Monday, October 29, 2012

Seaking Shelter

A quick update on "Sandy".
This pretty male Cardinal is seeking shelter in my fading hydrangea's.
If you go outside, you will get wet
and your hair will be tasseled.
So far, so good!!

3:30 p.m. Update, The Weather Outside is Frightful.
but everything inside is delightful.
We still have power and really good eats!!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Ashley's Scavenger Hunt #27

This week's prompts for Ashley's Scavenger Hunt photo challenge are,
Pattern, Machine, Signs or Logo, Rocks & Sparkle.

Here at the Jersey Shore, we are waiting for "Sandy's" arrival.

Feather Pattern
On this beautiful migrating goose.

Preparing the beaches for "Sandy"!

A home on the beach, some people are so funny.

The ocean was so calm yesterday.


Thanks Ashley! Stop by,
it will be fun to see everyone else's interpretations!


Saturday, October 27, 2012

The "Not So Skittish" Egret

My favorite image of the 350 pictures I took today!
Not ALL were of the Egrets...
I got some great images of the hubs and I.
They are for another day!

Sharing today with
Nancy at a Rural Journal for Your Sunday Best

Friday, October 26, 2012

There's A Storm A Brewing...

I think we are expecting some bad weather here at the Jersey Shore.
Perhaps a storm named "Sandy".
Chuck and I are preparing, the way that we always do...

We went for a ride on these, 
We checked up on the beach...the calm before the storm.

The seagulls were happy, keeping a watch full eye over things.
And our dinner at Moonstruck in Asbury Park was outstanding!!
I'm not going to mention the $ 36.00 ticket
we got for not feeding the meter.
Nope, not going to mention that!! 


A rusty shoreline at river's edge.

Sharing today with Adrienne at My Memory Art


Thursday, October 25, 2012

It's Rural Thursday...

Let's hit the kitchen...let's get baking!!
Today we are making the hubs favorite cookie,
 Here's the cast of characters.
Only four ingredients in the dough, butter, flour,
sugar and almond extract.
turns in to this, 1 inch balls of dough.
I use the back handle of a wooden spoon,
to poke "holes" in the dough, they hold the jelly!
I make all the dents "thumbprints" first,
then I use a baby spoon to fill the holes with seedless jelly.
Any flavor will do, but we love raspberry!
Here they are after about 12 minutes of baking.

Now they are waiting to be iced...
but wait there are three cookies missing...
the cookie monster has been busy, his name is Chuck.
He is better known as the hubs!!
The recipe is here.

It's Rural Thurdsay, what fun things have you guys been up to??

Share them today with Nancy at A Rural Journal
Lisa at Two Bears Farm  

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A New Coat For Winter

My Male Goldfinches are changing their coats...
they are still so handsome!

Sharing today with Stewart at Wild Bird Wednesday
Please stop by to view all the amazing birds from around the world.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Barn Charm #54

Combining the old...

with the new,
some water and some beautiful fencing!
It's a gorgeous place in Wall Township, New Jersey
Sharing today with Tricia's Barn Charm
Please stop by Bluff Area Daily to see all the amazing,
charming barns from all around the world.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Scavenger Hunt #26

This week's prompts for Ashley's Scavenger Hunt photo challenge are,
Pink in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month,
Faceless Portrait (Aim for a Selfie),
View From the Top, Cozy & Stacked

Pink in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Faceless Portrait, Aim for a Selfie

View From the Top



Thanks Ashley, stop by!!
It will be fun to see everyone else's interpretations!


Saturday, October 20, 2012

October in Cape May

Last Sunday, we went to Cape May in New Jersey!
Last Sunday...
That's how far behind I am on sharing my adventures!
The weather has been perfect and
we have been having the time of our lives!
Cape May Beach...
The Lighthouse...
Cape May Point

The boat behind us was filled with flowers
and surrounded by a beautiful garden.
I will post more about that purple, butterfly garden next week,
I got some really amazing pictures here.
The Hubs,
his bride!!
You know there was a horse and carriage ride!
The sun was setting as we rode through the streets of Cape May.
It was nice and cool and we cuddled in the warm blankets!
October 14, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012


 then gone,
in an instant!

Sharing today with Adrienne at My Memory Art


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fish for Dinner...

As I put this entry together, the pictures all started to look the same.
Yet I was unable to delete any of them.
I know you understand.
As I sat with him, this Great Egret had a fish for dinner.
He ate slowly, so I was able to photograph the entire process.

 This is the second set of images I took on October 11th, 2012.
There are more, of course. I think I will save them for next week.
I did not crop these as I fell in love with the blue background water.
These images are untouched.
This is exactly what I saw, through my lens!
It was so exciting!!
Sharing today with Nancy at A Rural Journal for Rural Thursday

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Leaves For Leontien

Leaves, Love and Hugs for Leontien

Please stop by a A Rural Journal
Read Leontien's story,
and show your love by capturing and sharing some of autumn's beauty!