|jazzoLOG: Spring In The Air|
12 comments14 Feb 2004 @ 16:03 by martha : thanks for glimpse
into yur life richard. Sounds nice and cozy at your house. Off for a walk now in our 70 degree weather but there is no smell of spring yet in the air.
15 Feb 2004 @ 07:13 by athedge : Thanks
Thanks for your observations. Was just thinking that although the temps here in southeastern NY are still pretty chilly, the angle and strength of the sunshine is promising spring. I've pushed past that moment that occurs every year when I am convinced that this year will be the first year that spring is not going to come.
Thanks for the heads up about the black widows.
15 Feb 2004 @ 08:28 by jazzolog : Southeast NY
Your Profile shows you about as far southeast as New York goes, athedge, if indeed you're out there all year round. I have many great memories of the Island...at least the western end accessible by car (which was only a parking lot really) but that was way back in the late '60s.
15 Feb 2004 @ 10:38 by athedge : Far south
If I walk 500 paces directly south of my front door, I would walk off the eastern edge of a map of southeast NY !!! Just like my user id suggests -- I am at the edge (in many different ways). And, yes, I am a year-rounder. Have been for twelve years now. And I'm an anxious landscaper, so you can be assured that I'm paying close attention to the weather right now.
That parking lot is still just a parking lot. Fire Island's look hasn't changed too much over the last 50 years. A lot more homes and a lot more vegetation than you probably remember but you still get that same feeling when you look at it -- sort of a peaceful rusticness. It has retained its "undiscovered" look.
15 Feb 2004 @ 15:19 by jazzolog : For Our Worldwide Audience...
Fire Island is the extreme sandbar that runs parallel to the southern shore of Eastern Long Island that you see in this representation~~~
Access is by ferry only really, unless you hike in from that parking lot...and no motor vehicles, except safety, are allowed. As a result there remains, apparently, some of the last wilderness beach on the East Coast. I congratulate athedge for braving even one winter out there. This is not he, I presume, partaking of one of the true joys of such remoteness~~~
16 Feb 2004 @ 06:53 by Ashanti @184.108.40.206 : Fire Island
I stayed there in July 1996, with some friends, for a few days, when I visited NYC. Fire Island was magical, altho there was a problem with an outbreak of Lyme (?) disease. So we spent lots of time in the hot tub, after the parties. I still have the postacrds, photos, and incredible memories of a world like no other I have known. :-)
16 Feb 2004 @ 08:14 by athedge : Lyme disease
Yes, lyme disease is a proplem out here but if you are careful and check yourself for ticks on a regular basis you should be OK. I'm a landscaper out here and practically live in the brush and have never gotten it.
Jazzolog -- I wish that photo was of me but, alas, it is not!!
16 Feb 2004 @ 08:44 by swan : Jazzolog,
thank you for the beautiful reminder that spring IS on its way. Yesterday I stood outside, as I was getting into my car and listened to the cardinals sing and thought to myself that spring couldn't be far away. It has been below 0 in Minnesota the last few days. We have had a lot of snow in the last couple of weeks and it looks far from springing into a new season.
16 Feb 2004 @ 09:19 by jazzolog : Athedge, Meet Ashanti
Since Athedge is a new member and Ashanti's link here is to her email, I might mention that she lives in South Africa. It would be wonderful if we could lure her back for another visit---hot tub or not. We always can post a photo of you in that one's place, buddy.
I just got an email from another friend in Milwaukee, who says this winter is the first real one in several years up there. Good thing your feathers are oiled up, Swan. :-)
16 Feb 2004 @ 10:43 by athedge : Charmed, I'm sure
Hope to learn more about you, Ashanti. I am thrilled with the people I am meeting here on NCN. So many bright, interesting and funny people. I can't remember the last time I was involved with this many people at one time. It certainly is taking the edge off of the winter doldrums. Thanks to all of you and the ever increasing sunlight of a promised spring, I'm feeling fantastic these days. Wish you all the same.
16 Feb 2004 @ 10:45 by swan : Richard,
Black Swan is most appreciative of the oily feathers as a protection against the cold. In the spring the feathered cape comes off and anything is possible, in the realm of magic.
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