Tag Archives: Brookdale Park

Glad I Saw It: Raindrops on Roses

The post-thunderstorm morning today was irresistible, so I took the dog and headed to Brookdale Park. If you heard someone singing a poorly tuned version of “My Favorite Things” in the Essex County Community Rose Garden, that was me. There … Continue reading

Posted in Glad I Saw It, Suburban Life | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Glad I Saw It: Peace and Love

Several years of walking in Brookdale Park, and I’ve never noticed this. Having a dog means meandering instead of power walking, and that means breathing deeply and seeing more. I highly recommend it.

Posted in Glad I Saw It, People are Good, random observation, Suburban Life, Things I love | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Glad I Saw It: Sax in the Park

Friday afternoon, my kids and I walked to Brookdale Park for a picnic and playtime. And in the gazebo we were greeted by saxophone playing! Jamel plays at various open mic venues around the area. He told me he also … Continue reading

Posted in Excellent Local People, Glad I Saw It, People are Good, random observation, Suburban Life, Things I love | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

Glad I Saw It: Elf House

One of the ideas that I’ve allowed to prosper in my children’s creative, yet-to-be-stymied brains is Elves Exist. Not the plush, stuffed guy that moved around the house prior to Christmas, but real Elves. The kind that live outside.  In … Continue reading

Posted in Favorite Houses, Glad I Saw It, Parenthood, People do silly things, random observation, Suburban Life | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Glad I Saw It: The Real Deal

A while ago I noticed a face on a tree, but now I’ve seen the real thing.  On the way home through Brookdale Park the other day, my kids and I met a real Ent.  We ended up gazing up … Continue reading

Posted in Glad I Saw It, random observation | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Glad I Saw It: Firecracker Flower in Brookdale Park

Okay, so I don’t know what this flower is actually called.  I’m 98% sure it’s not “firecracker flower,” but it’s appropriate enough for today. Tonight, July 1st, there is a free concert by the US Military Academy Band, followed by … Continue reading

Posted in Excellent Local People, Glad I Saw It | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Glad I Saw It: Trapped Swamp Monster

My daughter actually saw this first.  “Mommy, who is trapped inside the rock?”  To me it looks like a swamp monster or lizard alien on one of those cheaply made cartoon shows.  I’m thinking Scooby Doo,* or something like that. I … Continue reading

Posted in Glad I Saw It | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

It’s An Ice Cream Cone

On Monday, that glorious summer day in April we had before the dreariness of the rest of the week next two days, I took my kids to Brookdale Park for a picnic.  I told them they could pick any table they … Continue reading

Posted in Parenthood, Suburban Life, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 11 Comments

Glad I Saw It: Colorful Couple

Her bag matched his jacket.  I liked that.

Posted in Glad I Saw It, random observation | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments