Archive for ‘Echo Lake Park’

September 20, 2012

Duck bathing

duck bathing, yessirree, for all you duck fetishists out there

Just a mallard flappin’ around in Echo Lake.

September 11, 2012

Eleven years

Warped steel girder from the World Trade Center-- part of the September 11 Memorial at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside/Springfield

The closer you are to Manhattan, the more people you can find who were directly affected by September 11, 2001.

Names of those killed. Click for full size.

At the time, I was living about two hours south of Manhattan. I personally didn’t know anyone who was killed, but— six degrees of separation— it seemed like everybody knew somebody who’d lost a spouse, a brother, a mother, a son.

A new world is possible: be the change

Near New Providence, every day the commuter trains are crammed with what I call “Wall-Street-types.” Eleven years ago… I wonder what it would’ve been like. I’m glad I don’t know firsthand.

The September 11 memorial in context

Today, there is a memorial ceremony being held at Echo Lake Park’s September 11 memorial, where these photos were taken. The memorial’s two rusty monuments were created from twisted steel girders from the World Trade Center itself.

September 10, 2012

Great blue heron!

Great blue heron!

I saw a great blue heron this weekend! I think it’s a juvenile. How cool is that!

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 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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