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Weekly Photo Challenge: Ascend…

Ascend:  verb:  to go or move upward upon or along; climb
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From the gangplank of the Mayflower and stairs at the Edison Museum in NJ in the first row..
to NYC.. High Point monument in NJ.. and mansions of Newport , RI.. in second row..
to rock sculpture at Grounds For Sculpture in NJ… and climbing at mall in NY…
to assorted stairs…
and finally the ceiling at a Newport, RI mansion…. these are my ascend choices.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Experimental…

When I think of experimental I think back to my visit a few years ago to the Thomas Edison Historical Park in West Orange, New Jersey.

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This is the chem lab..in 1887 this was one of the best equipped chemical labs in the world. Within its walls, Thomas Edison and his chemists experimented on everything from phonograph records to rubber.  “Grand science, chemistry,” Edison once said, “I like it best of all the sciences.”

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Here are just a few of Edisons inventions… memorabilia… anything and everything.

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(Thomas Edison National Historical Park https://www.nps.gov/edis/index.htm)

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Peek…

The prompt is: This week, share a peek of something — a photo that reveals just enough of your subject to get us interested. A tantalizing detail. An unusual perspective. Compel us to click through to your post to find out more!

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A peek at New York City and the Freedom Tower from Jersey City, New Jersey

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My daughter peeking at me from behind a lamppost.

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Peeking out of a lighthouse window on Martha’s Vineyard.

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October On The Vineyard, Part I …

October is speeding along too quickly and if I’m doing posts about October on Martha’s Vineyard I’d better get going on them.

I was lucky enough to spend 5 glorious days on the Vineyard with my daughter Deb and our friend and honorary family member, Dawn.   We packed a lot into the days we were there including meeting a new step-cousin and visiting with a dear friend as well.

In this first post let’s visit the

Hope you enjoyed this autumn walk through the Campground.

Stay tuned for upcoming exciting, fun-filled and picturesque adventures. 🙂

Links…

Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Assn

history of the Campground

the Tabernacle

 


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Layered…

Share a layered image of your own. The topic is wide open, as long as you focus on the interplay of depth, density, and texture, you can keep your interpretation as literal or as figurative as you wish.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Structure…

I tend to like abandoned structures and also stone walls,  in looking through my photographs I came across not actual stone walls but the stone wall ruins of an abandoned woolen mill in Dingman’s Ferry, PA.

Around 1826 Joseph Brooks, a Welshman who had immigrated to Philadelphia built a woolen mill of stone, 3 1/2 stories high in Dingmans Ferry.  He employed about 80 workers.

His sheep however, were devoured by wolves or died from eating poisonous laurel.  Supplies, operatives and materials such as expensive raw wool, had to be brought in from Philadelphia and the finished products shipped back to Philadelphia by wagons, a trip which took 10 days.  Brooks died in 1832 and the mill was abandoned.  Here are my pictures of the ruins of the mill.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Corner…

In this week’s challenge, share a photo or photos that plays on any of the word’s many meanings.

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Some of my choices for corner.

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Thomas Edison’s library in West Orange, New Jersey.  I love the idea of a bed in the corner.

High Point monument in the northwestern corner of New Jersey where NJ/PA/NY meet.

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This and that.

 

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