Showing posts with label Wordless Wednesday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wordless Wednesday. Show all posts

March For Our Lives in Morristown!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 / 10 comments
Morristown, New Jersey town hall

On Saturday, March 24th one of the #MarchForOurLives rallies took place in Morristown, New Jersey. 

Protesters came with clever signs and a real sense of accomplishment amongst the surprisingly large crowd. About 13,000 marchers showed upMorristown was one of about 800 sibling marches to the main one in Washington, DC.

It was a cold day but with blue skies and bright sunshine. Drones flew overhead, speeches were made, and determination for real change pervaded the crowd. 

First, we gathered in front of town hall. 

Evergreens in Montclair

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 / 21 comments
Charles Shultz House,, Montclair, New Jersey
Evergreens, Montclair, New Jersey
During the holiday season, several historic homes in Montclair are open to the public for holiday tours. One of them is Charles Shultz House, also known as Evergreens.

The Farm at Green Village

Monday, June 8, 2015 / 42 comments
Plants at The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey
The Farm at Green Village

The Farm at Green Village in lovely Green Village, New Jersey, contains over 30 acres of trees, plants, flowers, and animals. They have an amazing and beautiful variety of flora and fauna, and everything you'd need for your garden or patio.

It is one of my favorite places in New Jersey  because it is pretty and peaceful. 

It's a magical place . . .

Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, Montclair, New Jersey

Monday, June 1, 2015 / 45 comments
Iris gardens

The Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in Montclair, New Jersey are the largest public iris garden in the world. Every spring they bloom in a variety of colors and iris types. 

Van Vleck House and Gardens, Montclair, New Jersey

Monday, May 18, 2015 / 48 comments
Van Vleck House and Gardens

Van Vleck Gardens in Montclair, New Jersey began as a 12-acre private estate in 1868. In 1992 the heirs of the Van Vleck family gave the house and the gardens to the non-profit Montclair Foundation. 

The Montclair Art Museum

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 / 40 comments
Tom Nussbaum, Listen, 2008
Tom Nussbaum, Listen, 2008

Even though Montclair, New Jersey has fewer than 40,000 residents, it boasts of many parks, a diverse population, and a strong interest in the arts. 

The town even has a fine art museum, situated on a beautiful street with quite a few splendid mansions. 

The Pink Cherry Blossoms are in Full Bloom!

Monday, May 4, 2015 / 78 comments
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The pink cherry blossoms in Branch Brook Park in Newark, New Jersey are now in full bloom! We had a weekend of gorgeous weather and they have responded beautifully in an explosion of pink!
 

Cherry Blossoms in Branch Brook Park on April 28, 2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 / 24 comments
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Cherry Blossoms with Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

The cherry blossoms in Branch Brook Park have been a bit slow in blooming this year, due to the very cold and harsh winter we had.

The Cherry Blossom Trees are Starting to Bloom

Monday, April 20, 2015 / 56 comments
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The cherry blossom trees in Newark’s Branch Brook Park are starting to bloom!

Pequest Trout Hatchery in Oxford

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 / 14 comments
Trout Hatchery


The Pequest Trout Hatchery in Oxford Township, New Jersey is the only state-owned and operated trout hatchery. It is run by the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife.

Port Murray Post Office and Abandoned Train Station

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 / 31 comments



Port Murray has a post office that is . . . a trailer. 

What is more interesting is what is behind the post office/trailer - an old caboose and abandoned train station. 

Wolves in New Jersey! The Lakota Wolf Preserve in Columbia

Monday, March 23, 2015 / 34 comments
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The Lakota Wolf Preserve in Columbia, New Jersey is a special place. Wolves that were born in captivity are able to live out their lives in the beautiful outdoors. There are also bobcats and foxes at Lakota. Wolves, and bobcats, and foxes, oh my! 

Celebrating Christmas in Chester

Monday, December 22, 2014 / 22 comments
Sally Lunn's Tea Room and Restaurant, Chester, NJ
Sally Lunn's Tea Room and Restaurant

The Chesters are two lovely and historic little towns. Yes, there are two Chesters, just as there are two Mendhams right nearby (this is typical of New Jersey). Despite some commercialization in the last few years, the Mendhams, Chesters and the whole area is delightfully rural, peaceful, and beautiful. 

Northlandz, Part II (With Dolls!)

Monday, December 15, 2014 / 16 comments
Northlandz 2000 pipe organ
2,000 pipe organ which the Northlandz owner sometimes plays


Last week I told you about Northlandz, the model railroad located in Flemington, New Jersey. I showed you some trains and the spectacular scenery and settings that were created by the owner.

Northlandz, Part 1

Monday, December 8, 2014 / 24 comments
Northlandz sign

Northlandz is considered the “world’s largest model railroad” by some, although others have claimed that title for a place in Germany

 
It is certainly one of the largest in the world. Northlandz started with the owner building trains and villages for his own amusement after a hard day’s work. 

Searching for History in Belvidere

Monday, December 1, 2014 / 28 comments

 

Belvidere, New Jersey
Downtown Belvidere, New Jersey

 

We came back for a second visit to pretty Belvidere, New Jersey

We had several goals that day. One of them was to see the Robert Morris House on Greenwich Street. Robert Morris was one of the signers of The Declaration of Independence

Driving Around Belvidere . . . and beyond

Monday, November 24, 2014 / 20 comments
Twin Mills of Belvidere, New Jersey
The Twin Mills of Belvidere, New Jersey


Last week I showed you the town square of Belvidere, New Jersey, including the Shoe Tree Oak.

This week I'm showing off some interesting buildings that we discovered in Belvidere as we drove around the town.

Belvidere Town Square and The Shoe Tree Oak

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 / 34 comments
Cummins House, Belvidere, New Jersey
The Cummins Home, Belvidere, NJ

Last week, I showed you the county courthouse and war memorial in Belvidere, New Jersey. 

Belvidere considers itself “the best kept secret in New Jersey”. No more! It is a lovely town with more Victorians per square mile than any other in New Jersey. 

Warren County Courthouse and War Memorial

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 / 14 comments
Warren County Courthouse
Warren County Courthouse, Belvidere, NJ

Belvidere, New Jersey is a pretty little town on the Delaware River. The Warren County Courthouse was built in 1826 in Belvidere.

Big murder trials and public hangings took place at this historic courthouse.

Cooper Gristmill in Chester

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 / 34 comments
Cooper Gristmill
The back of the Cooper Gristmill

Nathan Cooper built the Cooper Gristmill in 1826 in lovely and historic Chester, New Jersey. 

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