Midtown

Photographed around 53rd Street and on 5th Avenue on my way home via Central Park in Manhattan.

High Line

The High Line is adding a new connection to the uptown end soon Connections | The High Line.

Some of the artwork is intriguing.

Loon Lake Flora

This is the last of my 2005 Adirondack edits.

Green-Wood Tree

I liked how the early morning sun made the reddish leaves on this tree glow.

Scherman Hoffman and Great Swamp

Our small group of Linnaean NY birders led by Richard Z tried to stay cool by hugging the shade on Sunday, July 3. The highlight was a Ruby-throated Hummingbird sitting on its tiny golf ball sized nest at Great Swamp in Morris County, New Jersey. The rest of these photographs were made at the New Jersey Audubon Sherman Hoffman Sanctuary.

Willowwood Details

More images from Willowwood Arboretum.

Willowwood Arboretum

Another lovely place to visit next to Bamboo Hook is the Willowwood Arboretum in Morris County, New Jersey.

Bamboo Brook

I found a new place to visit in Morris County, New Jersey: Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center / Gardens | Morris County Parks (morrisparks.net). It is about an hour’s drive from New York.

“Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center, located on 687 acres, was once known as Merchiston Farm and was the home of William and Martha Brookes Hutcheson from 1911 to 1959. Bamboo Brook’s original 100 acres was donated by the daughter of Mrs. Hutcheson. Ms. Hutcheson one of America’s first women landscape architects attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s School of Architecture and Planning, along with other famous women garden designers of that time, including Marion Coffin and Beatrix Farrand. …”