=Marks Photo Gallery
Some images of my recent (lack of) life:
Friends, family, landscapes, local and distant events. With the help of the internet I've met well over a hundred people online in person and have yet to be confronted by a stalker or Net weirdo.
Heck the site has been around for over a dozen years so I figure I can take it anywhere I want!
Most of my better|
=Mark's Image Submissions
for inclusion in
Specific Panoramio Groups
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My Bro Rich's Wedding
=Mark's Panorama Pics
Got a new camera and want to see what it can do...
Not what you're thinking...
Scotch & Savina
Some Foodie Friends I met many years ago Spring 1994
Annapolis Hotluck April 1996
My trip to Albuquerque for the 10th Annual Fiery Food Festival March 1998
Kim the Waitress (No, not from the Material Issue song) at a favorite local BBQ place
DC Area BBQ Fest June 1998
5th Annual Remlik Steamed Crab, Silver Queen, and Q Feast August 1998
5th Annual Bowers, Pa Chilefest September 1998
Rosies Reds, Whites and Bluesky Dinner October 1998
St. Louis Foodstock with members of the Foodwine list
Washington DC Foodstock/Lunchstock with members of the Foodwine Mailing list February 3-4, 1999
Mid Atlantic Hotluck 6 March 1999 with folks from the Chileheads Mailing List and a couple FoodWinos too...
Las Vegas Mini-FoodStock 16 March 1999 with another member of the Foodwine
Springtime Boston Foodstock 12 June 1999 with more members of the Foodwine list
9th Semi-Annual Concord BBQ/Hotluck Featuring members of the Chileheads and BBQ Mailing Lists
Christening my new Smoker Smokin' up a hunk 'o Pig on my Weber Smokey Mountain. July 3, 1999
First Annual NJ Hotluck 24 July, 1999 - Featuring members of the Chileheads Mailing list.
6th Annual Remlik Steamed Crab, Silver Queen, and Q Feast AKA the Oinkster Festival. July/August 1999
Bandana's 9th Annual Blues BBQ 8 August 1999. Sponsored by Bandanas Serious Pepper Products
Mini International Hotluck 15 Aug 1999
6th Annual Bowers Chile Festival attended by several folks from the Chileheads Mailing List
Rosies Reds, Whites and Boo-sky Dinner October 31, 1999
Bringing the fire inside! Grating problems with the start of fireplace season, November 1999
Gail & Nicole Waitstaff at my favorite local Seafood Restaurant
Image of iceboating on the nearby Navesink River in Red Bank, NJ on 6 Feb, 2000. This image was accepted by the Weather Channel as "Photo of the Week" for the week of 13 Feb, 2000.
Screen Shot of the Weather Channel presentation of the iceboat image.
Screen Shot of the Weather Channel presentation of an image of a sunset over a local river that was in their Photo Gallery the week of 20 Mar 2000.
Stevens Brothers New York Culinary Commando Raid 22 March 2000
Where would you expect to find some of the best BBQ in Oklahoma? Surely not at a Seafood Joint! July 2000... Damn that place is hot!
7th Annual Bowers Chile Festival September 9, 2000 - attended by several folks from
the Chileheads Mailing List
Bro Rich in Kayak exploring the Shrewsbury River. Sep 2000.
2nd Annual Red Lion Hotluck Red Lion, Pa. - 30 September 2000
3rd New Jersey Hotluck Hosted by Karen Stober, Warren, NJ - 21 Oct 2000. Was filmed for broadcast by TV Food Network.
Game Cabin 2000 Seneca State Forest, W Va.
Game Gabin trip at Parker Dam State Park, Pa. 2001
1st eGullet Dinner at China 46 Bergen, NJ. Apr 7, 2002
eGullet Meal at Mie Thai Restaurant June 2002, Woodbridge, NJ
1st NYC eGullet Potluck June 2002
My new vehicle Hyundai Santa fe on the beach in Wildwood NJ - September 2002
Lake at Japanese Garden Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Loop Road Seneca State Forest, West Virginia cabin trip - Fall 2002
Winter Scene 2003 Snow covered iceboats at Zen Beach on the Shrewsbury River. Nice Wallpaper
Presidents Day Blizzard 2003 Backyard Shot
Ryan's Graduation Party June 2003. My oldest son graduates! Bro Rich and I cater the event.
Wildflowers at Zen Beach on the bank of the Shrewsbury River. July 2003
Red Lion Chilehead Hotluck" September 2003
eGullet NJ Pig-BBQ & PotluckVernon, NJ - September 2003
Varmint's 1st Annual Pig Pickin' Raleigh, NC. October 11, 2003
Game Cabin XXIV Seneca State Forest WV. October 2003
Iceboat and snowdrift at Zen Beach on Shrewsbury River, January 04.
Salt Marsh on Sandy Hook Penninsula, NJ. Jul 04. (Platform in center is for nesting Ospreys)
- (For cool image of the Hook, Click Here (click on image to enlarge)
Horseshoe Cove Looking south from Sandy Hook. Jul 04
Game Cabin 2004 Seneca State Forest, W Va.
Oceanic Bridge over the Navesink River, Rumson, NJ. Halloween 2004
Fall drive on back roads of Navesink, NJ. Halloween 2004.
February trip to visit Friends in Florida February 2005
Some beach glass I had collected over the years, Before and After sorting and cleaning
My Front Yard Blooms in the early Spring, 2005
13 August 2005, 3:15pm. For the first time since owning it, my Outdoor Hanging Galileo Thermometer registers "All Balls Down" indicating temperatures in excess of 100 degrees! (Note: You can also see a portion of my back yard becoming a Nature Preserve/Lyme Tick sanctuary as I've not been able to mow it this year.) *What is a Galileo Thermometer?
GlassWitches Ball and Radiometer, in Dining Room Window. *What's a Radiometer?
Bowl of Heirloom Tomatoes From Meadowview Farms. A Mennonite operation that founded the Bowers Chile Pepper Festival in eastern Pa.
Zen Beach - Shrewsbury River, September 2005
Another Sunset on Zen Beach July 2006
A Red Savina Habanero given to me by a coworker after her trip to the Southwest (OK, Southwest Jersey...) September 2005. Was dutifully sliced and eaten as a side with dinner at a local Mexican eatery. (Added note: Was subsequently used on an ABC News Nightline segment on super hot chicken wings made by Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap in Chicago, using Red Savina chiles. Screen shot off my TV is here) February 1, 2008
Traditional Japanese Summer Dinner Group of friends from work who get together for dinner regularly. From left to right, Kevin Murphy, Linnea Tober (soon to become Linnea Tober-Murphy), Beverly Beasley, Susan Rokeach (Standing) Susan's grandson Max, Moi (Standing) and Iris Crawford. Our own little UN delegation. This was the happy hour before the dinner. Those "Juice Boxes" on the table were Sake, as it is packaged and sold in vending machines in Japan. Much hilarity ensued... July 2005.
Billy Hector Local Blues and Rock musician performs with friends at a local Cajun Restaurant. September 2005.
Stringbean & the Stalkers perform live @ Ragin Cajun September 2005
Sonny Kenn Band's CD release Party Crossroads Bar, Asbury Park, NJ. October 2005
Foodwineos have a
FoodStock in Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. 14 - 16 October, 2005. What's a FoodWino?
Laying in a bit of Wood in order to keep the Fireplace warm through the cold months!
Thanksgiving Weekend, Western Pa. 2005. I'm adopted by a couple Kitties! These are shots of He and She prior to the seven hour journey back to Exit 109.
This shows one week of conditioning. Kitties have taken over my Chair. Something about the quartz heater in front of it. They decided they liked the names "Scotch" and "Savina."
Scotch & Savina like to make me jealous when I have to get up and get ready for work.
Enforcing NJ Traffic Law on Zen Beach
Linnea & Kevin's Wedding Halloween - 2008
February 2010 One word - Snow. OK, another one - Ice.
Greek Dinner at Nikos Trapezi - April 2010
Bro Rich's Wedding May 1, 2010
Dinner at Lil' Masters Grille July 2010