If you’re ever in the area, Valley Forge, PA is a beautiful place for walking, biking, horseback riding, and taking in some US history. Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week gives me the opportunity to post a few shots of the Washington Chapel that sits on the grounds. And if the weather ever cooperates, a picnic basket might be in order, Boo Boo. 😉
WASHINGTON CHAPEL, VALLEY FORGE, PA
ONE OF MANY STAINED GLASS WINDOWS
BLUE DOOR INSIDE THE CHAPEL
GRIEVING MOTHERS STATUE (also known as SACRIFICE AND DEVOTION)
INSIDE THE CHAPEL – ALTAR
And, not to ignore my own town’s contribution to the challenge
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I’ve never been know to be ‘colorful’, except for maybe my language at times. I’m more of an earth-tone kinda girl. So these are what I was attracted to: browns, greys (or is it grays?), and reds.
Welcome to my interpretation of ‘colorful’.
All photo taken at Barclay Farmstead, Cherry Hill, NJ
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It’s raining. Again. And those news smarties are telling me it’s going to be all wintery this weekend. Really? Wintery? It’s nearly April for heaven’s sake. When will these cold, dreary days disappear and make way for blue skies and sunshine. I’m a little bit tired of this weather. (segue into this week’s Fun Foto Challenge…)
So you want Weathered Wood? It don’t get no more weathered than this! Come on Mr. Sun!!!
TREE IN THE RAIN
OLD FENCE (AND TREE) IN THE RAIN
OLD WOODEN SHED, YES, IN THE RAIN!
It stopped raining long enough for me to catch this pile of firewood trying to dry out. Poor thing has been weathering all winter. And now, even in spring! You weather people ARE KILLIN’ ME!
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Talk about unaware! I was just that – unaware that I had any candid photo. Just goes to show you. You never know what you have til you take a good, hard look.
These first two photos are pictures of my little charge. I watch this cutie five days a week, and if you’re familiar with my blog, you know that he is not shy when it comes to the camera. But, as luck would have it, I got him in his unawares. 😉
This boy is all about learning, and planets and how the human body works, and he soaks it up like a sponge. Someday, I’ll share a video of him teaching me about space. Precious!
This gentleman just looked very interesting to me. I practically never take candid shots, but I do remember doing this one. I was being very sneaky, and I felt guilty as hell! Just call me Double Oh Doofus. (I shot this in B&W, hence, the B&W.)
This photo was taken in the same diner as the gentlemen above. She was the hostess and that hair do, in my eyes, made her the hostess with the mostess. I LOVE THAT DO! Color and all.
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Thirteen years ago, I got my motorcycle license. And it’s been that long since I nearly dropped the bike with me on it, and I never got on that horse again. OK. It was an adventure, but I’ll stick to riding shotgun, or whatever they call it when you’re the passenger enjoying the scenery as it flies by.
Jeff still likes to ride, so I’ll just hang on and sing a few bars of “Born to Be Wild” as the wind blows through my gray locks.
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Bikes and Motorcycles…
Jeff’s old Harley
Jeff in his element
Grandson in HIS element – chip off the old grandblock
This was a heart stopper.
And just for a chuckle, for those of you who didn’t see this post, this was Jeff’s helmet and goggles, left out in the garage over the winter. You’ve heard of “through the looking glass”? Well this was “through the broken window”. Apparently momma bird needed a place to build her nest. We watched these critters hatch and fly away. Needless to say, that helmet made it’s acquaintance with the trash.
AND TO LEAVE YOU WITH A FEW WORDS OF WISDOM…
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I’m low on bark but long on leaves while walking through the park nearby that is blanketed in red and gold. Each step I take makes a crispy, crunching sound. Like something out of a horror movie. I even scared myself! You know, like when you’re watching something spooky, and you’re shouting to the TV. “Don’t go in the basement!” “Why would you follow the sound. RUN WHILE YOU CAN!” “DON’T OPEN THAT DOOR!”
Thank goodness it was so gorgeous or I might have had to turn around. “NO! DONT LOOK BEHIND YOU!!!”
WALK THIS WAY…
Knight Park, Collingswood, NJ Autumn, 2014
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ~ Albert Camus
Don’t be afraid to take a long walk and breathe it all in. But before you do, drop by Cee’s challenge by clicking on the icon below.
A LITTLE SCARY FUN
NOT MY CUP O’ TEA. JUST MEDIUM BLACK, PLEASE.
PLAY BY THE RULES? NAH!
A CHILD’S POINT OF VIEW
An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight… the truly wise person is colorblind. ~ Albert Schweitzer
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I know. I’ve been a mobile ad for Storybook Land in NJ but it afforded me a ton of fun foto opportunities. My little friend and I took a walk through the Alice in Wonderland exhibit and ended up in a maze of playing cards. It took this cunning five year old to get us out of that tangled web, but in order to get to the maze one needs to slide into the entrance. These are the actual colors. That’s why I thought it was appropriate for Cee’s challenge this week.
“Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore.” OOPS! Wrong movie!
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You’re probably going to see a good amount of Halloween posts this month, but tis the season. Yes. This time of year you can’t spin around twice without seeing a goblin, draped in Christmas lights, holding a turkey leg. Yes. They have gone and mushed all three holidays together in the malls and department stores. (Do they still call them department stores?) And YES. I’m doing Halloween.
Here’s my entry for a soft pastel witchy post. Edits done in PicsArt.
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Thanks for flying by…