Most of us living in Westfield experienced an interesting period of 18 hours. We had a calm evening of early spring. This morning many were caught by a surprise. It was a typical winter scene. The trees and the ground were covered by layers of snow.
Driven by excitement, I ran to Brightwood Park and met my friend and fellow FOBP directorA , JPL, who was already in the park. We enjoyed the beauty of the park so much and both decided to record what we saw to share with friends and neighbors. The fence of the Demonstration Garden was coated with snow. The cages for the newly planted trees once again looked like tents with a nice white blanket on top.
In one of the pictures of geese swimming, at the center top you may find the face of a reindeer overlooking and smiling.
Within 4 hours, the park changed its dress from winter to spring， By noon most of the snow was gone, as seen in the last two pictures.
I went to the park around 7:30 a.m. after the season's first snowfall. It was very quiet. I saw no people or animals, just footprints of one other visitor and mine and of a few other creatures. I could tell that deer and racoons were nearby. What interested me the most was the footprints in a straight line, with the prints evenly spread out. I don't believe there was a one-legged animal.
When I walked past the bridge of the dam, I had a strange feeling that someone was watching me. It turned out to be the ice hanging on a tree branch, with two small holes looking like eyes. Nature seemed to have a sense of humor by celebrating Halloween on February 28. I waited a few moments for the "boo!".
I am a frequent visitor of Brightwood Park and enjoy sharing my discoveries.
Brightwood Park is on the North end of Prospect Street. Go past Franklin School and look for the entrance on the left.