March 16, 2018

A Walk Through the Neighborhood

Let's take a walk around my area using photos taken at various times of the year.
Are you ready to go?
 Walking shoes on? You will need a warm jacket today as it is 38 F and windy out today.
 Remember, March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb and along the coast it can be more windy than inland and the sea breeze is icy.  We will be walking through the seasons a bit though, so it won't be bad at all 😊

We will begin here  in my little neighborhood. and just walk along...

 Oops, better open the door so we can actually walk outside!
This is better...

Below, the Salt marsh flows into the bay

In the photo below,the open bay is just beyond the dark cedars in the background. The salt marsh is home to Osprey, otters, mink , deer and tons of soft little rabbits!

Above is a close up of the little meandering paths through the salt marshes. Phragmites is starting to grow.

I don't have a telephoto lens so the photo above is as good as I can do with my little camera.
You are looking at a little cove off the open bay and the buildings and water towers in the distance are on the barrier island with Seaside Park, Seaside Heights and Island Beach State Park.
Our towns ocean beach is over there.
I live here on the bay side. The ocean is just on the other side of the narrow barrier island.. It isn't  very far at all as you can see.
If the barrier islands breach, we'd have ocean front property or maybe underwater property.

Below is where the creek empties into the bay to the left.

What creek you ask?
This creek where Miss Little swims like a fish. It is crystal clear  cedar water.
The creek is brackish (part salt water) and its called cedar water because the cedars that grow along it stain the water the color of a cup of tea.

The creek is on one side of me, the bay on the other.

 In the photo below you see the open bay. Barnegat Light House is to the right, but not in this frame.

  Below you see that things look brighter in the summer time. Yes, on our walk we've moved through seasons! Amazing isn't it?

If you head straight due East from the shore here, where do you think you would end up?
It might surprise you that due east of New  Jersey is Brazil. Yup.  You can look it up and see it is not my idea, its a fact.   Greenland isn't huge as Mercator maps make it to be and Africa is absolutely super huge!

It's getting late so why don't we head  home now.....

I love how this photo turned out and its one of my favorites.

We can have a cup of coffee or tea if you would like.

Debbies Friday Foto Friends

Join in with us for Friday Foto Friends, won't you? Debbie is the hostess.


  1. Sigh, I'm so for Miss Little swimming, I presume it was when it was warmer (LOLOL--I just kill myself with my dry humor, lol)---bitter cold here in western NY 28* & 9* wc. Sigh, where is spring....regardless, hope you have a beautiful weekend, smiles.

    1. No jealous, my house is falling apart at the seams and way to tiny and besides you live in a great little town. Love town life. Everything here is by car only and I am in the middle of no where.
      Yup photo was in July, though they just had the annual Polar Bear Plunge at the beach the other day and it was frigid out.

  2. Annie, I thoroughly enjoyed our walk...especially how we walked through different seasons of the year! A little bit of fairy dust magic in honor of St. Patrick's Day tomorrow, perhaps? :-) Your door is gorgeous. Did you do the stained glass? It is amazing to me that you are right across the ocean from Brazil! The next to last photo...the one you said is your favorite is just beautiful. The pinks, lavenders and blues are just breathtaking!

    1. Thanks Dianna.
      The Oval front door glass is not stained, but it is frosted and beveled and set in copper. The colors are from outside the house :)

  3. First of all, what a gorgeous door! I so enjoyed our walk. I especially liked seeing the Lavender skies! 💜

    1. I like that lavender too. It was a gorgeous evening.

  4. Lovely walk in your neighborhood, I love the next to the last photo. Blues and pinks in the sunset, wonderful!

  5. Beautiful walk in your area. I love the fact that you live by lots of water, creeks, salt marshes and ocean. What an abundance of nature and a lot of wonderful photo opportunities. Have a great weekend Annie.

  6. Love your photo's Annie. The waves in the water are so relaxing to me.

  7. Beautiful blue skies and blue water, makes for great pictures!!


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