Thursday January 18th I made a last minute check of the ice on Mecox Bay and found the ice boaters out. Most were getting the last day of ice racing in before the weather warmed up. The racers were excited because the ice was smooth and fast. Trying as many runs as they could before the days light vanished.
Three ice boats itching to get on the ice
Ice Boater at rest
Douglas Adams takes the Arctic Blast out for a run on the ice.
Exhibit Southampton Cultural Center March 1 through April 10. I am having this exhibit with my good friend and wonderful painter Eileen Dawn Skretch. Eileen and I produce large scale art that is breath taking especially in the Cultural Center’s gallery
To meet the Artist there is a reception March 12 4-6 PM
I was in Sag Harbor and spied this small flock of about ten ducks. They were a species I hadn’t seen around here before. I sat on the Village Wharf and waited for them to get within camera range and took a few photos. I looked up the ducks and found out they were Long Tailed Ducks which come down from Northern Canada to winter over.
Today I stopped over to Mecox Bay and caught the end of the day ice boaters. Every winter when the bay ices over these hardy sailers get there ice boats out. Some of these boats can reach speeds of 65 mph or more. Below are a couple of photos from the day.
Yesterday was the opening reception for a two day exhibit at Ashawagh Hall in East Hampton. Despite it being Easter weekend we had a good turnout and a lot of fun. On top of that some art was actually sold! Below are a few photos from the opening.
For Christmas I posted a photo of the Water Mill windmill, which is a classic English style windmill. While we go through a deep freeze in most of the country, and some friends are missing the weather of golf season, I thought I would post the windmill from the National Golf Links of America. The windmill is a Dutch style windmill and an icon of one of the oldest golf course in America. There are only two Dutch style windmills on Long Island that I am aware of the other is on the campus of Stonybrook Southampton College.
From the fairway on the second hole.The 16th green which is a blind hole the reason for two flags on the green
In October we went to Newport for a little fun for a few days. While exploring the coast we came across Castle Hill Lighthouse. The lighthouse is on the beautiful grounds of the Castle Hill Inn. While at the lighthouse I took a few photos with a DSLR and an I-Phone. I used the new pano feature of the phone’s software to get the results shown. I put a photo of the light with the DSLR as a comparison. The phone does a pretty good job, but doesn’t have the detail and losses the highlights some. It was a gray day, but I was able to use Photoshop to make the day look brighter. Still the phone photo is a pretty good quality.