Tuppence a Bag
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Monday, September 25, 2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
New Jersey is one of two states in the US that we don't pump our own gasoline, the other state is Oregon. Now, at any given time I can pull up to this one particular gas station and be the only vehicle there wondering if they are truly open. I'lI turn the engine off and it could take anywhere from five to seven minutes before I see the one and only Station Attendant who's there from sunrise to sunset emerge from God only knows where to assist my needs.
I know he wasn't Rotating Tires nor Winterizing cars for it's way too early in the season. He couldn't have possibly be making any oil changes, because there wasn't any vehicles in the garage bays. Where did he come from? Not even from the cheap lawn chair sitting next to the electric heater.
Yet, whenever he comes around, he always has a smile on his face saying "Good Day!' and chats a mile a minute bringing a laugh or two. His subtle charm and grace that makes you forget the inconvenience of waiting so long when pulling up to the pump!
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Friday, September 22, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017
As the Autumn colors slowly start to let their colors shine, the morning fog desperately hovers close to the ground before the rising sun evaporates it. For just a few short moments the denseness of the heavy mist lingers, leaving its signature of clinging dewdrops on the tall grass and coloring leaves.
These days are few and soon the morning dew will become frost as the crisp, cool air swoops down hugging your colorful Mums and Pumpkins.
at 10:49 AM
Friday, September 15, 2017
The Rose that is red whispers the passion between two people who are deeply in love. The significance on how important that passion is in a relation that is fused as one, never to break apart. The Thorns are only there to say that a relationship is not always easy and one should never to give up. Like a Thorn that brings pain, the soft delicate petals brings pleasure!
Follow your Bliss
at 9:55 PM
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
The Loudenslager Laser 200 Bud Light Stunt Plane flown by Leo Loudenslager won an unprecedented seven U.S. National Aerobatic Championship titles between the years 1975 and 1982 as well as the 1980 World Champion title. This plane was originated as a Stephens Akro with it's sleek aero-back design. However Loudenslager completely modified it with a new fuselage, wings and tail to crate a lighter and more powerful plane. This enabling it to maneuver more swiftly and perform Aerobatic Stunts to awe any crowd whom travel far and wide to see it's spectacle display in flight.
An iconic plane that was heavily influenced with looks and performances through the next generation of Aerobatic Aircraft. Now retired and displayed at the National Air and Space Museum at the Smithsonian Institute I am pleased to have had the opportunity to see such engineering and modifications in action.
I photographed this actions shot during a 1981 Air Show with a Pentex K-1000 fully manual camera and was lucky to capture the Loudenslager Laser 200 Bud Light Stunt Plane in all it's glory!
at 7:16 PM
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
The ruins of the small town of Boonetown, New Jersey lies beneath what now is the Boonton Reservoir, aka: Jersey City Water Works. Originally founded in 1747 the small town was thriving with Homes, a School, Church, Shops and an Inn as well as the Ironworks that made supplies for the Colonists in the Revolutionary War.
The town existed well into the early years of the 19th century. An exodus to present day "Boonton" began at the time, when the Morris Canal and new Ironworks were being constructed.
After the Canal was complete in 1830, most residents from Boonetown left and the town was fading into history with the exception of a few Farms, an Orphanage and the Morris County Poorhouse that ultimately faded away as well in the 1890's. At this time the development of a Reservoir began, flooding the entire town and completed in 1903.
Today a myth has been passed down from generation, when there is an extreme drought in the Reservoir, it is said that the steeple of the once church from the old Boonetown can be seen poking through the Reservoir's dried bed.
at 6:15 PM
Sunday, September 10, 2017
The Cat Sìth (Scottish Gaelic: [kʰaht̪ ˈʃiː]) or Cat Sidhe (Irish: [kat̪ˠ ˈʃiː], Cat Sí in new orthography) is a fairy creature from Celtic Mythology, said to resemble a large Black Cat with a white spot on its chest. Legend has it that the spectral cat haunts the Scottish Highlands. The legends surrounding this creature are more common in Scottish Folklore, but a few occur in Irish. Some common Folklore suggested that the Cat Sìth was not a fairy, but a witch that could transform into a cat nine times.
at 7:48 PM
Friday, September 8, 2017
Thursday, September 7, 2017
A woman came up to me at the gas pump and told me she ran out of gas.
She asked if I could give her five dollars.
I said yes, under one condition, I give her hug.
She obliged and let me hug her tight.
At that very moment when I hugged her, she farted.
I proceeded to inform her that she was not out of gas!
at 6:35 PM
Saturday, September 2, 2017
The new "SUPER" version of the Oldsmobile 88 Series for 1951.
Nicer trimming with a standard engine that is more powerful equipped with a 303 CID 2bbl V8 that thrusts 135 Horses. That's 15 more Horses than the previous year. A longer wheelbase which stretched out to a full 120 inches for a smoother ride as if you're floating on air.
Unfortunately last year this time at a nearby salvage yard there was a massive fire that charred many vintage and classic cars like this beauty which where forced to go into the crusher afterwards. This barely blemished body was tucked away for safe keeping in hopes that an avid auto enthusiast will sweep her away and make her beautiful as the day she rolled out of the showroom 66 years ago!
Smooth Sailing when you Ride the "Rocket!"
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