A month before I took this shot, I came here to Snug Harbor for the first time in about 15 years. I was on vacation and my quest that vacation was to travel to places in the City I haven't been to before, or in a very long time, hoping to discover new places to photograph. When I arrived here last month the Chinese Scholar's Garden was closed on Monday's, so I determined to come back in May on my next vacation, when it was open. Yes on this beautiful Thursday it was open, but being it wasn't a weekend, not that many people were visiting it, and it looked a little too empty for my taste to take a lot of photographs. So I chose to come back on a weekend when lots of visitors would make the grounds come to life.
On my way out however I walked past a pine tree, which was located near dead center in this photograph in the background. If you go to my nature gallery at Smugmug, you can see that this garden wasn't totally empty after all. At least one family was enjoying the gardens very much.
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