Showing posts with label jersey. Show all posts
Showing posts with label jersey. Show all posts

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Local Honey ...



“Life is the flower for which love is the honey.”
                ~ Victor Hugo
                   ~ 1802-1885

Local honey is for sale on the front porch of one of the colorful houses in Belvidere, New Jersey, a bright and fun touch of Americana on a late summer September day.

Belvidere, one of my very favorite places, is a charming Victorian town located on the banks of the Pequest and Delaware Rivers.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Traipsing In Belvidere Town ...


"Autumn carries more gold in its pocket
than all the other seasons."
                            ~ Jim Bishop
                                   ~ 1907-1987
                   ~American journalist, author
                                     &
                              New Jersey native
Traipsing through Belvidere, New Jersey on a golden Indian Summer day near Thisilldous Eatery ... and crunchy piles of autumn leaves perfect for traipsing through on this November afternoon!

Belvidere, one of my very favorite places, is a charming, Victorian town located on the banks of the Pequest and Delaware Rivers.  
 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Coca-Cola Summer ...




“I’d like to buy the world a home
And furnish it with love
Grow apple trees and honey bees
And snow white turtle doves.

I’d like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony
I’d like to buy the world a Coke
And keep it company
That’s the real thing.

What the world wants today
Coca-Cola
Is the real thing.”

         ~ “I’d Like To Buy The World A Coke”
            ~ famous Coca-Cola jingle circa 1971

Summer, baseball and Coca-Cola go together like mom, Chevrolet and apple pie. And the scoreboard on the ballfield at Walter’s Park, Phillipsburg, New Jersey sparkles in June with the refreshing message of Coca-Cola, “ Enjoy! Coca- Cola, Always part of your team.”

“I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)” is a pop song that originated as the jingle “Buy the World a Coke” in the groundbreaking 1971 “Hilltop” television commercial for Coca-Cola. “Buy the World a Coke” was produced by Billy Davis and portrayed a positive message of hope and love, featuring a multicultural collection of teenagers on top of a hill appearing to sing the song. “Buy the World a Coke” repeated “It’s the real thing” as Coca-Cola’s marketing theme at the time.

Coca-Cola, often referred to simply as Coke, is a carbonated soft drink produced by The Coca-Cola Company of Atlanta, Georgia. Originally intended as a patent medicine, it was invented by Confederate Colonel John Pemberton and introduced May 8, 1886.



Monday, February 15, 2016

Autumn Cascade ...



"The music of the far-away summer
flutters around the autumn 
seeking its former nest."
                       ~ Rabindranath Tagore
                                ~ 1861-1941

Autumn cascades like a capricious
melody over a small waterfall on the Pequest River on a picturesque Indian Summer day in 
Belvidere, New Jersey.

The Pequest - Native American for "open land," -
tumbles down to Belvidere in a series of falls,
where it meets the mighty Delaware River,
of which it is a tributary.

Belvidere, one of my very favorite places,
is a charming Victorian town on the banks
of the Pequest and Delaware Rivers.         

Monday, January 18, 2016

A River Runs Through It ...



"But memory is an autumn leaf that
murmurs a while in the wind
and then is heard no more."
                   ~ Khalil Gibran
                                 ~ 1883-1931

Leaves frame the autumn colors cascading across the Pequest River as it flows through the middle of town in Belvidere, New Jersey on a perfect Indian Summer day in November.

Belvidere, one of my very favorite places,
is a charming, Victorian town located on the
banks of the Pequest and Delaware Rivers.   

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Irish Blessings ...


"An Irish Prayer"

May God give you ...

For every storm, a rainbow

For every tear, a smile

For every care, a promise

And a blessing in each trial.

For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share

For every sigh a sweet song

And an answer for each prayer.

 

The autumn sunshine of a gorgeous Indian Summer day
smiles on St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Belvidere, New Jersey.
The shamrock windows give a touch of an Irish blessing, with a
beautiful statue of Jesus Christ with his arms outstretched above them.

The cornerstone of this quaint, picturesque church at
327 Greenwich Street was laid in 1891.

Belvidere, one of my very favorite places,
is a charming Victorian town on 
the banks of the Pequest and Delaware Rivers. 

 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Indian Summer On The Delaware ...



"Each golden day was cherished in the fall, 

for one had the feeling that each must be the last.

Tommorrow it would be winter."

                                             ~ author Elizabeth Enright

                                                              ~ 1909-1968

Indian Summer is my most favorite of seasons with it's warm
golden days and crisp evenings ... the best of both worlds.
And it was a quintessential Indian Summer day in early November
when I shot this beautiful vista of the Delaware River
from the Riverton-Belvidere Toll Supported Bridge.
The bridge, which opened in 1904, links Belvidere, New Jersey and
Riverton, Pennsylvania.

Belvidere, one of my very favorite places, is a charming Victorian town
located on the banks of the Pequest and Delaware Rivers.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Jersey Autumntide ...


"Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains,

a torch flung to the trees."

                               ~ author Faith Baldwin

                                                     ~ 1893-1978

 

A beautiful pop of autumn color blazes brightly in the hilly terrain
of historic Phillipsburg, New Jersey overlooking The Northampton Street Bridge
as viewed from across the Delaware River in Easton, Pennsylvania
at a November sunset.

The Northampton Street Bridge - commonly called The Free Bridge - that spans
the states was completed in 1896 and survived massive flooding from
Hurricane Diane in 1955. It underwent a thorough restoration in 1990
and is one of my very favorite places to photograph.