Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Beach Stuff

This fun object washed up on the beach this week. I think it might be some form of fish egg?

Monday, April 29, 2013

Dune Farm

This complex pattern of snow fence is set out on the dunes face to trap blown sand and help to grow the dune. Old buried fence suggests this process is not new.

Friday, April 26, 2013

So VERY Blue

On some clean nights there is a time of night near sunset called the blue hour.
This was it's peak moment last night.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Next show-off

Early in the spring lineup but not first is forsythia. There seem to be a few versions in the area. I like the softer structure of this version where the blooms are not packed as tightly on the branch.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Barn Bones

This barn on the property of the Southampton Historical Society has been stripped down to it's skeleton. This barn does not use plywood sheathing like a modern home. The large shingles for  siding are nailed to the horizontal ribs you see here.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Natural Order

The spring bloom cycle often starts off with Bradford Pears. I have also spotted wild pears blooming early at the edge of the woods.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Break Through

All day yesterday a storm was building. Last night the storm hit with lots of wind and rain. Late today there are signs of the clouds breaking up. This hole in the sky was a good sign to me.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Room with a View

This ocean front home in Water Mill has lost a lot of dune this winter. I expect the views from inside the home must be very dramatic.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Splash of White

I can not think of another shingle style home that has had the underside painted a contrasting white like this.
I think the look is very smart.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Good Gates

The posts of this gateway reflect the details on the main house. Both this property and Mount Vernon in Virginia feature wood homes that are detailed like stone.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

East Hampton Perfection

The luxury of this property is the vast lawn. Just a nice clean simple lawn, a shigle home and a few local trees. So simple and just right.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Like Spring

All winter the ocean had a brownish cast when stirred up. Now it comes up sea foam green.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Village Signature

As one enters East Hampton Village there are a few homes around the highway that are iconic images for their Village. In my mind this is one of those homes.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Further East

It is very flat on the east end, I can think of any rivers out here. Windmills had been a popular source of energy on the east end until modern alternatives came along. This handsome windmill is at the historic Mulford Farm in East Hampton.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Classic Homes

There are a few blocks in Quogue that just have one great house after another.
This home looked perfect to me.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Summer Fun

I hear it will be 80 degrees in NYC today. After a cold spring I am looking forward to summer.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Old Bricks

I like this old brick wall near South Main Street Beach. Sorry I just keep taking pictures of it.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Tonka at Work

More gear for putting the dunes back in place. Sand with underpinnings of steel and rock.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Rush Hour

Re constructing the dunes is a big project to get in order before the beaches are full of people. Here big yellow trucks deliver sand to where it is needed.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Corner Details

Like Mount Vernon the shingle home has stone detailing made out of wood. The staggered white wood quoins on the corners and key stones on the arched windows are exceptional.