Thursday, August 28, 2008

Fall and Sunflowers

Circle of Sunflowers by you.

Sunflowers  by you.

Sunflowers  by you.

I cannot believe we have been experiencing signs of fall. After fall comes winter and snow, I am not ready for winter YIKES!!

*Chill in the air (39 degrees one morning). 
*You can see the leaves starting to change their color.
*Acorns dropping.

Another sign of fall, Sunflowers. As luck would have it I spotted a field of sunflowers, located a road that leads to the field. 

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Blueberry Picking With Grandchildren

Which Blueberry Is Ripe For The Picking? by you.

Filling Up The Pail With Blueberries  by you.

A cute sign found at the farm.

Apple Hill Farm Sign  by you.

We took our grandchildren blueberry picking at Apple Hill Farm Concord, NH.  (I have to return for their raspberries and apples are coming into season. I like freezing berries for winter baking.)

My grandchildren picked over 11 lbs of blueberries.  We had blueberrie pancakes the next morning and divided their picking.  I froze my share, placing unwashed berries on a flat cookie tray, dividing into premeasured, two cup bags to freeze. Vicki request a link for blueberries and freezing
Blueberry Selection and Storage Information. How to choose and store blueberries.

The kids had a great time picking, so did we!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Remick Farm, Tamworth Village, NH

Remick Farm with Mt. Chocura in the background.

Remick Farm, Mt. Chocura  by you.

Remick Farm by you.

Remick Farm by you.

Last weekend our daughter's family visited for a few days.  One of the places we took our grandchildren was Remick Country Doctor Museum & FarmChildren can really get into farm chores, feeding the farm animals, making butter, milking cows.  Our kids made corn husk dolls, fed the chickens.  (I do not share pictures of my family online sorry but I have a few scenic's.)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Fort Hancock Coastal Defences of Sandy Hook, NJ

Fort Hancock  Coastal Defences of Sandy Hook, NJ by you.

Fort Hancock Jail,  Coastal Defences of Sandy Hook, NJ by you.

I still cannot believe all the different sites, scenic areas Sandy Hook offers.  The area also offers terrific birding.

Fort Hancock Coastal Defences
Jail....images are the last shots of my New Jersey Shore vacation :).

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Dinner Plate Size Hibiscus

Dinner Plate Size  Hibiscus by you.

I could not believe the size of this Hibiscus our friend is growing in her garden.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Battery Potter, Sandy Hook, NJ

Battery Potter, Sandy Hook, NJ by you.

Battery Potter, Sandy Hook, NJ by you.

Bob and I met CmishVicki and her husband Lou for a short visit and really nice lunch...perfect day.  Vicki took us to Sandy Hook for way too short tour, I want to go back and explore the area in detail. 

I have posted my pictures of Sandy Hook Lighthouse, another scenic area was
Battery Potter. Located at the north end of beautiful Sandy Hook, Fort Hancock served in coastal defense until 1974. Sandy Hook, a six-mile sandbar peninsula reaching into lower New York Harbor, was a strategic site for both navigational and defense purposes.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Cape May Beach and Atlantic Ocean

Cape May Beach and Atlantic Ocean by you.

Unfortunately we had little time to enjoy the beach our visit a few weeks ago.  Next year I hope we can spend a week in the Cape May area. You can see why I love the Jersey shore, beautiful beaches.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Jersey Shore Scenic's Shots

Dad and Daughters Fishing  by you.

Cape May Trail View  by you.

Cape May Pond  by you.

Pathway to Morning Fog Inlet by you.

Egret by you.

Our friends Albie and Nadine live near Cape May, the southern tip of New Jersey.  Cape May a scenic, Victorian town.  This visit we did not have the time to walk the town but I managed to take a few scenic's shots.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

New Jersey Lighthouses: Cape May, Sandy Hook

Sandy Hook Lighthouse

Sandy Hook Lighthouse  by you.

Cape May Lighthouse

Cape May Lighthouse  by you.

Last week Bob and I visited friends and family at the Jersey Shore.  It has been many years since our last visit and quickly realized how much we missed.  We are originally from New Jersey, transferred to NH 15 years ago.

My next few entries I will be sharing photos of our "Jersey Shore" pictures.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Moodna Viaduct, Salisbury, NY

Moodna Viaduct, Salisbury, NY by you.

On the way home from our vacation at the New Jersey shore, we stopped in NY visiting my cousin Lois and Fred.

I took a picture of the massive Moodna Viaduct which at 3200' is the longest RR bridge east of the Mississippi and was opened by the Erie RR in 1909. Picture was taken from Orrs Mill Rd Salisbury Mills, NY. Added HDR plugin, adding an enhancement to the image.