Archive for March, 2012

March 31, 2012

Sweater in a tree

Dog sweater in a tree

In the South Mountain Reservation, there’s a tree with a small dog sweater fastened to it, about 12-15 feet above the ground. (It’s got doggie bones knitted all over it.)

I think the condition of the sweater is too good for it to have been fastened there when the tree was much shorter, so someone must’ve put a lot of effort into nailing this sweater to this tree.

Maybe it’s a memorial of some kind? Maybe a small dog got lost here in the park, or maybe killed by a coyote, or maybe drowned in the nearby Rahway River? Maybe the dog just loved to come here when it was alive? Maybe a couple drunk kids found a sweater and thought that nailing it really high on a tree would be a hilarious prank?

Or maybe the spectacle goblins are stealing dog sweaters now. Maybe this is the work of SWEATER GOBLINS, much more closely related to Sock Goblins.

March 30, 2012

Sunset 4

A generic sunset!

Everyone loves a generic sunset over a generic lake!

(This is actually Echo Lake, which I suppose is a very specific lake.)

March 29, 2012

River glass

River glass

If it’s sea glass when the sea does the polishing, it must be river glass when it’s smoothed by a river, right?

March 28, 2012

Looking out

Overlooking the Rahway River

Lookout points are pretty spiffy, even if I need to go a little off-trail to get to them.

…weeeeeell, maybe more than a little off-trail. (*cough*)

March 27, 2012

Morning commute


We’ve been having some lovely foggy mornings recently. I wish I could hang out on the roof of my train and take scenic photos as we whiz by these foggy landscapes.

March 26, 2012



A tiny lip of water trickling down a brook at the South Mountain Reservation.

…I’m a little bit obsessed with trying to photograph falling water at the moment.

March 25, 2012

Wood in the woods


I like living near the woods! Man oh man. All you city people with your culture and fancy restaurants and swanky nightlife, you ain’t got nothin’ on this.

March 24, 2012

Stay in your lane!

New Providence High School track!

Last time I had an ankle/tendon/ligament injury, I was very wary of running up and down hills (which was unfortunate because I basically live in the middle of a large hill).

But for the next time that injury flares up… the track at the New Providence High School is— as far as I can tell— open to public joggers.

Labyrinth entrance to the track!

I don’t know if this is standard or not (I don’t go lurking around high school tracks very often), but there’s a little ungated labyrinthine entrance that you can squeeze through, and BOOM! there you are on the track.

Plus, there’s a sign asking joggers to stay on the outside three lanes. Why would they post such a sign if joggers weren’t welcome?

March 23, 2012

Unidentified yellow flower!


Spring is springing! Oh my gosh you guys, I might have to do another Flower Week and show them all off.

March 22, 2012

Duck X-ing

X marks the spot! So do the ducks, I guess.

Ducks! At Echo Lake in Mountainside. This is the east end of the lake.

Google Maps: Echo Lake

I specify this because Echo Lake is a very long, narrow lake, and it matters.

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