One last look at color…

Here in New Jersey, we’re bracing for hurricane Sandy to hit. So far things are quiet, but it soon won’t be! The anticipation is the worst part! Unfortunately, there are still so many beautiful leaves on the trees, that in a couple days will be gone… so here is one last look at some autumn color… stay safe everybody!

No longer ominous…

Hard to believe the sky went from grey and creepy to beautiful and vibrant! (This was taken the same night as the previous post…love watching how a sunset progresses!)

Highlighted clouds…

 

Today is gloomy. Lucy and I ran a few quick errands and, luckily, made it home just before the big storm. Thunder and lightening galore! I’m enjoying watching the rain out my back windows, but fingers crossed the day ends with some clouds like these. An exclamation point to the end of the day!

Sunset moon…

It is always a pretty sight to see the moon up in the sky before night falls. This was last night in our backyard. I’m glad I took this last night, because tonight is a completely different scene! Storms galore!

 

End of the week…

I feel like it has been a long week. Lots of rainy weather and cranky days (my 11 month old!)… Time to end the week with a beautiful neighborhood sunset, and start the Memorial Day weekend with a positive attitude! We will have fun at the shore, and Lucy will take some naps! A mom can dream… …..Have a great weekend everybody!

Up a tree….

While at the zoo on the weekend, we were followed by birds of all kinds after our popcorn. The peacocks were traveling in pairs around the whole park and zoo area. This one decided just to camp out up in a tree, calling out to his friends. Making a most interesting noise that I can’t even describe. What I found fascinating about this bird in a tree was how his long tail feathers blended it with the pine needles and branches! I had never noticed how well they can camouflage those beautiful colorful feathers..

Allaire…

On Saturday, we put Lucy in her stroller and Frankie on his leash and went hiking through Allaire State Park . There is a small colonial village and multiple trails through the woods. We hiked the green and red trails. This is one of the views along the way. I love the hidden bridge and of course all the color (yes, i took this shot last fall..). The view looked the same this past Saturday, just minus the red! We had our hands full with Lucy and Frankie so no photos this trip but definitely next time! 🙂 For more info on the park http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/allaire.html