Deserting New Jersey

Seaside Broom, Reed's Road, Island Beach, NJ

Seaside Broom, Reed’s Road, Island Beach, NJ

A few images from exquisite Island Beach, an au revoir for a week on Cape Cod with two of The Intrepids — Jeanette Hooban and Carolyn Yoder,  Leaving at dawn – have not been at the Cape since the late 1980’s.  Used to spend seven weeks each summer in Chatham with my girls, a barefoot existence, where nature itself compelled me to become a birder,  Hudsonian Godwits used to prance around our beach blankets at Harding’s Beach, looking across the Sound to Nantucket and the Vineyard.  A red-necked phalarope whirled in the water, and a long-tailed jaeger perfectly imitated his image in my brand new Roger Tory Peterson – because the girls kept asking, “Mom, what’s THAT?”

Spizzle Creek Bird Blind, Island Beach, NJ

Spizzle Creek Bird Blind, Island Beach, NJ

Island Beach brought us kinglets everywhere, swallows, sparrows, a great blue heron or two, osprey nests.

Osprey Neighbors, Barnegat Bay, Island Beach

Osprey Neighbors, Barnegat Bay, Island Beach

As usual, my camera does not do birds — but it does like the plants of IB – so here are some samples of last weekend.

Clouds Caught in Wetlands, Bayside of Island Beach

Clouds Caught in Wetlands, Bayside of Island Beach

A la prochaine — until the next time.

Whirling Grass (wild winds) and Fox Tracks, Island Beach

Whirling Grass (wild winds) and Fox Tracks, Island Beach

Oceanside, Island Beach, October

Oceanside, Island Beach, October

Carolyn

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7 thoughts on “Deserting New Jersey

    • your delight delights me, Ray — thank you always for responding

      I’ve just returned from Chatham, Cape Cod — “my Maine” — heaven on earth — left a good bit of me up there…

      best always to you and your splendid art c

  1. AH, to the Cape for you! I’m soooo very happy for you. I spent many weekends there in my early 20’s. I had a “boyfriend” that was stationed at Otis Air Force Base and just simply drove there so easily. I can go there in my memory bank with you! Love, Angel Joan

    • Joanie, I didn’t realize we share Cape Cod memories — BLISS

      you have your paradise and LIVE in it — I have had five nearly flawless days and nights in mine– miracles — we both recognize miracles! love and light c

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