Monday, September 1, 2008
East End/Happy Labor Day
We decided to do a little end-of- summer tour of Long Island. Our so called Staycation.
Because we are always early for everything, we did it last week when there were fewer happy holidaymakers on the loose.
Now I am no longer gainfully employed, Labor Day weekend is not quite so doomy as it used to be.
Here the windmill at East Hampton reminding us of Long Island's very agricultural past.
The diner in Bridgehampton with its very traditional floor and nice counter stools is full of people wearing shorts.
Labor Day makes us nostalgic for summer already.
More counter stools.
Families eating together in the clean blue and white space.
Sag Harbor was a very prosperous town in the days of the whaling trade. The houses there are substantial and set in large gardens.
The Masonic Hall, now a museum, is far too splendid and many pillared for my taste.
The gardens were in fine late summer fettle, beautifully green because rain has been plentiful.
Morning glories are brilliant hued but a little melancholy because of the time of year they appear.
The American Hotel looks very inviting...........