Monday, May 19, 2008

HEREFORD INLET

As you may have noticed, I got tired of seeing myself in that hat, and decided to put on a different picture. I was a lot cuter in 1937, so that's the one I chose.



One day last week I decided to take myself up to North Wildwood to see if the
y have begun planting the gardens around Hereford Inlet Lighthouse. I found on the way that no one has started planting in the gardens all along Central Avenue, although the ground is prepared.

When I reached the lighthouse it was obvious that I should have
made the trip a couple of weeks earlier to see hundreds of daffodils. All gone now. But other plantings have been done, and I'll be looking forward to them in a few weeks. Meantime, there are lots of pansies and other small annuals.

And the herb garden is full of chives.

One beautiful tree is in bloom around back, near the band stand.


And there are many pretty corners, flowers or not.


This is what I'm looking forward to later this summer - how it looked a couple of years ago.



I always enjoy it, blooming or not, every season of the year.


Here is the path leading up to the wa
ter, where you can view Champagne Island. Lots of shore birds nesting on the island. Hopefully, increased patrols will keep boaters and their dogs off the island this year, and give the birds a fighting chance.




Any time you find yourself in the area, especially in the summer time, Hereford Inlet is a lovely place to spend an hour or two. The lighthouse itself is pretty interesting too, inside and out.

11 comments:

kenju said...

I'll try to remember to add it to my list of places to see, when I travel north. But I always love seeing your photos, Bobbie. Nice new photo, too!

Dianne said...

I loved your hat photo although change is good :)
and of course you had to be a looker back then since you're so darn good looking today!

your photos are lovely.

I'm coming down soon!!

Tranny Head said...

I LOVE the photos - especially the new profile photo. What a cutie!

bobbie said...

kenju: I have to laugh when you say "up north".
I always feel we live as far south as you can get. Everything from here is "up the road".

dianne: As to your first paragraph - Hah! As to the last, let us know when!

tranny: wasn't I cute?!

Ralph said...

I just might have to put Hereford Inlet on my list. Lighthouses just amaze me.
Ralph

E said...

"I always enjoy it, blooming or not, every season of the year"
How smart not to mind too much when the irises have paled, or the roses aren't quite ready. Seeing the beauty of now is a gift. Thank you for the eloquent reminder....

Shelly said...

Oh my goodness what a beautiful spot! I need to get out and go exploring more...you're an inspiration.
I liked the hat shot a lot but it's fun that you're changing things up.

Sandpiper said...

These are beautiful images! I like new profile picture, but I liked your other one, too. Maybe I should get rid of the sandpiper and put my picture there someday. :)

Pagan Sphinx said...

What a lovely place! You sure were a cutie! But I'm with Dianne - you still are!

Peace,
Gina

bobbie said...

Come see us, Ralph.

Thanks, e and Shelly.

GardenAuthor said...

Bobbie - What a cute new profile pic!
The tour of Hereford Inlet was most beautiful. Thanks, Deb