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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 train station

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. 

Howell Living History Farm

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 / 28 comments
Howell Living History Farm barn

Howell Living History Farm is a working farm museum located in Mercer County, New Jersey, near the Delaware River. 

The farm shows visitors what farm life was like over 100 years ago. It is a simply wonderful place to take the whole family, and basic admission and parking are free! Some special programs may have a small fee.

Yurts at Allaire State Park

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 / 12 comments


Yurts at Allaire State Park

Traditional yurts used by nomads in Asia are usually made with felt or wool. Yurts have been adapted for camping in the United States. 

Only four campgrounds in New Jersey have yurts. Allaire State Park is one of them. 

Bahrs Landing Is Still Standing!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 / 26 comments
Bahrs Landing restaurant, Highlands, New Jersey
Bahrs Landing restaurant, Highlands, New Jersey


Bahrs Landing is a legendary place in Highlands, New Jersey. 

It is 97 years old this year, and it amazing because it sustained considerable damage in October 2012 from Hurricane “Superstorm” Sandy, which destroyed many other businesses (including many restaurants) in the area. 

Seton Hall University

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 / 18 comments
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Seton Hall University is located in South Orange, New Jersey. 

Seton Hall is the oldest and largest Catholic university in New Jersey. 

Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in Montclair: The Rainbow on the Hill

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 / 16 comments
Iris Garden

The Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, “The Rainbow on the Hill,” is one of the largest public iris gardens in the world. 

As the website states: "The history of the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens is one that is deeply entrenched in the history of its community, Montclair, New Jersey. The Gardens were started as a memorial to Frank H. Presby, one of the founders of the American Iris Society and a leading citizen of Montclair."

Making Honey At Delicious Orchards

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 / 4 comments
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Remember Delicious Orchards? I wrote about them in 2012. It is a wonderful gourmet country food market where you can get delicious produce, doughnuts, etc. They also make their own honey right inside the store. The bees come through a tube in the wall and go into a “beehive” and produce fresh honey.

A Walk Through Branch Brook Park in Newark

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 / 24 comments
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Branch Brook Park in Newark, New Jersey is beautiful. Not only does it have more than 4000 cherry trees, but many other points of interest. 

The Newark Cherry Blossoms Are Getting Near the Peak Season

Thursday, April 24, 2014 / 20 comments
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The cherry blossoms trees in Branch Brook Park in Newark, New Jersey are starting to get near their peak. They were delayed because of the long, cold winter.

The Cherry Blossoms Are Finally Blooming!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 / 22 comments
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Branch Brook Park in Newark, New Jersey has more cherry trees than Washington, DC! Because of the cold winter we have had, the famous cherry blossoms in Newark have bloomed late this year. 

Shop-Rite in West Caldwell

Monday, February 10, 2014 / 8 comments
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The ShopRite supermarket in West Caldwell, New Jersey is unique. 

First of all, it must be an old ShopRite, because it still has the hyphen in the name.

Lambert Castle, Part 2

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 / 18 comments
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Last week I showed you some exteriors of Lambert Castle in Paterson, New Jersey. This week I will show you some of the lovely interiors of the castle. 

Lambert Castle in Paterson, Part I

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 / 21 comments
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Lambert Castle in Paterson, New Jersey has an interesting past. 

Paterson, New Jersey had many silk mills,  and was known as “The Silk City” in the 1800s and has a strong union history. 

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas . . .

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 / 18 comments
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It snowed today! These photos were taken this afternoon.

Historic Clinton Village Again

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 / 10 comments
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Historic Clinton Village

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 / 8 comments
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Historic Red Mill Village in Clinton includes several different buildings that hold historic interest. The mill was used to make many things over the years, including wool, peach baskets, graphites, talc, and graphite.

Schoolhouse at the Red Mill Museum, Clinton, New Jersey

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 / 20 comments
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Last week I showed you the Historic Red Mill at the Red Mill Museum Village in Clinton, New Jersey. There is indeed a little village at the Red Mill site, and this week I present to you the little schoolhouse! 

The Historic Red Mill, Clinton, New Jersey

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 / 19 comments
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This may be the most photographed building in New Jersey. The little town of Clinton in beautiful Hunterdon County is the home of The Red Mill, a very important building in its day.

Diners of New Jersey - Jersey Shore Edition

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 / 20 comments
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New Jersey is considered the diner capital of the world. There are hundreds of diners in the state, and they are an integral part of the New Jersey dining experience. Many are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Historic Speedwell in Morristown

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 / 16 comments
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Historic Speedwell is a beautiful 7.5 acre park which includes the former Speedwell Ironworks and Speedwell Village, in historic Morristown, NJ. 

National Guard Militia Museum in Sea Girt

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 / 8 comments
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The National Guard Militia Museum in Sea Girt, New Jersey is a non-profit museum designed to preserve the military history of New Jersey. The little museum has many interesting exhibits to explain New Jersey’s important role in various military campaigns.

Sea Girt Lighthouse in Sea Girt, New Jersey

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 / 24 comments
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Sea Girt Lighthouse in pretty little Sea Girt, New Jersey is a sweet little lighthouse. It is different, because the little light tower is actually part of the house. Most lighthouses are separate structures from the keeper’s house.

Pine Creek Railroad at Allaire Park

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 / 14 comments
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The Pine Creek Railroad at historic Allaire Village in Farmingdale/Wall Township is one of the oldest continually operating narrow gauge steam preservation railway exhibits in the country. 

Allaire Village

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 / 18 comments
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In last week's post, I showed you the pretty little chapel at Allaire Village, the historic town in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Workers at the Howell Iron Works lived in this self-contained little village. 

The Chapel At Allaire Village

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 / 13 comments
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Allaire Village is a historic bog iron town located in Allaire State Park in Monmouth County, New Jersey. James P. Allaire created the village to house his workers at Howell Iron works from the 1860’s to the 1840’s.

Irises Are Blooming!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 / 18 comments
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The Irises at Presby Iris Memorial Gardens have been in full bloom. Presby Iris Memorial Garden in Upper Montclair, New Jersey, is the largest public garden devoted mostly to irises in the United States.

Early Irises Are Blooming!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 / 21 comments
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The Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in Upper Montclair, New Jersey is the largest public garden in the United States devoted mostly to irises. The early irises are starting to bloom! I would think they will hit their peak in a week or so! 

The Spring Lake Boardwalk Is Being Rebuilt

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 / 26 comments
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On a beautiful day in lovely Spring Lake, New Jersey, many people were out on the beach watching the ocean. The surf was ferocious, but that didn’t stop the fishermen! 

New Jersey Botanical Gardens at Skylands

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 / 26 comments
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The New Jersey State Botanical Gardens at Skylands in Ringwood, New Jersey are starting to bloom. Ringwood is a beautiful town near the New York state line.

Saturday in the Park -- Cherry Blossoms! Part II

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 / 13 comments
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Cherry Blossoms! Part 1

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 / 37 comments
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The cherry blossoms are starting to bloom at Newark’s Branch Brook Park! This park has more cherry blossom trees than Washington, D.C. There are over 4,000 beautiful cherry blossom trees. 

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