Posts Tagged ‘Cape May’

for Squares: bright, Six Word Saturday, and Life in Colour: pink

Although I’m on the other side of the US from where this photo was taken, I might be seeing a beach sunset tonight. For Saturday, San Diego is on the agenda.

This week Ann-Christine challenges us to share images that are “soft.” “Soft” immediately made me think of fog…but Tina already did that beautifully. Then I thought about trying to do “Soft in the Desert”…but if you’ve been in the dessert, you know there really isn’t too much “soft” here! “Sharp” I could do for weeks, though.

After scrolling through an enormous number of photos, I propose a virtual visit Cape May, New Jersey, birding mecca (although no bird photos today) and a beautiful beach area and you won’t need vaccinations or a passport. We’ll start with the only bird-related image in this post, a soft feather.

Wouldn’t these make great dusters?

There was a lovely foggy day while we were there. I sneaked out with my iPad (these all iPad photos, by the way, as this was before I ever had a smartphone) and blissfully wandered through a world magically softened.

The sand wasn’t completely soft, but it was soft enough to take footprints, prints that faded into the soft distance.

This is one of my favorite views of that day and if you added a carriage, you’d have a wonderful scene from a historic horror movie! Can’t you just see it racing down the alley made by those trees pursued by a ghostly figure?

This soft land led to a soft, beautiful sunset which brings us to the end of our virtual visit. Wasn’t it great to be able to travel without problems?

© janet m. webb

© janet m. webb

© janet m. webb 2012

For Cee’s challenge this week, all I did to this photo of the Cape May lighthouse on a silent and beautiful foggy morning was add the vignette.  It was morning filled with magical shots and enveloping peace.

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Fog
By Carl Sandburg

The fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.

 

 

What does the sea (or ocean) mean to me? Last Thanksgiving, it meant a wonderful week in Cape May, New Jersey, where we enjoyed excellent food, amazing scenery and even better company. It’s hard to pick out one shot, so I think in this case, I’ll give you a few extra for your time and money. It’s still hard to choose, but here goes.

To indulge in a multitude of beautiful perspectives on “Sea”, just click.

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