Dealing With the Crap

     April in Pennsylvania proves to be tumultuous.  Spring's been here for two weeks but winter holds on tight. This year (2017-18) winter has provided many opportunities for pictures of gorgeous snow scenes.  But as the calendar moves forward, I feel April showers should be rain, not snow.  This day, there was snow in [...]

Dealing With the Crap 2018-04-05T06:24:58+00:00

The Day After…

It's the day after a mid-February snowstorm. Yesterday's grey skies, freezing temperatures and heavy snow has transformed into a gorgeous Sunday morning. The sun shines...the winds have calmed.  The snow that landed on the bark and limbs of the trees remain in this picture, but only until the sun warmed the temperatures enough so the [...]

The Day After… 2018-02-18T13:42:16+00:00

Be neighborly

     After nearly a month of no activity at my new bird feeders, I finally saw some.  It's not exactly what I anticipated but I guess even the squirrels need to eat on a cold, snowy winter's day. This little guy (or gal) has been setting off my alarm on the steps all summer, [...]

Be neighborly 2018-02-07T14:59:58+00:00

Realistic Expectations

Despite Pennsylvania's spring-like temperatures and 'April showers' that continue to water our lawns each week (and most days!), the official start of summer begins this week. A walk earlier this week on the Switchback Trail made me think otherwise when I took this picture.  No...not yet!!! Isn't it realistic to expect that the summer blooms [...]

Realistic Expectations 2017-06-20T04:46:21+00:00

Birds and Blooms

    For the past week, spring has shown signs of turning into summer.  I can see it through the geese and goslings in my yard.  These little ones are losing their yellow tint and beginning to get longer necks, a tell-tale sign of growth. This bloom blossomed on the east side of Jim Thorpe, displaying its full [...]

Birds and Blooms 2017-06-20T04:46:21+00:00

Memorial Day Parade on the Canal

     Yesterday's Memorial Day festivities began early-morning on the canal.  This gaggle of adult geese meandered its way up the canal, offering their own holiday parade. The only 'music' you could hear was the splashing of the water as it passed through the lock and an occasional comment from one of the geese. Over [...]

Memorial Day Parade on the Canal 2017-06-20T04:46:21+00:00