Monday, July 31, 2023

Big, Bright, Beautiful Blooms

 This is the time during the summer when those "big" blooms start to show off.
Every garden you pass has one of these big blooms on display.
I have never seen these Blue Hibiscus before, light purple to me, but what's in a name?

Blue Hibiscus


Panicled Hydrangea

Purple Clematis

Panicled Hydrangea

Blue Hibiscus

Panicled Hydrangea

Sunday, July 30, 2023

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Saturday Critters #502

Do you remember this little farm I found on the back roads to "everywhere we go?"
I have stopped at this farm and roadside stand before and shared pictures with all of you here.
I stopped the other day and took some pictures...
because I just can't help myself.

As you can see on the sign she sells eggs and other items,
 I have yet to get a loaf of her sourdough bread.

There were eggs at the farm stand so I purchased a dozen.
She puts them out often and we use the honor system for paying.

Aren't they beautiful?

I follow the owner of the farm on Instagram.
She is sweet and very hard working.

Sharing today's images with Eileen at 
Viewing Nature With Eileen 
for Saturday Critters

Friday, July 28, 2023

Dining Out At The Jersey Shore

 We have the best restaurants here at the shore, eclectic, fun...and fancy if that's your thing,
but we have thousands of restaurants to choose from and it is rare you will ever be disappointed.
Here I am going to share 2 of my favorites.

First up - The Committed Pig -
An old time favorite, moved down the street to a brand new location...
the building is new but the menu and food remained the same.
It's casual dining and a real favorite for locals.
We went at 4 pm and the place was empty, any other time, believe me, it is packed.

I forgot to take pictures of the food, I had a wedge salad and the hubs had a burger.
The food was delicious, hot and fresh.
I think it was the best wedge salad I have ever eaten.

Next up - Spring Lake Seafood -
This place is also kinda' new, they took over a restaurant space that went out of business.
What a bright spot we found when we found this place, the menu is primarily fresh seafood.

I remembered to take pictures of the food,
the hubs had fish and chips and I had a lobster roll.
The food was fresh and delicious.

- I thought I liked salad...turns out I love croutons, bacon and blue cheese dressing -

Thursday, July 27, 2023

A Different Perspective...

I snuck down to the beach a few nights ago...
I needed to see the blue ocean water, hear the crash of the waves, smell the salt air, 
and feel the sand between my toes.
It is an experience like no other and it brings me instant happiness.
We don't usually visit at dusk, we visit either during the day, or at night to see the fireworks.
This was a different experience.
I am sure you are hoping I took some pictures, guess what, I did!

Isn't this sweet, hanging on the snow fence?

Dusk is a beautiful time to visit the beach, it had cooled off after an extremely hot day.

This dog was running around having a ball.
Dogs are not allowed on this beach, especially off leash.

We went to Howe Street Beach in Bayhead.
It is my favorite beach and it always has surprise decorations for each holiday.

The homes in the area are beautiful, mansion size.

There goes my sweetie to get the car, you are not allowed to park by the beach.

This is the "Lighthouse House"

I have only seen it before during the daytime,
it's spectacular at night and you can really see the lighthouse
when it is lit up!

I hope to get back to regular blogging, we will see how things go...