Tag: Long Island

Motorcycle Therapy: Blue Skies, Purple Irises And A Triumph Bonneville

Motorcycle Therapy: Blue Skies, Purple Irises And A Triumph Bonneville

On the weekends, my dog makes sure that I’m not late for work by licking my face at o’dark-thirty. Once satisfied that I’m up, she saunters back to her bed and lays down. She’s always got my back, that dog. Too bad I don’t work weekends.

Since being able to go back to sleep isn’t one of my super powers, I usually stumble down the hall, do some coffee voodoo and figure out what I’ll do with my day. I give thanks to the dog when up I’m early enough to take advantage of a day like this one:


The lesser seen side of Long Island, sans-hustle.


Seeing iris in bloom makes me smile. Every time.


Good morning, buffa-lumps.

Lichtenstein’s Tokyo Brushstroke I & II

Lichtenstein’s Tokyo Brushstroke I & II

A brush with greatness

What a wonderful surprise to see Roy Lichtenstein’s Tokyo Brushstroke sculptures outside of the Parish Art Museum.

While on my way home from Montauk, I passed the Parrish Art Museum in Watermill, New York. I didn’t go inside but I did stop to admire the Roy Lichtenstein pieces that are installed at the entry: Tokyo Brushstroke I & II.

He happens to be one of my favorite artists so seeing his monumental sculptural work was a treat.

roy lichtenstein tokyo brushstroke I & II - parrish art museum watermill new york

Aren’t they wonderful? They’re like three-dimensional cartoons. Their primary colors beautifully backdropped by the cloudless sky.

roy lichtenstein sculpture - parish art museum watermill new york
roy lichtenstein tokyo brushstroke II - parish art museum watermill new york
roy lichtenstein tokyo brushstroke I - parish art museum watermill new york

Something about this brushstroke makes me think about pop art bacon.

roy lichtenstein tokyo brushstroke II - parrish art museum watermill new york

Lichtenstein’s signature on the base of a sculpture:

roy lichtenstein sculpture signature- parish art museum watermill new york

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Long Island Roadside Attraction: Yarnbombed Trees

Long Island Roadside Attraction: Yarnbombed Trees

There are 5 yarnbombed trees at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook. Talk about Instagram-worthy!

Made up of over 250,000 feet of fabric cord, over 200 people volunteered their time to complete this project.

 yarn bombed trees at long island museum

The colorful swirls on the tree coats in concert with the spindly tree limbs look like wild undersea creatures. The largest tree, resembling a psychedelic octopus.

Up close shot or a yarnbombed tree

Without any know-how in the crochet department, I wasn’t able to understand how yarnbombs work. How do they all join together? They’re so amazing.

Beautiful yarnbombed tree in stony brook

I thought there would be an obvious “seam” or something like that. But my untrained eye didn’t pick up on anything. That only adds to my amazement.

These yarnbombed trees look like they were done with great care. As Spongebob would say – “a sweater with love in the stitches.”

yarn bombed trees at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook

Visit these Yarnbombed Trees

Hooked@LIM:
The Crocheted Tree Project
The Long Island Museum
1200 New York 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790

Long Island Roadside Attractions

If you’re looking for different things to do on Long Island or Instagram-worthy spots – look no further:

Long Island Roadside Attractions

Long Island Roadside Attractions

Stony Brook Village: The Love Affair With Motorcycles Continues Exhibit

Stony Brook Village: The Love Affair With Motorcycles Continues Exhibit

For the second summer in a row, locally there has been a small but lovely motorcycle exhibit at the Stony Brook Village – Ward Melville Heritage Organization Educational & Cultural Center. Running from July 11 through September 7th is: The Love Affair With Motorcycles Continues.

My hope is that the show has been well attended by enthusiastic motorcyclists. It would be wonderful to continue this type of motorcycle-positive programming for our community. It does my heart good.

Exhibit Photos

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Santaride 2014: Santa and the Return of Her Sidecar Elf

Santaride 2014: Santa and the Return of Her Sidecar Elf

fuzzygalore and elf - santa ride

On Sunday we set off on our annual Santa Ride and it was glorious.

Once again my daughter Chloe reprised her role as my sidecar elf. It always amazes me when she chooses to hang out (dressed as an elf) with her goofy mother (who dresses like Santa) when she could be doing teenager stuff like navel gazing and texting friends who are in the same room.

Chloe gave her waving arm a real work out. She seemed far more into it and excited about taking the ride than in years past. I don’t know the reason but I’m glad about it.

I hope that one day these memories are happy ones for her and that they aren’t the stuff that trips to the psychiatrists couch are made of. “Do you KNOW what my mother used to do each year around Christmas?”

Time will tell.

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