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Peace among the ‘Trees’

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Hello Fellow Readers,

The Press publishes a pictorial issue during Christmas week – few written words, simply photo highlights from their year of publication. While I enjoyed the deadline respite, I couldn’t let the week go by without posting for my followers online (Thank you for being my faithful readers!).

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Catfish Pond on Christmas Day

I thought you’d enjoy the view of Catfish Pond, Camp Mohican in Blairstown NJ, on Christmas Day. A day we woke to an inch of frosting not predicted. What a glorious surprise! The frigid temps added to the frosty feeling. Some of you know about my passion for the briskness of frozen nose hairs and squeaking snow, especially while grabbing a glide on cross country skis. While not enough snow to ski, there was plenty to relish.Mary Stone, Garden Dilemmas, Ask Mary Stone,Gardening tips, Garden Blogs, Stone Associates Landscape Design, Garden Blog, Catfish Pond Blairstown NJ

As I glanced over to Ellie exploring the coast of Catfish, I noticed enchanting formations on the frozen lake. I looked more closely and saw in the etchings what looked to be an island of trees. A magical landscape.

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Christmas ‘Landscape’ on Catfish Pond

The miracles of nature.

Peace amongst the trees…

 

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Mary Stone, owner of Stone Associates Landscape Design & Consulting. As a Landscape Designer, I am grateful for the joy of helping others beautify their surroundings which often leads to sharing encouragement and life experiences. These relationships inspired my weekly column published in THE PRESS, 'Garden Dilemmas? Ask Mary', began in 2012. I dream of growing the evolving community of readers into an interactive forum to share encouragement and support in Garden and Personal Recoveries - seeking nature’s inspirations, stimulating growth, weeding undesirables, embracing the unexpected. Thank you for visiting! Mary
  1. jean Jackson Reply

    Dear Mary, (#3)
    This photo is most interesting. Is it a tree growing in the Pond or a reflection???
    Hope you had a happy Christmas and that the New Year will be Wonderful in all ways!!!
    Lots of love, Mom J.

    • Mary Stone Reply

      Hello Mom J, The “trees” are formations made from the ice on the pond. Amazing art of Mother Nature! She’s so clever… ;^) Happy New Year to you too. Much Love, Mary

  2. Diane Dellicker Reply

    HAPPY NEW YEAR, DEAR FRIEND!

    I wish The Press were still delivered with the mail, because I don’t always get to the stores in time to pick one up.

    • Mary Stone Reply

      Hello Diane, I know, its sad they cut back on the cost of mailing copies. I’d love you to follow my weekly column by signing up to receive an email alert of each new post (one a week). The sign up (and I never share emails) is on the bottom of the home page http://askmarystone.com/ Thanks so much! Mary

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