Thursday, June 12, 2008

SKY WATCH



I have visited South Cape Meadows hundreds of times over the
past thirty years. Sadly, it is no longer what it used to be, but I have many photographs to remind me of what it once was. In this picture, taken a few years ago at sunset, the Cape May Lighthouse can be seen on the distant horizon.



Please take time to view the many other pictures entered in Sky Watch Friday from countries all over our world. You will find the list at Wigger's World, with our host, Tom.

In answer to some questions in comments:
Thanks to all of you,
South Cape Meadows, where this picture was taken, was always a beautiful natural area until about a year ago when the land owner, Nature Conservancy decided to "improve" it. They went to work with a federal grant I understand. It is now nice and neat with clean, straight paths and bridges, mowed grass, etc, and they now charge a fee to go in. So far as I'm concerned, it's ruined, although the birds are starting to find their way back. I do also hear that the township has an easement across the property, to the water, so I'm hoping that in the future we may be able to reclaim at least a little of what we once had.

44 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

I thought I was here and left a message but don't see it. So, I probably said something like this is a nice photo for SWF. If I already left it, just delete this one. Thanks.

SandyCarlson said...

That really is gorgeous!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

WOW... this is amazing. What I really like is that little lighthouse way off in the distance... that's awesome! The reflection from this sky... super nice!
What a wonderful photo, Bobbie!!
Mountain Retreat

Old Wom Tigley said...

Wow what a great redflection...

Thank you for joining in with Sky Watch this week and helping to make it special.

Tom:O)

Petunia said...

WOW! Very nice shot!
Petunia's SWF

me ann my camera said...

The darkness in your photo suggests to me a homecoming or the the time to be at home after the end of day. I get the same feeling from this sort of photo perhaps somewhat that Robert Frost maybe experienced when 'he stopped in the woods on a snowy day', but then hurried on continuing homeward. Even though night is near in your photo, the colours are still very beautiful.

Thanks for having visited my sky watch post today.

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi! WOW. I love it. So beautiful. I love the reflection in the pond. Oh hell. I love the entire photo. Lisa

Marie said...

Gorgeous photo!

Sherry said...

I really love this shot. So beautiful! The colors and reflections are amazing.

Pretty Life Online said...

wow! great one for SWF! When we realize how perfect everything is we will tilt our head back and laugh at the sky... mine's up too hope you can drop by.

Kelly said...

This is just breathtaking! The gold is so beautiful!

Kay said...

I love this! This is such a gorgeous photo!

ellen b said...

What a beautiful sky Bobbie and a wonderful reflection in the water. Have a great weekend...

Sandpiper said...

Bobbie, this is beautiful! I love it!

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful view, colors and taken.

Clara....in TN said...

Hi bobbie, I'm glad we found each other again. I am also seventish (71) and retired and tired...LOL I think my youth has gone capoohy...whatever that means. I still enjoy life, but have to rest a lot more than I once did. I don't know when I got to be this old! Good to "see" you again. Clara

Champ Townboy said...

Gorgeous shot!!

esnorway said...

nice pic

Jenn said...

Thanks for dropping by my SWF. This one is so great!

Weary Hag said...

B E A U T I F U L

Island Rambles Blog said...

Happy Sky Watch Bobbie, nice to see your name on the list for Friday......lovely colors in your skies, I just love photos like this with some darkness in them....we have rain and more rain.....come and see my bride in the sky..if you already visited then thanks...cheers!!

Ida said...

Wonderful scene and moment. :)

Stine ☆ said...

Beautiful sky and reflections!!

babooshka said...

Pretty spectacular shot you here. Great catch.

WillThink4Wine said...

Such lovely colors and reflections in this. Certainly one of my favorites this week! Simply Stunning!

B. Roan said...

Gorgeous sunsest!

Bear Naked said...

Beautiful photo.
Just gorgeous!

Carla said...

That is a gorgeous scene!

Daryl said...

I was thisclose to posting a photo of the Cape May Lighthouse today! Really ...

:-Daryl

Dianne said...

wow bobbie, it's like a painting!

eyestothesky said...

Wow!! Fantastic!

jennifer said...

The reflected effect is quite lovely.

Be blessed.

Jen

sonia a.m. said...

Great picture!

Thanks for your nice visiting!

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

the sky is one of the few artistic things we cannot meddle with - we have to wait until it surprises us and then snap it if we can

Carole said...

This is so pretty!

John said...

Very nice shot!

Jane Marie said...

This photo is very serene. I wish I was there. Thanks for the chance to experience it through your picture.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Wow, Wonderful Lady! 37 comments! 38 now! You're a gem among bloggers, that's why!

I love the photo. It's truly lovely, like you.

Peace,
Gina

Lilli & Nevada said...

I love that photo with the reflection on the water stunning

Rose said...

I really like this Skywatch photo! Just love to see the sky in all its glory.

becky voyles said...

This is a beautiful shot. Amazing colors. Thanks for your kind comment on my Indiana Sunset

Fugazi said...

I got a summerfeeling from this picture. A glass of wine and just sit and watch... thats taking it in peacefully. Great picture:)

Kathiesbirds said...

Bobbie, this is an excellent photo. Why has this area changed so much? It is beautiful in your photo. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Kathiesbirds said...

bobbie, I am a member of the Nature Conservency and I thought their goal was to preserve wild places, not destroy them! So sorry to hear that is what happened. So sorry about the fees! If they didn't preserve the property though, what would have happened to it? Would it have been bought and developed? Who owned it before they did? Too bad the township couldn't have bought it and made it a town Nature Park.