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"Bird of Paradise" taken November 23, 2013 at Second Beach, Point Lookout NY with

“Bird of Paradise” taken November 23, 2013 at Second Beach, Point Lookout NY with iPhone5

click on the photo to see the full size version.

It is funny what your eyes see in a photo. I know the human mind strives to categorize and assign new information as similar to a familiar structure.

To me, in the big picture, it just jumps off the page to look like a bird of paradise flower.

then… I looked closer, especially at the things that seem to have motion.

do you see anything else? i do, but i’m interested what you think>!

so what do you see?
Other than sizing and a tiny color boost, this photo is not doctored in any way.

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Where Our Dunes Have Gone

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I was at the beach two nights ago and I was stunned to notice that what had been the back line of the beach / the beginning of the dunes and back fence on Second Beach, on the South West side of town, was no longer there as you can see in the picture above.

Someone there asked if I knew what had happened.

With the remnants of Tropical Storm Karen that came through here late last week, I was worried. That eroded away Gilgo beach all the way up to Ocean Parkway, closing 2 lanes as I write this.

Not to worry! I spoke with Ron Masters from Town of Hempstead’s Department of Conservation and Waterways at the NYS Rising meeting. He told me the town has done this on purpose. They pushed the loose sand back to preserve it from being washed away in winter storms, and hopefully provide a wider, fatter berth when the Army Corps of Engineers project comes in.

So no need to panic like I did, once you know it was done on purpose and not by erosion.

Thanks to the town for their proactive stance to protect us and our resources.

Photo of the Week 20131014

Taken September 8, 2013, Second Beach, Point Lookout NY.  so much going on here- beautiful vapor trail leads you to a hidden crescent moon, family leaving the beach, plus the birds all obver

“Fry Sky Sunset”
Taken September 8, 2013, Second Beach, Point Lookout NY. so much going on here- beautiful vapor trail leads you to a hidden crescent moon, family leaving the beach, plus the birds all over

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That photo of yesterday’s sunset

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Sorry for the problems on earlier posts. That URL should have just come up in the post as the facebook post (ever notice things that should “just work” don’t?).
Just wanted to share the photo AND the conversation that took off on fb overnight.

https://www.facebook.com/makingmypointNY?ref=hl#!/photo.php?fbid=636693253019977&set=a.523998207622816.114621.465511966804774&type=1

yesterday’​s sunset (Oct 8, 2013) was unbelievab​le!

Taken at Second Beach, Point Lookout, NY October 8, 2013. stay tuned I have many others… but that dang battery died way before the best of the sunset happened!

https://www.facebook.com/makingmypointNY?ref=hl#!/photo.php?fbid=636693253019977&set=a.523998207622816.114621.465511966804774&type=1

https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=636693253019977&set=a.523998207622816.114621.465511966804774&type=1
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