Summer’s Bounty – The Painted Shells of 2017

 

With close proximity to the beach, and the ever energetic pleasures of five grandchildren, we come near the close of the summer shell-painting season, with a generous and most satisfactory yield. 

As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M ūüôā

Color My World… A “Retrospectic” Snippet

 

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Exposure, lighting, shadows and geometry. The “algorithm” of the digital camera and the “mind” of the observer. That and more, ¬†all play a part in¬†what we ‘see’ in an image. In this case a glimpse back ten years from¬†our family room, contrasting with the hall (wallpaper long since gone) and the “office.” ¬†

From the¬†“office,” apologies for creating new words,

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comments are always welcome. M ūüôā

R.I.P JB ūüė¶

 

1958 Thunderbird – This Guy’s First Car

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Seventeen came with the privilege to drive Р a legal license for  liberation, freedom, wondrous opportunities to explore with friends or a date, and a major lifestyle advantage. But it would take 20 months before I would actually buy my very own car, a  1958 Thunderbird.

Unfortunatly with this particular great looking coupe, I had quickly become owner of an aging, poorly maintined chasis with unsettling grinding sounds, clunks and bumps and  serious (expensive) mechanical failures deemed likely. Bought relativelty inexpensively  for $500, partly financed by my older brother, I parted unscathed with a slight profit a month later.

¬†But for those few springtime days of happily¬†cleaning and waxing …while¬†ambitious aspirations and fanciful daydreams played along with its radio, this beautiful¬†classic car was mine.

 I wish I had it today.     

As usual, click on the image for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M ūüôā

Monster at Frogg Falls Railroad

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DSC_0548DSC_0654DSC_0643DSC_0550DSC_0660DSC_0637DSC_0675DSC_0620 - Version 2Located in NW New Jersey, Frogg Falls Railroad is the dream and inspiration of our lifelong friends, who have transformed a part of their property to a magical, fully functional garden railroad, complete with a wide assortment of “rolling stock,” ¬†handmade scale structures complemented by remarkable “to scale” living landscaping, ¬†and a Koi¬†and frog populated pond with¬†waterfalls.

Thomas the Train is worried at the sudden presence of Izzy the giant little dog! 

Happy Birthday, R! 

As usual, click on the images for a closer look, and thanks for viewing. Comments are always welcome. M ūüôā