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Tropical Storm Isaias Slams Long Island

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (annparry.com)
August 5, 2020

My neighborhood hasn’t had power since early yesterday afternoon, shortly after Tropical Storm Isaias crashed into Long Island, so I used my iPhone 11 Pro to create and publish this post.

My daughters – one in Seaford, one in Merrick – lost power very briefly or not at all, so my family’s experience was typical, since one in three L.I. electricity customers lost power.

A tree in my backyard snapped in two several feet from the ground, with the top toppling over the fence behind it:

North Merrick, New York, U.S. August 4, 2020. Tropical Storm Isaias slams into Long Island, causing widespread tree damage and power outages. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

North Merrick, New York, U.S. August 4, 2020. Tropical Storm Isaias slams into Long Island, causing widespread tree damage and power outages. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

At dusk, I captured the above photo of the tree most severely damaged in my backyard. Just the bottom few feet of the trunk were still on my side of the white fence; the rest of the tree had fallen on the other side.  (You can see my shadow on the left side of image.)

When my daughter Sue’s power returned, I drove to her home a mile away. On my way, I passed a huge tree near the curb toppled down across the front yard onto the roof of the house, which had to be evacuated.

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North Merrick, New York, U.S. August 4, 2020. Tropical Storm Isaias slams into Long Island, causing widespread tree damage and power outages. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

North Merrick, New York, U.S. August 4, 2020. Tropical Storm Isaias slams into Long Island, causing widespread tree damage and power outages. (© 2020 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

That night, while returning to Sue’s home to drop off some cheese and eggs to store in her refrigerator, I slowly navigated a dark maze blocked by trees felled by wind gusts up to 70 mph. All was dark until I reached her street.

Cars and pedestrians made their way by moonlight – and headlights & flashlight – on Camp Avenue in North Merrick, as seen in the below short VIDEO:

Governor Andrew Cuomo, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Town of Hempstead Supervisor Tom Clavin are among the officials calling for an investigation into PSEG power company’s poor to non-existent communication with customers experiencing power outages, downed power lines….


Tropical Storm Isaias:  my PHOTO GALLERY

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Manhasset, New York, U.S., Dec. 7, 2019. Guests enter historic house, with festive outdoor lights, at Elderfields Preserve during The Art Guild's annual 10x10 Fundraiser Silent Auction and Reception. (© 2019 Ann Parry, AnnParry.com)

The Art Guild Photography Exhibit: Everything Old is New Again

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (annparry.com)
February 9, 2020

  “Everything Old is New Again” at The Art Guild:
   Exhibit:  Feb. 1 – 23, 2020   •   HOURS   •   MAP
   200 Port Washington Blvd., Manhasset, NY 11030

The Art Guild past & present   (video with music, 2013-2020):

I got such happy news recently – my photograph “The Three Graces” won First Place in The Art Guild’s current Photography Exhibit: “Everything Old is New Again.”

TAG board members and the juror stressed how each photographer with work in the exhibit had reason to be proud, since there were over 200 entries, and Elderfields has room to display about 65 pictures.

Old Westbury, New York, U.S. 22nd June 2013. Dances by Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company, with appearances by the Beliloveables, are performed by dancers at the Midsummer Night event at Old Westbury Gardens, throughout the illuminated grounds of the historic Long Island Gold Coast estate. (© 2013 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Old Westbury, NY, U.S. Three dancers in the Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company perform “The Three Graces” dance at the Midsummer Night event at Old Westbury Gardens. (original photos © 2013 / Oval photo completed 2020.  Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

“The Three Graces” is part of my multi-year photographic series of Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company performing on the grounds of Old Westbury Gardens, an historic estate on the Gold Coast of Long Island.

I captured the photos used to create “The Three Graces” during a dance of the mythological trio at the South Allee, a vast evergreen-lined path unfurling from the rear of the mansion, and I completed the oval photo in 2020.

Expressing and unifying the dichotomy of the eternal and ephemeral, individual and group, past and present… helped inspire “The Three Graces.”

  • Big thanks to TAG member Steven Silberstein for capturing this photo during awards ceremony:
Manhasset, NY, U.S., Feb. 1, 2020. L-R, Board Member DAVE WOLLIN, 1st Place winner ANN PARRY, and Judge HAROLD NAIDEAU pose at The Art Guild exhibition Everything Old is New Again, at Elderfields Preserve. (© 2002 Steven Silberstein)

Manhasset, NY, U.S., Feb. 1, 2020. L-R, Board Member DAVE WOLLIN, 1st Place winner ANN PARRY, and Judge HAROLD NAIDEAU pose at The Art Guild exhibition Everything Old is New Again, at Elderfields Preserve. (© 2020 Steven Silberstein)

Juror HAROLD NAIDEAU is a photographer, artist, and educator. He teaches photography at several Long Island institutions, including Five Towns College and Stony Brook University. His photographic portraits include NYC inhabitants, and icons such as Andy Warhol, Kiss, and Robin Williams. Naideau’s book Women on the Wall: Graffiti’s Urban Mythology – Struggle, 2014, is a compilation of graffiti and poems about women.


FEATURE PHOTO at top of post: Manhasset, NY, U.S., Dec.7, 2019. Guests enter house at Elderfields Preserve during The Art Guild’s annual 10×10 Silent Auction Fundraiser and Reception.

Originally built as a one-room house, circa 1675, this historic building exemplifies “everything old is new again.”  (© 2019 Ann Parry, AnnParry.com)


The Art Guild Receptions, Past & Present:  PHOTO GALLERY • VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/annparry/tag

“Midsummer Night” my photo galleries:  2013 • 2014  2015

Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company: SITE

Old Westbury Gardens: SITE

TheArtGuild.org  MAP:

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