Thursday, July 28, 2016

Friday Shoot-Out: Paths and Summer Woods

This path leads to the beach at Avalon, New Jersey.  I recently posted about my experience there http://www.spiritsoflena.com/2016/07/avalon-new-jersey-walking-beach.html 
This sculpture is on the grounds of one of the coolest places to visit in NJ. My trip to Grounds for Sculpture

Here are some woods around a lake near where I live that is peaceful.  There are turtles, birds, and geese.





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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Avalon New Jersey: Walking the Beach






I recently visited Avalon, New Jersey.  My husband James and I like to visit different places and experience some of the special aspects of it.  On this particular trip, we found many horseshoe crabs on the beach.  These particular ones had claws showing.  We also visited a place called Duck Donuts.  You pick an icing, a drizzle, and a topping for your donut--they have many flavors.  James went with vanilla icing, maple drizzle, and bacon topping (he was pleased with his choice).  I chose peanut butter icing, salted caramel drizzle, and chocolate jimmies (aka sprinkles).  I was also pleased with my choice!  If you have the chance to go to Avalon, this place is definitely worth checking out.





Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Grounds for Sculpture: Art and the Outdoors




I recently visited Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton New Jersey.  I love this place.  There are so many sculptures all over the large grounds.  The sculptures are in all sorts of styles as well as sizes.  Some of them are breath-taking in their largeness.  While there, we ate at Rats, a fine-dining restaurant with a French emphasis.  The food was delicious.  There are also more casual dining options on the grounds.  The art of the sculptures are not the only attraction.  The landscaping has its own art.  They have manicured the grounds with the sculptures in mind so that there is this really great synergy between nature and art.  The last picture shown is not a sculpture but a baby robin that was crying out in one of the trees.  We did not know what kind of bird it was and some birders helped us identify it.  If you live in New Jersey or are visiting, I highly recommend checking Grounds for Sculpture out!!
http://www.groundsforsculpture.org/