Janice Hall Heck

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Skywatch Friday: Cold, Rainy Day in Atlantic City

Skywatch Friday: A cold, rainy day in Atlantic City, NJ. December 2013

Gray skies....

Gray skies….

Sunlight breaking through...

Sunlight breaking through…

An empty pavilion...

An empty pavilion…

A lone man on the beach...

A lone man on the beach…

A break in the clouds...

A break in the clouds…

Not a hot summer day, but a nice day at the beach anyway.

Meow for now... ==

Meow for now… =<^;^>=

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Alone in Atlantic City, NJ

I reported for petit jury duty in Atlantic City this week, but I did not have to serve. On both Monday and Tuesday, enough potential jurors were called, questioned, and approved that the court clerk never got around to calling my name. The numbers in the room were getting slimmer though, as a number of potential jurors were dismissed for legitimate reasons.

My official juror badge sans the plastic holder we had to return to the court  clerk.

My official juror badge sans the plastic holder we had to return to the court clerk.

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After my second morning of waiting and then being dismissed, I decided to walk down to the boardwalk to see what was happening. As it turns out, not much. The weather was cold and rainy, not condusive to boardwalk strolling. However, I did snag pictures that represented Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Alone.

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And here’s the lonely feral kitty I saw just before I headed back to my warm car. This cat is a member of the Boardwalk Cats Project sponsored by Alley Cat Allies and volunteers who regularly feed, vaccinate, and monitor the cats that live under the boardwalk. Alley Cat Allies sponsors a humane Trap-Neuter-Return program for the cats.

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Leaving Atlantic City…lonely…

A cold, lonely December day in Atlantic City, NJ

A cold, wet, lonely December day in Atlantic City, NJ

Meow for now... ==

Meow for now… =<^;^>=

Zoomorphism Returns: Lucy the Elephant Turns 132-Years-Old

I had fun finding buildings shaped like cats in an earlier post, now here’s a building shaped like an elephant just twenty miles away from my home.   (Zoomorphism: buildings shaped like animals.)

Lucy the Elephant, Margate, New Jersey

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Here’s the party invitation complete with music.

Lucy even had her toes done for this special event, and so did the lucky Lucy staff.

Here’s a little Lucy history . . . with a surprise at the end!

Lucy the Elephant

Lucy the Elephant has weathered some storms in her time, but the last one, Superstorm Sandy in 2012, was a stand-off. Lucy stood her ground, and although her toes got wet and some neighboring homes and businesses suffered damage, Lucy survived. Here’s a news report about Lucy and Sandy: Lucy the Elephant Survived Sandy.

Now you can buy a Lucy T-shirt that says:

Lucy the elephant t shirt

You can find Lucy the Elephant on Facebook at Lucy the Elephant. Go and “like” her.

See also www.LucytheElephant.org

cat birthday imageThe Last Meow.

Lucy is how old? Oh my. And where’s my t-shirt? And why can’t I have pretty painted toe nails like Lucy? And when is my birthday? And how are you going to celebrate it? Let’s get back to the important stuff!

Meow for now. =<^!^>=

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