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[…] via Wordless Wednesday…Lighthouse, Cape May — This, that and the other thing […]
Nice one. Nice view. Nice perspective. Good eye.
Good morning 😉
Good morning to you, too, Randy. Glad you enjoyed photo and I hope your day is wonderful.
I love lighthouses 🙂
I do, too, Dan, but not many in my area.
A beautiful and imposing lighthouse!
It is, Karen.
I love lighthouses as well. I finally got to see one this summer in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina although I think it was just more of a aesthetic addition than an actual working unit. This is gorgeous Janet.
To those of us on land, they’re things of beauty,but to those on the water, they are/were beautiful because of what they do/did. Thanks for stopping by, Joe, and for commenting as well.
I get the romanticism associated with them in movies, books and television. I can only imagine the joy of finding the beam slicing through the storm on a harrowing water traverse.
I love that pop of red on the top. I love Lighthouse and wish I could see and photograph all of them in the USA. A Gal’s gotta have a dream right. 🙂
Does that one have a working Fresnel still? I’ll have to look it up. It looks as tall as our Pigeon Pt lighthouse which doesn’t have the Fresnel installed at the moment. The lighthouse is slowly being restored as money is available. One day I hope to be there when they relight the Fresnel. 🙂
Deborah, I don’t even know what a Fresnel is and don’t have time to look it up right now. Some years ago, we saw some beautiful lighthouses in Maine, a good place to find them. There are some around the Great Lakes area, but more along the coasts (for obvious reasons.) Your dream sounds like a good one to me. After all, there are people who go to a baseball game in every major league city, so why not? Of course, there are more lighthouses than major league baseball teams, but you could see lots more great places taking photos of lighthouses.
I looked it up. The Fresnel is the light which was installed when it was built long ago, but it’s now housed in a museum. It’s lit with a lightbulb now like most lighthouses today. They’re automated and don’t require a live-in 24-/7/365 staff.
You can climb to the top and see the view, and it’s located on the Fall bird migratory path! This one is going to the top of my wish list to visit! 🙂
There’s a bird sanctuary/refugee right by the lighthouse and the photo of the misty morning, with the trees and sun, that I posted a few days ago, is there, too. I was walking through the birding area when I saw it. We have friends who own a house right across the street and rent it out most of the year, so if you ever decide to go, I can ask them for the link to the rental info. I’m not sure how much it is, but the house is beautiful and near everything.
The Fresnel is a series of lenses that were originally to collect and reflect and recreate the light of candles. Of course we now have stronger lights but there are still Fresnel lenses in place and working on the Northern California and Oregon coasts.
The United States Lighthouse Association supports lighthouse preservation. You can join and they will send you a list of lighthouses all over the US, and a passport book that you have stamped every time you visit a lighthouse. I keep mine in the car so I have it at all times in case of a lighthouse sighting. Fun thing to do. Their address is 244 Kearny St., 5th floor, San Francisco, CA 94108. They are probably on the internet too but I didn’t look before writing this. Have fun!
Thanks for the great information, Lenore. What fun! How many lighthouses have you visited?
Hi again; It seems that the Lighthouse Assn is now the US Lighthouse Society and they are on the internet. Now located in Washington (State of)
Thanks for the update.
Wow….lovely…it has been a long time since I’ve seen the Cape May Lighthouse…took me right back…I had decorated a room at the Chalfonte Hotel in exchange for a weekend stay before the hotel opened for the season. I’m so glad I found your blog. Fabulous!
What a great trade! We stayed with friends right near the lighthouse and didn’t really see much of the town, but spent lots of time in the bird refuge and on the beach, even though it wasn’t warm weather (Thanksgiving.) I’m glad you found my blog, too. I hope you enjoy it.
Fabulous capture – love the way you’ve framed it all!
Thanks very much, Joanne. I appreciate you mentioning it, as I framed it that way on purpose. 🙂
You’ve done it so beautifully – I never think of anything like that until at left a day later, lol!
I can’t decide it the holly(?) leaves are waving at the lighthouse or if the lighthouse is staring at the leaves. In any case, the pair does look like they are having a conversation – even if a telepathic one.
Hmmm, I guess it depends upon your point of view. 🙂 Thanks for stopping in to comment as well as view.
What a difference perspective on a lighthouse! It is so unusual to see a lighthouse with a foreground of tall grass giving it the illusion of being in the middle of a prairie. Love it!
I didn’t really think of it, Joanne, but you’re right. I do have a lovely shot from the beach that I’ve not yet used anywhere, but that’s much more usual. Glad you like it!
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