|Late Spring in Holmdel Park
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A great blue heron just flew in and was landing at the edge of the Lower Pond in Holmdel Park in New Jersey
when I was doing walking exercise in the afternoon of May 22, 2013.
Zoom in for a close up view of the great blue heron.
After I walked around the Lower Pond and arrived at the trail area between the Lower Pond and the
Upper Pond, I saw the great blue heron caught a sun fish.
The great blue heron was preparing to swallow the sun fish.
The great blue heron was swallowing the sun fish.
With enlarged neck size, the great blue heron was swallowing down the sun fish.
On May 22, 2013, the charming pond in Holmdel Park is surrounded by lush and tranquil greenery and
towering trees with the sound of water flowing from the Upper Pond into the Lower Pond. If you love
taking walks through the forest, then you will love the lush greenery surrounding the pond to take in
all the beauty. This is the place where I come back to again and again. Simply lovely.
The magnificent pink azalea in Holmdel Park was blooming in late spring.
The magnificent purple rhododendrons in Holmdel Park was also blooming.
欣賞水池中的魚群， 魚兒自在游弋，或悠然潛游，或縱身騰躍 ，漣漪搖弋 魚影浮。
On May 22, 2013, the air temperature was above 80 degree Fahrenheit. The hot temperature and the
increasing length of daylight time were stimulating many sun fish in both Lower Pond and Upper Pond in
Holmdel Park into their spawning frenzy such that we could see many busy sun fish in their spawning activities
in the pond similar to those more detailed photos and video near the end of my web page for May 26, 2011 at:
Garden benches create cozy meditative corner near the pond to sit and contemplate. Some people were
sitting under the shade near the pond and reading books, a romantic and memorable experience with Zen
Some people, including me, were doing walking exercise around the pond while some other people were
However, there were too many people near the Lower Pond. So, the great blue heron took off and flew
to a more secluded area in the Upper Pond.
Several black vultures were riding the thermal updraft and were circling high above Holmdel Park.
In the afternoon of May 26, 2013, I was very excited to see the very intelligent green heron at the Upper Pond
in Holmdel Park again.
A boy was fishing and caught a bass (or a trout?). His father helped him to un-hook the fish and then released
the fish back to the pond in Holmdel Park.
There are many swallows flying in Holmdel Park.
燕子翅膀很長，尾巴像張開的剪刀，體態輕盈， 飛行速度快， 在空中捕食飛蟲的能手。
These swallows are small but fly very fast and change direction very fast to pursue a meal of flying
insects. It is quite a challenge to take good pictures of such fast and erratically flying swallows.
A corner of green and beautiful Holmdel Park on May 27, 2013.
A romantic vision of nature's beauty.
More pictures of many fast and erratically flying swallows in Holmdel Park.
Another guy caught a sun fish. He un-hooked the fish and released the fish back to the pond.
Beautiful and serene Lower Pond in Holmdel Park
More views of many swallows flying in Holmdel Park
質樸美感，春意盎然，景色秀麗， 如詩如畫， 讓身心與大自然融為一體， 真是可以刺激
Charming open view in Holmdel Park. Breathe the fresh air and appreciate the
湖邊，陽光明媚，幽深秀麗，平靜的湖面光可鑑人， 那份浪漫與寧静， 大自然蘊藏了無
The nectar bearing, intensely fragrant white flower clusters of locust tree near the Upper Pond in Holmdel Park.
The two 100-foot tall locust trees bloom so profusely in late spring making the entire tree appear white near
the Upper Pond in Holmdel Park. They're beautiful and heavenly smelling, besides delicious. They come in
large clusters, and there are lots of them. An average full-sized locust tree produces a few hundred pounds of
flowers in late spring.
The Upper Pond is practically all covered by the locust flowers.
Abundance of romantic lakeside wild iris and other colorful flowers. The sweet scent of flowers play
in the air.
張開翅膀保持平衡， 細長的脖子、修長的雙腿，具備了模特兒高挑體型的必備條件， 流
Wow! Fabulous! Breathe the fresh air and appreciate the tranquility in the colorful and lovely gardens in
Celebration of beauty at its best .
Two of many red winged black birds in Holmdel Park.
Some more beautiful views in Holmdel Park.
寧靜的湖泊， 心曠神怡，令我感到平靜與安寧， 讓人從靈魂深處生出浪漫情懷，靜靜地
Zoom in for close up views of a red tailed hawk soaring high above Holmdel Park.
鷹的兇猛與雄偉， 嘴、眼與爪都無比鋒利， 堅毅剛強的性格，博大豪邁的精神風貌。
A newborn baby deer lying quietly on the open grass area in Holmdel Park on Tuesday afternoon, May 20, 2014
Another view of the Baby Deer.
Some swallows fly low over water surface, skim their bodies against the water surface making a splash, scoop
up water with open mouth, then rise quickly while shaking off water droplets. Some people say that the
swallows are taking a bath or catching insects on the water surface.