My Favorite Pictures from 2017

Here are my favorite photos from 2017. I initially selected just ten photos a couple of weeks ago that I was going present as my favorites of last year, but after multiple reviews of my 2017 photos I wasn’t totally sure I wanted to narrow down my number of favorites to ten. I ended up with sixteen after my final review.

I’ll start with my Pennsylvania Photos

N3rdSt Easton-IPP May-9-17
North Third Street, Easton, PA
Bachman House H-Day SE Jul-090-17
Bachman House in Easton, PA on Heritage Day, July 9th, 2017.
Route 78 Bridges SE
Route 78 Bridges over the Delaware.
5-Larry Holmes Statue SE
The Statue of former Heavy Weigh Champ Larry Holmes at Scott Park, Easton, PA.
9-Nevin Park
Full Moon over Easton.
1-Jan Towpath Snow SE
The Delaware Canal Towpath
Beth Steel Bldg #76 SE Apr-30-17
Building 76 at Bethlehem Steel

My remaining favorites were taken in New York City and Montclair, NJ.

8-Gov Island Parade Field G9X
The Parade Field at Governor’s Island, New York
Bed 10 Presby
Bed #10 at the Presby Iris Gardens, Montclair, NJ.
7-Great Hall Yankee Stadium SE
The Great Hall at Yankee Stadium
4-Washington Sq Park Summer SE
Summer in Washington Square Park, NYC
2-Montclair Edgemont Pk IPP
Pond at Edgemont Park, Montclair, Nj
3-Liz Christie Chair SE
Chair in Liz Christie Park, NYC
6-Central Park BB SE
Basketball Courts in Central Park, NYC
Rock Ctr Tree and Saks G9X
Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center
10-Gramercy Pk benches_BW G9X
Gramercy Park, NYC

Visit to The Presby Memorial Iris Gardens Montclair, NJ – 21 May 2017

Here are a few pictures and a video that I shot last weekend during my visit to Mountainside Park in Upper Montclair, NJ, which one of the New Jersey cities that I lived  in back in 1980’s and 1990’s. The Presby Iris Gardens always attract significant crowds from Northern New Jersey and beyond. This year is the 90th Anniversary of the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens.

I took all pictures with my iPhone SE and iPad Pro 9.7

The video was shot with my iPhone SE.

Here is the short video that I shot at the Gardens.

Flower Power: Visiting Gardens in Montclair, NJ

Back in May I had an opportunity to make a day trip to Montclair, NJ to visit two sites which feature beautiful collections of flowers and other plants. I was originally going to post a few pictures from my trip back in May and I started composing this blog post back then, but I never made final choices among all the pictures I took and I just let the post sit in Draft status for the past few months. Anyway, just decided to select a few pictures a liked and finish this post up. I really did enjoy this trip. I lived in Montclair at different points in the 1980’s and 1990’s, but it had been long time since I visited the Gardens at Mountainside Park.

First stop was at the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens at Mountainside Park. The Irises are in bloom from May 15th to June 5th, so late May is an ideal time to visit. I would highly recommend a visit to Mountainside Park at that time of the year if you want view the Irises

The Presby Memorial Iris Gardens
The Presby Memorial Iris Gardens

If you would like to learn more information about the Presby Gardens please click the link below:

I took quite a few pictures at Mountainside. Here a few of my favorites…..

Pres Gardens Irises


PG Bed 10 HOF

Next stop was the Van Vleck House and Gardens, which is located about two miles down the road from Mountainside Park. Just travel south on Upper Mountain Avenue, until you hit Van Vleck Street. Then you just make a left and the entrance to the Van Vleck estate’s parking lot on the right

VV House FR view

VVHG Tennis Court garden

VV Portico

VV House Flowers