Posts Tagged ‘Cape May Point New Jersey’

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Dreaming of the Jersey shore…

Across the lonely beach we flit,
One little sandpiper and I;
And fast I gather, bit by bit,
The scattered driftwood, bleached and dry.
The wild waves reach their hands for it,
The wild wind raves, the tide runs high,
As up and down the beach we flit–
One little sandpiper and I

–Celia Thaxton

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One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach.  One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few.–Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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I woke to a fog-wrapped morning, damp and chill.  A fortifying breakfast, some time on the computer and I grabbed my iPad heading out for some solitary walking time.  The trail in the nature preserve felt as damp as if it had rained, the silence broken only by the muted calling of various birds, the dampness making the leaves soft enough to allow me to imagine myself an Indian treading soundlessly along the trail.  Ghostly figures of ducks inhabited the lakes, their bottoms popping comically into the grey air as they ate their fast food breakfasts.  Moisture coalesced enough to rain on me and I could feel my hair curling as I walked.  A lovely feeling of solitude wrapped me as closely as did the fog and reveling in it, I almost missed the spider web bejeweled with diamond droplets, a necklace fit for a queen.  Priceless. (more…)

There’s a nature preserve in Cape May Point, just across the street from our friends’ house.  We walked there daily, ending at the beach.  Birding is one of the main pastimes in Cape May and although I’m not a big birder (as opposed to a Big Bird-er), we saw quite a few, including these swans.  When swans take off, they sound quite a lot like planes or helicopters and it’s quite funny to see them eating with only their large white bodies above the water. (more…)

“Wanted:  Dead or Alive” was a TV series starring Steve McQueen and might be a bit further back than many of you remember.  My series is made up of some miscellaneous photos from our time in Cape May Point, New Jersey.  On the drive back tonight, slowing too often for too many miles to a crawl, I realized that we’ve not gone farther for Thanksgiving than an hour away for many, many years.  Obviously that’s not true for the thousands of people was saw driving home tonight.  Quite a contrast to the quiet of the Jersey shore!! (more…)