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
My remaining favorites were taken in New York City and Montclair, NJ.
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.
I visited the Van Vleck House and Gardens in Montclair, New Jersey about 6 weeks ago. The 5.8 acre estate is open 365 days a year and entrance is free. It is a very tranquil and beautiful place. I have visited Gardens many times and always enjoy walking through the exquisite gardens.
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
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…..
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