Warren County Farmers’ Fair and Balloon Festival

The 75th Warren County Farmers’ Fair in Phillipsburg, NJ, has concluded last Saturday. There were all kinds of fun-filled activities from tractor pull, demolition derby to corn eating contest.

But I admit that I was there mainly for the balloon festival.

This post also serves as my entry to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth, Jakesprinter’s Sunday Post: Splendid, as well as the new monthly challenge by Marianne, CBBH Photo Challenge: Looking Up. Now call me GREEDY!
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Weekly Image Of Life: A Lifetime Of Memories

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

A lifetime of memories begins on this day.

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This is my first entry to island traveler’s Weekly Image Of Life. The theme for this week is ‘A Lifetime of Memories‘.

The Color Purple: Exotic Flowers, Royalty, Spirituality and Passion

Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

The theme for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is ‘purple‘. Purple is a very rare color in nature. The first thing that came to my mind was lavender! But then again, I’ve never been to a lavender field in bloom. So I thought I would be desperate this time and not participate this week.

Then I went through my image collection and found not one but THREE images of purple flowers! Historically and psychologically, the color purple represents royalty, nobility and spirituality. As you can see below, these exotic flowers are truly royal, noble and spiritual…

Lotus is a sacred flower in Hinduism and Buddhism, symbolizing purity and enlightenment. Whereas the ancient Egyptians associated lotus with rebirth, the Sun and creation.

(Edit: Wait…I believe this image below is not a lotus but a water lily!?)

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreaming

Dream a Little Dream of Me

Monmouth Beach, New Jersey

Stars shining bright above you

Night breezes seem to whisper, I love you

Birds singin’ in the sycamore trees

Dream a little dream of me

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Dream a Little Dream of Me by The Mamas & The Papas