Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Crossing the Delaware

I took these pictures today while crossing the Delaware river into New Jersey just a few miles away from George Washington's famous crossing in 1776. My crossing was a lot warmer and the bridge made it a lot easier.

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25 comments:

Martha Z said...

I love the swan. How nice to be able to explore the places where our nation began. While it's true there is a lot of history here in our native California, I feel a greater connection to the east coast.

Carletta said...

Lovely shots!

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ChrisC and JonJ said...

I wonder if George would have preferred a crossing like your's.I think so.

Martha said...

Nice shots for WW James! :-)

Pam said...

Great shots. At least it wasn't frozen. Thanks for sharing.

ewok1993 said...

The water looks so calm and the sky so beautiful.

Princess Sarah said...

This is awesome. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day.
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Vicky said...

the swan is so lovely and graceful, thanks for sharing these two lovely photos have a great day James.

Bogey said...

Your connection to George Washington's crossing made me wonder how many people would stop to even think of the significance of that moment. Or even that spot for that matter! Great stuff James!

char72 said...

Crossing the Delaware. That is cute.
Charlotte

Regina said...

Beautiful shots!

Ebie said...

The swan is so graceful. Great composition of the second photo.

Maggie May said...

Lovely pictures. I especially liked the second one. Very tranquil and appealing.

Reader Wil said...

Great shots! Thanks for visiting! Have a great day!

Irene Toh said...

Nice blue sky in your river crossing picture. Wonder how warm the temperature over there.
Thanks for stopping by.

Saretta said...

Lovely swan!

m_m said...

Beautiful calm photos:)

Pacey said...

Beautiful and so scenic. Great shot of the water critter.

Dina said...

Hi James. I love the wording of this post. :)
Do you really have wild swans in America?

Thanks for your kind comment at Jerusalem Hills.
See you again. Shalom.

Tricia said...

I'm adding your page to my blog roll so I can "look over your shoulder" through a tour of such a historical area as Pennsylvania!
Great WW post, too!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Nice shots. What a wonderful view. I like the swan too. I only get to see swans at the zoo here.

srp said...

It looks like the swan could use a lift from General Washington's boat... or yours. We lived in Newark, Delaware when I was in college and I remember driving up into New Jersey, down to Cape May and across to the southern tip of Delaware and then back up the state... all in an afternoon.

San said...

This is the way I could cross the Delaware. Just beautiful.

VALKYRIEN said...

Lovely shots - and I love the swan! They are such graceful birds!

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Dottie Jo said...

Great shots, James! I wonder if that is one of the same swans that I have photos of...
If you can, you should try to make it to Washington's Crossing on Christmas Day - they reenact the original crossing. I haven't been there in MANY years, and the last time I went it was so cold out that my camera froze, but it is still worth it. A fun thing to do on Christmas day between the gift opening and early dinner.