Jamaica Bay

A short trip to Jamaica bay netted these. It was great to see that the East Pond is once more accessible. This is thanks to the efforts of dedicated birders like Andrew Baksh, who worked with Gateway National Recreation Area to see to it the the pumps were repaired. The water levels are now maintained at a lower levels so that both shorebirds and birders may use the shores of the pond.

Brooklyn Bridge Park

After our morning visit to Green-Wood Cemetery we ate our picnic at Brooklyn Bridge Park. We were lucky to find parking on John Street by the ConEdison Farragut Substation. After lunch I bought an ice cream at the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory. I enjoy ice cream on a hot day. I processed these with cooling blue and violet filters to change the time of day plus added skies.

Green-Wood Grass

Green-Wood has a program to help wildlife and improve the environment. This article explains what they are doing Rethinking Urban Grasslands – Green-Wood.

Green-Wood Mausoleums

I love the elaborate Gothic and Romanesque architecture on some of the mausoleums.

Green-Wood Monuments

Some statuary. I particularly like the first one with the backlit leaves.

Green-Wood Tree

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

Green-Wood Gargoyles

Many of the tombs have fantastic sculptures on them. This one has a bear on it too.