Wednesday, November 07, 2012

For whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

OK Folks, it is official - after the 21st, my hours go down to 20 hours/week. The Gardener gets his walking papers, ditto the house cleaners. Back to doing my own home repairs etc. Volunteer time is going to ZERO. Charity donations going to ZERO. You can't tax what I don't earn or spend, and you won't get the fruits of my free labor. I get more free time to do what I want

Wesley Mouch, I am John Galt

Friday, October 05, 2012

Bumble Bee

Bumble bee on a cold morning, West Hurly, NY

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

NYC Osprey

Osprey behind APEC Sunday Sept 23

FIRST NYC 2012 Regional

NYC 2012 regional - FIRST robotics. The Bronx Science all Girls "Fe Maidens" line dancing during a break in the competition

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Plover (Maybe a Piping, maybe a Semipalmated) behind APEC 9/23
Edit - NY State DEC is saying that it is a Juvenile Semipalmated

Sunday, September 23, 2012

C&O 614

C&O 614 at Port Jervis, circa 2001 - scan from Kodachome slide #steamysunday #canon #canonphotography Camera was an old T-90

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Roebling Bridge (Aqueduct)

The Roebling Bridge (Aqueduct) is the oldest suspension bridge in the United States.  Opened in 1847, it originally carried a canal across the Delaware River, but today carries a small road

Monday, September 17, 2012

White Bird, Grey Skys

After a week of nice light, when I finally get out Saturday AM - Nada

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Gull in Winter plumage

Gull in winter plumage - by Ft Totten
 #NYC #birdloversworldwide   #birdphotography   #birdphotographs   #canonphotography   #canon

Saturday, September 15, 2012

US FIRST Robotics

Last season, my daughter got involved with USFIRST Robotics. Her school The Bronx High School of Science (which is also my Alma Mata) has two teams, the All girls "Fe Maidens" #2265 and the Sciborgs #1155. Here we see the Sciborgs getting ready for a preliminary match at the NYC Regionals

Friday, September 14, 2012

Banded Egret

"Banded" egret. As usual, part of my "You won't believe you're in #NYC" (except for the bottle by the bird's foot)
#NYC #birdloversworldwide #birdphotography #birdphotographs #canonphotography #canon

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

No Photo today

Remember.  A Tuesday, Dem primary here in NYC (which it would be today if they didn't move it to Thursday), cool, clear blue sky, just like today....  It was 11 year ago this morning..

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Down in the swamp #2

Swamp Sparrow - Another swamp sparrow from yesterday.  Probably the first bird photo I'm really happy how it came out   

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Down in the swamp #1

One from an early morning in the local wetlands.
 Got up early, knowing low tide was 9:30am or so, figure get in, and in place before 7:00am, try to get some more egret/great blue heron shots. Guess what never showed?

  Did see a green heron on the way in, and some swamp sparrows (both of which I got pics of) and some stuff I didn't (kingfisher, sandpipers etc). Ended up leaving about 9:00am, as the weather started getting UGLY, in fact we had a line of T-storms that generated a tornado come through maybe 45 mins later.

 Photo is of an immature swamp sparrow


Shadow, my really shy guy

Friday, September 07, 2012

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Bayside Jetty

Yet another "You're in NYC" post.  This photo is also up in Queens - Throgs Neck bridge in the background

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

No Photo Today

Sorry for no photo today - was off on a hard earned 4 day vacation, and forgot to dig one up for today and tomorrow - I HOPE to post something tomorrow, but I think it might not be a waterfall

Monday, September 03, 2012

The Originals

My original two cats, Coquette and Tux - OLD scan #monocromemonday

Saturday, September 01, 2012


Little Lilly is the queen of our house, totally the boss, despite being the smallest adult cat I've ever seen.  This week is the 1 year anniversery of her adoption

Friday, August 31, 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012


Took this picture last weekend behind Alley Pond Environmental Center aka APEC here in NYC.  It is, of course, an Egret Something bothers me about this photo, and C&C is more than welcome

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Falls Church

The waterfalls in this picture are totally seasonal, in that other than a trickle, they really only exist when the Ashokan Reservoir is overflowing.  They are downstream of the spillway.  This picture was taken from the bridge from Beaverkill Road to Spillway Road, labeled on maps as Falls Church

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

North River Sailboat

Taken on the North River (aka the Hudson), again, you won't believe you're in #NYC

Monday, August 27, 2012

Sunday, August 26, 2012

More NYC Birds

More NYC Birds, these taken Sunday, but probably the same bird
Egret in flight
Flare for landing (gear down, full flaps...)

Saturday in NYC

Yep, more from the "You would not believe you're in NYC" file

Saturday, August 25, 2012

RIP Suiki

You were taken too soon

Friday, August 24, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ft Totten

This used to be the USCG Station at Ft Totten, now part of the FDNY/EMS water training.

When most people think of NYC, they think of Manhattan, the skyscrapers, the crowds (aka the Sex in the City/Woody Alan NYC) or Archie Bunker/The King of Queens NYC (the dense parts of the outer boroughs - or as we in NYC often abbreviate 'boro'),  People forget that parts of the North Bronx, Staten Island, or in this case, Queens (Ft Totten is NE Queens) are quite suburban

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Cowards Falls

Cowards Falls are little known outside of the locals.  They are just off Hurley Mountain Road near Kingston NY
Cowards Falls
I just found out today that it is Cowards Falls (with an S) aka Hurley Falls.  These falls are NOT in the book Catskill Region Waterfall Guide

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mister T

Mister T is a tug that works here in NYC.  In the background is SUNY Maratime.  Photo taken from the jetty by Ft Totten, Bayside, Queens.  The bridge is the Throgs Neck

Monday, August 20, 2012

Monochrome Monday at Grant's Tomb

Believe it or not, despite living here in NYC my entire life (well, 14 months away while Mary was in Grad School), I had never been to Grant's Tomb.  It happens to be a whopping two blocks from my current contract, so I went last Friday

Haven't posted in a while

Hey Gang (for the 1-2 followers I do have) Think I'm going to be posting more photos here - just because