Thursday, October 22, 2015
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
We recently traveled to Fairfax, Cape May, Philadelphia, and Lancaster, PA. One highlight was visiting Longwood Gardens with Arny and Tracy, as documented on Flickr. Here's a photo from Longwood: Tracy taking a photo, Arny looking around, and Lenny looking towards the camera:
Posted by Mae Travels at 11:02 AM
Saturday, October 17, 2015
|Bald Eagle on the beach at Cape May.|
|Heron fishing at Lake Lily near the lighthouse.|
|Lake Lily, gallinule|
|From the Ferry between Delaware and Cape May, New Jersey.|
|Cape May lighthouse, early morning light.|
|Cape May lighthouse, full afternoon sun.|
|Lighthouse at sunset from the Nature Conservancy preserve.|
Posted by Mae Travels at 3:35 PM
Thursday, October 15, 2015
|Sunset on the first of our several guided birdwalks in Cape May, NJ.|
It's the season for bird migration here, and therefore birder season.
Yesterday I posted a few photos of our visit here. This post adds a few more.
|Birders heading home at sunset.|
|Near the Hawkwatch platform:|
A non-native black swan. Someone brought it from Australia or New Zealand,
it got away, and no one knows who let it go.
|Monarch butterflies are also in migration. Like the birds they fly down the New Jersey peninsula and then wait for|
a good moment to start across the water and continue flying south.
|Tree swallows in large numbers were circling around and also resting on the beach and on fences yesterday before continuing their flight.|
|On the beach.|
|The "Osprey" -- the birdwatching cruise boat that we took yesterday.|
This is also posted at maefood.blogspot.com!
Posted by Mae Travels at 1:59 PM
Saturday, October 03, 2015
Let's just say that the first 75 pages provide a detailed description of murder and cover-up at the mountain home of a very wealthy Japanese family where they are spending their New Year holiday. The role of one westerner, a student of Japanese literature visiting the family, provides a way for the Japanese author to explain some of the customs and family dynamics. And you, reader, think you know everything -- at first.
The police come and go as they investigate clues in this typical country house mystery atmosphere. Western-style mystery details combine quite interestingly with Japanese family, business, police-suspect-victim, and master-servant relationships. And in the background, day and night, seen through every window of the beautiful villa, is Mt. Fuji, looming alternately over severe winter storms and gentle winter sunshine.
A fun read!