March 9, 2014
Seaside Heights Boardwalk

Sure, it’s quiet now, but soon…

Take a live look at http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newjersey/seasideheights/

February 27, 2014
OCEAN GROVE

OCEAN GROVE

February 19, 2014
(Photo of the NJ Pine Barrens with Atlantic City in the distance)
The Pine Barrens, also known as the Pinelands or simply the Pines, is a heavily forested area of coastal plain stretching across more than seven counties of southern New Jersey.
The “pine barrens” are not “barren” but the term applies to the sandy, acidic, nutrient-poor soil which frustrated early European settlers’ attempts to plant their familiar crops. The Pinelands has a diversity of plant life(including orchids and carnivorous plants).
The area is also notable for its populations of rare pygmy Pitch Pines and other plant species that depend on the frequent fires of the Pine Barrens to reproduce.
The sand that composes much of the area’s soil is referred to by the locals as sugar sand.
Despite its proximity to Philadelphia and New York City, and the fact that the Garden State Parkway and Atlantic City Expressway run through it, the Pine Barrens remains largely rural and undisturbed.

It is a critical water source. The Pine Barrens territory helps recharge the 17 trillion gallon Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer containing some of the purest water in the United States.

In 1978, Congress passed legislation to designate 1.1 million acres (4,500 km²) of the Pine Barrens as the Pinelands National Reserve (the nation’s first National Reserve) to preserve its ecology. A decade later, it was designated by the United Nations as an International Biosphere Reserve. 
The Pinelands Reserve contains the Wharton, Brendan T. Byrne (formerly Lebanon), Penn, and Bass River state forests. The reserve also includes two National Wild and Scenic Rivers: the Maurice and the Great Egg Harbor.
NJ author, John McPhee, wrote one of my favorite books about the area’s history & ecology -  The Pine Barrens (1967).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_Barrens

(Photo of the NJ Pine Barrens with Atlantic City in the distance)

The Pine Barrens, also known as the Pinelands or simply the Pines, is a heavily forested area of coastal plain stretching across more than seven counties of southern New Jersey.

The “pine barrens” are not “barren” but the term applies to the sandy, acidic, nutrient-poor soil which frustrated early European settlers’ attempts to plant their familiar crops. The Pinelands has a diversity of plant life(including orchids and carnivorous plants).

The area is also notable for its populations of rare pygmy Pitch Pines and other plant species that depend on the frequent fires of the Pine Barrens to reproduce.

The sand that composes much of the area’s soil is referred to by the locals as sugar sand.

Despite its proximity to Philadelphia and New York City, and the fact that the Garden State Parkway and Atlantic City Expressway run through it, the Pine Barrens remains largely rural and undisturbed.

It is a critical water source. The Pine Barrens territory helps recharge the 17 trillion gallon Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer containing some of the purest water in the United States.

In 1978, Congress passed legislation to designate 1.1 million acres (4,500 km²) of the Pine Barrens as the Pinelands National Reserve (the nation’s first National Reserve) to preserve its ecology. A decade later, it was designated by the United Nations as an International Biosphere Reserve. 

The Pinelands Reserve contains the Wharton, Brendan T. Byrne (formerly Lebanon), Penn, and Bass River state forests. The reserve also includes two National Wild and Scenic Rivers: the Maurice and the Great Egg Harbor.

NJ author, John McPhee, wrote one of my favorite books about the area’s history & ecology -  The Pine Barrens (1967).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_Barrens

February 17, 2014
The Americana Diner by Tony Fischer Photography on Flickr.

The Americana Diner by Tony Fischer Photography on Flickr.

February 14, 2014
climb the dunes on Flickr."In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.”
― Albert Camus, The Stranger

climb the dunes on Flickr.

"In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.

And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.”

― Albert Camus, The Stranger

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Filed under: sand dune beach NJ Camus summer winter 
January 4, 2014
Most Popular TV Show Set in each state I’ll take THE SOPRANOS over JERSEY SHORE any day.

Most Popular TV Show Set in each state
I’ll take THE SOPRANOS over JERSEY SHORE any day.

(via nevver)

December 21, 2013
I think I just felt something shift.
The Winter Solstice - Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 12:11 PM in NJ

I think I just felt something shift.

The Winter Solstice - Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 12:11 PM in NJ

November 26, 2013
Delaware Lenape exhibit at Paterson Museum to shed light on Thanksgiving tradition - NorthJersey.com

"Every potato, every pepper," says Sam Beeler of Paterson, elder of the Sand Hill Delaware Indian tribe of New Jersey. "Tomato. Chocolate. Corn. Squash. Every single bean on the planet comes from this hemisphere. No wonder [the Europeans] thought they were in paradise."

American Indians — not “Native Americans,” a newfangled PC term that Beeler and many others dislike — play a key role in the Thanksgiving story, as you’ll recall.

We know very little about the first pilgrim Thanksgiving in 1621: when exactly it was, how it was celebrated, whether turkey was even on the menu. But we know, thanks to a letter from a colonist, about the local Wampanoag Indians who came by with five deer.

http://www.northjersey.com/community/233195111_Thanksgiving__the_Lenape_way.html

November 9, 2013
"The Steel Pier in Atlantic City, New Jersey, extending almost one-half mile into the Atlantic Ocean, is surely the greatest amusement enterprise under one roof in the world. With its many theaters, vaudeville, ballroom dancing, exhibits, diversity of entertainment, a visit to the pier is a vacation in itself."
Circa 1951 - made by E.C. Kropp Co., Milw., Wis.- A Natural Color Post Card

"The Steel Pier in Atlantic City, New Jersey, extending almost one-half mile into the Atlantic Ocean, is surely the greatest amusement enterprise under one roof in the world. With its many theaters, vaudeville, ballroom dancing, exhibits, diversity of entertainment, a visit to the pier is a vacation in itself."

Circa 1951 - made by E.C. Kropp Co., Milw., Wis.- A Natural Color Post Card

(Source: exguyparis)

October 18, 2013
Seaside Heights Sun and Fun Promo Tourism Film 1960

A promotional film from 1960 that was rediscovered in 2008. It’s great to see the old rides and boardwalk - and the music and narration is pure 1950s style.

October 10, 2013

Chris Christie at The Ritz Diner in his hometown of Livingston, NJ  (recording a Piers Morgan interview for CNN) and shot of the diner

https://www.facebook.com/groups/160469275303/

October 9, 2013

Diners, Jersey style

via The Jersey Diner Tour on Facebook

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Filed under: diners Jersey nj new jersey 
October 8, 2013

October 7, 2013
Postcard: Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Published by Saltzburg’s Merchandise Company, Atlantic City, N.J. - C. T. American Art, Chicago

Postcard: Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Published by Saltzburg’s Merchandise Company, Atlantic City, N.J. - C. T. American Art, Chicago

(Source: exguyparis)

October 6, 2013
bridge fog on Flickr.the footbridge in the morning fog

bridge fog on Flickr.

the footbridge in the morning fog

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Filed under: fog lake trees water park Verona NJ 
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