Hello friends....thanks for coming back for part 2 of my mini holiday in Montauk. The Montauk lighthouse was authorized in 1792 by Pres. George Washington. It is the fourth oldest lighthouse in the United States and stands 110 feet tall. Its light can be seen 19 nautical miles out to see. I have walked the 137 steps to the top...phew!
Lots of cliffs and moors along the coast.
Remember I had asked you if you knew what a Hoodoo was? Well this is a Hoodoo...erosion has caused these formations in the rock and dirt along the rugged shore near the point of Camp Hero.
The native indians believed evil spirits lived in the crevices of these formations. I thought they were fabulous!
All along the hiking trail we found signs that warned us about getting too close to the edge as these formations were undermined. They could give way at any time. I used my zoom to get these shots..didn't want to get too close .
Sorry honey...had to post this one. Read the warning sign and then notice where hubby is standing. But he is a secret agent and I bet the Hoodoo does not even know he is there. He is that stealth...he..he.
I think this is my favorite pic of the whole trip...men...you gotta love them!
We took a little drive up Montauk Highway to East Hampton..playground to the super rich. You name it..they live or lived here...Spielburg, Billy Joel, Martha Stewart, P.Diddy, Jackson Pollack, Jerry Seinfeld...etc...etc. I wonder who lives n this sea side beauty.
All the beautiful mansions are screened by very tall and lush boxwood hedges and flowers...lots of flowers! This hedge was lovely..a mix of hydrangeas and dinner plate hibiscus...beautiful. These homes put many landscapers to work I'm sure.
After four wonderful days we said good-bye to Montauk and headed back to upstate New York.
My brother-in-law (Mr. Beach House) has a beautiful farm in Hopewell Junction, NY. He worked on the Knapp farm when he was a young boy and really bonded with Mr. Knapp. He was determined to own this farm someday and guess what...he does! In honor of his friend, he kept the Knapp name on the farm. I love that!
See that huge tent way up on the hill? That's were the big birthday party is going to be. My great nephew Jack, turns 1 year old.
I love silos and this one is so pretty. This particular morning the sky was so blue and the clouds were little wisps of cotton. Red, white and blue...so Americana.
So this is the 'little' garden. The pumpkin patch is taking over the front yard. The fence line is actually way back by the sunflowers.
I should have put my hand on this beauty to show the size...it is huge and still growing.
In fact they were all huge! My brother-in-law throws a big harvest party in October and the children really get a kick out of the giant pumpkins.
Swiss Chard is one of the most beautiful leafy vegetables . Just look at that ruby color..Mother nature rocks!
Squash is coming along nicely.
Of course tomatoes...what's left that the deer have not gotten to.
More gorgeous hues on Mother Natures pallette...cabbage
Abundant bunches of parsley
Lovely hanging eggplant flowers...I'm imagining Eggplant Parmesan..Yum!
You will find some of the most pampered cows anywhere here on this farm. Super clean barns and stalls. These are very spoiled milkers....that did not come out right .. I am not inferring that their milk is spoiled, but that they are spoiled...ok Metzger, shut up before you get yourself in trouble. This farm produces 'Super Milk" so named because of it's super cleanliness and farming habits and dedicated farmers.
Here is a beauty being milked by a milking machine...she even gets to have a companion to chat with while she's milked ( black cow )
These girls just come and go as they please.
Stay with me...just a few more photos......
I am always amazed at the fabulous Sunflowers they grow in their garden each year.
They reseed themselves every summer
Some are just coming out of the budding stage..isn't this perfection?
Some are perky and happy
And a few for some reason are droopy and look so sad. Maybe they know summer is almost over and they will soon be birdseed.
So as the sun sets over the Knapp Farm I will say good-bye until we visit again.
Until next time...be kind and stay creative.
PS...I am busy in the studio working on many cool creations which I will post about very soon and I am also trying to plan a very cool Giveaway that you won't want to miss.