Thomas Southard, of Hammonton, stands in front of an arbor he made from vines and wood, holding a birds' nest he made from wisteria vines, inside a branch of bayberry. Southard is a naturalist artist and plant consultant to television shows and movies.
Ashlyn and John Meek, of Cape May, welcomed Maci Ann, the first baby of the New Year born at Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Court House, at 12:14 a.m. Jan. 1. Big sister Jaden Rose holds her doll.
Little Ken Chen rests in mother Yam Ping's arms as his proud father, Jing Chen, of Rio Grande, keeps watch.