Category Archives: Summer

To The Beach – Before the First Chill of Autumn

Last week, already nearly a week into autum, we had our last visit to the beach just before days of rains and near 50 mph winds raked the area.  A brief ride across the bay here brought us to Island Beach State Park, … Continue reading

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Challenging to Serene – MV Nautical Environs

Six additional images from our recent visit to Martha’s Vineyard … As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂  

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Martha’s Vineyard, (Two) – Magnificent Summer Cottages in Oak Bluffs

  These colorful unique cottages date back to the late nineteenth century within a community of picket fences, pocket parks, and even an outdoor tabernacle. They are found in an intriguing area of shaded narrow streets and pathways ideal for walking. In addition to pondering the value of being a … Continue reading

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Lucy, the Inhabitable Elephant – Margate City, NJ

Recently, we climbed up the leg of this 65′ (20m) landmark to its surprisingly roomy interior, built in 1881 as a real estate promotion on the beach.  “Lucy” is located a few miles SW of Atlantic City, as seen from the “howdah” on … Continue reading

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A Great Cosmic Clock – Perseid Meteor Shower

  The Perseid meteor shower occurs around August 12th every year.          EVERY YEAR. Above, a so so “capture” from the NJ Pinelands of a Perseid meteor last year  (8/13/15 – 18mm ISO 4000, 15″, f/4, enlarged)  This morning, … Continue reading

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Heading Out for a Day’s Catch – Early Morning Photography

From a Sea Doo’s perspective at 6:15 AM today, Barnegat Inlet, NJ  July 12, 2016 As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

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Gulls, Sailboats and Sunsets – The Jersey Shore

 July 11, 2016, Monday Evening on Barnegat Bay As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

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