Sharing a wonderful story and talent

Not sure how I found Kristofer Rowe, I think it was his Flickr page. I was enamored with his photos of osprey, for whatever reason I goggled his name and found an article about him in the local paper in Connecticut. He is a chef at Bee & Thistle Inn  in Old Lyme, Connecticut; he replaced his bottle of vodka with a camera and what he captures is amazing.
This is the link to his Flickr page. Something to be said about second chances, good choices and the love and passion for something.
I am not comfortable with posting others photos, so my photo will be my poor version of an Osprey…you need to look at Kristofer’s photo’s to see the beauty of this bird.Osprey

I’m half way there!!!!


Hey all my loyal followers…please read and if you are so inclined please won’t you support me? $5 or $10 or whatever will help!!!

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Birds in Flight

During an early morning walk along the shore of the West End of Jones Beach I came upon a flock (is that the correct term?) of Semipalmated Sandpipers. The have protected areas all along the southern ocean beaches of Long Island. Very skittish little guys, I did manage to catch them while they were scampering around on the sand, but once one spotted me they took off… and what a sight! They put on quite a show!
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper

Old Barns and Antiques

I think the northeast is the best place to discover and explore old stuff. Well let’s face it, that’s where it all started 400+ years ago. But instead of considering it old, it embraces the history and sells it for far more than it’s worth LOL. OK so that was my Segway into the next series of photos. Visited an “Antique” store in Miller Place on LI. I’m guessing it used to be part of an old farm, had the barn with horse stalls, the workshop the outhouse and the original home. If I had to guess I’d say the older couple living there have owned it for many years. They’ve turned the barn into a workshop/Antique shop. The gentlemen refinishes and creates some nice pieces. The furniture was nice but I LOVE the old buildings.

Long Island visit

I grew up on the beaches of Long Island New York thinking that all those shorebirds were just Seagulls…yeah I know they had different colors and were different sizes, but I just figured they were old or young, not fully grown etc. I go back to LI every summer to visit my kids, my childhood friend and THE BEACH! This is my first trip back since discovering my fascination with birds, learning about them and identifying them….who knew there were all kinds of gulls :)
Monday morning I drove to Robert Moses State Park to watch the sunrise and work on decompressing…if this doesn’t relax you, nothing will!
This guy was squawking like crazy…
Common Tern
Another noisy one…
A least Tern
Least Tern

There will be more to come, I’ll close today with the Fire Island Light house. Happy to see all the repairs are completed from Hurricane Sandy.