The downpour started just as I pulled into the driveway of Paulsdale, the Mt. Laurel birthplace of Quaker suffragist Alice Paul. I was early for NJ Gov. Chris Christie's scheduled signing of a funding bill for the New Jersey Historic Trust. It would have made a better photo if the governor were the one walking up to the porch, but you can't have everything. It was done raining by the time he arrived.
Since we all know what the governor looks like by now, I didn't feel the need to photograph him actually signing the bill, or speaking from the podiium. Besides, the room inside the 1880's farmhouse was packed - and probably really hot. So I stayed outside, looking in through the hundred-year-old glass.