Posted at 8:57 am , on January 24, 2015
The extreme southern portions of Cape May County were spared any accumulating precipitation, save for areas of poor drainage. Pittsburgh Avenue and Beach are undergoing outfall pipe replacement to prevent this type of flooding from occurring. Thanks for stopping by and reading. Most of this blog has been relocated to the URL http://www.cookecapemay.com
Posted at 1:34 pm , on January 23, 2015
Colorful sunrise this morning from Poverty Beach. Thanks for Stopping by.
Posted at 8:55 am , on April 23, 2014
Cape May Full Rainbow Tuesday 4/22/2014
Lets face it Cape May is the Pot-O’-Gold at the end of the rainbow. Driving across the bridge into Cape May is a magical experience for many folks including locals. Some will compare it to driving south to Key West or across the lake into New Orleans.
Last night with the Golden Retriever’s precisely timed need to go out, I was able to capture this almost brilliant rainbow. I could see the sunset was creating a wonderful light on the roof tops. The fully dome-shaped rainbow appeared like a shield over the city reminiscent of Stephen King’s, “Under the Dome”. It wasn’t apparent just how magnificent it was until we reached the second floor of the motel.
When I realized we had a rainbow starting I quickly gave Joy a “find Uncle Jim” command and up the stairs to room 200 she headed. Joy, my five year old Golden, has a knack for finding her favorite guests. Guests that bring treats that is. It was on the sundeck that I realized we had a winner of a sunset rainbow. Rarely, ok never, without my IPhone I was able to snap a few pictures of the soon fading rainbow.
Ranbows evoke emotion in people. Cape May soothes peoples emotions. For this Irish guy I will place Cape May at the start of or under the rainbow, not at the end.
Posted at 10:59 am , on April 22, 2014
Seeing the sunrise is just one of the benefits we share while living on the Jersey Shore. Sharing it with others seems like a responsibility. Having the ability to see and hear the ocean in the quiet season is a bonus. Background noise, whether people or machine seems to be the only distraction to the sound of the ocean’s waves. It’s no surprise then to the reaction on social media such as Instagram to the sight and sound even if only fifteen seconds.
With a few key strokes and locating enough 3G signal I was able to upload and share this mornings serenity moment. Hope you enjoy it and get to visit soon.
Posted at 11:02 am , on April 4, 2014
Traffic Lights Now On
Seasons change. The calendar changes. The weekends bring change to the off-season in Cape May. In the winter I find myself sitting at a blinking traffic light until the car behind me blows its horn. Ah yes the lights stopped working regularly for the winter.
Fast forward (but not to fast) to Spring and suddenly hit the brakes, realizing its a damn red-light. It must be the first weekend in April and the traffic lights are on.
Slowly Cape May wakes from its winter slumber and locals adjust with it. Contrary to belief Cape May never really rolled up its sidewalks. It never really gets quiet here. No less than three taverns on an otherwise quiet Thursday night provide live entertainment. On any given weekday there is enough construction noise to rival any Hollywood movie set.
Weekends will percolate now. Friday’s will bring in the masses of weekend visitors who will become Sunday’s exodus. This pattern will repeat for several weeks until the “season” will be upon us.
For now it’s the adjustment to the traffic lights on again off again cycle of weekends. At least remembering to stop is less painful than remembering to feed the meter next month. Until then, get off the horn, I’m going.