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Blazing Sunset Over Jersey by Barbara Dexter
I decided to share some pictures of sunsets in Jersey. I hope you enjoy.
Remove Child by Barbara Dexter
What is that you say? Well this image has been circulating on the internet and I could not resist sharing the laugh with you. Yes, this is a care label on an article of clothing attached at the waist band. Before you wash the child’s clothes you must first remove them from the child.
Powerwall Offered by Tesla by Barbara Dexter
Check out the link https://www.teslamotors.com/powerwall to view the new wall mounted battery that allows you to power your whole home from solar power. For all you off grid types this is certainly worth looking into. It is small, mounts on the wall so it is out of the way of your daily activities, and did I say power your own house.
Potential Valentine’s Day Date by Barbara Dexter
Yes that is right, chocolate. Oh chocolate how I love thee. Let me count the ways. I love you wrapped in foil, or simply filled with caramel and nuts. Speaking of caramel and nuts, for all of you everywhere there is a Snickers. Well at least that is my take on their latest ad campaign.
Yes that is right there is a perfect man, loopy, forgetful, drama mama, and irritable chocolate available for all the chocolate lovers on Valentines day. Yes, these may be found at your local department store or pharmacy.
Trip to Peabody by Barbara Dexter
Peabody is a suburb of Boston. It is on the north shore. It borders Danvers and Salem. It is 100% urban and is just off interstate 95 near the junction of route 1. Did I say it is urban and not rural? The thought of finding these lovely statues of a rooster and a bull was like finding a gem in the middle of an urban jungle. I just had to share them with you.
Kayaking in Franklin Lakes, NJ by Barbara Dexter
You absolutely wouldn’t believe this lake is so close to interstate 287 and yet feels like you are far away from civilization. Yes, this is Franklin Lakes NJ. A well to do area that allowed me an escape after a long day at work.
There will be different areas of the lake and shore line as we paddle along.
Franklin lakes is truly relaxing and scenic to kayak. If you prefer there is a trail that leads around the lake. It is great for hiking. Some people have biked it. There are even places to observe the bird life along the trail. I prefer to paddle and watch the sunset. If you go get there early, as there is limited parking. Also the area closes at dusk. You will want to be prepared to depart before the gate closes. Franklin Lakes are not the largest largest lakes, but they do boast some smooth water.
Classic Art Goes to Fruit by Barbara Dexter
Yes you heard right, classic goes to fruit and fungi. The classics like Van Gogh’s works are now appearing on fruit. Take a stroll through downtown Livingston, NJ and see for yourself.
Van Gogh was thought to have gotten his inspiration from a bible verse in Genesis. Then he dreamed still another dream and told it to his brothers, saying, “Look, I have dreamed another dream. And this time, the sun, the moon and the eleven stars bowed down to me.”Genesis 37:9.”
Pablo Picasso’s “Tete d’une Femme Lisant” (Head of a Woman Reading), 1953. This one is in a fitting place, across the street from the Livingston library.
Edvard Munch’s diary reports this about the paining. “I was walking down the road with two friends when the sun set; suddenly, the sky turned as red as blood. I stopped and leaned against the fence, feeling unspeakably tired. Tongues of fire and blood stretched over the bluish black fjord. My friends went on walking, while I lagged behind, shivering with fear. Then I heard the enormous infinite scream of nature.”
Dali described his work as a hand-painted dream photo.
The Lady Adopts a Tramp by Barbara Dexter
I have been told twice in the same day that the dog I adopted looks like the dog from the movie “Lady and the Tramp.” The tramp in the movie is a miniature schnauzer. I guess I will take advantage of that when sharing his photos. My little tramp is called Mortimer or just plain Morty. When I think of Morty, I think of a little old man. One person told me a story of Morty the deli man from his childhood that used to pass out pickles to the children when they came in to get sandwiches with their families. So I asked if Morty if he wanted to pass out pickles. He just looked at me like I had three heads. I guess he is right, it might take three heads to process that comment.
Morty is approximately 8 years old. It is a best guess. He came into rescue in dire need of help. He was one of the lucky ones that were found in time and helped by a local rescue group, Second Chance Rescue.
This is what Morty looked like when he first arrived at Second Chance Rescue.
Morty has had to get neutered at eight years old. As he had an enlarged prostate. That condition has now resolved. He had to get a bath and had his fur shaved due to the severe matting. The matting was so bad that he had a problem defecating. He also required extensive extraction of his teeth due to their rotten condition.
Surprisingly he has a sweet and calm temperament. He barks initially when meeting someone, when he is on a leash and then calms down. I looked up his breed information and found this to be typical of the breed. He comes when called and loves to walk right next to me. He is a dream to walk on a leash. His lack of teeth has not slowed down his ability to eat. Of course it may be the home cooking he is getting. That is just a shameless plug for myself. He has to wear a wrap until his marking inside the house subsides. But he doesn’t seem to care. He is living the a life of comfort.
So you want your own little Mortimer or Morticia? Maybe you can not have one but can give a donation.
Oak Ridge, NJ 07438
A Brief Study of the Sky by Barbara Dexter
As a child I was always drawn to the ever changing drama of the sky. I qould find myself staring at it for long periods of time. In fact it became somewhat of a joke to my classmates in elementary school. It seemed as though I was the only one that was fascinated by the show that mother nature put out on a daily basis. It was of no consequence since I was determined to enjoy what I liked. I believe the enjoyment will always continue.
The cloud layer provides a background that is good enough to allow the Goethals Bridge to be seen on the horizon.