SUNDAY POST – BAY

I knew when I read the word “bay” that I was going to really find this challenge to be a true challenge.  These shots are all captured in Brigantine, NJ and are apparently the only “bay” shots I have.  Still, I hope you enjoy, and I hope I have done Jake’s challenge, @ jakesprinters,  some justice.

Steelman Bay - been blogged already, but I like the chairs :-)

Steelman Bay – been blogged already, but I like the chairs 🙂

Steelman Bay - rebuilding a dock after Hurrican Sandy

Steelman Bay – rebuilding a dock after Hurrican Sandy

Presidential motorcade heading over the Brigantine Bridge over the Absecon Channel/Absecon Bay

Presidential motorcade heading over the Brigantine Bridge over the Absecon Channel/Absecon Bay

Steelman Bay - the calm after the storm

Steelman Bay – the calm after the storm

Pirate on a good day

Pirate on a good day – Steelman Bay

Pirate on a not so good day - Steelman Bay

Pirate on a not so good day – Steelman Bay

Pirate after having gone down for the third time, after Hurricane Sandy - Steelman Bay

Pirate after having gone down for the third time, after Hurricane Sandy – Steelman Bay

Sunset on Steelman Bay (night photo taken with iPhone and we all know about iPhones and night shots) :-(

Sunset on Steelman Bay (night photo taken with iPhone and we all know about iPhones and night shots) 😦

Click on the icon below to get to Jake’s blog.  He is amazing and so are the entries for his “Bay” challenge this week.

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THANKS FOR VISITING!

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – UNIQUE

The most UNIQUE library “lawn ornaments I’ve ever seen.

Each day this couple can be found relaxing on the front lawn of the Cherry Hill Library in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Day in, day out. Sun, rain, snow, sleet, hail, you name it.  They’re there.  She with her shoes and handbag thrown off to one side.  Him with his jacket placed carefully on the grass, his head resting on The New York Times.

I kid you not when I say I had to do a double take.  Maybe I don’t get out much, but I think this is about the most unusual couple to ever decorate a patch of grass.

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For a look at more of what’s unique, click on the WordPress logo, which by the way was painstakingly created by Jake at Jakesprinters.

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SUNDAY POST – NEW YEAR 2013

Passing through the convenience store parking lot, I spotted these birds huddled together. Usually I see scads of them lined up on phone or electrical wires. I’m sure you have, too. I wonder why they all hang together on the same strand with maybe one rebel that sits off on his own. But for the most part, they stick together. This was a little different. I don’t know if I ever saw this many perusing a parking lot from the same bushy perch.

2013 – a year of usual, a year of being more observant, a year of huddling with friends and family and making the best of life. 2013 – a year of being less rebellious, less arbitrary, and more in tune, more present.

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Stop by Jake’s blog by clicking on the flying dragon to see more New Year – 2013 posts.

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SUNDAY POST – CHRISTMAS

I know I’m probably one of the last people to “make their own Christmas postcard”, but this was a first for me and I kinda like it.  Jake, at jakesprinters, challenged us with a Christmas post which gives me the chance to showcase my card, and my pup.  So without further ado…

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Merry Christmas, Buon Natale, Feliz Navidad, God Jul, Sung Tan Chuk Ha, Joyeux Noel, Froehliche Weihnachten, Merry Keshmish, Mele Kalikimaka, Errymay Ristmaskay 🙂

Stop off at Jakes site for more Merriment and have a super holiday!

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Click on the flying dragon and scoot over to Jake’s.

SUNDAY POST – CONCEPT

This week’s challenge from Jake @ jakesprinters is CONCEPT.

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‘NOUGH SAID.

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Click on the flying dragon to see more.  Now there’s a concept!

My thanks and appreciation to all who visit, like, comment, and  browse.  Enjoy the holiday season and keep the concept in mind.  Along with Joy, Happiness, Friendship, Love, and Kindness.  If you have any others, feel free to contribute.  Happy Holidays.

SUNDAY POST – MORNING

Last night, meteorologists in the area were predicting tornado watches and warnings.  I don’t know what’s going on and I don’t know Who is ticked off, but this is totally out of the norm for these here parts.  I encouraged my mom to put a few pillows and a blanket, among other things, into her bathtub and to stay away from windows.  She’s 90.  She thinks she’s seen it all, but she took my advice and went about battening down the hatches. Smart woman.
Jeff and I headed next door to our friends’  place to play some cards and indulge in some homemade wine.  We figured we’d get through this together, with a little Doobie Brothers in the background.  Not too long after sitting down to our first deal, this is what we saw. 

I’ll grant you, it’s not a great shot, but it started pouring and it looked mighty scary, so I was in a big hurry to click and run.

As spooky as it was, that was about the extent of it.

Fast forward to this morning.  A beautiful morning for a nice long walk.  Saying a little prayer of thanks, I headed down to the beach, made a right before I hit the water and landed smack dab in the middle of the local WaWa ( similar to 7-ll’s and such around here). ” gotta have a WaWa”, is what it says on the cup.

So I took the time to stop, smell, and drink the coffee on this most glorious morning.

As the Doobie Brothers say, “It’s a way to make you smile”.  Enjoy every morning.  Listen to the music…

Take the time to stop and look at some other glorious morning posts at  Jake’s.  Click on the dragon.

SUNDAY POST – DISTANCE

Jake at jakesprinters has presented us with a new challenge this week.  Distance.  Here’s a peek at the distance between me and Atlantic City.

And here is my grandson taking advantage of a little piece of equipment that will bring the distance in a little closer to him.  He’s checking it out…

And when he’s got it figured out, he’s reining that distance in just a little bit closer.

Not a bad view from where we all stand.

Sadly, he’s at a distance himself.  About 800 miles away in Georgia. Sometimes distance can be a good thing, but not when it comes to grand kids.

Click on the Flying Dragon to see more shots at a distance…

And in advance, thanks to all that take the time to stop on by.  Though you are at a distance, sometimes a GREAT distance, you’re attention, commenting, liking, and interest are very much appreciated.  The internet brings us a lot closer :-).

SUNDAY POST – CLOSE-UP

I was so excited when I spotted this in my garden late  yesterday afternoon.  I told myself that I would be using this for a post for sure!  And then, along comes Jake‘s challege.  I was all “Yahoo!”

I am no entomologist (and yes, I googled it), so if anyone knows the name of this butterfly/moth, please feel free to comment. 

Ah. Feel free to comment anyway.  Even if you aren’t an expert of le magnifique  papillion. (I knew that one 🙂 )

Makes me think of a beautiful ballerina

And just because I thought these were also very cute…

Though they look very similar, I see a difference in the tips of the bees’ wings.  When I enlarged the photo  on the computer screen, I was amazed at the intricate beauty of those wings.

I hope you enjoyed the close-ups and encourage you to click here for more.

Many thanks Jake.