Monday, November 15, 2010

Autumn in New Jersey

I love the colors of autumn! 

Spring brings new life, buds and blossoms that soon turn to blooms of pretty flowers. But...

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."  ~Albert Camus

Over this past weekend we took a trip to Ridgefield Park, NJ where I lived for about year.

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! ~ Maya Angelou

Who can resist the beauty of the flaming red maples?

The parish church where I made confirmation, founded in 1890.

One thing I've always remembered about this NJ village was the celebration of the holidays, it being the weekend immediately following Veteran's Day this tribute brought back many memories of parades, picnics and patriotism.

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.  ~Elmer Davis

The afternoon was spent having lunch with my aunt. Lover of giraffes and new owner of this cute little "Beany Boo" Safari!


Kerri said...

Oh so lovely! Autumn colors are truly stunning! And I agree that we need to celebrate our heros and she-ros more!

Love that litle giraffe!

Anonymous said...

These are all so beautiful!! I love the reflection shot and the one with the flag. Well I just love them all :) I will be sad when the fall colors are all gone!

Hilary said...

Some lovely photos and sentiments here, Maggie. It's so nice to revisit past homes. Thanks for bringing us along.

Keidi said...

I love your colorful pictures!!

credd said...

love those maples!!!

CadillaC said...

Yeah autumn is very pretty :)
Colorful pictures is the best :D
Greet from Poland :)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful pictures of autumn - love those flaming red leaves!

Sandra said...

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." I LOVE that, and, of course, the brave = free quote too. Your photos are wonderful. :)