Thursday, July 19, 2018

Photo of the Day: ‘Tranquil Restoration’ in Overpeck County Park Extension, NJ

“These beauteous forms,
 Through a long absence, have not been to me
 As is a landscape to a blind man's eye:
 But oft, in lonely rooms, and 'mid the din
 Of towns and cities, I have owed to them,
 In hours of weariness, sensations sweet,
 Felt in the blood, and felt along the heart;
 And passing even into my purer mind,
 With tranquil restoration: - feelings too
 Of unremembered pleasure: such, perhaps,
 As have no slight or trivial influence
 On that best portion of a good man's life,
 His little, nameless, unremembered, acts
 Of kindness and of love.”— English Romantic poet William Wordsworth (1770–1850), “Tintern Abbey” (1798)

Whenever I require “tranquil restoration,” I often head to the Overpeck County Park Extension not far from where I live, in Bergen County, NJ. I took this particular image there five years ago

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