Easter 2019 in Spring Lake

Spring arrived with Easter in Spring Lake, NJ. Some trees, like the cherry blossoms, are in full bloom. Others are just beginning to sprout. The severe rain storms that were supposed to hit Spring Lake didn’t show up, at least not with the advertised ferocity. The water was a bit rough at the beach and there was a lot of fog on the boardwalk. Here below are some photos taken over the weekend that include a long exposure photo of the beach, flowers in bloom and the Constitution Gazebo in Potters Park. 

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A long exposure photograph of the beach in Spring Lake tha reveals a dreamy, ethereal vision.

A stone path through the grass leads to the Constutition Gazebo in Potters Park in Spring Lake, NJ.
Close-up photo of a cherry blossom flower in full bloom in Spring Lake, NJ.
Buds on the trees in Potters Park begin to bloom.

Quick note: We also have some trips around southern Virginia and North Carolina coming up, as well as a trip to the Baltic’s and St Petersburg later in the summer. Photos from those trips will be posted here as they happen.


A Very Special Wedding

We spent this past weekend in Baltimore for a very special occasion. We attended the wedding of Jennifer Rynda and Mark Sapienza. Jen is the daughter of our very good friends Rich and Anne Marie Rynda. Jen and Mark were married in a beautiful ceremony on the waterfront, followed by a reception on the waterfront. Amazingly enough, no one went into the harbor. 

Before the wedding we got a chance to spend some time with our good friends of many years, Ron and Ethel Thau, along with their two daughters, who were also in town for Jen’s wedding. So we all walked around the Fells Point section of town for a bit. Fells Point is a landmark historical district where the architecture dates back to colonial times. Complete with cobblestone streets, the area is full of shops, restaurants and boutique hotels. It’s quite charming (as befits Charm City) and vibrant—even if you are not on your way to Jen’s wedding. 

Here (below) are a couple of shots from our brief walkabout around the city. More photos are at Evocative Photos.

Four Seasons Hotel Lobby
Thames St, Baltimore, Maryland, USA — April 13, 2019. Photo taken on Thames Street in the popular Fells Point Section of Baltomore with its boutique hotels, shops and restaurants.
Baltimore, MD, USA –April 13, 2019– People walk along on the promenade; a man dressed in a red shirt and sneakers feeds the pigeons.
Baltimore, MD, USA –April 13, 2019– A Baltimore City fireboat sails into the waters of the inner harbor.