Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Summer of 2013 So Far

 Why haven't there been more posts on Jarvis House Blog this summer?  Maybe it's because there was so much going on.  Here is an Osprey's nest perched on top of a boat lift at a nearby beach club.  The parents were diving into Huntington Harbor for Bunker to feed to their young.
  There was the kitchen that our family gutted at our son's house.  We had just installed the vinyl flooring.
 I went into New York City with a friend to a very lovely French restaurant.
The weather was wacky, cold, rainy, really hot for over a week, then rainy, but a rainbow formed one afternoon.
 I was lucky enough to visit the Google building in New York City with another friend.
 They bought the very large New York City Transit building and have transformed the interior to very high tech standards.  Although I wasn't permitted to take pictures, I can tell you that there was a lot of color, food, and creativity going on inside!
 These were the essentials that I kept on the dryer right next to my back door.  Because of the daily rain and heat, mosquitoes were everywhere.  At the suggestion of a friend I tried the clip on repellent and the spray on.  I continued to be attacked, so I stocked up on alcohol, which hazel, and Benadryl spray.  I also used sun block and wore sun glasses all of the time.
A Tiger Swallow  Tail hovered on the Pholx.
Lovely Japanese Iris
 One of the many varieties of Day Lily
 Across the street, on the Village Green, the Militia hung King George in effigy,
 and boomed their cannon.

 The Miscanthus really grew to new dimentions because of all the rain.
 A black Tiger Swallow Tail visited the Phlox.
 The plants in my containers did dwell with all of the mositure.
I took care of Nick the Boxer for a week.  He loves his toys and blanket.
 Yesterday I went for the first time to Robert Moses Beach.
 After the distruction of Hurricane Sandy, the state restored the beach.  It seemed to be flatter, but lovely.
 Eyes in the sky were watching us.
 The dune grass and snow fenses were restored.

 There were the usual Sea Gulls,
 some new shells.
 and Terns were feeding on the beach.
 They usually stay in the dunes, but very tiny mollusks were plentiful, so they were having a banquet picking them out of the sand.
A double Day Lily out front.  All in all Summer so far has been busy, and fun, but rainy and really hot.


Elizabeth Wix said...

Sounds busy but lots of fun!

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Great Long Island pictures! You know, I used to be a member of the Huntington Militia :) I'm more active with my Civil War unit now though. Glad to see you're having a great summer!