Monday, August 1, 2011

A Lovely Summer Sunday

Yesterday, I met a friend who lives in New Jersey, and with only a small agenda, we set out to enjoy a leisurely drive, take some photos, and do a little shopping along the way.






We passed produce stands both large and small.   Saw nice pastures, a horse grazing, and were lucky enough to not have too many cars behind us to hinder any photo opportunities we saw.




We drove through Washington Crossing State Park, lots of people were swimming or sunning, enjoying a picnic, and we saw at least one car with a kayak.  




















The lady at the small produce stand, after I purchased some things, handed me this tomato, and said,  "I want you to take this tomato.  It is the sweetest you will ever taste, and it is in the shape of a heart." 








I was touched by this, it is not the prettiest, but she  was right about the taste, there was almost no acidity.  I ate it as if it were a peach!




This is a photo of Washington's Crossing Bridge, taking you into Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  George Washington crossed this in 1776, probably on horseback as the water is very shallow.  A future post will have the tale of that part of our Sunday drive.


Better late than never, I always say, so I am joining


(wishing her the best)
Thanks, ladies, for hosting!

xo

33 comments:

  1. Looks like a wonderful day you had! I wonder what kind of tomato that was - it sounds delicious.

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  2. Hello Barbara:
    What a wonderful day out you had and what pretty images you have captured for us. The tomato looks most intriguing. We are rather too concerned these days with how fruit and vegetables look when it is taste which really matters. How kind the stallholder was to offer it to you.

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  3. Looks like you had a perfect day! Glad you stopped for some summer goodies:@)

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  4. I just love day trips like this one. I wish I could do it everyday. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  5. What a lovely trip and your photos are gorgeous. I espeically love the small church.

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  6. That looks like so much fun..just to drive off and enjoy the day! Nice of that lady to give you the special tomato! ;D

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  7. That is the best way to spend the day.

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  8. Wow, what "A Lovely Summer Sunday" you had with your friend♫♫♫
    I love the "heart-shape" tomato which was nicely given to you♡♡♡
    I never had sweet enough one for me.
    Oh, in the Washington Crossing State Park, you can swim. Looks like a lake but allowed to swim.
    Happy for your MARVELOUS day, my friend♪♪♪
    Lots of love and Hugs xoxo, Orchid.

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  9. Ahh New Jersey!Love the farm stands and that tomato, how special! It looked like a great day for a drive and a relaxing one at that.

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  10. I love visiting the farm stands in NJ when we travel though that state in summer. The tomato was so big! I wonder what kind it was?

    I have a "thing" for GW so I'd be in awe to see that spot, Barbara! I spent a whole summer a few years ago tracing GW's path in the Battle of Brooklyn -- the first battle of the Revolution.

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  11. That's so sweet of her to gave that to you. Wish I could taste sweet tomatoes too. ^_^

    Blue Monday

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  12. That tomato looks so interesting. Sometimes the ugliest ones taste the bests. Our tomatoes haven't been the prettiest ones this year, but they have been the best tasting ones that I've ever had. I read that it has something to do with the hot, dry weather we've had. Glad you had a great day out and about the countryside.

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  13. Sounds like you had a wonderful time made all the more special with friends!

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  14. What a fun day, Barbara! Have a great week!

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  15. Hi Barbara,
    Days like these are to be treasured!
    Thanks for stopping by
    Maggie

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  16. What a lovely way to spend a Sunday. Great photos!
    Rita

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  17. I used to live in NJ and I know Bucks County too... nice in the summer and fall harvest time.
    Baci,
    Lorraine

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  18. FUN! that's what it's all about,I do love me a road side stand,I can't hardly drive past one without stopping,this is my kinda leisure fun, just driving along and stopping when ever we want too.YEP,I could go for some right now,wish I would have been with yall.
    ~Jo

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  19. I love love love a leisurely drive. It's one of my favorite things to do. Yours looks wonderful (and "fruitful"!)

    I am very interested in the next part. (I never realized that he probably crossed on horseback. That does make more sense, doesn't it?)

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  20. I love the new post. The photos came out great. Can't wait to go on another one of our adventures.

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  21. What a terrific way to spend a summer's day... especially with a friend!

    Blessings, Debbie

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  22. Hi Barbara! Sounds like a most perfect day! Love walking through olden cemeteries and reading the headstones! Fruit stands, wish we had some around here. That is a different looking tomato.
    What a pretty area you live in.
    Hope you can come to my Rooster/Chickie party. Maybe your two fine feathered friends could come disguised as Roosters! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Sheila ;)

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  23. It's always fun to wander through old cemeteries and farm markets! Glad you had a fun time with your friend, Barbara.

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  24. It looks like a wonderful day. I just love this time of year when produce is available everywhere you look!

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  25. What a wonderful summer day in the country. Your photos are beautiful!

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  26. great day! That tomato is NEAT! Never judge a book by it's cover, huh...Mom WAS right!

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  27. Thank you for taking me along with you. I grew a tomato in my garden in the shape of a heart .My little grandson said," Nana I think your garden loves you. I hope so because I love it.
    Smiles,Dottie

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  28. What a great day trip! I enjoyed it!

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  29. Beautiful photos, Barbara! I love the statue in the park! Wow, that was a lot of work for someone!

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  30. Sounds like a lovely day with a friend! The Tablescaper and I had a good one yesterday, criss crossed the island in search of bargains! I need to stop hanging out with her!

    Love the Nativity you found, and yes, it was meant to find a new home with you, God's will!
    Have a great weekend!

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  31. A day with a good friend is always a good day. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays. So sorry it's taken me so long to visit.

    - The Tablescaper

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  32. Glad you enjoyed your day in Bucks County. It is beautiful. I live there and cross the little Washington Crossing bridge almost daily.

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