Remember the days when Grandmas had a decorative crochet toilet paper cover sitting on top of the toilet tank? Here are two gorgeous ladies that might have been on top of your Grandmother's tank. Phyllis and Madeline who aren't their real names, but they seem to fit. Don't you agree.
Stopped by my Brother's today and saw this cute little furry friend hanging out. A young Red Fox basking in the sun. They were a family of four pups living under his deck until they got old enough to be on their own. I guess they keep revisiting their comfortable zone!
So I haven't been on Social Media for the past week. Sometimes we need to break away from the computerized world. Oh, this does not mean I do not care about you. I truly love you all... I just needed to take a holiday from Social Media and Posting for a week, that's all.
Last week had a severe electrical storm with extremely heavy winds that pulled up trees, throwing them onto houses and cars. It also left many in thousands in New Jersey without power for several days. I was a more fortunate than many as to only losing one small tree and without power for 24 hours.
This week when the weather cleared, I decided to up root the tree and rid it's mangled leaves and branches. Two house Finches were chirping up a storm and flitting about the fence near me. Well, upon chopping the branches up, I noticed this nest with one egg in it. This is the nest of the angry House Finches that return every year to start a family.
Looking down, I saw two smashed eggs on the ground and one still in tact. Placing the uncracked egg in the nest, I placed the nest into a different tree in hopes Mr & Mrs FHouse Finch would find it. Unfortunately that wasn't the case and the two Birds abandoned the nest.
I feel bad for what I did and now the House Finches will not have a family to raise this Summer. My wife tells me that they will build a new nest and start anew. I hope this is true.
Racing the river is the Metro-North GP40FH-2M No. 4093. Her stately stature hauls along steady as she pulls a line of NJ Transit Coaches. Catch the train on time will get you there by nine. My timing was perfect to capture this beauty of a beast!
The poem above took only minutes to write for it warrant to be dedicated to the two lives that were lost in a devastating school bus crash on Route i80 early this morning while on their way to a field trip. It was over forty years ago when I was caught in the same scenario being in a school bus coming home from a field trip and struck by a dump truck. Though today was less fortunate as a Child and Teacher are now in God's hands. My heart cries out to all those who are suffering now.
What is said insinuates that your brains are dusted and filled with cobwebs and Rats infesting your garret as you must be advised to lock down or you will boil over. You are deliberately placing yourself in the Bug-House and completely off the rails as you veer where one should not be.
You are diabolically vicious, and that brainstorm of simple dialect from what we refer to as Webster is altogether incomprehensible. Hallucinations of what is seen of happenings that aren't taking place. Yet, despite that you are literally crazy is by all means not considered very complementary.
The time has come for vigorous training as I need to get back into shape. Broke out my Cross Country Ski Simulator from the back of the closet and wiped it clean of dust. Cranked some high octane tunes and glide away! Feel the burn begin. I'm giving myself a month to get back to where I was. This is my commitment!
Otherwise I figure I'd be featured on a Mausoleum Monday as Forsakenly Departed if I don't get my body back in shape! Ha Ha Ha!
An old wooden trestle, narrow and true that spans across two counties and is still in operation letting vehicles cross it on a daily basis. This bridge connects Morris and Warren Counties of New Jersey and provides access into the Union Cemetery where the legendary Tillie Smith lays to rest.
Take a drive or stroll over a bridge built over a century ago with her original stone abutments and rickety wooden deck. See you there!
The early morning arrives with a lone Coyote traipsing through the back yard. It's been a while since we have seen one of these precious animals known as the "Eastern Coyote" and pleased to know they are still around in the New Jersey Skylands as their numbers have grown from less than a 100 to more than 3,000 in Garden State alone. My wife was fortunate to capture this gorgeous creature on her iPhone through the window screen.
What's sad is that we heard three gunshots a mere few minutes after capturing this image. I pray they were only warning shots and not for the kill.
The Roller Derby Season has already begun and it's on it's way! Who remembers watching Roller Derby on Saturday mornings and did you know when and where the first game was ever played? Roller Derby took the rinks in 1935 in Chicago, Illinois with three rotations of five skaters at a time as the Jammers tried to lap the opposing team to score points.
If you think this so called barbaric sport has bitten the dust, you are sadly mistaken. The 2018 season just took off this past Saturday for the New Jersey Roller Derby Teams competed against each other. The Blue Steel vs the Betty Whites. If you missed these brawling Beauties battle it out, no worries. There are more action packed skating to come in Morristown, New Jersey.