Sunday, August 11, 2013

Mosaic Monday: Under the Bridge at Natirar

We were lucky enough to get a long walk at our favorite park, Natirar, yesterday.  I took a lot of photos, but here are just a few -- taken at a spot where you can walk down under the bridge and explore the river.  A lot of people walk their dogs at Natirar, and they have worn a path down through the underbrush to get to the river's edge.  I always love looking up at the span of the bridge -- it's such a graceful sweep.  It's fun to poke around in the rocks and sand, too.  As you can see, we discovered two very tiny shells -- from fresh water clams?  I have no idea, but they came home with us to join the acorns and nuts and leaves that adorn my kitchen window.  We also found a bone.  It reminded us immediately of that scene from the movie The 'Burbs -- the one where the dog digs up a femur in the neighbor's back yard.
   "Do you know what this is, Ray?"
   "It's a bone."
   "It's a femur."
   "It's a femur bone..."
Have you seen that movie?  It's hysterical.  Do rent it if you get a chance.  So funny!

We've had such beautiful weather this weekend.  Probably to make up for the past week when it was ungodly humid, when it wasn't pouring...  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  I will be away at the end of the month, so no Mosaic Monday on August 25th.  The following weekend is Labor Day here in the states, so I'm not sure if we will do it then either.  I'll let you know next week for sure.
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  1. I think your post title would make a great movie title!
    Natirar certainly provides you with a beautiful place to take your camera!

  2. Hi Mary, I also love your title. What a lovely spot for a walk! Everything is so green from all the rain we've been having. Lovely photos, thanks for hosting. Have a happy week ahead.

  3. What a beautiful place, Mary. You captured it perfectly!

  4. That is a beautiful spot you have there, Mary. I love the arch of the bridge, too. Just lovely!

  5. Thanks for hosting Mary, I would have loved to walk beside that stream.

  6. Oh my that bridge is such a beautiful thing, what a restful peaceful place to spend some can almost hear the sound of running water just looking at the pictures...thank you so much for sharing those wonderful photos...Phyllis

  7. What a pretty/peaceful place to walk. Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for hosting again this week.

  8. I love Natirar (Raritan spelled backwards.) Such an interesting history behind it. The restaurant is wonderful and I took several cooking classes at the Viking School up there. Beautiful area. Love the photos, now I want to go exploring there myself. xo

  9. Love seeing your walk in photos. Thanks for hosting.

  10. Nice, nice, very nice. Thank you for hosting Mosaic Monday.

  11. That's one of my all time favourite movies Mary! Loved seeing your lovely park and walk; it's so nice to get out with nature, isn't it? :)

  12. I love Tom Hanks, and that movie is a good one.

    Beauty abounds here. How wonderful to live so close to this beautiful place. And that bridge? Swoon ~

  13. What beautiful clear water! Happy Monday!

  14. Hi Mary,

    This is exactly what I needed to say right about now: cool, refreshing, rejuvenating, rapidly running water among gorgeous, lush forest!! Thanks for sharing your interesting visit to and your beautiful photos and for hosting!


  15. Oh, this so reminds me of an adventure I just had!...:)JP

  16. SUCH a lovely place...:) Just uploaded in time...thunderstorm rolling in with big cracks of thunder and lightning..turning the computer off / back when its all over! :)

    Deb @ Homespun here / no time to sign off my Google ID for my other blog...thank you for hosting! :)

  17. I know that you all had to have enjoyed this, for this is very much the same kind of fun that we have down by our own creek. I should do a Mosaic Monday on that sometime too;) Always fun to bring home little treasures, reminders of the day and a past that we were not part of, yet somehow very much connected~

  18. Beautiful photography of a very special place, thanks, carol, xo

  19. What a peaceful place to roam. Gorgeous pictures.

  20. Always nice to poke around a place like this, never know what you'll find! The Burbs is one of our favourite movies and we've watched it many times, laughing away like it was the first.

  21. What a beautiful spot to walk and enjoy nature, Mary! I, too, love the span of the bridge -- so pretty and graceful. Your photos are lovely, as always. Thanks so much for hosting and have a great week! :)

    Denise at Forest Manor

  22. For a moment I thought the first photos was Central Park, in Manhattan, Mary! I love all the green coolness of the trees in your park. I wonder what kind of animal that bone belonged to?

  23. looks like a gorgeous place for a walk, and I just love that old bridge.
    Have a wonderful week, and thank you for hosting and bringing us together.

  24. Mary,
    Such tranquility in each and every photo, dear friend!!!
    I adore seeing lush green this far into Summer.
    Crystal clear waters!!!

  25. Such a pretty place! Joining you this week after a long time. Thanks for including all of us!


  26. Such beautiful photos, Mary, of a cool, green haven in your corner. Through your photos I can almost hear the trickle of water. Just lovely.

  27. Looks like a beautiful place to walk. River walking is so different from walking along a lake shore, cooler more peaceful. Beautiful photos. Thanks so much for hosting, Laura

  28. Such a beautiful spot. Thank you for hosting!


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