Perspectives: The Lighthouse and the Osprey

Osprey Nest and Barnegat Lighthouse a few minutes before sunset last night, as seen from newly opened Berkeley Island Park on Barnegat Bay, New Jersey.

The Ospreys in this unusually tall nest are about a mile away (1.6km); while the lighthouse is about seven miles (12.5 km) further.

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Outside Our Window as the Rain Fell Lightly

Β “Cedar Waxwings” in a feeding frenzy, are seen thru the glass of our kitchen window today. Their colorful wing tips are remarkable, and they love berries… in this case from our Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus Virginian.)

From the rainy New Jersey Shore – thanks for viewing, click-on or finger-stretch for a closer look and comments are always welcome. M πŸ™‚

The Tower Above Oakland, New Jersey

 

Through the trees from our backyard, about 1.35 miles (2.17 km) to the west,Β  the “Oakland” tower isΒ  seen a few minutes after sunset.Β 

In a slightly zoomed-in view, heading west and south along Rt 208/I 287, the tower is an easy mark on top of the mountain.
A short 3/4 mile (1.2 km) hike from Skyline Drive brought me to its base this afternoon, Tuesday 4/9/18

For fascinating historical information, please see Kevin Heffernan’sΒ excellent article via this link,Β  here,Β 

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Two Nor’easters – Six Days W/O Power!

In the past week,Β  a powerful storm caused high winds with heavy rain. A few days later, a second cyclonic-like storm hit us again with high winds, colder temperatures and heavy snow. Thousands of trees and utility lines were brought down, paralyzing the region. Here are some “front door” views from our home in northern New Jersey.

Note: There are two cars in the above image, below center. Nearly two feet (60 cm) of snow fell in a little over 12 hours.

As usual, thanks for visiting. Click on or finger-stretch images to zoom in, and comments are always encouraged. M πŸ™‚