Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park, Newark, New Jersey
Photographs by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts
Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park, Newark, New Jersey will give pleasure to a lot of people who have a chance to visit the park again this year, 2016 and the years to come. We still remember the good times we had in the previous years and the Cherry Blossoms of 2011.
Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park, Newark, New Jersey, USA
This year Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22, 2020 and was Friday, April 22, 2011 but my “Earth day” is every day of my life. I love nature, I am part of nature. Here is some of nature that I enjoy, captured to share with all of us. The photographs are the walking steps that I treasured and captured of the Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park in Newark, New Jersey, USA in my memory and my camera. I am not a photographer but I love to take pictures to record history as I go through my life. I enjoy the beautiful flowers of Cherry Blossom trees and I also enjoy the tall trees that are absent of leaves, having only the limbs of branches spread out just like our blood veins. The gorgeous Cherry Blossoms will be so lonely without little children running around under the trees. The parents took snapshots to keep forever with love. Young couple with children and without children came out to enjoy the Cherry Blossoms. Some young couples took pictures in different possess of his or her admirer. The young girl who dresses in a pink kimono is posing for her young man to capture her moods and movements as if she is part of the Cherry Blossoms herself, announcing to her lover to come closer, as if to say, “I am a nature, I am beautiful, enjoy me and love me”, as the young man comes closer to snap the photos with a heart beating faster and faster with every step that he takes toward her. One can make up all kind of love stories when we walk into Cherry Blossoms land. Now please enjoy more than one thousand pictures that I have captured from the most beautiful Cherry Blossoms that Newark offers to everyone. I captured these pictures on Saturday, Sunday and Friday, April 16, 17 and 22, 2011 and previous years.
Branch Brook Park is a county park of Essex County, New Jersey in the United States, located in the North Ward of Newark, between the neighborhoods of Forest Hill and Rose ville. At 360 acres (1.5 km²), Branch Brook Park is the largest public park in the city of Newark. The park is noted for having over 4,000 cherry blossom trees in more than fourteen different varieties, collectively called Cherry blossom land, as well as its spectacular Cherry Blossom Festival each April.
Branch Brook Park is currently in the midst of $25 million, ten-year, restoration program. In 2004, the Park Avenue bridge was repaired, as were the ball fields in the center of the park. By 2010, there will be more than 5,000 cherry trees in the park due to a $650,000 grant from the Essex County Recreation and Open Space Trust Fund in 2006 and private donations.
In memory of my mother, father, my mother-in-law, and father-in-law.
Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Wednesday, April 22, 2020
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Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Photographs by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts
I miss visiting the Cherry Blossoms at Branch Brook Park, Newark, New Jersey in Spring time. We usually started our trips from the beginning of the month of April, almost every year for more than forty years. We enjoyed strolling under the cherry blossom trees, and seeing children running around with parents watching, while wearing their best dresses and suits to welcome the cherry blossoms in spring. Some Cherry trees often have just started to open the little buds of flowers and some are in full bloom with white, light pink, dark pink and red of little flowers in clusters on every branches of the cherry trees. It is so beautiful!!
I was in awe when I saw the cherry blossoms the first time, and I promised myself that I would visit this magic and beautiful land of cherry blossoms every year. It was such a happy time that we looked forward to with our family. There was always a special lunch, on a blanket under the cherry trees with the comfort of spring temperature, and baking the warm sun in the afternoon. We enjoyed seeing other families and people that came to admire the Cherry Blossoms. Even though we did not know them, there was the feeling of community, we smiled at each other and said hello to the people who passed by us. It was a time of happiness, harmony, and peace as humanity celebrated nature that provided us peace and comfort in the spring time.
John with Hunter, our neighbor’s son who came to see me every Saturday to study beginning math lessons.
As we know that most of the country is locked down, we can go out only to get food and in emergency situation. I have been in our apartment since March 12. On March 10, I went to the hospital for our second grandson’s birth. Then I stayed two nights with our four-year-old, first grandson. Since then I did not go out anywhere. My husband, John Watts are my provider, he went out to get food and necessity items that we need for during this lockdown of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The whole world is in the same situation as US. From the end of December 2019, the coronavirus took place in Wuhan, China and the coronavirus has been spread out all over the world, up to today, Saturday, April 4, 2020, 2:08 P.M.
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I went to view my Cherry Blossom posts in my website and in the photograph files of the Cherry Blossoms that we took for many years. I enjoy viewing the photographs. They remind me of happy times we had together with family and the community. I decided to select some of the photographs to post on my website. I hope that it will give the viewers some smiles or pleasant feeling that Cherry Blossom in Newark, New Jersey faithfully give pleasure to the community every year in Spring.
Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Saturday, April 4, 2020
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The Halsey Street Festival,
Part 3, Thursday, September 19, 2019,
On Halsey Street between
Bleaker Street and New Street, Downtown Newark, New Jersey, USA
John Watts demonstrated
Ing’s Peace Project, Ing &
A lot of Merchants, Food, Music
and Fashion Show
Photographs by Ing-On
More people came to enjoy the activities that
The Halsey Street Festival presented. I brought my Peace Poster offering
to the participants of the festival to express their thought on “What does
Peace mean to You?” or to them.
brought Kai’s books for the boy to look at in case he got tired of adult
was very glad to see more people were willing to record their thoughts on
People were lined up to see john
throwing a large pot.
I was glad to see the group of young
women who are studying at NJIT (New Jersey Institute of Technology) where I
graduated with a master’s degree in Polymer Chemistry in 1980.
This artwork is my – Finished
“Peace” artwork 8
Shadow of Peace and La Asociación de
Barranquiteños de NJ Inc., Puerto Rican Festival in Newark on August 6, 2011,
organized by Carlos Maldonado Pastrana, President of La Asociación de
Barranquiteños de NJ. Finished artwork, after the written comments
by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts
Link to Peace Comes to 5th Annual Arts Music Fair
Elwood Park Page:
“Miss. Newark, New Jersey”, & Other people
were watching John demonstrate pottery.
I brought Kai, our grandson’s desk
chair, and an Alphabet spelling board to the boy and offered him some
drink. He seemed to enjoy playing with
the Alphabet spelling board.
100 Urban Art 2019 – Best artworks and street artists of the year P 3, 4 & 5
at the beginning of 2020 and its time for the Streetart360 team to do a
retrospective on the most beautiful urban art murals painted in 2019. We’ve
selected 100 murals from around the world, some by renown artists and others by
new talents. We based our selection on the number of likes and shares they have
received on the StreetArt360 social network pages (Facebook, Instagram,
Twitter, Pinterest) Please use the comment section to give us your feed back
and remember to visit the artists social networks or websites. Thanks for
sharing this Top 100. We wish you all the best for 2020.
Den Extralargos aka Eva Mena in Puerto Del Rosario, Canary
This year’s Amsterdam Light Festival, running November 28, 2019, to January
19, 2020, lights up the European city with illuminated art installations. The
festival, now in its eighth year, attracts tourists and engages locals at a
time when the city is cloaked in darkness for about sixteen hours each day.
Visitors to the Light Festival use a phone app to guide themselves through
Amsterdam’s city center, perusing twenty light works by artists from around the
world. This year’s show theme was “DISRUPT!” and artists reflected the concept
in pieces that ruminate on climate change, national history, technology, and
more. See some of our favorites here, by Masamichi Shimada, UxU Studio, Sergey Kim and others. You can explore the full line-up and
programming on the Amsterdam Light Festival website.
“Neighborhood” by Sergey Kim.
Photograph courtesy of the artist
“Nacht Tekening” by Krijn de Koning
“Atlantis” by Utskottet
“Surface Tension” by Tom Biddulph
and Barbara Ryan
More people came to enjoy the activities that The Halsey Street Festival presented. I brought my Peace Poster offering to the participants of the festival to express their thought on “What does Peace mean to You?” or to them.
Thanks to this person who was willingly to record her
thoughts on Peace.
John started his performance with a
People love to take John’s pictures
as he is making his magic pottery.
I love the way John produced his pottery or anybody who can have control and discipline enough to achieve making beautiful objects. I love to work with clay making my sculptures where I do not have to follow the rule and be well disciplined. One of these days I am going to ask Master John to teach me how to throw on the wheel and produce the controlled pottery.
More people were interested in
recording their Peace comments on my Peace Poster.
People seemed to enjoy taking
pictures and watching John demonstrate pottery.
It is so lovely to see a mother
holding her child, who shows the happiness and comfort of being embraced by his
mother with joy.
“Miss. Newark, New Jersey”, stopped
her tour to write her comments about Peace.
Beautiful flowers and beautiful
people made the atmosphere of the festival vibrant and Peaceful. This is the kind of harmony we need when
people get together to celebrate life. (No
Fighting, No Conflict and No More Wars)
Please continue to view The Halsey Street
Festival Part 3
Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts and John Watts, Sunday, February
Link to Ing & John’s Street Art & The
International Street Art Part 15
TOP 100 Urban Art 2019 – Best artworks and street artists of
the year P 1 & 2
We’re at the beginning of 2020 and its time for the
Streetart360 team to do a retrospective on the most beautiful urban art murals
painted in 2019. We’ve selected 100 murals from around the world, some by
renown artists and others by new talents. We based our selection on the number
of likes and shares they have received on the StreetArt360 social network pages
(Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest) Please use the comment section to
give us your feed back and remember to visit the artists social networks or
websites. Thanks for sharing this Top 100. We wish you all the best for 2020.
Set within a district
of Victorian industrial buildings, the Toronto Light Festival is
a free 45-day festival occurring during this year’s winter months as a way to
creatively draw the city’s inhabitants out of their homes. Featuring 21 diverse
light installations built by local and international artists and thousands of
glowing bulbs, the festival covers a total of 13 acres in the city’s Distillery District. Installations range from a series of
lit figures appearing to jump from the roof of one of the historic buildings to
two red, geometric cats prowling an included alleyway, with several
multi-colored works in-between.
You can catch Toronto’s first ever
light art festival until March 12, or follow the festival on Instagram to catch snapshots of the glowing
to Ing & John’s Street Art & The International Street Art Part 16
I discovered the Russian street art scene a few years ago,
when some murals by P183 were becoming popular on social network sites More
recently I met Zmogk in Vitry sur Seine while he was busy painting an amazing
mural for a small urban art event.
I have also had the pleasure of interviewing both Yulia
Vanifatieva and Julia Volchkova, two up-and-coming Russian street artists. They
impressed me with their creativity and originality which was so different to
anything I had seen before.
Russia is currently one of the most creative urban art
hotspots in Europe. It is such a shame that so little is known about many of
these artists outside of Russia. I have therefore decided to publish a list of
the most interesting and creative artists. I Hope it will help you discover and
fall in love with their art, follow their social networks and promote their
work around the world. They deserve it!
Pavel or Paul (P183) was born in Moscow in 1983 and died
aged 29 on 1 April 2013. P183 is probably the best known Russian street artist
and has been dubbed as the ‘Russian Banksy’ by the British press. This artist
was one of the creators of the street art movement in Europe and his untimely
death was a major loss to the urban art scene.
RIP P183 you wrote some amazing letters on the wall of
Street Art and graffiti history. True art lovers will never forget you.
street art in Russia by P183
Marat ‘Morik’ Danilyan is a street
artist, graphic designer and illustrator from Russia. He went to art school but
then went on to complete degrees in philology and economics from the
Novosibirsk State University. With the rise of the Internet in the late 90’s,
Morik developed a passion for graffiti through Hip-hop culture. He started to
develop spray-painting skills and a love for experimenting with letter forms.
Piotr Gerasimenko (Petro) was born
in Zhukovsky in 1984 and is a member of the crew called Aesthetics. He’s been
painting on walls for more than a decade and, while developing his style, has
gone through many different stages to become one of the most prominent and
respected artists on the Russian graffiti scene.
Sergey is a Russian graffiti artist
from Ekaterinburg, who specialises in abstract lettering. He paints complex
murals showcasing many techniques. He loves to paint vegetation combined with
abstract lettering and typography.
Vitae Viazi are a street art crew
(art-collective) from Moscow. The name “Vitae Viazi” comes from the Latin word
“vitae” (“of life”) and “viazi,” which is the name of a special ornamental
Cyrillic (old slavonic) script. This decorative script was their initial source
of inspiration. The name of the crew should be written with characters of two
keyboard layouts “VITAE ????” but it is too tricky to google, so they choose –
my grandson, Kai to Washington Park for his outdoor activity on Wednesday,
September 11, 2019. I thought Kai was
eager to see his little friend, named London that he played with last
time. We did not see her, but we saw a
music band performing at one end of the park.
I suggested to kai that we go to the Library because she might be there,
and if not, we can come back to the park because she might be here later. Kai agreed, and we walked to the library
which took about five minutes. We stayed
in the children room of library for an hour or so, then kai and I headed back
to the park.
and I walked past the music band that was still performing.
the Ballantine House and Newark Museum on Washington Street, opposite the park.
musicians had stopped playing, and were ready to end their performance for the
was searching for his little friend, London.
He carried his blue ball intending to play with her.
He saw her little body standing behind the red
bush. He ran as fast as he could to meet
seemed to be as eager to see Kai as Kai was to see her.
played ball with London.
and Kai enjoyed playing football together.
London was so glad to see us as she told us about what was she doing
before we arrived.
was teasing London by stealing the ball from her hand and letting London
on the ball so that London could not get the ball. I told London “Take the ball out from the back
of Kai!” So, London tried to pull the
still teasing London. Then London said
nicely to Kai “May I have the ball?”
tossed the ball so that London could run and get it. Then Kai went to played with the pole.
London tossed the ball up high and Kai tried to catch it.
London showed her cleaver foot work with the ball like an experienced athlete.
look at this!”, Kai said to me loudly.
He knows that Grandma loves Butterflies.
both enjoyed playing with the poles.
and London ran to the lady who brought her dog to walk in the park. She was nice enough to let the kids play with
the little cute dog.
and London had a good time playing and jumping between the round seating
showed me the artwork at the base of the pole.
went to the other pole and showed me the bird design.
and London were having very good time playing with each other.
ran to under the tree and tried to catch the lower leaves.
they played hide and seek.
played and ran all over the park until they both fell down on the grass.
they found some wood and played with the dusty earth.
a twig to write his name.
to exchange his sticks with London’s piece of wood and a brick. Kai took London things without her agreeing. I told Kai to return London’s belongings.
Kai a little book that I brought with me for Kai to read to London. Kai gave the book to London to see and then
he took it back. He went to sit at the
base of the tree and looked at the book by himself.
and London went to see the line of students that came out of the North Star
Academy Charter school of Newark, located opposite one end of the park.
Kai that we had to leave because Mommy will come to pick you up soon. We walked London back to where her mother and
family were sitting. They seemed to be
sad to say good bye.
we left London, Kai asked me to go back.
He said he want to say something to London. I took Kai back to see London again. Then Kai and I walked back home. While we were walking, I asked Kai “What did
you say to London?” Kai said I forget to
tell her, “Thank you for playing with me.
I really had a good time.”
felt a bit sad that I had to take Kai away.
They had a very good time and got along with each other quite well. This occasion reminded me of when I was young
playing with my sisters. Everything seemed
to be bright and nice, with no worries and nothing to be afraid of, as the world
happily belonged to us. We did not know much how our parents or other adults had
to go though in their lives to survive day by day. This innocence and ignorance of the future gave
us a simple happiness that I long for once again.
Vibulbhan-Watts, Saturday, November 2, 2019
Ing and John’s Street Art, Downtown
Newark, New Jersey, USA- Part 3
Photographs by Ing-On
On Monday, August 28, 2019 John
added his work to the display. John’s artwork is on the far left,
“Impossible Dreamer”. “Gandhi Man of Peace”, in the middle is my artwork,
which I produced in 2010. The far right is John’s artwork “Beneath the
I am very happy to have an
opportunity to display our artworks in public. There were people asking
some questions about our artwork. Some people took pictures of our
artwork. It seems to be a positive reaction from the people who view
them. People comment about the beautiful plants and unique artwork.
Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts and John
Watts, Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Since October 2014, the streets of
Upper Manhattan have become an unexpected destination for rare sightings of
some 314 endangered birds. The Audubon Mural Project is a collaboration between the National Audubon Society
and Gitler &_____ Gallery to commission murals of climate-threatened birds
surrounding the old neighborhood of John James Audubon.
Brazilian artist L7M (previously)
depicts owls, ducks, sparrows, and other birds materializing from a chaotic
swirl of dripped paint and flourishes of spray. The graffiti birds not only
contrast urban and natural elements, but also depict a distinct clash of both
abstract and figurative techniques. According to Street Art News the artist was recently in Rome where he completed several
of the pieces you see here. Check out more of his latest mural work on Facebook.
For more information please visit
the following link:
How do you fix broken public
systems? You spark people’s competitive spirit. In a talk about getting people
motivated to make change, public sector strategist Abhishek Gopalka discusses
how he helped improve the health system of Rajasthan, a state in India home to
more than 80 million people, using the powers of transparency and public
accountability. “Motivation doesn’t just appear,” Gopalka says.
“Something needs to change to make you care.”
This talk was presented at a TED
Institute event given in partnership with BCG. TED editors featured it among
our selections on the home page. Read more about the TED Institute.
Every year, TED works with a group
of select companies and foundations to identify internal ideators, inventors,
connectors, and creators. Drawing on the same rigorous regimen that has
prepared speakers for the TED main stage, TED Institute works closely with each
partner, overseeing curation and providing intensive one-on-one talk
development to sharpen and fine tune ideas. The culmination is an event
produced, recorded, and hosted by TED, generating a growing library of valuable
TED Talks that can spur innovation and transform organizations.
Watching a flower bloom is peaceful
and calming. Relax while watching a stunning 4K time lapse of blooming flowers,
while listening to soft, gentle piano music. Blooming flowers are mesmerizing
to watch, especially in 4K. Piano music is wonderful for stress relief,
meditation, relaxation, and sleep.
Butterflies and Flowers – 1 Hour Nature Meditation
with Soothing Music
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video di YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/editor)///////… GORGEOUS
BUTTERFLIES AND FLOWERS FOR MORE THAN 1 HOUR NATURE RELAX, JOY AND HAPPINESS
////////////////////////////////////// SOOTHING MUSICS FOR RELAX, YOGA,
MEDITATION, TAI CHI, HEALING, REIKI, DEEP RELAX =
If you’ve been
looking for an opportunity to download free high resolution images of 435 bird illustrations,
you’re finally in the right place. The National Audubon Society has recently made John
James Audubon’s seminal Birds of America available to the public in a
downloadable digital library (signing up for their email list is a
Birds of America was printed between 1827 and 1838, and was filled prints
created from hand-engraved plates based on Audubon’s original watercolor
paintings. In addition to the prints, each bird’s page also includes a
recording of the animal’s call, plus extensive written texts from the period of
the book’s printing.
Audubon is widely lauded as the
individual who brought an awareness and appreciation of birds’ beauty and
fragility; the National Audubon Society has been active since 1905. Explore
more of the Society’s current conservation efforts, as well as ways to get
involved, on their website. (via Open Culture)
A biochemist by
training, photographer Linden Gledhill is fascinated by the beauty of
infinitesimally small aspects of nature and science, from capturing the flight of insects to exploring the beauty of magnetic ferrofluid. Among his most jaw-dropping images are macro photographs of butterfly wings that reveal complex patterns that look
like perfectly organized flower petals. These tiny protrusions are actually
scales, similar to what you would find on reptile, though extremely small and
fragile. Gledhill’s photography recently inspired an episode of Smarter Every Day where Destin Sandlin learns how to
shoot similar photos. (via awkwardsituationist.tumblr.com)
Trail showcases Glasgow Murals and Street Art Around the world
Life goes on no matter what happens in the world or in the political arena. After listening to Hillary Clinton gives her acknowledgement of defeat speech, I drove into doing the things I love most, artwork. I visited the BBC News site yesterday and found, “In pictures: Trail showcases Glasgow murals”, I enjoyed and loved their artworks which I would like to share with others. Please enjoy the artwork in which the artists convey their feeling, philosophy and their talent to the world.
Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Wednesday, November 09, 2016