Scenic Sunday

red lighthouse and sailboats on lake Erie in Wisconsin

Happy New Year! Welcome 2012

I finished out the New Year  doing several things.
Sewing and maintaining the practice of Green Living!
Going green as in recycling  started a long time ago in my family.  We still have a  red “breadbox ” that was used to keep loaves of bread inside on your counter in the 1950’s from my grandmother.   In it contains boxes of light bulbs.  A sewing machine table is used as a T.V stand. 
When I went to Junior high school, every single girl had “Home Economics”  for sewing and cooking classes.   We were required to go and buy a sewing chest.  Now bear with me, I’ve got a lot to say!!!! That year , on a shopping trip with my mother I bought a pink  plastic one.  Still on the lid is a piece of tape with  my name and “period 4″ . What I liked about this kit:  has a top tray for two thimbles,  bobbins of thread, sewing needles , sewing scissors, and the remainder to hold small sewing projects.  Thread colors are ” Clark’s” thread of light blue, light pink, yellow, navy blue,and  red.   Inside there I still have folded up paper of sewing terminology called” Sewing Unit review sheet”,   that I got from sewing class all those years ago.  There’s a small folded up newspaper cutting from a “Dear Eunice Farmer” asking for reorganization help of a sewing room.  Our local newspaper at that time had a ” pattern Department” that you could write to with your name and address to request a pattern that was shown that day in the newspaper.   My times have changed.  Everything is order on-line when you read magazines.  Also in the bottom of my sewing caddy is   a piece of patchwork fabric folded up, blue terry cloth material scraps, “sew-on snap fasteners from the store Bradlees’s, two embroidered patches , a strawberry and a light blue flower ( that I remember  my grandmother P. liked ), more spools of thread ( J& P Coates) made in the USA, in colors of royal blue, brown , green, and pastel green,  a  small pink hexagon -shaped plastic box for straight pins,  2 measuring tapes, paper tags  from clothing in size small.   Yes, there was a time when I wore size small, way back in seventh grade. He he he. There’s a paper tag from a wool jacket that I bought from Evan Picone, a hot fashion designer. At that time, I thought that was a special wardrobe addition,  to keep the tag in my sewing kit!!!
Here’s a pic of me sewing a hem on corduroy slacks for my mother.  

My needle and thread and my sewing box from 7th grade.

Part of  writing a blog, is self evaluation.  I frequently like to read my stats.  In doing this, I learn about what was of interest , why  people visit my blog.
 The most frequently searched items on my blog for yesterday were : 
Swiss chalet chicken recipe ( a Canadian recipe) (4), “By the boab tree”  lyrics, Toto- the Italian comedian. 
I have posted several Lithuanian recipes,  and there are many searches for Lithuanian Koshie, Kugles, and Kapusta.

 Not far behind in the popularity of searches are  Mountain Dew cake and Summer dessert,Vermont, Hershey, Pa, 50’s cars, and many others. ( I ‘ll go back and review again.)  You would’t believe how often people from all over the world  visit my site for pictures of farm animals and zoo animals!!!

Scenic Sunday and Shadow Shot Sunday

"For there is born to you this day, in the city of David a Savior who is Christ the Lord," Luke 2:11

For Scenic Sunday today, I’ll share with you a local church’s annual Living Nativity.  This takes place in the evening on Friday and Saturday night from 6:00pm. – 9:00pm.

We were first greeted with a warm ” Merry Christmas!” and then directed to the starting point.  A reader of the Gospel began with the first of”  The Christmas Story”.

One of the stations of " the Christmas Story" readers

One of the many volunteers of   Middlebush Reformed church ( the church with the Red door) , escort us to each station  by walking through a path of Luminaries to hear a passage read from ” the Christmas Story”.

Our group listens. There's me with the pink scarf!

The Luminaries light the way.

From the moment you begin you journey of the Christmas Story, these Luminaries light the path that you walk to hear the passages read to you. This place is very beautiful in the darkness of the night.

I just read on their website that this is their 8th or 11th year, and I  sure that we have visited this Living Nativity all the years except one.

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Shadow Shot Sunday and Scenic Sunday


For Shadow Shot Sunday, one day while taking a stroll after a delicious brunch at Kingston”s Main Street Bakery and coffee shop, I happened to see this black cat.   He was taking a stroll, too!  See below for Scenic Sunday.

Show shot Sunday: black cat struts!

Here’s my photo for Scenic Sunday!  The tree looks pretty with little pillows of snow and leaves.

Fall leaves still on tree and snow.

Revisiting a recent Sunday in October, we had an unusual snowstorm that caused many trees in the Northeast to collapse from the combination of the weight of the leaves still on the trees and the heavy snow.  This caused extreme power outages in many towns and surrounding states.  People resorted to using candlelight at night and flashlights at night.  At our house, the power was out for 3 days and nights.

I recalled with humor, the children’s book, ” Twas the Night Before Christmas” and the true meaning of one of the lines.   The line that came to mind was, ” And I in my kerchief and mama in her cap had just settled down for a long winter’s nap when my husband and I went to bed with winter hats on because of the lack of heat in the house.

A word on Comments:

Comments are always appreciated.  Please take the time to tell me what you think of these photos.  Thanks to fellow Shadow Shot Sunday/ Scenic Sunday / and Sunday Favorites  meme  for stopping by and visiting me.  I’ll visit yours as soon as I can.

Scenic Sunday

The Sunset - fishing at sunset in Seaside Park

This is my post for the Scenic Sunday meme sharing pictures of a favorite scene from around the world.

It’s been a long time and many years since I’ve visited Island Beach State park.  And being the month of May, I’m happy to announce that this is the earliest time of the year in a very long time that I’ve strolled on the beach and did my favorite thing, search for shells.   We arrived just in time for the low tide at 5:29 p.m.   With the rolling of the low waves, scattered along the shore line was an assortment of shells and driftwood, some beautiful ones, too.  My favorite, the scallop shell with its tiny ridges.

She Shows seashells down by the seashore- Shell Seeking one of my favorite pastimes!

Before the summer begins, the seashore in the month of May is serene.

Scenic Sunday

He can walk on water!

Scenic Sunday!

Everyone’s out

and about.

training wheels

Just a hint of warmer weather brought everyone out of doors on this lovely Sunday to stroll or ride a bike in the park.  This little girl perhaps got her bike for Christmas ; she has the training wheels on just

learning to ride her bicycle.

Today , it is mid 40 degrees, and the lake is still frozen!

the barren tree overlooks the lake

Scenic Sunday #133- Super Bowl Sunday

Princeton University in July

Are you wearing green or Blue today?  It’s Super bowl Sunday and Scenic Sunday.

Hello everyone, please join me in viewing photos from around the world and across the state that have the theme of a scene as you define it.

To sum up this week, we have had an ice storm on Wednesday which added to the snowy blanket on our yard , the ground hog saw his shadow w, and then rain on Saturday.  Today is Super Bowl Sunday, what team are you rooting for?, Green Bay Packers or Pittsburgh Steelers? Are you wearing Green or Blue today ?

I’m dreaming of warmer weather, and since the ground hog predicts spring in six more weeks, my theme for this Sunday is looking forward  to the days of  warmer  weather.  Think Spring!


Days of green, in Marquand park, Princeton, N.J.

Scenic Sunday

Summer day at the beach, Sandy Hook, N.J. July 15, 2010

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Scenic Sunday

Cape Neddick lighthouse



Cape Neddick lighthouse, Maine

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Winter-Scenic Sunday #78

Frozen reflections in Colonial Park



Colonial Park's semi-frozen pond at dusk


Canadian geese here in the states in winter.

  Yesterday, just before sunset, I drove to Colonial park.   I was hoping  to capture images of the frozen the pond during the winter season.  The pond was only  partially frozen since the temperature had warmed slightly above freezing to 37-39 degrees during the afternoon.  Temp.   28 degrees F.  Feels like 15 degrees.    Wind NW @ 15 mph. By 10:00pm, the temperature will be 24 degrees F., feels like 11 degrees.

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