Thursday, September 30, 2021

Birchwood Resort With Commentary


Commentary over the footage of the once Hot Spot for Newlyweds and Lovers, the Birchwood Resort had everything a couple could ever dream of including their own private get-away cottages for Romance and Privacy. Here I explain what I have experienced as well as a brief history about the resort when it was in operation. Sadly most of the structures including the main building, indoor pool and sports complex perished during a fire in February 2021.



Monday, September 20, 2021

A Girl's Doll


Tears roll down her cheeks as she ponders what was left behind and now missed.  The years have passed since she last saw what was so adored and the chances of reuniting are bleak.  All that is left are fond memories of a little girl playing mommy to her little girls.

 

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Ford F250 Super Duty R.I.P.


I’m not one to get bored of the vehicles I purchase.  In fact I’m one who likes to enjoy the ride long after it’s been paid off.  This beast hasn’t had a payment in over fifteen years as I used and abused her with hauling logs, Rocks, ATVs, and a Motorcycle.  She pulled floats in parades, boats as well as pulling other cars from ditches and trees out of the ground.  Off roading and snow was never an issue as she always took me home safe and sound.  But like all good things they never last forever as we sometimes think they will.


Many of you know this white Ford F250 Super Duty very well and some of you have even had the privilege to ride shotgun on some type of adventure.  But now I’m sorry to say goodbye to such a loyal vehicle.  With nearly 300K miles it’s time she spread her love in auto parts to help others with the same truck keep theirs as I hope as long as I did with mine.


Her last day on the road was just this Friday afternoon.  I neglected her by not pampering her with gifts.  So, I drove with bald tires, nearly no front brakes, a transmission that wouldn’t shift into higher gears as well as fighting to get in to stay in park.  Her exhaust system didn’t exist creating a signature sound that when arriving at my destination, everyone knew I was coming a few minutes before I got there.


This my friends is the last photo taken.  She will be missed dearly that it shed a tear when I said goodbye!


 

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Lust For Life


It's here to bring you wherever you want to go
This is what a ship is for to get you there

You lust for freedom and to do what you want to do
Because you lust so badly you can taste it

Acting upon selfish impulses
Just because you want to experience what it's like

One day you won't be able to resist such temptation
One day you won't be able to fulfill your desires at all


 

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

House For Sale



This is a handyman-As-Is-Colonial.
Listing for 199.00 on almost two acres of overgrown wooded lot.

3 bedrooms
1.5 Baths
Eat In Kitchen
Dining Room
Full Basement and Attic
Needs Major Repair
Great Opportunity

I visited this house four years ago and it was the first video I posted on YouTube. Sadly, it's clearly beyond repair unless you have a hefty budget and a miracle worker!


 

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Drawer


One Drawer
Two Drawer
Three Drawer
Four

Open Drawer
Closed Drawer
Ajar Drawer
More

Half Drawer
Full Drawer
Double Drawer
Fun

Filled Drawer
Empty Drawer
Clean Drawer
None

One Drawer
Two Drawer
Three Drawer
Four

What Drawer
Who’s Drawer
Their Drawer
Done

Your Drawer
My Drawer
Our Drawer
Won

One Drawer
Two Drawer
Three Drawer
Four

This Drawer
That Drawer
Other Drawer
More

 

Friday, August 20, 2021

Love & Death



They say only love will keep us together
They say only death can break us apart
They say nothing ever last forever
They say everything will stay in our hearts

Hearts will break
Hearts will mend
It all only gets better now

 

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Firehouse Bagel Co.



Bagel and hot coffee or a sandwich of your choice. This circa 1948 Mack Fire Engine sits in front of the Firehouse Bagel Co. in Branchville, New Jersey. If you're passing by, stop in for a sip and bite or at least get your photograph taken in front of this historical First Responders beauty of a machine.

 

Sunday, August 15, 2021

A Place to Gather


It is said that the kitchen is the heart of a home.
A place where all gather and memories are made.

But what happens when the heart dies and memories fade away?


 

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Mother & Daughter


During that hot, balmy evening on the 10th of August 1896, Anna's house was ambushed by two thugs that believed the house to be vacant.  They were on the quest for fine jewelry they knew were hidden on the second floor.  To everyone's surprise, when facing each other, the assault began as Anna desperately fought back to protect her only daughter.

"When it comes to my daughter, I will fight with the fangs of a Wolf and the claws of a Dragon.  And no one, or nothing will stop me from protecting her!"

And she did just that as she protected her daughter until all her energy was nearly exhausted.  Sacrificing herself, absorbing every brutal blow from the two thugs' wooden clubs.  But, like a bear protecting her young, Anna swatted once to face of the attacker leaning over and ripped his eye practically out of its socket.  Dazed and confused, he was assisted by his partner and crime and scurried down the staircase and out the front door.

They both lived several years after the incident but died together when a brush fire swept through the forest where their house sat.  They were surrounded by flames and they burned together as they embraced each other.

An epitaph that read:  "We breathe, pray and burn together.  Now we are free together for all eternity."


 

Monday, August 9, 2021

Trinity Park, Mount Tabor, New Jersey


Just a simple night time shot of the fountain in Trinity Park, Mount Tabor, New Jersey.

All is Bliss!


 

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Angels Know


Try as I might to figure out where life may lead me

I understand that my Angel has already been there

 

Sunday, August 1, 2021

National Doll Day


Today is National Doll Day, a day to celebrate the bond between a little girl and her childhood friends.  What better time to celebrate as it falls on the first Sunday in August.  That’s right, the first Sunday in August is also National Friendship Day.


Why not venture into your attic and find those dolls you cherished and adored as a child.  It’s certain to but a smile on your face as you reminisce your childhood days when make believe became life.


 

Friday, July 30, 2021

Storm King Art Center Iconic Columns



Five iconic columns atop a hill overlook a field at the Storm King Art Center, New York. The only remains of what was a part of the veranda of Danskammer, Edward Armstrong's great mansion that was built in 1834. on the Hudson River just north of Newburgh, New York.

The columns were saved when the mansion was demolished and now stands permanently erect on the Storm King property. With mostly 20th century sculptures, these Iconic Columns give an ancient aura atop the hill. How Art and Nature blend so perfectly together throughout the 500 plus acre grounds.

 

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Angel of the Sea


The Angel was built as a summer cottage for William Weightman Sr. back around the year 1850.  Weightman, a chemist from Philadelphia introduced Quinine to the United States as an antimalarial drug. 


This beautiful Victorian single structure house was too far off the Atlantic Ocean in Cape May, New Jersey.  Weightman decided in 1881 to move the house closer to the water so the large porches on the house would face the water intaking beautiful views.  Being the house was so big, Weightman hired numerous local farmers to cut the house in half and roll each half over logs using horses and mules until it was at the desired location.  Unfortunately after a long winter, the moving of the two halves proved unsuccessful and now sits as two separate houses. 


After going through many transitions including abandonment, falling into complete despair since Weightman’s death in 1905, the house today is used as a bed and breakfast with authentic room settings of how it was decorated back in the 1800’s.  With extensive renovations the Angel of the Sea opened her doors in 1989 and soon was ranked one of the top ten bed and breakfasts in the United States.  The Angel also won the Historic Preservation Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington DC for its authenticity.


The house inside and out is absolutely stunning and the next time you’re in Cape May, New Jersey, stop by and pay the Angel of the Sea a visit and look around.  Simply gorgeous!


 

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Faith


Try as you might to break her, she has suffered far more pain than you can ever deliver

For her strength is much to great and shall withstand and overcome all evil that’s inflicted

 

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

1963 Chevrolet Impala Police Car


Last night the family went out to a wonderful small restaurant in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey named Hapgoods to share quality time together and indulge ourselves with good food.

Just before entering the restaurant, I noticed this 1963 Chevrolet Impala Police Car with a Bubblegum Beacon Light. Of course, I had to stop and take a couple of snapshots. When walking back, low and behold I saw the owner, James Gannon the 77th Sheriff of Morris County. A slight nod as I passed never looking back.

It really nice the see vintage vehicles completely restored as they were back in the day. A nice beginning to a wonderful evening. Oh, I recommend the Red Snapper over steamed Jasmine Rice covered with Puttanesca Sauce. Simply delightful!

 

Monday, July 19, 2021

Caraunophile


CARAUNOPHILE
Those who love Thunder and Lightning



I do enjoy an extreme storm with serious lightning and heavy rain
I captured these delightful outbursts of lightning on the way home the other night.

Simply driving in serenity which was not freedom from the storm,
but peace within the storm!



 

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Thank You Everything_Transport


After a long grueling day at work, I was surprised and honored to see my photo featured on Instagram's Everything_Transport. Yeah, got to say it made not such a fantastic day better.

Stop by and check them out as they feature just what their names tells; "Everything Transport." Lots of amazing photographers doing what they love and being featured. It's nice to see my worked among theirs!

Thank you Everything_Transport Team!
Peace!


 

Abandoned Suzuki


Race the Rain

Ride the Wind
Chase the Sunset

This old Suzuki is hanging on for dear life and hopes to have it's heart rest and able to feel the asphalt for one last time!

 

Thursday, July 15, 2021

The Farmer


Many call it the middle of nowhere
But in actuality, it's the center of everything
Without those who seed and grow crops
One cannot reap and provide the world

Have you hugged a Farmer today?!


 

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Burnt & Brittle


Her shell is Brittle
Her soul is all Burnt
From a kiddie Game
Of Hide and go Seek

Within a dark Space
And nowhere to Go
Not a sound was made
But a giddy Heart

No flashlight in Hand
Yet a single Match
Lit up the Hallway
For a second or Two

But not before Long
Match comes to an End
Soft fingers now Singed
Match falls to the Floor

Old carpet Ablaze
Such a rapid Pace
Children get Trapped
Lost within dark Smoke

A firetruck Comes
Ladders raised great heights
Widows were broken
Children Liberated

An innocent Game
Of Hide and go Seek
Made her shell Brittle
Made her soul burnt Out

 

Monday, July 12, 2021

Angels



Look to your Left
Look to your Right
Look right at Them
Into the Light

They won't be Seen
The won't be heard
But always There
Without a Word

Just have some Faith
You must Believe
All good will Come
No need to Grieve

May there always be an Angel by your side


 

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Stopping By To Say Hello




Interesting how I came across here after not seeing me for so long!  Sometimes you just want to run away and take a train that carts you to an unknown destination.

Just checking in to say hello and hoping all is well with you.  I’ll catch up on all of you eventually. In the meantime I’ll attempt to post more often and be more involved!

Peace, Love and Happiness!

 

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Abandoned Personal Motorcycle Workshop


A walk along a road with little traffic brings me to a path that leads to what appears to be a personal workshop for a motorcycle enthusiast.  Remnants of motorcycle and dirt bike parts scatter the grounds and inside the barn.  Personal belongings still remain on the upper level with a few vintage items.



Friday, April 2, 2021

Good Friday



Sometimes one image is worth a thousand words
An image we all understand regardless of who you follow

Have a Blessed Good Friday
To all of you near and far!


 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Peep Show



Step Right up and see the show of shows!
That's right Bunnies and Hares
We have live chicks to feast your eyes on
and make your palette salivate
That's right, yellow and pink chicks
That will razzle and dazzle you and will tickle your tummy


Friday, March 26, 2021

Hiaku



Snow Fell
Starts to Thaw
Crocus Rise
A Crow Caws

Spring's Here
As it Sprung
Bird Flies
Song is Sung

Barn Rots
From Old Age
Roof Falls
Turn a Page

Things Change
Nature's Right
New Life
Always Bright


Thursday, March 18, 2021

Monday, March 15, 2021

Mausoleum Monday



There's a point when you're placed in confinement until the end of time

However, your soul will never feel confined when you're in touch with the universe


 

Sunday, March 14, 2021

What Lurks Beyond Every Corner



Danger doesn't lurk at every corner
It's just hanging out
Waiting for fear and horror to show up

 

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Abandoned House - Still in Great Condition


An abandoned house that still is in great condition.
Clues inside indicate that a Jewish family lived here.
Take a tour with me and have some fun.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Newfoundland Cemetery - Cuff Burial Ground


A small cemetery located at the northern part of Morris County, New Jersey is nestled between railroad tracks and the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railroad and the Pequannock River.
Most know the cemetery as the Newfoundland Cemetery, but locals may know it as the Cuff Burial Ground. It's said to be one of the oldest cemeteries in the area with a Civil War Veteran and makers that are unidentified due to years of weathering.