Archive for July 2015
Seven Tubs Nature Area
I had some business to take care of in the Wilkes Barre area today so I decided to visit a place I haven’t been since my college days, the Seven Tubs Nature Area. Located a few miles outside of Wilkes Barre, the tubs were created by glaciers during the last ice age. When I last…Read More
The Tower Lines Are Gone, But Not The Memories.
It was probably on a day in July, similar to today , that my friends and I first hiked out the “black road” to the ‘tower lines’ in search of blueberries, known in these parts, as huckleberries. I am guessing I was around 10 years old. The “black road” is gone a victim to the…Read More
From Spectacular Fireworks To The Lowly Fungi, There Is Something For Everybody In The Summer.
Sorry I missed a few days without a new blog posts but I have been too busy enjoying the Summer. It is so short here in the mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania that I try and do as much as I can while it last. And there is so much to do this time of…Read More
If You Look Real Close, Bugs Can Beautiful Too. Well I Think So Anyway.
Unlike the cold and dark Winter months here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, where nature goes to sleep and there is not much life outdoors, the Spring and Summer months have something new to display every day. I decided to take a short walk with my macro lens to take a look at what is new up…Read More
Mushrooms, Huckleberries And My Macro Lens.
We finally got some summer weather here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures have a lot of folks enjoying some outdoor activities. I did some swimming on Friday but spent the weekend enjoying two old time outdoor traditions, picking mushrooms and huckleberries. And I was able to engage in my new hobby…Read More
Sorry For The Absence, But So Much To Do In The Summer, And Mushroom Hunting Is One Of Them.
We had a lot of rain here in Northeastern Pennsylvania this year and the mushrooms keep growing. I had a busy week and didn’t get a chance to post any blogs but I did find time to get out and find some mushrooms. The woods are filled with many species of mushrooms of all colors…Read More
Summer Heat At The PPL Wetlands.
It seems like only yesterday I was hearing the chorus of the spring peepers as I walked through the PPl Wetlands in April. The woodlands were still naked then just awakening from there long Winter sleep. Not today, they were in their full July attire, the deep green of Summer. It was a partly sunny…Read More
Summer Clouds And A Thunderstorm.
Like most of the country, we’ve been having some hot and humid weather here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I have always loved the Summer and it is never too hot for me. I also love the many cloud formations the warm weather brings. The intense sun in the Summer months can cause puffy cumulus clouds to…Read More
Bear-glar In The Backyard.
Got home from my afternoon walk today and I noticed the door to my tool shed was open. I immediately feared the worse, thieves, but thought to myself, what is there to steal in there? Went outside to investigate and found this young bear, I think it is a male, happily munching on a 40…Read More
Day One, My Travels to Scandinavia, Land Of The Vikings. A Morning Walk in Malmo Sweden.
Although I am thoroughly excited being, once again in a strange and foreign land, the journey to get here is taking it’s toll on me and my blog will be short. In other words i am exhausted. I left the United States from the Newark airport and, as always, upon setting foot in the airport…Read More
Day One. Sunday July 26th. Afternoon Walks Under Angry Northern Skies.
Sorry didn’t get a blog posts up yesterday but a little bit of exhaustion and jet lag. Spent the day exploring the historic and charming town of Lund. But hopefully that will be my post this evening. Now it’s back to Sunday and my afternoon in Malmo. I slept for about an hour after I…Read More
Day Three: Scandinavian Adventure. A Walking Tour Of Malmo
I had planned on either renting a car or taking a train to see some more of the Swedish countryside today, but overcast skies, light rain and little sleep kept me in the city of Malmo. And I am glad I stayed put. I wasn’t going to let the weather keep me inside so I…Read More
Day Four. Scandinavia Adventure. Farewell To Malmo.
Finally got some good sleep last night, and there’s nothing like waking up in a foreign country after a good night sleep. You just want to jump out of bed and begin exploring. And so I did. It was partly sunny today, no rain, but windy and quite cool. I would guess mid 50’s. …Read More
Day Four. Scandinavia Adventure. The Rain Didn’t Spoil My Arrival In Copenhagen.
Sorry folks I started this last night but, wanted to get some sleep, and didn’t finish it. My thoughts will now be influenced from the delightful walk I just took through the parks of Copenhagen. And, I found a wonderful statue of the famous Hans Christian Andersen. As my Facebook friends would know, I posted…Read More
Day Four. Scandinavia Adventure. The Rain Didn't Spoil My Arrival In Copenhagen.
Swords Into Plowshares, Danish Style. Scandinavian Adventure. Day Five. A Morning Walk Through Some Beautiful Parks.
Well not sure how much I’m going to say tonight. Just back from a nice dinner and evening walk after a long day here in Copenhagen. Met up with my sister and the rest of our group. Going to be a fun day tomorrow. And today was too. I was up early and decided to…Read More