'Tis the cold late afternoon of the last day of the cruelest month of the year. (Sorry, T.S. Eliot, you were always wrong about that.)
A few weeks ago, I posted a valentine to New York City (where I work), and I wanted to end the month on a heart-warming note, posting some love here for where I live (New Jersey).
New Jersey has its charms, and here are a dozen images from February 2022 to prove my point.
|First, some perspective: entering the gates of St. Peter's|
Greek Catholic Cemetery, off Passaic Street in Garfield,
and then looking back at the chapel, yesterday at dusk.
|Two historic locations after a snowstorm, Feb. 13:|
Dey Mansion in Wayne and the iconic red barn
at Historic New Bridge Landing in Hackensack.
|Two views of the NYC skyline at sunrise from|
an NJ Transit commuter bus: left, stuck in NJ Turnpike
traffic; right, from the Lincoln Tunnel helix.
|Two more from New Bridge Landing during a "birthday|
party" for George Washington on Feb. 27: left, the actual new
bridge; right, historic re-enactors play music and dance.
|Two artistic reinterpretations of images via iPhone apps:|
left, the Vince Lombardi Rest Stop in Ridgefield Park;
right, an AI mashup of an image of the Jersey shore.
|One former church, left, now the Art Center|
of Northern New Jersey in New Milford, and the current
St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Passaic...
on the evening of the Russian invasion.