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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Frost on the Punkin

WHEN the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock, 
And you hear the kyouck and gobble of the struttin' turkey-cock, 
And the clackin' of the guineys, and the cluckin' of the hens, 
And the rooster's hallylooyer as he tiptoes on the fence; 
O, it's then the time a feller is a-feelin' at his best,         5
With the risin' sun to greet him from a night of peaceful rest, 
As he leaves the house, bareheaded, and goes out to feed the stock, 
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock.
James Whitcomb Riley
Manchester, NJ
We were all surprised with rare October Snow last night. Snow for Halloween!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Autumn Harvest

“What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine”

Thomas More 

Laurita Winery , New Egypt, NJ

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Contrast

“Our lives at times seem a study in contrast... love & hate, birth & death, right & wrong... everything seen in absolutes of black & white. Too often we are not aware that it is the shades of grey that add depth & meaning to the starkness of those extremes.”

Ansel Adams 

Manchester,New Jersey