Finding peace in a place known as the Pine Barrens
Life has kept me from this blog recently. The one overwhelming event was passing of my Mother-In-Law. She was 92 and in poor health so it was not unexpected. Still, it is always a sad thing to lose a loved one. There were moments during all of this when I felt the need to get away. Fortunately I live in the New Jersey Pinelands so a quick escape into the woods is always near by.
Although anytime is a good time to be out in nature, I find that around sunrise or sunset is by far the most magical. Not just for photography, but to experience that quiet transition from night to day and day to night. These two photographs are from visits to some favorite places when the day cooperated to provide some wonderful light when I needed to be reminded of the beauty all around us.
When people that are big parts of your life and family age and pass away, it is nice to know that nature and our own New Jersey wilderness is here when we need a place to find some solace.
Nicely said (and photographed).
Thank you Ralph, I appreciate it.
These bring back fond memories of my wife and I who really enjoyed camping years ago in the Pinelands. There was nothing between us and beautiful nature except the canvas of the tent, Autumn was our favorite time to camp in these primitive facilities. Leon Kellerman
Thanks Leon, I’m glad I could spark some fond memories for you. I agree that the fall is the best time to see and be in the Pines
My sympathies. Lovely photos.
Thanks you Karen
So very true… the times and place have also remained very important to me. They keep me grounded and offer that hug when alone but at peace with all that is around in our daily lives.. this place never gets old, unfortunately we do.
Well said Mike and so true.
My condolences 🙁 It’s very sad to lose someone you care about, no matter how old they are. The photos are really beautiful and calm though… Nicely done Richard! 🙂
Thanks Alex. I really appreciate your kind words.