Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Wordless Wednesday...Bargaintown Lake







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45 comments:

  1. what a peaceful and beautiful setting.

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  2. the snow is gone...since it was 70 yesterday...but I love these snowy pics.

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  3. That first one looks like it could be a fabulous painting. Tranquility in water colors...

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  4. So, so pretty! I love it!

    Happy WW!!

    www.goobermonkey.com

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  5. I love the name of the lake! :) and those swans are so lovely, even makes the red floats pop!

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  6. How beautiful, they look like postcard pictures!

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  7. Stunning photo! Looks so serene and tranquil. :)

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  8. it's called Bargaintown Lake because it is in a section of the township called Bargaintown...and I just realized that I have not idea why.

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  9. You should enter some of these in contests...truly awesome shots.

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  10. Love these! They are gorgeous!

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  11. Lovely shots! The first one is my fave!

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  12. What perfectly beautiful scenes. Great shots.

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  13. Beautiful shots! Happy WW! :)

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  14. I would love to just sit and stare for awhile. Have a wonderful WW

    http://www.nycsinglemom.com/2011/03/02/justin-bieber-first-love-wordless-wednesday/

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  15. SO placid and picturesque would make a lovely postcard or puzzle!

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  16. Beautiful shots... Warming there whilst we are now in Autumn!!

    Mine's up as well, today it looks at a 'Fly and be free'

    Have a great WW!

    AussiePomm

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  17. Lovely landscape. A promise of spring in the thawed edge of the lake and the swans, against the mid-winter haze on the horizon. Simply beautiful.

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  18. Absolutely picturesque and simply beautiful! But why is it called Bargaintown?

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  19. Wonderful shots! Happy WW.

    I played too. Mine are here and here.

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  20. How did it get that name? To quote Sketches of Egg Harbor Township..."By far the most appealing and persistent version of the origin of the name is that of the bargain made between James Somers, a large landholder, and his slaves. James Somers lived on the East side of the swamp that is now Bargaintown Lake and found it both inconvenient and difficult for himself and his associates to traverse to the West side and vice versa. He offered freedom to his slaves if in their spare time they would build a road across the swamp. After performing a full days work for their owner, the women would carry sand and gravel in their aprons or baskets and the men hand hauled stones and timber, laboriously building a passable road through the cedar swamp by lantern light. When the road was completed, Mr. Somers true to his word, granted the slaves their freedom and a piece of land to till. The bargain successfully accomplished, the village became known as Bargaintown."

    that road was named Central Ave..the street on which I live

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  21. btw...in the top picture, that road on the left, with the little dam, is the one that quote is talking about!

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  22. What a picturesque lake!

    I would love to see it in Spring.

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  23. Absolutely beautiful pictures. I love lighthouses too. Lovin' the header :). Happy WW.

    BK

    http://bkwalkerscafe.com

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  24. That first picture makes me want to go there. :) very nice!

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  25. Wow, those are incredibly beautiful pictures!

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  26. I had forgotten that Bargaintown Lake was so beautiful!! When its there everyday and you just drive by it you stop taking notice! Thanks for the beautiful pictures and the reminder!

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  27. So serene looking. Nice shot, Caite.

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  28. Very pretty and tranquil! Are these photos recent? The snow is definitely gone here, replaced by sunshine and warmer temperatures! We've hit 60 degrees today in Maryland. :)

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  29. Caite, beautiful scenes and photos. The lake and swans are lovely captures.

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  30. Serene mood...and nicely framed.

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  31. Picture postcard scenes of a beautiful lake. And I loved the story of how Bargaintown got it's name.

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  32. Stun, stun, stunning! I love these swans and the lighting on their graceful necks.

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  33. That's a pleasant and peaceful setting. You've given us a bargain by sharing your pictures at no charge. Thanks.

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  34. Beautiful images Caite, and I'm sure you're enjoying the warmer weather that followed them!

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  35. What beautiful photos, so peaceful.

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  36. These photos are simply great. I love the swans. I also take photos quite often. I love nature photos.

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  37. beautiful photos! I love the spots of color in the top pic - the subtle yellow of the house and the bright red buoys.

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