Photograph – Ninth Street Bridge, Ocean City & The Enchanted Woods

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “On the Way.”
“In-between moments can be just as memorable as grand finales. This week, share a photo you took on the way to something else.”

“The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.”
~ Proverbs 16:9

We celebrated a wedding this weekend, a lovely young lady we’ve known since she was born was wedded to an outstanding young man. We so enjoyed the day. The location they chose to make their vows to one another is one of our favorite destinations. My husband and I both love Ocean City, New Jersey . When our boys were young we vacationed there every summer. There are countless happy memories connected to this lovely beach town.

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During the years we vacationed in OC, the way into the town was either the Ninth Street, or Thirty-Fourth Street Bridge. Both were narrow and rickety, but did their job and brought carloads of people onto the island. Today, a new modern bridge has replaced the Ninth Street bridge. The photo above is my first “In Between Moments” photograph, taken through the front windshield of our car as we drove on the new Ninth Street Bridge.

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The next photo, is also taken through the front windshield of our moving car, this time on a road that cuts through part of the New Jersey Pine Barrens. At this point we are almost halfway home from our day “down the shore.” We call this stretch of woods “The Enchanted Forest/Woods.” We often stop to photograph the russet and green tones of forest floor, trees and mosses. The ground is low, and dead limbs and stumps become natural works of art as they age. Everything in the forest is dangerously dry now; we are in a bit of a drought here on the east coast, but rain is on the way. Soon everything will become soft and green once more.

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Thanks for riding along with me and taking a look at my “in-between” places as I traveled to my destinations this weekend.

4 thoughts on “Photograph – Ninth Street Bridge, Ocean City & The Enchanted Woods

  1. Dear Kathy,
    Thank you for sharing these lovely photographs of your journey through life. I am glad you enjoyed the wedding. Was it in a church ? I hope it was; many of my relatives in the US choose to get married in hotels and other places and as I am old-fashioned, I am rather judgmental.
    In the last photograph, there are these grey lumps – what do you think they are ?
    God’s earth is so beautiful and bountiful but we humans often don’t take the time to look and appreciate.
    Thank God for people like you.
    God Bless !

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    1. Hi Susie, Yes the wedding was in a beautiful church, and the reception in a beautiful hotel. A lovely day…a lovely couple. The grey lumps are actually a greenish-grey color. They are reindeer moss. When they are moist, they are very soft, at this point we have had little rain and they are very brittle. It is a very interesting plant. Toy railroad hobbyists use it to mimic trees when they set up their toy towns and railroad tracks. Have a wonderful Sunday Susie. God’s blessings on your day.

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