Mill Pond Oasis


Ducks hiding, geese flying swans swimming


Moss like a soft fluffy cushion beneath your feet


Winding paths that lead the way, bumpy trails form hidden sanctuaries


Trees, birds, sounds ... do you see a puppy?


Excited children, dancing with the ducks wanting to touch but not allowed


wanting to feed but not permitted


The Hidden Gem in the city


don't tell anyone ... peaceful tranquil a sanctuary


Bare trees, evergreens, and golden leaves



A place to get away, to find shelter to recess, rethink, a fresh start


Happy New Year!


Spring is not too clear....fresh trees fresh grass new life


baby ducklings and cygnets


Tallgrass bamboo-like acts as a cover for the foul


Cameras galore families walking looking for that perfect picture


In the stillness you can find it you can imagine ..you are in another world a piece of heaven in the midst of surrounding roads and highways, concrete and lights


Who would have known you should visit


Orange peels and fish hooks, garbage pails, and littered trails



We need to take care of our woods



Beaver dams and three bridges


monuments and keepsakes it can all be found at the water's edge


Joggers and walkers


saunters and casual cyclists...


short, tall, and medium-sized


Anything goes... winter coats, hats, and gloves


Drawings and memories of days gone by relationships a lot of stories to tell


I'm sure in this "Hidden Gem"


Splash of paint, murals on the wall


adds color some say to your walk others might say a disturbance


Crunching leaves beneath your feet, branches, and thorn bushes you will meet


winding trails without any signs you won't get lost


They all lead to the water's edge or the boundary of the pond


Crosses and acorns, flowers in loving memory a people lost and days have gone by


Trees uprooted show me shelter for the wildlife a natural habitat


Let nature take its course


Flowing and still water at the same time


Bridges and crossover streams, a pond you can find


a little bit of everything


Fish hooks and pumpkins, golden leaves and evergreens

benches to sit awhile


It's bigger sisters nearby Twin Lakes, and Wantagh State Park more traveled


Backyards visible highways seen

walk into a soggy trail it will be more green


Nassau County gazebo memorials benches and 911

loved ones in heaven


Birdwatchers fishermen New Year's Day seekers


Cameras oversized lenses tripods binoculars and fishing rods


Dog lovers a stroll, a day trip a picnic


"Do not feed the Ducks

Take out what you Take in"


Mill Pond a welcoming Oasis amid the houses and highways


Long Island places



Gráinne is an educator, writer, nature enthusiast, photographer risk-taker, path seeker, go-getter, and lover of life and all it has to offer.