Southern Magnolia 2015

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Our Southern Magnolia produced so many beautiful flowers this year, we stopped counting after 15 or 20 of them. The action started in mid-June and lasted all the way till July.

South Beach Staten Island Fireworks – August 12, 2015

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South Beach Staten Island Fireworks - Small, accessible fireworks shows where you can get up close, hear and feel the concussions are where it's at.

Three WTC Halfway Up

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Three WTC Halfway Up - The core reportedly stands at 41 out of 80 stories. The masts that were to top the building have been nixed dropping the final height to 1,079 feet.

Gaggle of Wild Turkeys on Seaview Ave

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One does not often associate a gaggle of wild turkeys with New York City streets, but a hybrid breed of wild turkeys is quite common in Staten Island.

Manmade Double Rainbows


I made these manmade double rainbows while misting roses one July morning. Apparently, I had that perfect 40-degree angle between the sun and the ground...

USS Eagle – Flag Day 2015 Tour

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  The Coast Guard's USS Eagle is docked at Atlantic Salt just across from my home for six weeks.   The Eagle is a barque that the Coast Guard uses as a sail school for its future officers. "Sail training still provides the best possible foundation for seamanship," the Coast Guard wrote in spec sheets [...]

One World Observatory – Opening Day / Ribbon Cutting – May 29, 2015


Now is the Time to See Forever... I left ahead of Elsy to make the Ribbon cutting ceremony that I had been invited to. I always like to get this shot when I use the ferry. When the boat passes this point, you see the complete building top to bottom. This double-truck ad in the [...]

One World Observatory Open House – May 28, 2015


Elsy and I had been invited to a free Open House of One World Observatory by Legends Corp. I pounced on this opportunity and scheduled my slot for 11 AM. The Open House was a final preview of what the Observatory would be on Opening Day which would be on May 29. Today was foggy [...]

Jones Beach Air Show – May 24, 2014


I had not been to the Jones Beach Air Show since 2009. This year, Elsy and I went with Karl Strohmeyer, a friend I had been in contact with, but had not seen in nearly six years. The Jones Beach Air Show is now an hour shorter and aircraft such as the A-10 and the [...]

Canoeing Finger Lake, Palmer, AK – August 28, 2013


I headed up Bogard Road and turned onto Finger Lake Park Way and paid the $5 State Park Fee. I then went to the camp host's trailer and waited. The camp host was at another location and dropped what she was doing to facilitate my canoe rental. I chose a red Coleman flat-bottomed canoe, rather [...]