Last Week In Pictures

The North Fork at Play: Diving Dogs and Young Pianists

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The North Fork is such a beautiful, relaxed place you can be close to a festival of swimming dogs, dog groups, and beer and have no real idea except for tents on the horizon: (The parking at the Brewery was full, so people walked a couple of blocks to the parking lot of the Recreation Center, and this part of a vineyard was in between.) The parking lot was full because people and their dogs…

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May Flowers & Love Lane Strolling

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The North Fork is best experienced at a stroll, so you can stop and smell the flowers, or at least admire them. A very nice place to stroll is Mattituck’s Love Lane, now expanded at the cross roads to Pike Street. A particularly nice time to stroll Love Lane is the First Friday of every month in season when the street puts on a block party until 9 or so, featuring live music, food and…

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May Flowers (and Crops) Growing Everywhere

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Our April showers have indeed been bringing out the Mayflowers (and string bean plants too–that’s what’s bursting from the ground in the cover shot.) Flowers are everywhere; on bushes: and on weeds: In ground cover: and on trees: And of course there’s planted flowers everywhere! Residents, shops, community institutions love to keep their grounds beautiful.  Share:

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Astronomy Day 2017

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Custer Institute, the oldest public observatory on Long Island, is a local treasure. And each spring, it stages a treat: Astronomy Day. Some of the fun is straight Astronomy, from observing at telescopes and weighing yourself on other planets and walking a scale model of the solar system on the grounds. Other parts were just fun, like bouncy houses and turtles and nocturnal creatures: The Sun that set the scale–1/16th inch = 2,000 miles Mercury…

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Getting Ideas at Trimble’s

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Trimble’s Nursery of Corchaug–that’s the name of the tribe that led to this area being called Cutchogue–not only sells many many beautiful plants, it also offers an “idea garden” to hang out in while contemplating how to transform your landscape.  A very North Fork business, Trimble’s highlights how its land is wildlife and bird-friendly, and flags its plants not only by the stresses they’ll tolerate or the sun they need, but also the creatures they’ll…

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Blooming Trees

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Now that spring has really sprung, it’s hard to turn about on the North Fork without seeing flowers on trees. (Classic ornamental flowers and wild flowers have started blooming too, though many are simply green stalks freshly pushed through the soil to the warm sun.) Here’s what it looks like: Magnolia trees Share:

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Pansy Planting Time!

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The North Fork is full of nurseries of all sorts, and when proper spring days come (like today, like yesterday, like tomorrow…), all our green thumbs get busy planting pretty flowers. Well, our farmers have been busy a long time already, I’m talking about backyard gardeners. If you’re feeling the urge, and want a huge selection or just super-fresh, healthy plants, come out east and buy a flat or two. These pansies and other flowers…

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Spring Lambs at Catapano Farms & More

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Though many think of the North Fork as wine country–and it is–we have a much broader agricultural base than vineyards. We grow vegetables and fruit, and livestock for milk, eggs and meat. The cover picture is spring lambs at Catapano Farm on Main Rd; here are a few more of their animals visible from Main Rd: sheep & chickens & crops at Catapano Farms more neighborhood chicken and sheep at Catapano Farms Down the road…

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April Flowers

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After a preternaturally warm February, March has been giving us weather whiplash. Today is gorgeously sunny, it’s officially spring, but you need a real coat to cope with the March wind. So the heck with it; April’s right around the corner, and everything will really start blooming. If you come out for the Taste the North Fork weekend, you’ll see. These pictures are all from last April: Share:

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