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Saturday, February 6, 2010
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It’s time for some new pictures on this blog. We were supposed to get hit by a big snowstorm coming up the coast, which has Washington DC under two feet of snow. So, I was going to take some ‘winter wonderland’ pics during the storm and post them today.

HOWEVER, the storm got pushed south unexpectedly, and we had hardly a flurry. So I got out of bed and went to a 7am memorial Catholic mass for my mother (who passed last October), at her old neighborhood parish in Passaic. On the way back, I pulled into a little vest-pocket park along Broad Street in Clifton, called the Morris Canal Historic Park. I had often seen the signs for it, but never stopped; didn’t look like much from the roadway. It turned out to be a cute little park, down a hillside wedged between a high-voltage electrical power line and the Garden State Parkway. Some local people really cared about it, as it was nicely maintained. Despite the glum clouds and 25 degree weather, I got out and snapped a few pix.

There’s actually a small stretch of the original canal there, complete with frozen water and towpath along side.

They put up a modern plastic canal post with good wishes for the world, next to the usual bronze historic plaque.

They also have a little duck pond near the canal. Here we see a bit of duck commotion going on in the freezing (for humans) weather.

This is a nice little find. I’ll have to go back in a month or so, once the greenery is returning and the sun is out and the temps are more pleasant.

◊   posted by Jim G @ 2:28 pm      

  1. Jim,
    What a lovely little nook you found! Beautiful.

    Perhaps your Mother led you to the place; she likely was thinking of you after your attending her Memorial Mass and wanted to give you a beautiful remembrance of your remembrance of her.

    Comment by MCS — February 6, 2010 @ 4:13 pm

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