Ten-Years Ago (18-January-2009) — New Jersey

Winter Nature in New Jersey — Sourland Mountain Preserve.

It is supposed to snow again Saturday and Sunday then get real cold. I will have to go to the Sourland Mountain Preserve and see if the pond freezes over this year. Since this image was taken ten-years ago, it rarely gets cold enough for the pond to freeze.  Somerset county park workers finally removed the sign from the middle of the pond. As you can see from the second image, the sign did look out of place in the middle of the summer.

It would be difficult to skate with the pond covered with snow. It is not that cold so you would probably fall through the ice if you even tried. A winter walk at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/7, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
It would be difficult to skate with the pond covered with snow. It is not very cold so you would probably fall through the ice if you even tried.  Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/7, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
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No Skating Sign in the Middle of the Pond at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens with a 2.0 TC-E teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)

Eight-Years Ago (18-January-2009) — New Jersey

Winter Nature in New Jersey — Sourland Mountain Preserve.

It would be difficult to skate with the pond covered with snow. It is not that cold so you would probably fall through the ice if you even tried. A winter walk at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/7, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
It would be difficult to skate with the pond covered with snow. It is not that cold so you would probably fall through the ice if you even tried. A winter walk at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/7, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)

Friday (07-February-2014) — Florida

Gone to See Florida 2014 Road Trip Day 7. St. Petersburg.

Hawk Guarding the Handicapped Parking Space at a Park in St. Petersburg, Florida. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 2200, 300 mm, f/4, 1/1250 sec).

Hawk Guarding the Handicapped Parking Space at a Park in St. Petersburg, Florida. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 2200, 300 mm, f/4, 1/1250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Hawk Guarding the Handicapped Parking Space at a Park in St. Petersburg, Florida. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 2200, 300 mm, f/4, 1/1250 sec). (David J Mathre)