Monday, January 12, 2009

My World Tuesday



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This is Oakland Lake in Bayside, Queens and it looked beautiful this particular day at the end of Autumn. I haven't been over there recently but I am eager to visit when we've had a good snow. I think it will be lovely, of course cold, and very quiet when that happens.

Lots of Canadian geese and ducks were here the last time I came. I wonder how may of them stayed or flew off to warmer climes.

Oakland Lake is a 15,000-year-old spring-fed glacial kettle pond located in Alley Pond Park. The lake, once known as Mill Pond, became known as Oakland Lake, named for the 19th century estate on this site called “The Oaks” for the many oak trees in the area.

In 1988 the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation designated the Oakland Lake area as freshwater wetlands, buttressing the Oakland Lake Committee’s efforts to protect the lake. Where the lake once was home to plentiful stocks of trout, white perch, and pickerel, today the lake is stocked with catfish, sunfish, and carp. The marsh supports many birds, including rails, bitterns, and herons. Part of the original forest remains and Parks has worked to regenerate other areas with Tulip (Liriodendron tulipfera), Beech (Fagus grandifolia), and oaks (Quercus spp.) trees.

That's My World for this Tuesday.

Thanks to the My World Team:

Klaus | Sandy | Ivar | Wren | Fishing Guy | Louise




21 comments:

WillThink4Wine said...

Oh, Mary! If I could transport myself to that moment in time, with a blanket, a bottle of wine and my true love! ahhh...

Tabib said...

Beautiful lake with 14 swimming ducks here, Lovely!

imac said...

Now that Mary, is a great shot which is full of colour.

Kathy said...

Great picture Mary. LOL the ducks are proably all down here in Oklahoma. Its fairly warm here.

ewok1993 said...

Interesting to know Oakland has a lake and its not in California :D

Very pretty lake.

fishing guy said...

Mary: It looks like a beautiful place with all the flowers blooming.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Mary

Wonderful landscape!
Marvelous colors also!

Luiz

Larry D said...

Great photo, you show such great scenes one would not ordinarily associate with NYC, nice post.

Guy D said...

That is an absolutely fantastic photo, what I would do to be there.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures</a

Sylvia K said...

Ah, Mary, what a beautiful and peaceful looking place! Lovely photo really catches the feel. Thanks for sharing.

Lew said...

Beautiful spot in the fall! Must be serene when covered with snow.

Babooshka said...

It is a fabulous image, a place of solitude.

soulbrush said...

thanks for reminding me it's mwt as well, am about to post for ruby tuesday (maybe I will combine the two this week.) this shot is beautiful. hugs.

Arija said...

Lovely autumn shot of a nice place, look forward to the winter pics.

antigoni said...

Awesome photo. You are so lucky.

Ian France said...

this looks like a wonderful place to go for a walk. I bet it looks lovely in the snow. Your photos are quite beautiful. i have to put you on my list of favorite local blogs!

storyteller's other blog said...

What a lovely spot and what a nifty photo blog you have here. I'm wondering why I didn't know about it previously ... but I have been overly busy and distractedly pulled in many directions lately. I participated for the first time today.

magiceye said...

such a lovely image!!

Gattina said...

How beautiful ! I would never have thought that this too is NY !

Marites said...

i always love seeing swimming ducks placidly on some water..they're so cute and I envy their freedom and laidback existence. my world is here

Ming the Merciless said...

How interesting!?! I've lived in Queens (Astoria before moving to Sunnyside) for over 10 years and I have never heard of the lake.

I need to "discover" more of Queens.

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