CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE – CHURCHES OR ANY RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS

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. 😉

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WASHINGTON CHAPEL, VALLEY FORGE, PA

ONE OF MANY STAINED GLASS WINDOWS

ONE OF MANY STAINED GLASS WINDOWS

BLUE DOOR INSIDE THE CHAPEL

BLUE DOOR INSIDE THE CHAPEL

GRIEVING MOTHERS STATUE (also known as SACRIFICE AND DEVOTION)

GRIEVING MOTHERS STATUE (also known as SACRIFICE AND DEVOTION)

INSIDE THE CHAPEL - ALTER

INSIDE THE CHAPEL – ALTAR

And, not to ignore my own town’s contribution to the challenge

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COLLINGSWOOD, NJ

 

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CEE’S ODD BALL PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK 26

Last week I posted about an odd pair of planter jeans that I spotted at a craft fair in town.  This week I thought I’d share another unique craft I came across while walking the main street in Collingswood.  A little odd.  A little different.  A little out the the ordinary.  I’m thinking this takes a whole lotta patience and a heck of a whole lotta wire!

WIRE WALL SCALERS - Is that what they're called?

WIRE WALL SCALERS – Is that what they’re called? And a couple of wire pups.

AVERY WIRY WOMAN - LEAN AND SINEWY

A VERY WIRY WOMAN – LEAN AND SINEWY

AND BESIDE THIS LONG LANKY LASS..

A PARACHUTER

MAN (WOMAN?) WITH PARACHUTE

I wonder if that shute opens.  Now that would be an oddity in itself.

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CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE – WALKS – INDOOR AND OUTDOOR

“There are so many paths.”

Yup, there are.”

“Do you know which to choose?”

“Well.  I’d think that would be up to the individual.”

“What’s at the end of each path?”

“I’ve heard they’re all very different.”

“Have you taken any of these?”

“Yup.”

“How did you know which one you wanted to walk down?”

“It was easy.”

“So.  How did you decide?”

“Well, I knew that down one path I’d find Strength. Down another, Hope. “

“And the others?”

“Wisdom, Knowledge, Opportunity, Love.  The list is long.”

“Are they all good paths?”

“No.  There’s Hate, Darkness, Dispair.”

“But how?  How did you know which to choose.”

Barclay - wooden path

Barclay – wooden path

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Collingswood – Wooden Bridge

Brigantine - Sea Wall walkway

Brigantine – Sea Wall walkway

Walkway to a New Future

Walkway to a New Future

Path along Barclay trail

Path along Barclay trail

Barclay - stone path

Barclay – stone path

”  It may sound strange, and a little bit scary, but it was something I felt.  I had a choice, and I just knew I didn’t want Hate, Darkness, or Dispair.  Any one of the other paths meant a good future for me.  I could feel myself being drawn to the goodness.  From there, it was easy.”

Thanks to Cee @ ceephotography.com for hosting this series.  Click on the icon below and follow where the path of goodness leads you.

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – CHANGING SEASONS

Living in New Jersey can be a challenge in itself.  From soaring taxes that can rival the heights of Mt. Everest, to blazing hot, humid summers that have you begging for an arctic blast.   But you can’t beat Jersey’s changing  seasons.  Nature at it’s best. Most certainly some of God’s best work.

Thanks for stopping by, liking, commenting, browsing.  I appreciate every click of the mouse, every tap on the keys, every smart phone visit.  I don’t always say so, but the intent is there.  Blogging. Dang!  If only there were 48 hours in the day.

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TRAVEL THEME: CIRCLES

Today we made a quick trip uptown to grab a book at the library and were pleasantly surprised that the parking meters were in the ‘off’ position  – a holiday gift that the town bestows on us each year.  We had forgotten about this little treat, so since there was no hurry to relinquish the space, we decided to cruise the avenue.

Our first stop was the local Christmas tree shop.  I searched for circles, this week’s theme hosted by Ailsa at wheresmybackpack, but it appears circles are in not a big thing when it comes to browsing through Scotch Pines.  I snapped a pic of this decorative cabbage and, after sniffing a spruce or two, we moved on.

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Our next stop was the Sweet Shop.  I did a little better there.  We found cookies and candy and some circular boxes filled with all kinds of gummies.  The strip on the wall – does anyone remember those?

I’m a sucker for a giant lollipop!

(Ugh! Sorry)

Next stop, the town’s newest shop, Blue Moon.  We stopped in for a taste, as was advertised in the Collingswood Patch, and we were not disappointed.  This place is oozing with olive oils that were vying for space with vinegarettes.  After a bit of taste-testing, we made off with a Chipotle Olive Oil and, my favorite, Fig Balsamic Vinegarette.

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A little more strolling around town and then off for a cup of coffee and some giant, colorful cookies.

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All in all a good day of circle searching.

With all the hustle and bustle and running in circles, while hunting down presents and mailing out cards, remember the meaning and don’t lose the feeling, spread kindness and love and lots of good cheer.  Be kind. Smile. Relax.  Breathe.

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Drop on over to Ailsa’s @ wheresmybackpack by clicking here, rather than taking the circuitous route. 😆

CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE – PHOTOGRAPH SOMETHING NEW

KNIGHT PARK – COLLINGSWOOD, NJ

A walk in the park.  A man and his dog. Roses. Bridges. Geese and more.

Today Rocky, Jeff, and I went out looking for “something new” in order to fulfill Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.  There was a crispy, clean chill in the air, but what a fabulous day to collect some new pix.  Take in  the beauty of Knight Park. 

Thanks to Cee for setting up a new challenge.  Stop by her incredible photo blog. She is truly amazing.

TRAVEL THEME – WHITE

Ailsa, at wheresmybackpack, has presented us with a new challenge this week.  In celebration of peace, she has chosen to bring our attention to the UN’s International Day of Peace – Friday, September 21, 2012 – marking the 30th anniversary.  One of the ways to show support is by wearing white today – which I did – thank you, Ailsa.  For more information about Peace Day and to view other interpretations of white, please take a minute to visit Ailsa‘s site by clicking here.

Very white – but not just yet…