Autumn Reflections

Rockaway River Dam

Photo Friday Theme – Autumn 2013

I was going down the hill to do my errands and decided to make stops along the way to take some Autumn shots. This is the Rockaway River that runs through Boonton and Denville. I love how still the water is right to the edge of the dam and the colorful leaves caught in the falling water.


Flying a little closer…

in the clouds

Photo Friday Theme – Heavenly

This photo was taken on the last trip down to Florida. I always ponder heaven when I get a view like this.

You can’t help but feel a little closer since you are far away from your little spot in the world.


Early Morning Walk

Hollywood Lifeguard Stand

photo friday theme – lonesome

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.

Anne Frank

Hangin’ Out in the Neighborhood

photo friday theme – huge

split rock bear

When the spring had finally hit our area, it brought new blooms and the local wildlife….

including the  “Split Rock Bear.”

The word that we use when we speak of him is HUGE…

Now he was quite the gentle giant –  slowly lumbering around my neighbor’s yard in search for food.

After this picture was taken, he took the neighbor’s trash can sprawling himself out on the lawn and dining like a king.

He has appeared a few times (including taking out our garbage one morning!)

I hear rumors that they are trying to trap and relocate him…

I sure hope he evades them and makes it to his hibernation spot.


BLT Hold the T Please

blt hold the t



The Carnegie Deli in Las Vegas has huge, scrumptious sandwiches.  The lettuce was crisp and the bacon wasn’t too crispy or too chewy but just right. The toast was more like two toasted to perfection croutons trying to hold an entire salad together. (I can’t begin to imagine how tall it would have been if I actually got the tomatoes on it.)    It was so delicious I ate as much as I could and wanted to eat more but feared I would explode. Keep in mind, This is only showing half the sandwich. The other half was hiding behind it. Best BLT hold the T ever! – Diane