Archive for December 2019

Freezing Rain, Sleet And Snow On The Rails To Trails

The calendar shows  there still are four weeks until Winter but, as is often the case here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, freezing winter  weather often arrives in November. And it did today. The temperature was 32 degrees when I began my hike at the Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails trail.  A light drizzle was falling and…

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A December Walk At The PPL Wetlands

It’s early December and we are approaching the Winter Solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere. In two weeks, December 21, the shortest day, the sun will once again begin its slow return north.  In the middle latitudes of Northeastern Pennsylvania the light cast by  low December sun makes for some beautiful landscape photography. The skies…

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