Category Archives: Summer

Summer’s Bounty – The Painted Shells of 2017

  With close proximity to the beach, and the ever energetic pleasures of five grandchildren, we come near the close of the summer shell-painting season, with a generous and most satisfactory yield.  As usual, click on the image for a closer look, … Continue reading

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PWC on Glass – A Summertime Morning

Miles and miles of smooth calm water – it’s a beautiful thing! 7/17/17, Barnegat Bay, New Jersey. As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M 🙂

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Wildflower – 7/20/17

Late afternoon on the 48th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing, peace and tranquility abound along the local Rail Trail in Forked River, N.J.  “Tranquility Base here… the Eagle has landed!” As usual, click on the image for a … Continue reading

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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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