Gingerbread Sky


I  must give my sister Ellen credit for these photos, she sends some really cool pictures and I thoroughly enjoy them.  I had no idea what she meant with the title until I opened the photos, what a surprise and delight to see what she had done.

I checked out Wikipedia to see what they showed about it:

Ocean Grove was founded in 1869 as an outgrowth of the camp meeting movement in the United States, when a group of Methodist clergymen, led by William B. Osborn and Ellwood H. Stokes, formed the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association to develop and operate a summer camp meeting site on the New Jersey seashore. By the early 20th century, the popular Christian meeting ground became known as the “Queen of Religious Resorts.” The community’s land is still owned by the camp meeting association and leased to individual homeowners and businesses. Ocean Grove remains the longest-active camp meeting site in the United States.

Now you have a bit of history which explains why there is a lot of gingerbread there.  Here are some examples:

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The Victorians loved gingerbread on their houses, even their “summer places”.

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I have to admit, I love it; these have enough to make them interesting but not over done.

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And if you didn’t have a fancy gingerbread, there are some lovely cottages that are just as nice.

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And of course, a real cool Main Street!

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Ellen has also been sending pictures of flowers – everything is a little later there because they have had so much snow and ice.  I feel as if I am enjoying Spring for a second time.

Thank You so much Ellen!

 

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2 Responses to “Gingerbread Sky”

  1. Charlotte Trayer Says:

    Ooooh….aaaaah…..I do love houses with Victorian gingerbread!! Ron looks at it and sees what a pain it would be to paint; I look at it and see the beauty!!

    • Lee Kaplanian Says:

      That’s why hiring a painter makes it much easier. I think men often are more practical – though I must admit to seeing driveways on hills and being glad I don’t have to use it in the snow. That is about drives in Southern California.

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