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Red-Budded Tree and a Gull

My daughter got out early from school on Tuesday (parent-teacher conferences) so we spent an hour in Donaldson Park, a large county park on the edge of the Raritan River. I took a lot of photos, and I wanted to share a few.

Tree identification time! Does anyone know what kind of tree this is? It is growing right by the little pond in the park, and it doesn’t look very tall. The red buds attracted my eye.

Update: according to my local tree expert, the tree is probably a red maple. She said Middlesex County planted quite a few of those near the little “pond.”

We saw many gulls. I got a nice shot of this one.

Lorri says

The photos are lovely! I like how you centered the second one between the other two...

Each photo is beautiful on its own.

I believe that the tree is the Red Bud tree (no pun intended). The buds look similar to those of that tree.

Batya says

I presume you took them with your new camera. lovely

Baila says

Gorgeous. Spring is springing! I have no idea what tree that is, I do better with historical photos.

Ilana-Davita says

No idea about the tree but the photos are fantastic.

Robin says

What a gorgeous blue sky - it's been terribly gray and cloudy here lately.

ramblingwoods says

I love the blue sky and the gull..We so deserve some blue skies after this winter...


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