Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Back to work - the railroad line I ride commences at Penn Station and ends at Montauk at the south eastern tip of Long Island. The photographs sampled has no bearing to that place, but my quilt reminds me a bit of the winter landscape there. There are sparsely vegetated sand dunes and some pines along a barren shore with roads, all tinged in shades of pastels - a world morphed by blown sand and relentless sun.
The Montauk Lighthouse is a great place to see winter ducks including eiders and scoters.
In winter Montauk is fairly deserted, mostly locals, with all the Hamptons crowd being elsewhere during the cold weather.