Saturday, June 23, 2018

Headlights in the Dead of Night



Riddle me this...

If you are driving in dead of night at the speed of light
And you turn you headlights on
Will they illuminate the road ahead of you?

Something to think about!


Thursday, June 21, 2018

God's Acre



Never regret what you did yesterday
For what happens in life, happens today
And each day will have a tomorrow
Don't dig that grave until that time

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Doll Face


Phyllis



Madeline


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.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Foxy Lady



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!

Ain't she/he the cutest think you ever did see?!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Friday, June 15, 2018

Black Bear



I don't know what it is...
But whenever I attempt to take a photograph of a Bear,
the results are as if I was taking a photo of an UFO!

BLURRY

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Father, Forgive Them



She kneels and prays
As she helplessly looks up
With nothing to do
But slowly watch
His agonizing death

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

I Saw a Feather Today



I saw a feather Today
From a bird that's never Here
I saw a feather Today
That's for certain very Clear

I saw a feather Today
From something very Faithful
I saw a feather today
Must have been from an Angel


Monday, June 11, 2018

Heaven's Gate



Heaven's Gates are always open
And welcome all who enter

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Where there is Love



Where there is Love
There is Life
Where there is Death
There is Love

Where there in Heaven
There are Souls
Where there are Souls
There is Peace

Forever in you Heart
Forever and a Day
That day that will Come
To you, me and Everyone

Peace to all and to all that Love


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Let The Show Go On



Ladies and Gentlemen
Please make you way to your seats
The show is about to begin 

Monday, June 4, 2018

Mother Nature



No matter what has been abandoned and neglected
Mother Nature always has a way to survive
And show off her beauty

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Morristown & Erie Railroad



Morristown & Erie Alco RS-1 No. 21

Being lazy on a Sunday afternoon!

Saturday, June 2, 2018

FREE



Free for the taking

Slightly used chairs are yours, simply stop by and take a seat!

Friday, June 1, 2018

Don't look at me that way!



Hey you!

Don't look at me in that tone of voice...

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.

Enjoy the Weekend!

Friday, May 25, 2018

Nest Eggs



Forgive me Father for I have Sinned

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.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Angels are Closer than you Think



Angels are Closer than you Think

Angels are always around us, even when we have our doubts.  As they are around us, some rarely are in tune with their messages as we live in the present and conscious state.

A few signs that an Angel is present and watching over you:
  • Feathers:  Finding them where normally they wouldn't be found.
  • Numbers: Patterns of numbers are sure signs that an Angel is trying to communicate with you.  11:11 or 444 are perfect examples.
  • Rainbows:  If seen when there clearly isn't rain is a true sign or their presence.
  • Scents:  A sudden sweet, pleasant aroma of flowers coming from nowhere is known to have Angels present.
  • Feeling like you are being touched:  That tingling sensation running up and down your spine is one way an Angel tries to communicate with you.
  • Light Flashes:  Usually seen just outside your peripheral vision is a sign that Angels are near.


Angels are here with use, if you believe it or not.  Have the faith and communicate with an Angel!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Smile



Smile
Even if it's Plastic

It's going to be a beautiful day!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Metro-North 4093



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! 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Sudden Change



A day to have Fun
Leave to the Village
A turn for the Worse
Spun with a Spillage

A sudden Event
Changed lives Forever
All in God's hand Now
In hands so Clever

A life that is Taken
And a life that is Spared
Taketh their Children
As if never Cared

A plan that is Set
Of what we not Know
So young to have Gone
Before they could Grow

We all bow our Heads
With tears that are True
Lives have been Taken
That we never Knew

My heart too cries Out
For I was once There
Many Years Ago
In God's hands with Care


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.


Love & Prayers to family and loved ones!


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Bats in the Belfry



BATS IN THE BELFRY

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.

Monday, May 14, 2018

The day we all Die



If we lose the Love
If we lose the Respect
When start to Hate
When we start to Banish

That is the day we all Die

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Mother Nature's Beauty







Mother Nature sure knows how to add Emotion and Drama into her work!
Simply Gorgeous!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Love for All



Look through her eyes and what do you see?
Hearts that dies and a souls that are free
Bliss in the future that she foresee
Love for all, for all eternity



Monday, May 7, 2018

No Mausoleum Monday for Me



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!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Paper Hearts



Once I was so Beautiful
Now this fake world Dies
The flowers fall Apart
Laying smothered in this Perd
Remembrance fades Away
And I drowned into this Dirt

Plastic hearts and paper Hearts
I'll cut yours Out 
I'll make you wish you never loved Me

Friday, May 4, 2018

A Bridge Between to Counties



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!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Eastern Coyote



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.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Family Day


It's rare that my children and I are home at the same time
So we took advantage of the beautiful weather hiking outdoors


A nice day to go hiking with my kids



Trees are starting to bud and leaves emerge



Not sure what this is



River still flowing from the thawed snow and heavy Spring rains



Wherever I go, someone loves Steve!



Still waters run deep



He we are!

Monday, April 30, 2018

Roller Derby



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.

Go check em out the New Jersey Roller Derby

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Church in the Woods



Hidden in the woods far Away
We welcome you all here to Stay
Come and visit us here all Day
Just a small place where you can Pray


Saturday, April 28, 2018

From Darkness to Light



When the clouds roll in and cover your heart with a darkness
Remember that light will once again shine through


Friday, April 27, 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018