Tuesday, August 31, 2010

242/365 Dorming Domo

242/365 Dorming Domo, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Kate and I each won a Domo on the Boardwalk Sunday night. Kate and her Domo are now all moved in and connected. I hope they have a fun and successful fall semester!

Sunday Drive: Frenchtown, NJ

New Jersey, along the Delaware River has surely captured a part of my heart. Many of my Sunday drives lead back to Hunterdon County, where life seems to be slower and the history richer.

On this particular Sunday we traveled I78 Westbound to Frenchtown,  a small borough right on the banks of the Delaware.We entered town from Route 12 at the bend of Race and Bridge Streets and we were quickly greeted with the lovely colorful shops below.

Like many of the towns in this area of the state, antiques and interior design shops line the main street

As you continue down Bridge Street you come to the Uhlerstown-Frenchtown bridge that leads to Uhlerstown, PA

You can drive or walk the bridge to cross the Delaware River

The bridge viewed from the south east

Back on Bridge Street, there are buildings that date back to the 1800's

Restaurants for every palate


And shops that offer unique items

Not to mention the town Cycle Corner....

I just couldn't resist this tandem bike!

I started reviewing and editing this batch of photos Saturday night after seeing Eat Pray Love with my daughter. I've been wanting to see this movie for a few weeks now, just having the need to see a chic flick and try to find some deviation from the daily routine. We both enjoyed the movie finding some messages and solutions to life's little dilemmas. I found it quite ironic to discover Elizabeth Gilbert comes from Frenchtown... it's a very small world we live in!

Monday, August 30, 2010

241/365 Prince Charming

241/365 Prince Charming, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Normally I go for the toys for boys... but these dolls are really pretty! Hoping to get the complete set, I think they're all pretty cool. Maybe a certain someone with a connection can help me collect them all...

Sunday, August 29, 2010

240/365 Boardwalk Bubbles

240/365 Boardwalk Bubbles, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Great time at Point Pleasant Beach, gotta love those bubbles!

Sunday Drive: Sergeantsville Revisited

A few weeks back we took another Sunday drive out west towards the Delaware River, this time we got back to Sergeantsville and the covered bridge

The country road leading from the covered bridge into town was lush with summer growth, quite a different view from our March visit!

Lower Creek Road runs along side theWickecheoke Creek, which was rather dry this warm Sunday afternoon.

We ventured up Lower Creek Road where we found a wonderful little farm

Western New Jersey offers views and experiences that are far from what one finds in the eastern counties. More open space and lives up to the "Garden State" name.

Friday, August 27, 2010

239/365 Thirty-One

239/365 Thirty-One, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Samples of the many storage, utility and accessory items from Thirty-One.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

238/365 He's a Joker...

238/365 He's a Joker..., originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
More McDonald's Heroes... this time it's from Batman!

I really like the Madame Alexander dolls that are out now, so expect to see them in near future.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

237/365 Trusty Tech Tool

237/365 Trusty Tech Tool, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Most of the tools I use on a daily basis are neatly kept on this flash drive.

Daily Shoot assignment for 2010/08/25:
Make a photo of a tool today. Screwdriver. Pliers. Computer. What's the tool you find most important on a daily basis?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

236/365 Marvel-ous Heroes

236/365 Marvel-ous Heroes, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
The Daily Shoot assignment for 2010/08/24: Make a low key photo today with lots of dark areas.

The Hulk busts onto the scene making a partial appearance for today's assignment.

Monday, August 23, 2010

235/365 Take 5

235/365 Take 5, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
The Daily Shoot assignment for 2010/08/23:
Today's number is 5. Make a photo that illustrates the number in some way, either literally or abstractly.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

234/365 Rainy Start

234/365 Rainy Start, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Today's Daily Shoot assignment #280: Make a photograph of something made out of glass. While on a short weekend getaway, the morning weather didn't look too promising. But the day did clear up, and we got to go to Harrisburg, PA for a quick walk around the Capitol Center.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

233/365 Hershey Park at Night

233/365 Hershey Park at Night, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
A weekend getaway, just a couple of hours in the car. Hershey Park rollercoaster from a nearby parking lot.

Friday, August 20, 2010

232/365 Yuki "Luck"

232/365 Yuki "Luck", originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Today's Dailyshoot assignment: Make a photograph with a shallow depth of field today. Get in close if you need to force it with the lens you have.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

231/365 Metuchen Chief

231/365 Metuchen Chief, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Wood carved indian chief located near Main Street Metuchen. I've passed numerous times over the years and final stopped to photograph it.

Legend has it that Metuchen got it's name from a Native American chief, known as Matouchin and I always wondered if this was tribute to him.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

230/365 Kate was little?

230/365 Kate was little?, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Yotsuba was rummaging through my desk and came across a picture of Kate when she was young. She was tickled that Kate was so little, and wanted to know how long it took to be grown up.

Today’s Daily Shoot assignment is:
Go meta and make a photo of a photo today. Don't just be a copy machine, however. Get creative with composition.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

229/365 Summer Sky

229/365 Summer Sky, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
A warm but gorgeous summer day, today's sky was perfect!

Monday, August 16, 2010

228/365 Goin' Country

228/365 Goin' Country, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
SugarPup was thrilled to learn that my daughter Kate will have her own Country Music radio show starting in three weeks. She helped us to pull out all the country records and cd's that we've collected over the years and now wants to learn how to line dance.

She is here with a small sampling of our collection

July 2010

July 2010
Originally uploaded by maggie_gem

1. 182/365 Hippy Protestor, 2. 183/365 Jersey Fresh, 3. 184/365 Hot Dog!, 4. 185/365 Yumz!, 5. 186/365 Glar Returns, 6. 187/365 Fashionista Blue, 7. 188/365 Look at the time!, 8. 189/365 Communicator, 9. 191/365 Lids, 10. 190/365 All Dressed Up..., 11. 192/365 Best Behavior, 12. 193/365 Hydrangea, 13. 194/365 Where'd They Go?, 14. 195/365 Memphis Rocks!, 15. 196/365 Pink, 16. 197/365 Salad, 17. 198/365 Out of Context, 18. 199/365 To Infinity and Beyond, 19. 200/365 Dreamy Sunflowers, 20. 201/365 Happy Maddie!, 21. 202/365 Welcome Rain!, 22. 203/365 Summer Angle, 23. 204/365 Ice Cream and Skatesboards, 24. 205/365 The Hunt Begins, 25. 206/365 Slowing the Hunt, 26. 207/365 Pinky Pose, 27. 208/365 Upgrade Success!, 28. 209/365 Spotlight, 29. 210/365 SugarPup Rocks!, 30. 211/365 Tech Lesson, 31. 212/365 Little Pet

Created with fd's Flickr Toys

Sunday, August 15, 2010

227/365 Fun with Hoops and Yoyo

Scruffy gets a big kick out of the birthday card hubby got! He just couldn't stop laughing...

Saturday, August 14, 2010

226/365 Rosie Returns

Rosie comes by to get an updated photo! She is looking for to more adventures with Scout and

Friday, August 13, 2010

225/365 BBQ Essentials

In celebration of a gorgeous weekend, make sure your ready for the impromptu BBQ!

Happy Friday everyone!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

223/365 Cookie??

Another attempt to win Milk Bones, he knows I'm a sucker for "That look"!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

222/365 Keeping Sweet

Yotsuba says she's sweet enough to claim this box as her place!

Monday, August 09, 2010

Thursday, August 05, 2010

217/365 Fun with Friends

217/365 Fun with Friends, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
Yotsuba and Pinky were just hanging out and sharing some girl talk... Yotsuba was have a grand time of it.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

216/365 The Heat is On

216/365 The Heat is On, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.
This has been one of the hottest summers I can remember, poor flowers are feeling the heat and lack of rain!

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

215/365 SugarPup Ace Technician

SugarPup has been helping out in the shop quite a bit lately. I'm impressed she is a quick study... maybe I'll be able to take a day off!

Neighborhood Garden #ds261

Neighborhood Garden #ds261
Originally uploaded by maggie_gem

Today’s Daily Shoot assignment is: How does your garden grow? Make a photo of something growing in your or someone else's garden today.

This Dailyshoot assignment gave a great opportunity to finally stop a few blocks from my house and photograph this neighbor's front garden. I've been driving by this house for over week and seeing these lovely flowers!

Monday, August 02, 2010

Monday with Maddox

Maddox = Couch Potato!
Originally uploaded by maggie_gem

Maddox = Couch Potato!

"My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet."
Edith Wharton

214/365 Beauty of Surburbia

214/365 Beauty of Surburbia, originally uploaded by maggie_gem.

Sunset at Edison Station

Today’s Daily Shoot assignment is:
Beauty is all around us. Make a photo of some naturally occurring beauty in your area today.

Sunday, August 01, 2010