Every Friday I post photos submitted by my readers. Earth Ocean Sky-Friday (or EOS-Friday for short) gives you an opportunity to have others see your work on my platform and we all get a chance to see a greater part of the world than I can offer from New York and Rhode Island. Click the link on the home page, EOS-Friday – The Rules for all the nuts and bolts, and Enter On!
[NOTE: For some unknown reason, Cos Harbour’s photos look out of focus when resized here. The originals are not so please click on each of his pictures to see them full size to appreciate their beauty.]
From Cos Harbour:
Up The East River
This series of photos is from my attempt (hint, attempt) of a stormy transit to sail from Jersey City to Block Island, Rhode Island (the journey wasn’t actually accomplished until the next weekend!). The East River is not for the faint of heart, yet highly photogenic. My favorite photo is of the dinghy labeled “Rip off”. Perhaps it’s the tender to “Riptide”???
The New York City Parks Department has a number of restoration projects in progress. This week I visited a footbridge project on the backside of Orchard Beach, Turtle Cove (#6 on the list in the link). Turtle Cove is near Pelham Beach in the Bronx.
The valuable spartina grass in the foreground plantings (fenced) requires daily salt inundation, but due to culvert restrictions, the daily tide is less than two feet, compared to 8 ft in open water.
Rainwater collection floats on top of the salt water, and limits the conditions necessary for good salt marsh development.
Solution: Replace the small culvert of 48 inches with a large box culvert about 8 x 4 ft. to increase tidal action in Turtle Cove
From Sound Beacher
[Ed. Note: Sound Beacher alerted me to the fact that one year has passed since his/her first submission!!]
Sound Beacher adds: I can recall this because the first photo I sent was of the luminaries at Binney Park in 2010. Fast forward to last weekend’s event, Luminaries 2011. I’ve also included some other holiday lightings and the Stamford, CT Boat Parade.
Stamford had a holiday boat parade
There were fishing boats
And motor boats
They’ve got it all going on; a tree, a santa, a snowman, reindeer, a star, a light house and lots of lights
The parade is docked