A walk in the Park

Ahhh, there is nothing like a walk in the park. Practically any park will do. There is just something about being out among nature that is relaxing and therapeutic to us. It's the reason you find so many people in these environments, especially when the weather is great. When I was in New York recently I took a walk in Central Park, which opened in 1857 on nearly 850 acres of city land.  It was a chilly Fall day with a crispness in the air and clearing skies after an evening of rain.  Below I'll share just a few of the many photos captured that morning.

We begin with the first pond that I came across. I recall being a little surprised that there were still some remnants of Fall color remaining, but was certainly happy to see this. :-)

Pond in the Park
Pond in the Park

After walking a short distance I stopped to grab the shot below.

Across the Pond
Across the Pond

I always find it enjoyable and interesting to see what others are doing to pass the time and enjoy the great outdoors. I came upon a gentleman who was busy creating a painting of the beautiful scene that was before him. He seemed to really be enjoying his outing and you could tell that this was by no means his first painting. I wanted to have a peek at his work, but didn't want to disturb his groove. I envisioned a sign that said "Artist at Work!" :-)

Painting in the Park
Painting in the Park

Knowing that I would post this candid shot at some point, I wondered if he would ever see it. Probably not but in case he ever did...

The Artist
The Artist

there would be no doubt that it was he.

He could show the Grand-kids. ;-)

Lots of goodies in this historic park, including the rocky outcrop below. Curious me wanted to have the rocks carbon dated to see just how old they are. Just kidding!

Rocky Outcrop
Rocky Outcrop

That's going to do it for today, hope you enjoyed the walk.

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you enjoy your day.

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