HOME RSS  Twitter 
<< 48 Hours of Estrogen   NYC in a (Tiny Tiny) Nutshell >>  

Autumn in the Garden State

Before the "Most Wonderful Time … Of The Year", there is another time of year which comes around without fail: Autumn.

Only Autumn can make decay look beautiful, especially if you are at the right place (geographically speaking) to appreciate it. The dying leaves bring a welcome variety of color to the forest, and that festive feeling returns to the air. It’s that time of year when those large orange fruits show up on doorsteps everywhere (yes, pumpkins are in fact fruits by classification), and people of all ages start to look forward to Halloween night… a time when everyone can dress and act as creepy and perverse as they please (or really are but hide it for the rest of the year) without facing any sort of disapproval.

Our outing today really showed me a side of New Jersey that I didn’t know existed. Up till today I always pictured smoke stacks and coal mines whenever I heard the word New Jersey… but this underestimated state is turning out to be so much more than that. Inside the wealthiest state (per capita household income in America) and outside the major cities just east of New York exists an idyllic countryside that seems to be the epitome of a quaint New England lifestyle. Yet all this is only an hour train ride from Manhattan. Between the hillsides painted in orange, red, and green, as well as the peaceful towns (such as Basking Ridge, NJ) with their beautiful streets & architecture, it has felt like I’ve been vacationing inside somebody’s display of Department 56 Collectibles.

It’s days like today that make me want to invest in a decent digital camera already. Until then you will have to settle for the crappy photos I take and upload with my cell phone. At a whopping 1.3 megapixels these pictures can be scaled up to over 200 pixels before they start losing their quality… ENJOY!

Wightman Farms
The above picture was taken at Wightman Farms, just outside the main area of Morristown, NJ. As expected, many of the other shots I took with my cell phone did not look so great once I viewed them on a normal computer, so enjoy this one decent (though far from professional) photo I managed to take from the pumpkin patch.

Thursday, October 18 2007 9:14:04 PM in Travel

Related Posts:
Jersey to Nantucket 10/22/2007 6:37:16 PM
NYC in a (Tiny Tiny) Nutshell 10/19/2007 7:51:03 PM
48 Hours of Estrogen 10/18/2007 10:46:59 AM
Remote Office with Trees 10/17/2007 12:47:11 PM
East Coast Excursion 2007 - Day 0.5 10/16/2007 10:55:24 PM
Packing with Mr. Happy 10/16/2007 9:54:17 AM


Home Page
Nintendo 3DS Pre-Order
HTML5 Validation and iFrame frame...
The Egg
The Physics of Light and Time Tra...

Previously ...
Intention vs Expectation
Mystery DLL Strikes Again
NvRaser.dll - Mystery File ...
Quantum Pajamas
The Move Towards Individual Sover...
The Origin of Consciousness
Miracle Food Recipe? Space Syrup
Why You Are So Important
Stubborn Theology
Strict Science

Blogging (2)
Clarifications (2)
Computing (2)
Encouragement (1)
Food (1)
Gadgetry (3)
Health (2)
Internet Marketing (1)
Life (6)
Philosophy (11)
Recipes (1)
Science (3)
Software Dev (2)
Television (2)
Travel (7)

September 2011
January 2011
September 2010
August 2010
June 2010
May 2010
March 2009
February 2009
July 2008
March 2008
November 2007
October 2007

Eckhart Tolle
The Library of Halexandria

Twitter Updates

    Copyright © 2017 TheFreedomWriter.com