Friday, December 30, 2005

Blue Egret

Moon over Shinnecock Bay, Long Island, NY

Thursday, December 29, 2005

How I added an Animation to this Blog.

This is how I did it. Maybe there is another way, but this worked for me.
I used AOL FTP space.
•I already had the GIF file in there & went to file manager & clicked on it so it would come up on my screen, then copied the address in my browser.
•I went to the posting screen(on Blogspot)
•I clicked on the HTML tab instead of Compose tab( top rt)
•I click on the Pic icon & add the image where it says URL (on RT)
a bunch of codes comes up, hit preview(under compose) to make sure it works.
•then I Published Post

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Southampton Boathouse 2005

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Philipsburg Manor
Tarrytown, NY
A walkway to the bay taken in the summer of 2005, Southampton NY. For more photos, visit;
  • Photographs & Memories Too
  • Father & son fishing on LI
    in August 2005
    Taken this past summer while walking along the shore. It was a foggy morning & in the distance I saw a father with his sons, fishing. I no longer get to witness moments like this with my own sons & their father.

    Friday, December 16, 2005

    Caroling Through J-LandCaroling Through J-Land

    My Favorite is

    Silent Night

    Silent night, holy night,
    All is calm, all is bright
    Round yon virgin mother and child.
    Holy infant so tender and mild,
    Sleep in heavenly peace.
    Sleep in heavenly peace.

    Silent night, holy night,
    Shepherds quake at the sight,
    Glories stream from heaven afar,
    Heavely hosts sing alleluia;
    Christ the Saviour, is born!
    Christ the Saviour, is born!

    Silent night, holy night,
    Son of God, love's pure light
    Radiant beams from thy holy face,
    With the dawn of redeeming grace,
    Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.
    Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.

    Wednesday, December 14, 2005

    This is another repeat.
    It is Rt.22, a restaurant in Armonk, NY.

    Sunday, December 11, 2005

    Firefighting~Monday Photo Shoot
    There was a fire 2 houses away from us, about a month ago.
    It left an older man homeless. My son & his friends are volunteers
    for a local fire dept. Here are a few photos I took.
    The last photo is a collage of 3 different photos. I am not happy with it.
    It seems out of balance.

    Saturday, December 10, 2005

    Another favorite from my AOL journal, Photographs & Memories.

    A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies,
    husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all.
    ~Washington Irving

    A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the
    place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us,
    still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness,
    and cause peace to return to our hearts.
    ~Washington Irving

    Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.
    ~Erich Fromm

    The tie which links mother and child is of such pure and immaculate strength as to be never violated.
    ~Washington Irving

    Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all.
    ~Oliver Wendell Holmes
    I am slowly moving in~

    10 Things that make me happy~Check out what Donna(This and that and hockey :) created on my other Journal, with this photo.

    I was "tagged" by Steven(sometimes)photoblog to post ten things that make me happy. Here it is:

    1. Seeing my kids enjoying Life
    2. Finding something great to photograph.
    3 Being with my kids & family.
    4 A gift from the heart
    5 Summer
    6 Sitting by the shore on a warm summer evening watching the sun go down.
    7 Appreciating each season
    10.Being loved

    The tag part is to select five others and "tag" them to post similar on their blogs and Journals. I've selected you all(listed below) to post ten things that make you happy.

    Jeannette•Welcome to my travels
    Coy •Dancing in the Rain
    MaryAnne•Inside the Gilded Cage
    Donna•This and that, and hockey!
    Nancy •Nancyluvspix

    Friday, December 09, 2005

    Please add your email address to the SUBSCRIBE ME! powered by Feedblitz.
    I changed the service, not sure if this will be better.
    Also Shelly from PRESTO SPEAKS suggested I use Bloglines.
    When you sign on to Bloglines you can add all your favorite Journals & you will get alerts
    when the Journals have entries, as I understand it..; )
    I am new to all this, so I am learning as I go. Bloglines seems to be the easiest.
    My firefox browser which I just upgraded has been giving me problems tonight.
    It keeps freezing on me. I am hoping to just copy & paste this in with out giving me a problem.

    Tuesday, December 06, 2005

    Wicked skies over Shinnecock Bay, Long Island.
    Summer of 2004
    We woke up with a dusting of snow.
    This photo was taken at the end of this past winter(Winter 2004-05).

    I created snowflakes in Photoshop to frame the photo.

    I had problems with Blogspot last night.
    I could not view my journal.

    Sunday, December 04, 2005

    Saturday, December 03, 2005

    Muscoot Farm in Somers NY

    THANKS DONNA also @

    Friday, December 02, 2005

    Another Fall Foto.......
    This was taken in November, in Carmel, on my way up to Dover Plains, NY.

    Thursday, December 01, 2005

    Photo taken in November 2005.

    I have decided that my AOL Journal(US) & my webpages will stay private & may also be deleted soon.
    AOL has ruined J-land by getting greedy.

    Friday, November 25, 2005

    A Portrait~in sepia tone
    The Boathouse

    Thursday, November 24, 2005

    In October we visited the Bronx Zoo's Butterfly Garden. I had captured many photos of butterflies in October at the zoo & out on LI .
    It was amazing to see so many Monarch Butterflies all along Dune Rd.

    Tuesday, November 22, 2005

    :::My Rose:::

    Sunday, November 20, 2005

    Saturday, November 19, 2005

    Another photo of Muscoot Farm in Somers.
    This is taken from a back road of the farm. It was originally owned by the Hopkins Family & used as their summer estate & dairy farm from 1880 to 1924. The family moved to the farm in 1924 year-round & operated the dairy business.
    In 1967 Westchester County acquired the property.
    It's a neat place to visit. Has many of the original buildings with livestock & poultry typical of the 20 th century gentleman's farm.

    Wednesday, November 16, 2005

    Side of barn at Muscoot Farms in Somers, NY.
    Trying different layouts till I find what I like. This is going to take me awhile to get used to.
    This was taken in Tarrytown NY, Nov. 2005.

    This is my first try with this Blog. I was having a problem with uploading the photo, so if you have a MAC computer, you need to go thru Firefox browser to add photos. AOL browser doesn't cut it...amongst other things...; )