Out on the Jetty

I love autumn at the Jersey Shore. Yes, autumn! I’ve been neglecting the blog and am a little bit behind. Is it acceptable to still blame the holidays, even though it’s February? This was a beautiful November day at the beach. Compared to our most recent weather it seems darn near tropical.

Bird on the Jetty

Bird on the Jetty

Jetty Graffiti

Jetty Graffiti

Roxanne - You Don't Have to Put on The Red Light...

Roxanne – You Don’t Have to Put on The Red Light…

Jetty Beacon

Jetty Beacon

Birds

Birds

Beach

Beach

Beach Leaf

Beach Leaf

Not Your Average Sandcastle

A few weeks ago I took a trip ‘down the shore’ and came across the newly minted Guinness Book of World Records World’s Tallest Sandcastle at Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. At 38 feet, 2 inches, it’s just slightly taller than the sandcastle’s I used to make on this very beach. OK, OK – it’s about 37 feet taller than my best sandcastle effort.

Sandcastle

Sandcastle

Sandcastle Detail

Sandcastle

Sandcastle Door

Halloween Pumpkins

Halloween Pumpkins and The World's Tallest Sandcastle

Working on the Pumpking Sand Sculpture

Sand Gator

A Day at Natirar

I stopped by Natirar, which is a local estate here in the Somerset Hills of New Jersey. On the day I visited, the grounds were set up to host a wine tasting festival. It is now a county park but was at one time owned by the King of Morocco. Oddly enough I never ran into His Majesty at the local grocery store.

A Bridge over the Raritan River

A Bridge over the Raritan River

The Mansion with Festival Tents in the Foreground

The Mansion with Festival Tents in the Foreground

A Waterfall

Mini Waterfall

A Barn

A Barn

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Hay in the Barn

Hay in the Barn

Closeup of Wildflowers

Wildflowers up Close