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Loving Long Island Newsletter, Vol. 3, #09 - Montauk Daisies
October 07, 2009

Enjoying All That Long Island Has To Offer

The Loving long Island Newsletter brings you the latest additions to my experiences on Long Island.

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October 7, 2009
Volume 3, Issue #09

Okay, I got over it. It took a month but I have now fully embraced fall and all the wonderful things this season has to offer.

The cooler weather is much appreciated, the trees are starting to change color, and there's that smell in the air. Soon we'll be wearing coats, hats, shoveling snow. Ahh, something to look forward too :)

Photo of the Month

Montauk Daisies
Montauk Daisies and a tiny wasp

These are one of my favorite flowers. Every fall, just when most things start dying, the Montauk daisies come to life. I look forward to the daisy bloom every year.

If you have these plants growing in your yard cut them back to the ground after the flowers turn brown. Then around June 1, cut them back halfway to the ground. That will produce nice, bushy plants that won't flop over when the flowers bloom.

If you like, you can root the June cuttings to make even more Montauk daisies.

Your Stories

In last month's newsletter I asked readers to write about what they enjoyed most about Long Island this past summer. Well, Roe from Rye did a beautiful job with her essay Summers Revisited. Thank you, Roe.

And inspired by a blog post I did last year, Chris from Arizona reminisces about Captain Eddy's, a small, long gone fishing station in Seaford.


Fall is an active time of year on Long Island. Every community, farm, museum, or vineyard is having a fall festival of some sort or another. 

One of the more unusual events held at this time of year is the annual Halloween boat burning at the Long Island Maritime Museum.

Every year a big old wooden boat that is of no historical value is set afire by the local fire department. The event draws thousands of visitors and features music, cider, snacks, and a boat raffle.

Information about more traditional fall events on Long Island can be found at the Long Island Convention and Visitor's Bureau.

The Long Island Blog

In September I...

Wrote about sea scallops

Reviewed Kingston's Clam Bar

Photographed a hummingbird in my backyard

Met Gail King - Miss Senior New York

Photographed sunrise on the first day of fall

Visited the Long Island Maritime Museum.

Read all about it and see the pictures on The Long Island Blog for September.

Until next time...

Best regards,

Bill Drago
Editor & Publisher

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