Cranbury Park in Spring: A Photo Essay

The weather was just right and the sun was out today so I decided to go hiking. Time to step out of the house and enjoy the sun and the breeze. I need this exercise. Not just for my physical well being but for my spiritual, mental and emotional health as well. Being with nature always soothes my soul and calms my frazzled nerves. I brought my big camera along too so that I can practice on my photography. Here is a collection of shots from my two hour nature walk.

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Gallaher mansion from the back
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I could sit for hours here
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I could be wrong but from the quick google search that I did, this appears to be a flowering pear tree
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Up close practicing on my bokeh
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So nice to see not that many people this time
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A hole in the tree
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Lonely bench
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There is just something about white picket fences that make for good photo subjects
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A playground sits to the left (unseen here) with a few moms and their kids hanging out
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The historic Gallaher Mansion completed in 1931 is a classic example of the Tudor revival style of architecture
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Discovered this cottage hidden amongst these yellow bushy flowers
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Forsythia blooms
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The rest of the park looked bleak and dreary
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No greens for these trees yet
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So why did they have to vandalize this tree?
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Lichen on a fallen trunk
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This trail stretches for 1.3 miles
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Stone fence
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The big rock in the park where I stopped to rest, drink and take a selfie
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The long and winding trail that I took
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Interesting what you can notice up close
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Pretty little yellow weed flowers
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The Tea House
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More bokeh
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No idea what these red flowers are
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The formal garden

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