Friday, March 14, 2008

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Just a few pictures I've taken at a nearby park called Natirar. It is a 400-acre nature preserve that was a part of the estate of Walter and Kate Macy Ladd, and later acquired by King Mohammed VI of Morocco. There is a wonderful two-mile walking loop through gently rolling hills. A branch of the Raritan River flows through the park. (Note: Natirar is Raritan spelled backwards.) Follow this link to read more about the park, and see a few pictures of the Ladd home.

34 comments:

  1. Good Morning Sunshine! I love photos in black and white.....they are so ...classy :-) Rosie

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  2. Hi Mary
    Thanks for these beautiful photos! I love the trees, and left I drove gladly one while to yours.
    Take care
    Barbara

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  3. Beautiful photos. Have you found that you have improved your photography since blogging? I know I have. My early photos were aweful! I really can't wait to see all those trees clothed in soft spring green though:>)

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  4. Good morning Mary-

    Aren't these pics peaceful! The black and white so adds to the starkness of March!
    Enjnoy the day!

    :0)

    Tara

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  5. What a captivating stroll. Your pictures are breathtaking.

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  6. Mary,
    These photos are beautiful; you are becoming the Ansel( what would the feminine be?) Adams of New Jersey. The sun is trying to peek out here, rather a rare sight.

    Janet

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  7. Ohhhh, soooo pretty! These would all look great framed...every single one.

    That name is so cool, I'll be back to follow your link as soon as I get a spare minute. Thank you!

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  8. I'm never disappointed when I visit. These black and white photographs are beautiful. I think you need to publish a book of your photographs.

    Michelle

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  9. Hi Mary!
    Your photographs are absolutely wonderful!
    Thank you for sharing the park with us, it looks like an enchanted place!
    :) Abbie

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  10. It looks like a beautiful place Mary!

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  11. Mary -
    The park is absolutely gorgeous and your photos are amazing. What kind of camera do you use? I'm in the process of checking out several before I buy a new one. I have loved the one I have but it's time to upgrade a bit.
    ~Adrienne~

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  12. Hello Lovely Lady:

    Love the black & white photos. Thanks for sharing....

    Debbie Kay

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  13. OH, I love black and white photos. We had a black and white challenge on my blog and it was so much fun to see what everyone came up with.

    These shots are gorgeous!

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  14. thank you for the lovely photos. the east is so dear to me and after 23 years in california i still ache for it!jkj

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  15. Mary,
    These photos are stunning! And what a nice park for a winter's walk.
    Hugs, Laura

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  16. Those are beautiful. Should be on someones wall.

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  17. How stunning these photos look in black and white
    Alison

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  18. Mary,
    It looks like a beautiful park! Your pictures are stunning!
    Penny

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  19. Mary your photographs are amazing! I think you missed your calling!

    Hugs,
    Dena

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  20. These photos are wonderful. I always love black and white photography. Blessings, Karen

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  21. Hello there!!

    I love your pics, as always! Theres something about b&w photos that are so pretty and unique!

    Have a wonderul weekend,
    Stephanie

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  22. Your photos are beautiful Mary. Looks like a great park!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  23. Hi, Mary, I love those black & whites, so pretty. And you sure do manage to get some neat shots of your birdies eating.

    Happy Easter!
    Rhoda

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  24. The black and white photos are very nice. I loved your table manners post. So nice to visit again. It's been a long time.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  25. Beautiful place, beautiful photo's! I have always been a fan of black and whites, there's just something about them, kwim? Hope you're having a great day!
    Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

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  26. Very striking in the black & white. Great for the weather, too. And I love the link that you put to the park. I've heard of the Raritan River but never knew of the park or the estate.

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  27. Oh what a beautiful place to go for a daily walk. The pictures are just lovely, thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Rose

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  28. Whoops - hope I am not commenting again - but Wow! Cool pics - Now I am gonna go look at the house!

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  29. Beautiful pictures! Such an inspiring park!

    cielo

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  30. Darlene said...
    I love your black and white pictures? Do you ever sell them.
    would love to have the black and
    white ones, so neat.

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  31. Hi Darlene,
    If you will send me your email address, I will let you know about ordering prints of the photos.
    xoxo,
    Mary

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  32. Gorgeous photos...stunning black and white!

    Love,
    Sue

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