Friday, May 30, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Hamptons UFO

This air borne chunk of firewood was captured by these wires as it flew through the air. Placing the wires near local roads helps to protect passing cars from flying logs.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Turkey a' la Webber

The first stage is 12 - 16 brickets banked on the sides of the grill. This grate has hinged sides that will let me add more coals durrng the cooking.

The raw turkey was brined over night, then rubbed with lemon and then olive oil.

MIND THE GAP- setting the top on with a nice crack to let air in is critical to having  a good fire. If you leave the top off, the heat escapes. If you put the top on tight the coals cool and the heat gets damp and that messes up the skin.

Here the bird is partially cooked. When I add charcoal I also add twigs of green wood to get a nice smoke going in the grills dome. If is is a windy day the gap will be very small to hold the heat. On this day there was no wind and I set a larger gap.

After about 5 hours on the grill the bird is cooked. I use a meat thermometer. After I take if off the grill I  then turned it over to rest for a bit before starting to carve.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014

Emerald Moment

Taken out of contex this corner of the banks property has the look of a classic English garden.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Chive Explosion

Today's rain opened a blast of chive blooms.
They are great in salads if you loose the woody stems.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Big Green

It is hard for me to imagine that these leaves have grown in less than two weeks!

Monday, May 19, 2014

White Magic

Riding along Gin Lane in Southampton we spotted the white deer grazing in a field. When I stopped to take the photo the deer as a group moved out of range.

Sunday, May 18, 2014


Eddies is now all welded up, next stainless steel mounting brackets, then off to get RED.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Big Green and Scales

These are Monkey Puzzle trees now on view at Marders Nursery in Bridgehampton.  With large green scales I think they should be called armadilo trees

Friday, May 16, 2014

Ultimate Dash

The Jaguar XKE produced in the late 60's and early 70' was the bomb. With it's machine age black gauges, and banks of rocker switches.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Eddie Progress

I got a call this morning from John at Liberty Iron. Eddie was getting built ad they wanted me to check on the progress. At this stage the base is steel, but the head is still a wood mockup. I was told that the body section weighed about 250 ponds!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

New Growth

Woodland plants are a curious group. Delicate and discrete I am surprised when they make it back. This spring a have three red trillium along my fence.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Hamptons Socialite Killed on North Sea Road

It turns out that the cat had an extensive social life in the village, known by a variety of names at multiple residences. Names included Ginger Cat, Mr Orange, Double White, and Pumpkin.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Summer Fun

This parking area and sign board mark an entry point for extensive bike trails in East Hampton off RT 114.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Coming Home

With favorable jet stream conditions we made it back to JFK in less than 7 hours.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Friday, May 2, 2014

New Details

The front of this property is a carriage house-garage. The front structure screens the house entrance and cottage garden for a nice intimate feeling.