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After many years of great concerts with a great orchestra, Sunday was my last visit to the historic St. Ann’s Church on Montague Street.
Well we’ve all got butterflies, what with daughter C. taking off for three months abroad. If she starts blogging, like her blogger dad keeps urging her to do, I’ll post a link. — Updated Tuesday — I spoke with C. a few hours ago, and she was safely on the …
Well it was a cold and even slightly snowy January day, so we went to the beach. Son A. hadn’t been to NJ in over two years, and wanted to see what was what. A lot has been cleaned up, but the amount that still has to be done is staggering.
Prepping for a trip to Spain this summer, I’ve started to try and learn the language. It’s supposed to be one of the easier languages to pick up, but it seems to be painfully true what they say about how much easier it is to learn a new one when …
Just a half-hour away, the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, had managed to stay off our radar screens all these years.
Plenty of time for a good old-fashioned lunch.
Hey kids, what time is it?
That’s right, it’s time for the end of the world!
By “fauna” I mean bugs. This dragonfly was kind enough to pose. A spider in his web. This took us a long time to focus on, and I don’t remember if Claire or I got this one. The butterfly hung around a long time, and let me get close enough …
Far too bright to take my favorite kinds of landscape photos (here’s one anyway) when we embarked for the Swamp last weekend, but still a good day to find some hidden flora — green, flowering, fungal — to try and take some photos. We had wildflowers: Grasses, and mushrooms. Lots …
As we neared Verona on the West Essex Trail this last Sunday, an ominious sound was heard in the distance. A muffled thumping, it got louder and louder as we went, until we realized it was the Verona High School Marching Band rehearsing.
Abandoned rail lines are being weeded, paved, gravelled and generally re-surfaced to be the next wave of urban, suburban and rural recreation.
F. took this last week.