Today, I visited Midland Beach, Staten Island, New York, where I lived for fifteen years before moving to my present apartment in Port Richmond, Staten Island. I liked Midland Beach and riding my bike along the FDR Boardwalk between South Beach and Midland Beach. I had lots of animals when I lived there, which I don’t now. Today I was hoping to see some of the wild turkeys that hang out around the Ocean Breeze Pier in Midland Beach, but they weren’t there today. I think they are usually there early in the mornings. I miss seeing them. I also miss Sparky the Opossum (see photo below), whom I used to feed in the evenings.
I moved because I couldn’t afford my bungalow anymore and had to move into a subsidized apartment building for seniors. I like where I’m living now, but I miss all the animals and my garden. In my current apartment, we are only allowed one pet. I brought with me one of my cats, the one with the most seniority, Bobbi the Tailless.
Stopped by the South Beach library today and found a great crocheting book called Crochet Stitch Motifs, before going to search for the wild turkeys. Although I didn’t find the turkeys, I took some photos from the Ocean Breeze Pier (see above). The lighting this afternoon, as well as the clouds, was really mind boggling.
Below is another photo that I took back in 2007 early in the morning on the Ocean Breeze Pier. It’s one of my favorites. I want to be able to get financially independent again so I can move back to the beach area.
Read my post: Staten Island’s wild turkeys in danger.