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Monday, June 30, 2014

Beach Dawg

Bradley will be 13 in August. He loves the beach. He sure knows how to chill out under the umbrella!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

GLBTQ Pride Day Felt Wonderful

So many victories, yet so far still to travel. Nevertheless, it was a great day to be LGBTQ!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Ocean Beach, Fire Island

The water tank in "OB" is a highly visible emblem of the town. There are several fine restaurants and lots of shops in OB. We always return to Cherry Grove by water taxi after a visit.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Constitition Demands That Same-Sex Married Couples Are To Be Treated Equally!

Richard L. Young, the chief judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, in overturning the state ban on same-sex marriage today: "These couples, when gender and sexual orientation are taken away, are in all respects like the family down the street. The Constitution demands that we treat them as such.”

Lunch In Sayville

At Cafe Joel, across from the former home of the Sayville Chocolatier.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Dinner in Ocean Bay Park

We took the water taxi down to Ocean Bay Park for dinner. Leaving the Grove the flags looked great. DInner was at the Schooner Inn, a large bar/restaurant complex. The food was good.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Gay Pride Fireworks on the Great South Bay

Saturday evening we were treated to a spectacular fireworks display on the Great South Bay at Cherry Grove. Earlier in the day the community had it's gay pride parade and celebration.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Art Show Today!

Dan is showing his paintings today at our home as a part of the walk around art show in Cherry Grove. All are welcome to stop by Liberty Bell 11 AM until 2 PM.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Rockaway Fun

We got a chance to visit our friend Ed and see his new house on Wednesday. Ed lives in a new development in the Arverne section of Rockaway. He has a lovely house and he can see the ocean from his location. Ed treated us to a delicious lunch at O'Sake restaurant in Rockaway before we returned to Cherry Grove.

Fire Is A Horrible Enemy

A late night fire Sunday destroyed one Cherry Grove home, damaged another, and resulted in injuries to a couple of people and the death of a beloved pet. It could happen to anyone. Fire is a feared enemy indeed.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014

Summertime FInally!

The weather was spectacular Sunday evening. We had friends Ron, Jack, Juan and Stephen for cocktails on our deck. A good time was had by all.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Annual Cherry Grove House Blessing

The house blessing took place on Saturday. Organized by Valerie Perez, it's a fun raiser for Cherry Grove organizations and the Pines Animal Welfare Society.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Nice Venue, Good Performance

We attended an evening cabaret performance in the Pines Saturday evening at a private home.

Beautiful Tropical Begonias

Dan selected these plants and I put them in hanging baskets for our deck.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Busy Seaplane Port

On our recent trip to Victoria, BC we learned that Victoria is the second busiest seaplane port. The busiest is Anchorage, AK.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Beach Pea At Sailor's Haven

Here's a photo of a "beach pea" blossom that I took near Sailor's Haven the other day.

From Wiki:

Lathyrus japonicus (common names sea pea, beach pea, circumpolar pea and sea vetchling) is a legume native to temperate coastal areas of Asia, Europe, North and South America. It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing trailing stems to 50–80 cm long, typically on sand and gravel storm beaches. The leaves are waxy glaucous green, 5–10 cm long, pinnate, with 2-5 pairs of leaflets, the terminal leaflet usually replaced by a twining tendril. The flowers are broad, with a dark purple standard petal and paler purple wing and keel petals; they are produced in racemes of up to twelve flowers.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

June Is GLBTQ Pride Month

Rainbow flags flying over our Cherry Grove home to celebrate GLBTQ pride month.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Anniversary Celebration With Good Friends

Dan and I met on Memorial Day, May 30, 1983, 31 years ago. Saturday evening our good friends Juan and Ed treated us to a fabulous dinner at Le Soir, a French style restaurant in Bayport, Long Island. It was a most enjoyable evening!