Dec 29, 2008
Nov 26, 2008
If you've ever wondered how nature will reclaim the earth for itself when people are gone this should give you a pretty good idea. Not so very long ago this was a working irrigation pump-house with a water reservoir. Now it could give new meaning to the word "houseplant".
Nov 23, 2008
Nov 14, 2008
Nov 2, 2008
Surrounded by saltwater and being the sunniest spot in New York State (yes, sunnier than the South Fork) makes for a long growing season. This year was very good, not just for our few productive plants but for the wine grapes as well, and the sea provided it's usual bounty of shell fish, lobster and bay scallops all from our local baymen.
Posted by Mark Kreider at 4:57 PM
Oct 29, 2008
Like snowflakes, no two boat houses are alike. They run the gamut from lavish well appointed party houses with running hot and cold water, fully stocked bars with large flat screen TVs, to little more than a place to store canoe paddles and life vests. What they have in common is making a life of fun on the water more convenient.
Posted by Mark Kreider at 7:24 AM
Oct 25, 2008
Oct 15, 2008
Sep 25, 2008
Vineyards are doing so much to keep the agricultural nature of the North Fork alive and well. There are seventeen wineries within five miles of our home so we always have something to do on a gray day when we have guests as all of them offer tastings, some have tours and on the weekends there is often live music. One can sip to bluegrass, jazz, rock or perhaps a guitar and flute classical duo. A few of the wineries show the work of local artists which adds richness to the experience. This season I followed the growth of the vines with a few pictures. These shots do very little to show the overall beauty of the vineyards at different times of day or in changing light or weather. Apologies for the blur of the first picture, the only one I had of first buds.
Posted by Mark Kreider at 8:49 AM