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Saturday, May 28, 2016

A Festive Anniversary Dinner

Our friends Ron, Juan and Jimmy joined us for dinner Friday evening in celebration of our 33rd anniversary. Juan graciously treated us to the meal at Le Soir, a French style restaurant in Bayport, Long Island. It was a delightful evening.


Friday, May 20, 2016

Beach Plum In Blossom

This past week we enjoyed the annual blossoming of the Beach Plum on the dunes. The dense white blossoms sometimes give the appearance of snow on the dunes. The blossoms quickly turn dark pink and fade, but the plant produces fruit by Autumn.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Early Season Deck and Garden Highlights

Yesterday was such a beautiful day here on Fire Island. I got a lot of work done on the deck. I planted the specimen in the photo above, a Calynopsis ("pocketbook plant,") and a Canna Lilly in our large deck container. I re-potted my beautiful orchid that has bloomed twice for me since I got it as a get well gift last year from friends Cindy and Patrick after my heart surgery. I also planted some of the specimens we purchased on Wednesday and I divided two hanging baskets containing geraniums and torinias. The highlight of the lower garden currently is the beautiful lilac bush that I planted about 15 years ago. The gardenia is several years old, a plant that I purchased from Michael Guerette, who used to run the garden shop here is Cherry Grove, until his untimely death a few years ago. I think of him when the plant blooms in the spring each year.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Scenes At The Beach

Little Katie enjoys our long walks on the beach or the paths through the park. The beach plum is just beginning to blossom on the dunes. This morning we enjoyed a beautiful sunrise on Fire Island.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Beach Erosion In Cherry Grove

We don't usually get severe erosion in the Grove. Perhaps the off-shore dredging is to blame for the erosion of the east end beach.

Katie Explores Fire Island

Puppy Katie went to the Pines this morning via the beach and took the "meat rack" path back to the Grove!

Beautiful Spring Flowers

In our small garden on Fire Island.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Katie's First Day At The Beach

It's a beautiful unday here in Cherry Grove. Katie enjoyed a nice romp on the beach this afternoon.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Feeding the Sacred Eels on the Island of Huahine

On the island of Huahine in French Polynesia there is a village where the people feed blind, blue-eyed eels that they consider sacred. I got to see this feeding during our recent visit to the island.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Home At Last

After thirteen hours of flying over two days, we've arrived back home in Philadelphia, a bit tired, but with a ton of memories from a great vacation trip. This small islet, known as a "motu" is located in Huahine.