Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Giving Pond

About two weeks ago on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, I went for a couple hikes at The Giving Pond not far from the Uhlerstown, Pennsylvania/Frenchtown, New Jersey bridge that crosses the Delaware River. It was a beautiful warm sunny day with bright blue skies much of the time. The Giving Pond was at one time a stone quarry but was converted into a park. Below are some photos from those two hikes.

One section of The Giving Pond
Notice the bluffs in the upper right background

A swamp marigold blossom

A more direct view of the bluffs and tree line across the pond

Some beautiful birds

Willow trees starting to leaf out

 Another view of The Giving Pond

 I love the reflection of the Canadian Goose in the pond

 A great place to watch the skies, too

There are at least four logs with rows of turtles in this picture, maybe more.

A beautiful robin


  1. Tim, I like this time of year and you took wonderful pictures of early spring. You even captured a little robin. I try someday to take pictures of this bird.

    Beautiful and very interesting pictures. Love them a lot.

  2. The Giving Pond is a great place to explore. Great photos Tim, have a great week.

  3. Enchanting, and to think this refuge came from a quarry! This is a tolerant planet we live on. Thanks, Tim.

  4. Beautiful spring captures, Tim. Love those little birds -- I wonder what they are? :)

  5. Don't you just love how everything is coming to life, Tim! And these images are from 2 weeks ago. Our weather just turned cold again, and maybe yours did, too. But we know that everything will soon be alive. Easter is coming!

  6. Brown, blue and a bit of green, I like the colours of spring.
    The robin was so happy !

  7. The giving pond is a neat place to see the wildlife and new growth.

  8. My friend always wonderful photos. I loved especially the canadian goose.
    For you and your family a very happy Easter.

  9. It's a moment of the year which doesn't last enough...
    It's almost finished here and the trees have too much green leaves now !!!!