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A couple of days at the beach

My wife and I took a few days for ourselves in Beach Haven, NJ.  It was quite nice with clean beaches and clean water.  While the beach looks crowded, it was not when compared to other beaches like Ocean City, NJ or Rehoboth, DE.  Since it was a spur-of-the-moment trio, we didn’t have much choice of rooms, but we got one with a nice ocean view.

 

 

A seagull posed on a street marker for me.  I edited this in my cell phone and it looks better on a small screen.

kniphofia orange flame

I’ve shows photos of these before, the kniphofia orange flame.

smiling ghost

We have a propane fireplace thingy that has glass squared instead rocks.  The blue lines are reflections from the overhead LED lighting.  Notice the square towards the lower right corner?  It sorta looks like a smiling ghost.

 

 

Here’s a wider view to help with the perspective where you can see the flame (and the smiling ghost).

Sedum

A few posts ago, I showed you a stonecrop, also known as sedum.  Here’s another version.

 

And another …

another one bites the dust

In abandoned Chalfont, two of the abandoned sites I ‘featured’ were the Lenape Valley Swim Club and the adjacent greenhouses. Several years ago, a developer purchased the land and recently received approval to build 57(!) homes, each on on ~1/5th of an acre, a little to close for my likings.

Some months ago, the swim club and green houses were demolished as were two neglected farm houses. The last remaining building was this stone house.

The following day, the roof and floors had been demolished,; there were just a few walls standing. It was an interesting house with a lot of character, but nothing historic. The following day, it was completely gone.

Another shot, different angle