Archive for February 2015
Snow and dogs, but no bears, in the Lehigh Gorge.
It was a cloudy, but warmer day in Northeastern Pennsylvania. There is still a deep snow cover, so I decided to walk in the Lehigh Gorge State Park at Glen Onoko to take advantage of the trails left by snow mobiles. Lot of history in this park. The trails follow the Lehigh River and the…Read More
A cold February moon
Left the comfort of my warm house hoping to take some photos of the almost full Snow Moon. Was watching the radar and thought the clouds would break. Unfortunately they didn’t and only got to take some photos in the few breaks that did appear in the clouds. It was windy and 9 degrees so…Read More
Moon rise, sunset.
It was nice to see those clear blues skies after yesterday’s storm. It was cold but that sunshine sure got me thinking about Spring. Decided to take advantage of the clear skies and watch the sunset. Wasn’t easy walking in the woods in the ice crusted deep snow but the sunset made it worthwhile. Here…Read More
Another sunset, and one day closer to Spring.
It warmed up a bit today, but the snow still was deep. Still a little sore from my hike yesterday, but decided to trudge through the snow to photograph the sunset. And I wasn’t disappointed, never saw one I didn’t like. It always amazes me to watch the subtle changes nove through the clouds as…Read More
Brrrr It’s cold out there.
It’s February, and we expect cold and snow in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but it got real cold today. We may set a new record with an expected low tonight. of -6 degrees. And a very strong wind too. But we had plenty of sunshine today and the clear blue skies enticed me to brave the ice…Read More
Brrrr It's cold out there.
Birds in the backyard
I am lucky to have a backyard frequented by all sorts of critters. In the Summer I am visited by opossums, raccoons, fox, rabbits, groundhogs and even bear. In the Winter usually only the squirrels, deer and turkey visit everyday. I enjoy the deer the most. Unfortunately, I think because of the heavy snow topped…Read More
More ice and snow along the Lehigh River
We got some moderation in the temperature today, a balmy 22 degrees this morning, but there is still a deep snow cover out there. Decided to take advantage of the paths left by snowmobilers and hike in the Lehigh Gorge. Wasn’t bad walking and ran into a few cross country skiers and snowmobilers. Not much…Read More
It’s the End of the Humboldt Reservoir as We knew it.
Was hoping to take a relaxing hike to a favorite spot of mine, the Humboldt Reservoir. Hiked out here many times as kids. It was always a secluded, and beautiful place, to enjoy the beauty of nature. It is located on lands of our local water authority. many folks would camp, party and…Read More
It's the End of the Humboldt Reservoir as We knew it.
Turkeys in the snow
It has been a brutal winter here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Frigid temperatures, a deep snow cover and today an ice storm. It looks like I am not the only one having a hard time walking in these conditions. The gobblers who have been in my back yard since the Summer showed up a few days…Read More
Up Close With my Backyard Critters
Winter is not my favorite season anymore. I still do get out for my hikes in the cold and snow but I miss the trees, plants, flowers and wildlife of Summer. Just not a lot to photograph. But I still get some visitors to my back yard, deer, turkey , rabbits, squirrels and a variety…Read More
I am glad I decided to trudge through the snow and watch the sunset today. They are all beautiful, and I never saw one I didn’t like, but this one was like a scene from Dr. Zhivago. We had an ice storm and the reflection of the sun off the ice coated trees was breath…Read More
Winter at the Bird Feeder
Didn’t want to hike out through the snow again to watch the sunset so decided to spend a little time photographing some of the visitors to my bird feeder, since it looks like you enjoyed my last blog with photos of our feathered friends. Pretty much the same birds except a few finches and mourning…Read More
Escape From the Cold, and Why I Love Belize.
I am tired, a log day of traveling but I loved it and nothing like being in a foreign country to give you a fresh perspective on life. I planned this trip a few weeks ago, looking for something historic and also with a lot of natural beauty. I think I may have chosen the…Read More
Belize City Sunrise Walk, it’s good to be int the tropics in February.
Wanted to get some photos up before I left for Crooked Tree later today. Didn’t sleep well but had to get up early to catch the sunrise. And it was worth it. Walked on the sidewalk along the shore. So peaceful. Like in many towns, the walkers and runners who are up are the friendliest…Read More
Belize City Sunrise Walk, it's good to be int the tropics in February.
Crooked Tree, Belize, I Think I’m in Heaven
Left Belize City this morning, wondering if I should have rented a car. Some of the travel sites advised against it for safety reasons but after being here for a day I saw no reason for concern. I was picked up by a residnet and native of the small village of Crooked Tree. He lived…Read More
Crooked Tree, Belize, I Think I'm in Heaven
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Bird’s Eye View Lodge Crooked Tree, Belize. A room with a view, for sure.
Good morning. Got a few minutes to check in before we head to the Mayan ruins at Lamanai. Just back from a sunrise walk, although I didn’t have to go far, I had a perfect view from my front door. And last night, the stars were unbelievable. Scorpio rose just before the dawn. The two…Read More
Bird's Eye View Lodge Crooked Tree, Belize. A room with a view, for sure.
Lamanai Mayan Ruins, an awesome day in Belize.
Internet is slow again so not going to get any photos up tonight. Sure wish I could, I visited the Mayan ruins at Lamanai, located in a lagoon off of the New River, and they were spectacular. Set in a jungle, it was hard to imagine this was once a thriving city until you see…Read More
Another Morning in Paradise. at Crooked Tree, Belize.
It seems that things just get better around here. Had a wonderful morning looking for birds, and learning so much about the natural environment of this beautiful area, on a boat ride on the Crooked Tree Lagoon. And we saw a lot of spectacular birds, and iguanas, howler monkeys and even some bats. Started the…Read More
Trouble in Paradise, but I did get to see some cool stuff.
Well it was almost heaven down here, but back to Earth today, not sure if it was something I ate or drank but I spent more time in the bathroom at the Mayan temples at Altun Ha then I did exploring the site. Got to see a lot of it and climbed to the top…Read More
Sunrise is always a good medicine for anything that ails you.
Good morning from Central America. Wasn’t the most pleasant night, spent a lot of time in the bathroom, but green tea, imodium and a light breakfast are helping. Feeling so much better, and have to thank fellow traveler, Dr. Nancy and the staff here who have been so helpful with my predicament. You always…Read More
Blue Heron enjoying sushi for breakfast in Belize.
Taking it easy today so had some time to upload these photos of a blue heron we saw on the lagoon yesterday. Looks like he bit off more than he could swallow. This is a fascinating place. Always something to see. A nature lovers paradise for sure. Just today heard howlers monkeys on my early…Read More
Sorry No Photos.
Well we have internet tonight but it is almost useless for uploading photos. I’ve been trying to upload a photo of some cashews flowers for an hour now and I give up. I’ll have to update you without ant photos, and I took so many beautiful ones today. Feeling much better now and had a…Read More
It’s a Lovely Day in the Neighborhood, an early morning walk through Crooked Tree Belize.
What a difference a day makes. Feeling so much better today, after my bout with the local bacteria these past two days. . It’s almost good to have a temporary illness to make you appreciate how blessed it is to be in good health. Slept well and was up early. No visible sunrise but some…Read More