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Photo A Day Challenge: Fall…

I love Fall ❤

 

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September 11th, 2001…

Today, September 11, 2018 is the 17th anniversary of 9/11/01.

Let us always remember …

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In Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey stands Empty Sky:New Jersey September 11th Memorial  This memorial is dedicated to New Jersey’s 749 innocent loved ones who lost their lives that day at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Shanksville, PA.

From the Empty Sky website:  “Empty Sky” remembers those lost while simply and powerfully connecting New Jersey to Ground Zero. Twin walls transect a gently sloped mound anchored by a granite path that is directed toward Ground Zero. The length of each wall is exactly equal to one side of the former World Trade Center Towers as the height of the wall reflects proportion of the former buildings if they were lying on their side. . The seven hundred and forty nine (749) victims’ names from the State of New Jersey face one another on the interior elevations of the twin brushed stainless steel walls within easy reach. The walls channel visitors to the location in the Manhattan skyline where the former World Trade Center towers once stood.”

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(CLICK HERE to read about The Empty Sky Memorial)

At Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange, New Jersey is the ‘Remembrance and Rebirth’ memorial dedicated to all the victims of 9/11.

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In memory of the 343 New York City Firefighters who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty on September 11, 2001

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In memory of the 23 New York City Police Officers, 37 Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Officers and Emergency Medical Services Personnel who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty on September 11, 2001.

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Added in 2016, the Search and Rescue Dog Statue honoring the roughly 350 search and rescue dogs that worked tireless hours. CLICK HERE to read about it.

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On this 17th anniversary of 9/11 let us continue to remember and never forget the events of that day.

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Photo A Day Challenge: Trees…

The hugging trees.

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For many years we would walk in this nearby park and always called these two trees the hugging trees.

Unfortunately when we went to the park during the harsh winter of 2010 we found that sadly the hugging trees had not survived.

Strangely comforting though that they were still together.

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Photo A Day Challenge: Light…

The light bulb…

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Picture taken at Thomas Edison National Historic Park in West Orange, New Jersey.

**On July 24, 1874 a Canadian patent was filed by a Toronto medical electrician named Henry Woodward and a colleague Mathew Evans. They built their lamps with different sizes and shapes of carbon rods held between electrodes in glass cylinders filled with nitrogen. Woodward and Evans attempted to commercialize their lamp, but were unsuccessful. They eventually sold their patent to Edison in 1879.

In 1878, Thomas Edison began serious research into developing a practical incandescent lamp and on October 14, 1878, Edison filed his first patent application for “Improvement In Electric Lights”. However, he continued to test several types of material for metal filaments to improve upon his original design and by Nov 4, 1879, he filed another U.S. patent for an electric lamp using “a carbon filament or strip coiled and connected … to platina contact wires.”

Although the patent described several ways of creating the carbon filament including using “cotton and linen thread, wood splints, papers coiled in various ways,” it was not until several months after the patent was granted that Edison and his team discovered that a carbonized bamboo filament could last over 1200 hours.

This discovery marked the beginning of commerically manufactured light bulbs and in 1880, Thomas Edison’s company, Edison Electric Light Company begain marketing its new product.

 

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**information taken from ‘history of the light bulb’


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Tuesday Photo Challenge: Lift…

First thing that came to mind for ‘lift’ was elevator… this beautiful sort of art deco elevator is in the train station in Madison, NJ.

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Before I knew it I was adding other lift pictures.  Like…

Morning lift to start the day…

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This large, beautiful flag certainly needs help being lifted…

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Need a lift?  This is one classy way to go.

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And finally,  on one of the hottest days of the summer think ahead to this kind of lifting 🙂

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Photo A Day Challenge…

Aug 22 – Sunrise/Sunset

Sunrise – Ogunquit, Maine

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Sunset – New Jersey

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Aug 23 – Beach pebbles

Martha’s Vineyard, MA

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Aug 24 – Footprints in the sand

Martha’s Vineyard, MA

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