Maple leaf on moss covered wall at Lord Stirling Park in Basking Ridge, NJ

Thankful Thursday: Autumn

Autumn – those wonderful days with a crisp chill in the air and cool breezes are a welcome relief to the sultry and humid days of summer. With brilliant blue sunny skies complimenting the trees with fiery red, orange, and golden leaves that fall and cover the ground so that you are surrounded with such…

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Why I Love New Jersey – Series Part 1

“Local“, the latest WordPress Photo Challenge theme this week has inspired me to publish a series of posts on the many reasons why I love New Jersey, my adopted state. First settled in 1660, New Jersey has a past rich in history. Because of its proximity to New York City and Philadelphia, more battles were…

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Thankful for my Life

Above: Tall Tickseed growing in the meadow garden at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania. A bit of a late “Thankful Thursday” post – I will admit it. I love Facebook on my birthday. I have friends and relatives who live all over the world and people start wishing me a happy birthday hours before my day…

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Alpine Ridge Trail

During a recent visit to Colorado, my husband and I drove the beautiful Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park. The highest continuous paved road in the United States, it reaches an elevation of 12,183 feet. At 11,796 feet, we stopped at the Alpine Visitor Center, the highest visitor center in the National Park…

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September: Flower Portrait

In September, Jude from the earth laughs in flowers asks us to showcase a flower that we are particularly fond of or one that is unusual. When Jude posted an unusual turquoise flower on her blog, I immediately thought of some shots I captured of beautiful and hard to grow Himalayan blue poppies (Meconopsis β€˜Lingholm’)…