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Old 10-27-2013, 10:47 PM   #21
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Wildflowers.
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:09 PM   #22
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You couldn't find a more inviting bench! (Post #19)

MrILove, I really liked listening to your stories as we visited our way through the park. You are more knowledgeable than I had ever imagined....
Ok I'm fibbing. I already knew that about you since I browsed through the informative book you've published. As we all got to know one another,
I enjoyed watching your personality unfold. When you speak about the ants and their ways.......You truly glow with enthusiasm.

Cecropia Don't always leaf wrap, do they?
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:40 AM   #23
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After a nice chat and dine with MrILove, we made plans to pick him up somewhere around noonish the next day at his place to head Over to Cape May for the remainder of the day. We parted ways and headed North towards the Delaware gap while he went south towards home.

Bright and early
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The very first park we hit..............
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We looked longingly in.
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With a big brick wall right in our face,
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Knowing we were being watched,

We marched right on in......
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:36 PM   #25
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Totally awesome photoessay, congrats to the 3 contributors for submitting such nice work.

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Yes...There WERE hostas there!
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What an awful dreadful surprise to see that they had naturalized (if that's what you'd call it) there.
I'm "hoping" someone planted them there as opposed to them escaping--not that I want people planting things out in natural area.

Nice story told in your pictures. I must say that I was happy to find some beautiful, unmarred beech trees recently.
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Beautiful spot...more inspiration for my stream bed--not that I'll match that, but hopefully I can come up with something reminiscent of it on a smaller scale.

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Me... hava... and MasterAnts had a blast hopping over rocks
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Now that is impressive! Cool boulders...but staggered quite a bit more than I'd like for fording a stream.


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and jumping fallen logs once we got off the main trail.
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Logs with handholds, impressive!
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My favorite.
Very Nice.

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Some ferns and a Cecropia Moth cocoon (inside the folded leaf).
I really love the fern in the rocks...and cool cocoon.

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Wildflowers.
Now you're talkin'! The woodland wildflowers were my first love.
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We looked longingly in.
Beautiful shot!

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Knowing we were being watched...
Nice composition...and repetition.
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Trail MAP http://www.njhiking.com/nj-hiking-ma...-trail-map.pdf
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