Friday, January 31, 2014

Just a Field of Ice

It is rare to see Lake Agawam so totally frosted over. I would not trust this ice for a walk over.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

False Beach

Lurking under this apparent sand dune is a snow drift.There has been a good strong wind and very cold air. The hump is made up of about an inch of sand layered over a snow drift. If you step on this "dune" you might sink in up to your knee.

Monday, January 27, 2014

One Fish, Two Fish

These fine fish made by John Rist may be found on Jobs Lane. I bought one years ago and still love it.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Frost & Freeze

With a dark roof to melt the snow in the day time and very cold nights it has been good weather for growing icicles.

Friday, January 24, 2014


The recent snow storm came in colder than most of our snowstorms. The combination of  wind and the light fluffy snow made some interesting snow drifts.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Pre Storm

Looking from my bathroom windon, light from the sun rise just caught the crowns of village trees. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Storm Report

At 5:00 pm we had 6 inches on the side table. If it keeps snowing till 9:00 I will expect  a lot more than 12 inches.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Friday, January 17, 2014

My Blue Period

There seems to be a growing niche of photography that explores their work in the school of color field painting. These artists are more interested in the blocks of color than in the subject of the photograph.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Winter Surf

This nice clear day at the beach was actually earlier in the week.
The last few days have been much damper.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Morning Fog

This morning it was very fogg, it cleared mid day, then the fog came back this evening.
We are lucky not to have ice. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


I was surprised to see deer tracks at the beach today. I am not sure what they could find to eat there but they seem to look everywhere. 

Monday, January 13, 2014

January Thaw

After two weeks of sub freezing weather we have had 4 warm days in a row. Today with tempatures  in the low 50's we did a quick project. It was time to move my power line underground. With a great team we got the new cable planted in one day.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014

Ice Age

Yes that is a paddle boarder Fergus Sloan of FMS Paddle Sports way out in the Peconic Bay. There was no wind and the bay this day and the water was very flat, but the water is also very cold with great chunks of ice floating in it.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Prize Catch

My buddy Roger scored the tackle box full of gear on line. This should make for a fun summer.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Northern Light

My front hall window faces due north. the glass was fully frosted over at sunrise this morning. For the first time in to or three years we have single digit temperatures.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Ice Calving in the Hamptons

On the Thursday the tempatre dipped into the teens, then it warmed up into the high 40's today. The warm spell encouraged ice calving in my swimming pool. We have much colder weather coming for the next few days. This year we drained down the pool for the winter.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Hampton Zombies

Where are the "Hamptons" some feel they begin when one goes east of the canal. That does not explain Westhampton or Hampton Bays. Southampton town goes to Riverhead. On the east end do the Hamptons end with East Hampton or go on to include Amagansett an Montauk? Some zombies pose in Amagansett.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Flip Flop

Weight from the snow made the pool cover pop. When things thaw out I can reset the covers.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Storm Plans

If a storm is coming I park my car behind the tree. If I do not park here I get a big snow drift in my driveway. This makes digging out much easier.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Just a Dusting

This morning we got just a bit of snow. The snow was pushed around with more wind than usual. We have been told that much more wind and snow are on the way tonight.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Holiday Fare

These traditional New Years foods are covered here:

Saute chicken sausage and onion, ad black-eyed peas cooked in chicken stock, season to taste mash it all together and wrap in sections of blanched collards.

Thin cream cheese with sour cream, mix in capers, smoked salmon, lemon zest, fresh tarragon, when all is well blended stir in red caviar. Pipe onto the endive.