Monthly Archives: March 2015

WP Photo Challenge: Ephemeral

This weeks WP Photo Challenge: Ephemeral was a bit difficult to figure out.  First I had no clue what the word meant.  I am glad that the definition was in the challenge.  For those of you that are like me ephemeral is an adjective and means lasting for a very short time.

Waves crashing into the rocks on the shore line.  Although the waves will continue to crash each one will be different from the last.

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Waves crashing against the rocks

 

Sorry for the dirty lens I did not realize it till I began to edit the pictures.

 

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Willow Creek Winery

Willow Creek Winery

Went and did some wine tasting yesterday down in Cape May with my sister-in-law Traci.  The second place we stopped at was Willow Creek Winery.

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As soon as you enter the property you are right in-front of this massive plantation styled house that is the home of the owner.  It is very grand and impressive. My first though was that it looked like something from Louisiana.

As we traveled back to the wine tasting building we passed a chicken coup.  This is the Taj Mahal of chicken coups.

After the chicken coups there is some marshy land on both sides of the road that really make me think of Louisiana swamp land.  During the spring/summer when everything is green and lush I think this adds more character to the property.

Now we are getting really close to the Tasting Room.

When we arrived at the Tasting Room the General Manager, Kevin Celli, greeted us.  Kevin was great in my opinion this is the type of person that you want to manage your facility.  He made us feel very welcomed and explained things about the vineyard just made us feel comfortable.  His hospitality is mirrored in all of the staff that we had the pleasure of meeting.

When inside of the Tasting Room  you will see just how impressive it is with the large but not over powering chandeliers hanging from the wood clad ceilings.  This was a perfect room for any event.  There are several seating areas setup to relax and enjoy a great glass of wine and good conversation.

Although not pictured there is an enormous fireplace that creates a mood all on its own.

The young man who assisted Traci and I with our wine tasting selection was excellent.  He offered great choice and even recommend things that could be paired with each wine.  Unfortunately due to some great wine sampling I do not remember his name.

I am planning another trip to Willow Creek Winery.

Check out Willow Creek Winery’s Facebook page and home page.

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Wordless Wednesday 2

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Wordless Wednesday

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Phillie Phanatic

At the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show one of the displays was dedicated to the Philadelphia Phillies.  A topiary was created to its mascot, the Phillie Phanatic.

Phillie Phanatic

Phillie Phanatic

 

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WP Photo Challenge: Fresh

WP Photo Challenge: Fresh

I do not know what type of flower this is but I can only imagine that the blooms will be a refreshing sight to see.

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DNA in an Abstract Kinda Way

An oil and water mix that, in my opinion, looks a bit like DNA.

I did some abstract art in the summer and it turned out ok but not as crisp as this new set of pictures.

Abstract Art - Oil and Water

Abstract Art – Oil and Water

Abstract Art - Oil and Water

Abstract Art – Oil and Water

 

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An Opportunity for Some Snail Mail

My Uncle Richie is a retired Navy man who traveled the world over his 30 year career.  When I was a child he would send me a postcard from every county/state that he visited.  I still have these postcards.

When I would get his postcards they made me happy for two reasons, first because I know he thought about me and second it was always a beautiful note from one of my favorite Uncles.

I recently came across 2 postcard projects that I would like to share with you.

The first one I learned about was from Gale over at Living Life Day by Day.  In short, if your are tired of getting just bills in the mail and would like a pleasant surprise and some positive thoughts check out Living Life Day by Day and get a piece of happiness just when you could really use it.

You can sign up for it through her blog, it is really easy.

I am now patiently awaiting my first postcard from Gale.

The second postcard project I found while reading the comments on Gale’s blog (it is good to be nosey sometimes!).  Thomas over at Thomas’ Travels is a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mozambique.  He is teaching children English and about the world.

I have signed up for this postcard project and now the hard part, what am I going to send to the children of Mozambique?

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The Traveler

The Traveler – Taken at the Philadelphia Flower Show. This fits todays post as it is about travelers. Receiving a postcard allows the reader to use their imagination and take themselves to another place.

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Mother Nature is a @*&%^

Yes I said it “Mother Nature is a @*&%^”.  

Today is officially the first day of spring.  I could not wait for this day as it meant warm weather and no more snow was in the forecast.

Well Mother Nature decided to play a few tricks with us this week.  Just a few days ago we did not need coast.  A light jacket or sweater was all one needed.  It truly felt like spring was here.

I planned on posting a few more flower pictures in honor of spring:

I did not plan on snow.  The news did state that there would be snow but we know just how wrong they can be at times.  So I chose not to believe.

Then I woke up this morning and what do you know it snowed.

What choice did I but to make the best of it.

On my lunch break I decided to take some pictures of the snow on the trees.  Other than christmas this is the only time that I like to see snow.  It makes the surroundings look like a winter wonderland.

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Orchids

“Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.”

 by unknown

 

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