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My obsession with Martha's Vineyard.. phototography..genealogy and life in general and this and that…


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Photo A Day Challenge: Glass…

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I love glass, looking at or through it or touching it, I find beauty in all forms of glass, and so with that being said you’d think I’d be sharing pictures of beautiful glass things but I’m not.  I’m sharing a glass experience that even though shattering still had a beauty to it.

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It was a quiet morning until it wasn’t.  There was a popping noise and a crackling sound!   Our sliding door went from…

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It actually was really pretty when the sun shone through it.

The glass people came, taped the glass door and moved it carefully to their truck.

As you can see the glass started to fall like sand in an hourglass.

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All done 🙂

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Photo A Day Challenge: Fresh…

New Jersey fresh from the Garden State.

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And fresh knitted baby hats at the NJ Sheep and Fiber Festival…

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The Top of New Jersey…

HIGH POINT STATE PARK,  which is the highest point in  New Jersey is located in Montague in Sussex County. At 1,803 feet above sea level it is the highest peak of the Kittatinny Mountains.  At the peak of the highest point is the 220 ft High Point Monument– from the top you can see New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

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There are 291 stairs to the top. I climbed them on my first visit to the monument in Sept, 1972.. I snapped this picture because I knew I’d never do it again. The monument isn’t open for the season yet so I didn’t have to find out if I would or not.. I like to think I would have tried.

View from the top Sept 1972.   Same view now but from base of monument.

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Views of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania

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With a little help from this…

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You can see really, really far… 🙂

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 There are also hiking and biking trails, picnic areas and a lake.

As the name of my blog implies yes, I am obsessed with Martha’s Vineyard… but I am also proud of my home state of New Jersey.

(There may have been some liberties taken with a few of the photographs… can you guess which ones?)  🙂

 


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Photo A Day Challenge: Paper…

This is my mother’s penmanship certificate from 1925 when she was in high school.  It measures 11×18 and is a beautiful work of art in itself.

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‘for the attainment of excellence in Rapid Muscular Movement Business Writing…’

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Years later in junior high I got a handwriting certificate.  Much, much smaller, no art work, no seal, no frame, and only a stamped signature by the principal.

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Relics from past 🙂

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