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Isolation Photo Project, Day 37

I'm borrowing some words from Patrick LaRoque. When New Jersey's government official invoked shelter-in-place executive orders and shuttered most businesses in the state, and later closed state and county parks and nature trails, I fully expected a psychological impact to the pandemic. Few of my "friends" on Facebook didn’t accept the possibility: They felt it necessary to compare this life and this situation and our experiences to the experiences of long-dead World War II veterans. You have a family around…

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Neighbour-woods

My township, Montgomery Township, is mostly farmland and woodland and streams and hiking trails. It's rural, with narrow country roads without sidewalks, lots of ditches and foxes and wild turkey in the backyard, and it's not unusual to see a farm tractor on the one-lane roadway. However, because of our proximity to New York City and Philadelphia, the area is considered suburban. I've shared some of the photographs I've captured while finding solace in the wooded areas around my neighbourhood.…

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Isolation Photo Project, Day 16

Jeff's Isolation Photo Project is all about capturing at least one photograph a day without leaving your backyard. For the project, I have photographed around Downton Princeton, in the nearby forest hiking trails, inside my house, but I have not yet photographed my backyard. Until now. Until now, my backyard had been mostly devoid of anything I consider attractive. I live in a planned community of townhomes where everything is designed to be “vanilla”. Our backyard is shared, community space,…

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Isolation Photo Project, Day 6

cat lying on floor

I think this is the 6th day of Jeff's Isolation Photo Project. The last few days, we had fantastic weather, and I was able to leave my immediate neighbour and enjoy many of the nature trails for which my town is known. But today, the weather changed back to the cold, damp and dreary weather typical for March in New Jersey. Other than a short trip to a local farmers market, Norz Hill Farm & Market, to support the farmers,…

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