Category: Things

Bleeding Hearts

English Ivy on the fence.

 

English Ivy

Old Pump Handle

Cherry Blossoms

 

There is something about a flowering cherry tree in full-bloom that lifts the heart.  For me, the flowering signals that the earth has survived another Winter and that Spring has finally arrived!

For me, nothing says “Warm weather is on the way” better than the smell of real, honest-to-goodness barbeque.  My friend’s husband recently opened a new barbeque place in Hopewell, New Jersey.  The eatery is located within a small group of shops called Dutch Neck Village. The restaurant, Sgt. Smokey’s Travelin’ Bar-B-Q, serves all kinds of barbeque, my favorite being the smoked beef brisket over a taco salad! You can eat in or take-out….it’s equally delicious either way!

                                        

Barbeque!

The beautiful white blanket of snow covering South Jersey today allows the War Memorial and flags flying above it to stand out in bright relief.

War Memorial on Lincoln's Birthday

After waiting for what seems like an eternity, a real winter snowfall has finally graced South Jersey.  That it occurred on Abraham Lincoln’s birthday makes it all the more memorable.  A large flock of Canadian geese and some local ducks posed for their portraits at a pond close to my home and I had to commemorate the events with some pictures.

The flooding that residents of New Jersey have endured is horrendous.  While some parts of South Jersey suffered much road flooding, the type of devastation that North Jersey endured did not occur here.

 

Aftermath from Irene

 

 

There are parts of New Jersey….specifically South Jersey….that give the state its nick-name…”The Garden State”!

 

 

The Garden State