The Newtown Pentacle

Altissima quaeque flumina minimo sono labi

desolate pitch

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– photo by Mitch Waxman

As mentioned earlier in the week, a humble narrator was tooling around the greater metropolitan area in a rental car for a couple of days in early July, and on the 6th, Our Lady of the Pentacle and myself had arranged to visit some family out on Long Island. As is our habit, we arrived early and decided to check out the beach in East Islip.

East Islip Marina Park is where we were. The skies were threatening.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Lovely beach and recreation area, this park is. Other than the biting sand based insects who plague, that is.

We hung out for a bit, and I took the opportunity to crack out a few shots at the water’s edge.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Bands of thunderstorm were rolling through the over vault, but no rain was falling. This one is looking east along the Great South Bay of Long Island.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

I had taken a long walk along a short pier, it seems.

The alarm on my phone went off, and we headed over to my Cousin’s house for a lovely afternoon of catching up while snacking.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Eventually, I had to return to Queens. I dropped Our Lady off at HQ and drove over to LaGuardia Airport to return the rental car.

Afterwards, I summoned a rideshare from the Lyft service to carry my rotting carcass home. Y’know… I’m really curious about the whole “Evacuation Center” signboard you occasionally see on MTA’s buses.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

While waiting for my chariot to arrive, I made it a point of grabbing a few shots of the airplanes heading down towards LaGuardia’s runways.

Back tomorrow.

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Written by Mitch Waxman

August 10, 2022 at 11:00 am

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  1. […] August rolled into town, and that’s when I decided to show you what the July 4th fireworks shows – the Macy’s one in “thing therein,” and the Astoria Park one in “wrinkles formed,” looked like. A rental car allowed me to range pretty freely for a few days, first in “nervous overstrain” at Newtown Creek, then to College Point in “breathing sleep,” and even out to Nassau County in “desolate pitch.” […]

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