If you don't own a car and want to get to Long Island, you either rent one or go on the train.
We mostly take the train so we can read, knit, take bad photos out of the window and so on.
Queens, from the train, is spectacularly unpretty.
Though this lens brightens the colors.
This photo, in its messiness, seems to sum up the trees and little houses and clutter not to mention the overhead power lines -- of which there are several gazillion.
Back home I abandon the cell phone and pick up the actual camera...
which takes clearer pictures.
Clutter on the work table where I'm painting a birthday card using an old saucer to mix paint while reading and admiring the remains of my birthday bouquet. (Do astrolmaria (sp) last for ever?)