Central Park 1 of 3

I’m a member of Sierra Photo NYC – New York City Sierra Club Photography Committee. We went to Central Park for a photoshoot on November 4th 2021. I made a lot of photographs. It was hard to choose what to post so I’ll show half of them over the next several posts.

Inselteich and Tornower-Niederung

On the day of my birthday Marc and I toured the area around Lubben. We stopped for a mosquito laden picnic in the woods. A highlight for me was being able to get some photographs of Cranes in a field and Red Kites following a tractor in a field.

I wanted a photograph of this lovely mansion with a tower. I was only able to photograph the tower. I was chased off and told no photographs. The owner actually drove out in his car to make us leave. I was not standing in his property.

Near the end of the excursion, I made Marc stop the car. I saw a mushroom by the side of the road that was the size of a football. Wish I had known it was edible, I would have picked it and its companion for dinner.

The next to last photo shows a windfarm in the distance. Germany has loads of wind turbines.

Cheesequake Plants

Read about Cheesequake in the post before this one: Cheesequake Birds – Sherry Felix – port4u. It is less than an hour’s drive from lower Manhattan. The recent rains made it optimal for many varieties of fungi to fruit.

Green-Wood Flora

6th and last in the Green-Wood Cemetery series. Here’s a link to their site: Green-Wood – National Historic Landmark in Brooklyn, NY. There is loads of information, history and maps there.

Jefferson Market Plants

Assorted plants form the lovely little garden on Greenwich Street and 6th Avenue. I included a reworked Trillium from Central Park. The first three have replaced backgrounds.

Stonecrop Gardens

On September 8, 2021 after the morning trip with Linnaean NY to Rockefeller SP ended we went with our friend Kathleen to Croton Point to possibly see birds and eat lunch. There where so many bees we ate in the car. After a brief stop at the Echo Canoe launch we decided to drive to Cold Springs, New York for coffee. After that we drove up to Stonecrop Gardens nearby STONECROP GARDENS – 81 Stonecrop Lane – Cold Spring New York 10516. It is a drop-dead gorgeous garden and well worth a visit. The view from the hills of the Hudson Highlands is magnificent.

Stonecrop, opened in 1992, began as a private garden. In 1958, Garden Conservancy founder Frank Cabot and his wife, Anne, built their home on sixty hilltop acres of fields and woods outside Cold Spring, New York. The land was a gift from Anne’s grandmother, Evelina Ball Perkins (more history at the website).