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.

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WEEKLY IMAGE OF LIFE – SEASONS AND CHANGES

Every year I say I’m sorry summer’s over.  But truth be told, I love the changing of the seasons.  As I grow older, I prefer the warmth of the sun and the trips to the beach:  sitting, walking, people watching, spotting dolphins, reading in my beach chair, with warm breeze blowing, waves crashing … But truth be told, all seasons are a gift.

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“Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade.”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

It’s all good 🙂

Many thanks to IslandTraveler for the challenge.  Click on his logo.  It will take you to other interpretations of changing seasons.

TRAVEL THEME: OCEAN

“The sea was angry that day, my friends.”

I can’t think of the ocean without hearing that famous line uttered by George Costanza, as he explained his whale saving escapades to his Seinfeld buds.

Sometimes, the ocean can be wild and crazy.

Sometimes it can be calm and soothing.

A place of peace and solitude.

And sometimes it simply means love.

Look closely.  Jeff wrote my name in the sand.

G-E-M-M-A

L-o-v-e 🙂

Thanks to Ailsa, again, for coming up with another great challenge idea.  Click here for more ocean views.

WORDPRESS PHOTO CHALLEGE – SUMMER

Sweet Summer.

So Special a Season.

Sweet, Sizzling, Summer

Summer is water ice and bike rides, mile long walks on the beach and castles in the sand. Summer is my favorite season. I think it’s because that’s when I feel at my best. The kiss of a warm breeze brushing my cheeks as I sit on our deck reading, sipping sun tea. Skin lightly toasting.

We walked the beach this past weekend and Jeff spotted this castle. The builder was nowhere to be found. I knew right off that this would be my photo for the Summer WP Challenge. We saw one or two other ‘construction sites’ but this was the only one that incorporated shells. I like that. It gave the kingdom a little more pa-zazz!

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Oh and the other thing I like about summer is watching Jeff on the beach. If he could pitch a tent and live there, I think he would.

Ahhhh. Summer. 🙂

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SUMMER

You know it’s summer when you see the first lone beach chairs hunkered down in the sand.

Jeff and I walked the along the ocean’s edge, and after a mile of ‘Toes in the water’ (thank you Zac Brown), we spotted these and we both smiled. Summer’s just around the bend. “life is good today”.

I’m a little late, Ailsa, but I made it! (click on Ailsa’s link here and see more ‘summer’ fun.)

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