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July 16 2017

14:30

Bees are Not Bugs

Bees are Not Bugs

bee, flower, leaves, petals, yellow, bugs

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The theme for Frank’s weekly photo challenge is “bugs”. The featured photo for this post is of a bee. Bees are not bugs.

As I mentioned in a comment when Frank published the post with the theme, all bugs are insects, but not all insects are bugs. Well, that’s not entirely true. Computer software bugs are not insects but as everyone knows they are just as annoying.

True bugs are…

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July 15 2017

21:07
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Sourland Mountain Gin and Blueberry Basil Fizz

Recipe here: http://bit.ly/2v4ieFe

@sourlandspirits

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@sourlandspirits #just_newjersey #njisntboring #HopewellNJ #NJSpirits #craftspirits #craftdistillery #distillery http://bit.ly/2vp5DvP

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Bugs

Bees are not bugs

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#FarmersMarket #Bee #Flower #Sunflower #SkillmanNJ #NewJersey #njisntboring http://bit.ly/2tVfR9b

July 13 2017

13:36

Ruins

ruins, rocky hill, historic

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Aczel reflects on a conversation he had with a Buddhist monk. “Everything is not everything — there is always something that lies outside of what you may think covers all creation. It could be a thought, or a kind of void, or a divine aspect. Nothing contains everything inside it.”

He goes on to conclude that “Here was the intellectual source of the number zero. It came from…

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July 09 2017

19:31

History

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The word history derives originally from Ancient Greek (historía), meaning inquiry or knowledge from inquiry. However the word enters middle-English as meaning “story” in general and by the mid-fifteenth century had morphed into the current definition: the branch of knowledge that deals with past events.

Ok. Wow! With the previous themes I have sometimes struggled finding things…

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July 08 2017

20:50
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Tchotchke from @troonbrewing. Pretty woman. #hopewellnj #ale #craft #beertography #Beer #craftale http://bit.ly/2sSkdPt

15:31

Reading List - American Revolution, Fame and Success

Reading List – American Revolution, Fame and Success

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The British were stuck.

We tend to stick with the first conclusion we reach. Because of our commitment to our own narrative, it becomes very hard for us to change our minds once we form a definite opinion. This involves us admitting we made a mistake — something we avoid, as it can challenge our very sense of self.Farnam Street

What’s the goal? To be famous? Or successful…

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July 06 2017

14:31

The Changing Seasons - June

The Changing Seasons – June

Sunset, Lambertville,

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As I stated in posts through the month, it rained in May. Then it rained much more in June. For most of May, I photographed wet things under the softbox of an overcast sky. For most of June, I photographed whenever I could. These images are all from various trips during June. Some of them are from other posts from during the month.

Fireworks, Labmbertville

During the summer the border towns of New Hope,…

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July 04 2017

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14:16

Happy Independence Day

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July 02 2017

18:31

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In the Princeton area, the rains started in March and it seems they will never stop. The total precipitation for June was almost as high as May and May exceeded April which exceeded March.

Brook, Steps, July, Summer, Trees

I didn’t notice the spider until after I downloaded the image to Lightroom.

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For this weekly challenge I had no idea what to do.

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Komorebi

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This week, the governor of New Jersey and the state Jersey Legislature were at an impasse over the state budget. On Friday at midnight the governor ordered the closing of non-essential state agencies. Everything from state parks to motor vehicle services offices and the Administrative Office of the New Jersey Courts, will be closed until further notice. I work as a cyber security consultant to the Courts and many of the people I work with (including myself) are concerned.

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Early on Saturday morning, after dropping my son off to the farmers’ market I drove over to the Rock Brook and parked my car along Hollow Road. The sky was partly cloudy but it seemed there was a chance of rain.

Brook, Rocks, Waterfall, Steps, July, Summer, Water, Trees

Looking down at the Rock Brook

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The Rock Brook is on my favorite places. With the rains the woods have grown green and lush. On this trip I documented my steps from the edge of the Sourland Mountain Range down to the brook.

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The Rock Brook

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The underbrush was thick with some sort of grass. I thorough enjoyed the komorebi. The Japanese word, “komorebi” refers to the sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees. I find it fascinating that the Japanese culture has created a single word to capture the look of a moment in nature.

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I walked down to the “waterfall” enjoying the sound of rushing water and the sweet smell of the gentle morning breeze. Step by step, I made my way down to the water, stopping to snap some photos along the way.

The water in the stream was clear and cool. I dipped my feet in and enjoyed the sensation of the water running between my shoes1. Between photos I stood or sat to enjoy the sounds of the wind in the trees and just take things in. My steps were slow. I wanted to enjoy each moment of Shinrinyoku.

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Williams","camera":"NIKON D5100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1498905830","copyright":"\u00a9 2017 Kh\u00fcrt L. Williams","focal_length":"16","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.125","title":"Tuesday Photo Challenge Steps","orientation":"0","exposure_bias":"0\/6"}" data-image-title="Tuesday Photo Challenge Steps" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://islandinthenet.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Tuesday-Photo-Challenge-Steps_NIKON-D5100_20170701_3430.jpg?w=676" data-large-file="https://islandinthenet.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Tuesday-Photo-Challenge-Steps_NIKON-D5100_20170701_3430.jpg?w=676" /></dt> </dl> <br style="clear: both" /> <dl class="gallery-item"> <dt class="gallery-icon landscape"> <img width="676" height="448" src="https://islandinthenet.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Tuesday-Photo-Challenge-Steps_NIKON-D5100_20170701_3437.jpg" class="attachment-full size-full" alt="Brook, Rocks, Waterfall, Steps, July, Summer, Water, Trees" data-attachment-id="28090" data-permalink="https://islandinthenet.com/tuesday-photo-challenge-steps-9/" data-orig-file="https://islandinthenet.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Tuesday-Photo-Challenge-Steps_NIKON-D5100_20170701_3437.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,795" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"8","credit":"Kh\u00fcrt L. Williams","camera":"NIKON D5100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1498906146","copyright":"\u00a9 2017 Kh\u00fcrt L. Williams","focal_length":"16","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.2","title":"Tuesday Photo Challenge Steps","orientation":"0","exposure_bias":"0\/6"}" data-image-title="Tuesday Photo Challenge Steps" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://islandinthenet.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Tuesday-Photo-Challenge-Steps_NIKON-D5100_20170701_3437.jpg?w=676" data-large-file="https://islandinthenet.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Tuesday-Photo-Challenge-Steps_NIKON-D5100_20170701_3437.jpg?w=676" /></dt> </dl> <br style="clear: both" /> </div> [exif id=”28090″] <p>“Shinrinyoku” (“forest bathing”) is a Japanese word which means to go deep into the woods where everything is silent and peaceful for a relaxation.</p> <p>Stepping on the rocks I suddenly realized that ,perhaps subconsciously, I had photographed the theme for the week.</p> <p>After snapping all the photos I wanted, I stood for a while in the middle of the brook, with my eye closed and enjoyed the sound of the wind in the trees and the water flowing past my feet.</p> <p>Peace.</p> <p> <em>Created by photographer <a href="https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/about/" target="_blank">Frank Jansen</a>, the Tuesday Photo Challenge is a weekly <a href="https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2017/06/27/tuesday-photo-challenge-steps/" target="_blank">theme-based</a> challenge for photographers of all kinds to share both new and old photography.</em> </p> <div class="footnotes"> <hr /><ol><li id="fn-27986-1"> <a href="http://amzn.to/2tyOcLT" target="_blank">KEEN Men’s Newport Sandals</a> <a href="#fnref-27986-1" target="_blank">↩</a> </li> </ol></div> <a href="http://islandinthenet.com/steps-tuesday-photo-challenge/" target="_blank">Steps – Tuesday Photo Challenge</a> In the Princeton area, the rains started in March and it seems they will never stop. The total…]]>

July 01 2017

14:32

June 30 2017

12:01
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Independence Day Fireworks at the Montgomery Township High School

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Montgomery Township Independence Day Fireworks at the Montgomery High School

Montgomery Township Independence Day Fireworks at the Montgomery High School

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June 29 2017

10:53

WE35 - Fellowship Expedition

WE35 – Fellowship Expedition

For this month’s Photo Frontier expedition, explorers are being asked to take a photo during the month of June, have another photographer post process that image, and the post it.

The original image

Taken at Rutgers Gardens

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#WE35 is a global visual survey and creative research project conducted by explorers from around the world. The goal of #WE35 is to push your creative…

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June 27 2017

13:11
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A Medical Aid — John Saddington

There are many more disabilities that are misunderstood and demonized. I think we need to rethink our engagement with all of them, all the time. via A Medical Aid — John Saddington

June 25 2017

18:31

Music - Tuesday Photo Challenge

Music – Tuesday Photo Challenge

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Growing up in the Anglo Caribbean (old term is British West Indies) I was mostly exposed to Kaiso ( Calypso ) and later reggae. Kaiso gave way to Calypso which due to American musical influences became SoCa (Soul Calypso).

I remember that my uncles listened to a lot of American Country Music by Johnny Cash and Hank Williams Junior but also quite a lot of Elvis Presley. I can’t…

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