Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ominous Skies...

This past Saturday, was a beautiful day.
But looking up, at times, the skies were ominous, even threatening.

 No one was distracted by these moody skies...
 we weren't...

and neither were these wind surfers at Sandy Hook.
The clouds and sunbeams were breathtaking
and those dark, puffy clouds never produced one drop of rain.
ps...note to self, wind surfing looks hard,
and exhausting, I don't think you would like it!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Lighthouses of New Jersey

Lighthouses are many things to many people.
To me, they are a guiding light to the tired mariner,
bringing him home from an often treacherous journey at sea.
It is a light of comfort, the light that guides him home. 
We have 18 fascinating Lighthouses here in New Jersey.
Each with it's own story, each surviving
the awe-inspiring force of the sea. 
We visited 2 on Saturday...
 This one in Sandy Hook...

 completed in 1764,

it is the oldest operating lighthouse in the 
United States.
Not far from Sandy Hook are the...

 Twin Lights of Navesink

 This gorgeous brownstone double lighthouse,

 was built in 1883,

 and is located 250 feet above Sandy Hook Bay.
The grounds of this lighthouse,
offer a picturesque view of the New York City skyline.
October 18, 2014, it didn't rain, just in case you were wondering.

Monday, October 20, 2014


My Cosmos are just Bee-utiful right now!!
October 18,2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

the committed pig

I have a new favorite eatery...
do you remember that awesome lunch I talked about on Sunday?
 It was here...
 the committed pig
When you walk in you see this...the place is packed.
There's a reason, the food is awesome!

 When you look up, you see this.
On the wall you see this...
"the chicken is involved but the pig is committed.
which one are you"?

 There was not one thing I did not Love about this place.

 Cute, cute, cute...

 I ordered grilled cheese and soup...
I have never ordered grilled cheese in a restaurant before...
this was so good, so crisp, so many cheeses...
there are no words to describe it.
And those cute little serving trays...adorable!

 Chuck ordered a burger, it's their specialty.
You can see it peaking out, just under the lettuce.
 And yes, there are 2 patties of a beef mix.
And waffle fries, ummm, I see a bite missing from one of
those waffle fries.
They were so good, the hubs does share.

 And as if Oreos are not good enough on their own,
they fry them here, in red velvet batter.

While we waited for our table, yes we waited a long time,
we wandered around this...

 Street Fair...

We learned how to make fresh mozzarella, with a sampling,

 we ran into My Poppy's Alpacas...

and I was able to spend a few special moments with Poppy
and these two beautiful, friendly

You leave your phone number with the hostess at the restaurant,
 and they send you a text, when your table is ready,
how cool is that!! 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Saturday Critters ~ 46 ~

This was a shriek, spin the car around...spin the car around,
he's going to take off kinda moment.
That's a joke, this guy wasn't going to fly if you paid him to.
So, let's back up a little.
I spotted him out of the corner of my eye...
he was sitting on the edge of a lake and I was sure of what I saw.
The hubs is good with the spin around maneuver.
It was an Egret!
"I can't believe The Egrets are still here"

 First he fluffed his feathers, acknowledging that he saw me.

 Next he jumped in and posed beautifully for this picture,
I was shooting in to the sun which created those pretty sparkles.

 He walked...and I took about 50 pictures of
this uneventful prance.

 I talked...

 "listen bud, at this point I have about 50 pictures,
that all look the same"...

 "would you mind taking off for me, I would like a nice flight shot'!!

 There was a "stare down"

 A little yapping on his part...

and then he dove down for a fish and came up empty.
As I walked back to the car I mumbled under my breath,
that's what you get bud...
When I got back to the car the hubs was sleeping...
When I hoped in I said "was I gone long"!?!

Sharing my images from our Sunday drive, 
October 12, 2014 with
for Saturday Critters stop by and consider joining in,
any ole' critter will do!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Six Words Friday ~ Fall ~

 Falling for Fall...

Nature's Natural Decorations!!

Please stop by and share Six Words with my dear friend Adrienne.
Many thanks Adrienne for hosting Six Words Friday,
it's both challenging and fun!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Good Fences ~ Edition 30 ~


the most beautiful time of the year!!

Sharing Fence's and Fall with my good friend
for Good Fences
Stop by and consider joining in the fun, any fence or gate will do!!