Morris County

Two friends or ours took us on a lovely trip through Morris County, New Jersey, yesterday. First we stopped at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, next was lunch at the Publick House in Chester, then after lunch we stopped at Stony Hill farmer’s market. We took a scenic route home to NYC through Morristown NHP.

Dawn near Sienna

In 1986 my mother took the family on a vacation to Sienna, Italy. We stayed at a beautiful old rustic farmhouse outside of Sienna. The first morning there I woke up at dawn and went for a walk. The soft air and light sparkled. I knew I was someplace special. I left the road and explored down a path. I saw through the cypress trees and magnolias a ruin with a fresco. I was overwhelmed—tears sprang to my eyes. It was so beautiful; words can’t describe how I felt.

A ruin near Sienna, Italy 5/7/1986
A ruin near Sienna, Italy 5/7/1986
Near Sienna, Italy July 1986
Near Sienna, Italy July 1986

I have only a few pictures that I took with a point and shoot film camera.

Swallowtail Light Door

The Swallowtail Lighthouse on Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, Canada photographed in 2012. One viewer asked why is it called Swallowtail. I looked at a map and saw that of Grand Manan; the shape of North Head and Swallowtail point, that the lighthouse is on, resembles the point of a Swallowtail butterflies wing.

For Norm’s Thursday Doors 8/25/2016.

Swallowtail Light, Grand Manan 9/4/2012
Swallowtail Light Door, Grand Manan 9/4/2012
Swallowtail Light, Grand Manan 9/4/2012
Swallowtail Light, Grand Manan 9/4/2012
Swallowtail Light, Grand Manan 9/4/2012
Swallowtail Light, Grand Manan 9/4/2012
Swallowtail Light, Grand Manan 9/4/2012
Swallowtail Light, Grand Manan 9/4/2012
Swallowtail Light, Grand Manan 9/4/2012
Swallowtail Light, Grand Manan 9/4/2012
Swallowtail Light
Swallowtail Light on Grand Manan Island 9/4/2012
Swallowtail Light
Grand Manan Island by the Swallowtail Light 9/4/2012

About the lighthouse:

More inormation:

A great site for geology and maps of Grand Manan