Whether shopping in New Hope, PA, or trolling the beaches of NJ, or just taking a neighborhood stroll, the thing to remember is to enjoy the moment.  I’ve been so wrapped up in keeping up, that I wasn’t enjoying what I was doing, reading, posting, etc.  I’m here when I’m here.  I’ve figured out that ‘breathing’ is essential to living in the moment.  I’m not ignoring you. I SWEAR.  I’ll get there when I get there, and when I do I will ‘like’, no I will LOVE you, but til then I’ll take the road less traveled and breathe.


New Hope, PA

New Hope, PA

Brigantine, NJ

Brigantine, NJ


Cherry Hill, NJ

Cherry Hill, NJ

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“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” ~ George Eliot


Autumn in town…

Autumn at the Jersey shore… 😉

Any way you cut it, it’s a magical, mystical, marvelous time of year.

Ailsa is the hostess for this postess. Click on the icon below to breathe in more autumn.


I’m sharing.  Compliments of Cee. 🙂

In what do you find the simplest of joys?

Sitting on my favorite bench, at the beach, reading, drinking coffee, chillin’.  Love it!


Jello or Pudding? And what is your favorite flavor?

Definitely pudding.  When I was pregnant with my son, many moons ago, I was allowed a 7 day hospital stay.  No there were no complications.  That’s just the way it was, back in the stone age.  You won’t see that happening today.  Anyway, I was given my first taste of butterscotch pudding and to this day pudding is a major comfort food for me.  Especially butterscotch.

Is there a language you would like to learn?

Simple.  English!!!!

Do you prefer juice or fruit?

Fruit.  Love it in all it’s forms – in all it’s glory.  Fruit, glorious fruit!  Nothing like it.


Want to share?  Stop over at Cee‘s and talk all about yourself.  Click on the icon below and Share Your World.



This week’s WordPress challenge – infinite.  Something rather unfathomable to me.  Enjoy.

Infinity haiku

Click the icon to venture into “infinite” posts by other WordPress bloggers.  Thanks for the visit.  I hope this brought you some peace and tranquility.  The beach always seems to slow me down a notch.  Relax…

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I’m not a fan of heights, but this is one height I can deal with.

Jeff and I had a fabulous Saturday.  First we drove south on the Garden State Parkway about 40 miles until we hit Cape May, NJ.  This is the last stop off the parkway.  It’s all about quaint shops, aromatic restaurants, giant old churches, sandy beaches, and more.  We walked, shopped, and enjoyed  a luscious lunch at Gecko’s Southwestern Restaurant in the middle of town.  After walking a little more, we both had a hankering for a good cup of joe, so we hopped into the Kia and headed back 25 miles north, to Ocean City, NJ.  This is one of Jersey’s more famous shore/resort cities, with, yes, you guessed it, shops, restaurant, churches, sandy beaches, and a rather extensive boardwalk.  WITH RIDES!  Jeff indulged my picture taking quirks and stood by as I clicked off a few shots of one of the rides I can still handle.

These are not the tallest of heights, but they still can provide you with a beautiful view of the ocean as well as the city.  It was a bit chilly so I begged off on the ride, but watched others soar to mini-heights as I captured their adventures. Then, finally, we headed off for that cup of joe.


Click here to visit our gracious hostess, Ailsa, @ where’s my backpack.


From a plethora of patterns to a lot of lines –  Cheri @ WordPress challenges us to “grab your camera, get outside, and snap a great shot of shapes or lines that you stumble upon, or a cool texture or pattern that catches your eye.”

And, if you’re up for the challenge, she suggests that we do a “tiled gallery”.  Well, I’m up for it!

Don’t believe it!  There is access – to more WordPress “From lines to patterns”.   Just click on the icon below.

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