Pre-Pandemic Shenanigans

A TALE OF TWO HOODED MERGANSER FRIENDS

ABOVE: “Well, what silly antics do you want to pull today?”
ABOVE: “Hmmm, let me think!”
ABOVE: “How’s THIS!”
ABOVE: “AND …THIS?”
ABOVE: “Thank you, thank you! You can hold the applause, …there’s MORE!”
ABOVE: “You put your left foot out…”
ABOVE: “You put your left foot down…, and spin all around…”
“I think you’re …just a bit weird!” 

 

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Feeling the Pain – Pandemic At Home

From our home in western Bergen County, N.J. a neighbor’s half-mast flag seems to echo sadness and guarded apprehension, as our budding cherry blossoms perhaps offer at least a small glimmer of hope for the months ahead.           

Statisitics for our town (population about 13,000) – 4/16/00:

141 confirmed “Corvid – 19” cases, 11 fatal.

Comments are always welcome.       Marty

 

 

The Tower Above Oakland, New Jersey

 

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

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’s excellent article via this link,  here, 

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