Melt Down

Evidence of our big snow storm is almost gone. We have had some cold days, but the earth still seems warm and a few days of bright sun has melted most of the snow away.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Engineered Snow Drift

A snow fence set about 50 feet north of Wickapogue Road places the snow drift just short of the road.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

North Sea

With the north wind we have been having I can see why the English thought on there North Sea when naming the area.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Crisp New Look

This home was due for a new skin. Many homes today chose to put a wider trim around the windows with corner boards. We chose to keep the thinner window frames and re-shingled without the corner broads. This gave the house a clean sleeker look.

Friday, February 15, 2013


When I got home after the storm I fiund the pool cover popped. It seems that the snow loaded onto the east side of the pool cover. The covers folded but did not tear. Yesterday we reset the cover pannels.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

New Contours

The  beach in Southampton has a new shape. The dune line has been reduced, but once on the beach it seems much flatter than before Sandy. This has resulted in more gradual surf line. If the winter storms do not change the beach yet again,this will make for a fun summer.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

Pile UP

When they cleared Bowden Square a lot of the snow got left in front my my place. Its a bit of a trick to hook into the driveway.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

A Bit Lacking

With the storm coming I had a go at wrapping my boxwood in burlap to protect the branches from snow damage. This is clearly a skill set I will need to work on for future storms.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Things Rembered

Yes, summer will be back again. Some how our gardens come back from winter's action.

Friday, February 8, 2013

The Big Storm

It looks like our beach will get a good scrubbing tonight. The surf if ripping. 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Winter Fashion

With snow on the way smart shrubs will be wearing burlap this season. These winter covers appear finely tailored.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


It was a very gray day here today with moments of snow and stuff. Bluff top view over Peconic Bay and  Robins Island

Monday, February 4, 2013

New Rings

It seems that the water that comes off roads when it rains has oil and dust made up of worn tire. It turns out this all can be toxic to wetlands. Street drains that used to dump into local waterways are now being directed into dry wells. SAVE THE CLAMS.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Old Walls

I like this old brick wall next to the South Main Beach access. Most of the wall in covered in leaves for the summer season.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Friday, February 1, 2013

Break in the Weather

Driving along RT 27 this afternoon the sky had a lot going on. These photos hint at a dramatic sky.