Category Archives: Nature

The Fire Within

Today’s outing on the canal left me wanting more. Yes, it was windy and 45 degrees but for a January day in Pennsylvania, THAT is great! Too much work and not enough daylight made me a self-created prisoner in my … Continue reading

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Striking Out

          A mid-August early-morning bike ride yielded what I called a patriotic day. On my way up to Lock 7, I saw a red fox at the base of the water on the other side of … Continue reading

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The Spice of Variety

     Summertime brings color into our lives…in the form of green grass, yellow and red birds and multi-colored blossoms. This is one of four different colored gladiolus blossoms that bloomed over the past few weeks from bulbs I planted … Continue reading

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Fruits of Our Gardens

I planted some wildflower seeds earlier this year, seeds that were supposed to attract hummingbirds and songbirds. Since I had just put a couple inches of soil down on top of old soil, I wasn’t sure what was going to … Continue reading

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Taking the Leap

I heard a commotion through my open window one early afternoon.  It wasn’t the normal noises ducks and ducklings make, but more of an urgent quacking.  I heard that once before when a mama duck squawked boisterously when a red … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Uplifting Remnants

      A 60-degree day followed by torrential rain as a front dropped the temperature nearly 50 degrees in less than 24 hours left interesting ice sculptures in this year’s January thaw. During a walk along the D&L Canal a … Continue reading

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Signs of Change

     On the way to an appointment the other day, I had to stop and take a shot.  I saw a small rainbow between the ominous clouds and the morning horizon, a rainbow that unfortunately I didn’t capture with … Continue reading

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