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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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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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Bald Eagles At The PPL Wetlands

Last week I saw two bald eagles while hiking in the  PPL Wetlands in Salem Township.  It is always an awe-inspiring experience to see bald eagles on my hikes.  So  I returned to the wetlands on yesterday  in hopes of seeing them again.  Last week I scared them as I began my walk. I had…

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A Late October Hike On The Greater Hazleton Rail To Trails.

October, as described by the poet Henry Ward Beecher ,”… is the opal month of the year . It is the month of glory, of ripeness.   It is the picture-month.”.  I found this to be true on a couple hikes on my local Rails to Trails a couple of weeks ago, before the cold and…

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November Sunshine At The PPL Wetlands.

November means shorter  days and colder temperatures  here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. And it has been cold. We  had some near record breaking temperatures this past week. It has been a few weeks since I visited the PPL Wetlands in Salem Township so I decided to  hike there  on Saturday. I wanted to see how the…

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Autumn Beauty In My Back Yard. A Saturday Walk At Community Park

Autumn arrived late this year here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Some year the leaves have all fallen and there has already been snow on the ground. Not this year. We had a few cool nights but, so far, our Autumn weather has been mild. And so the leaves on the trees are just now achieving their…

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Tanzania Day Five: Zanzibar: A Sunrise Walk To The Village of Nungwi

I finally got some sleep on my third night on Island of  Zanzibar. I was up early and wanted to explore more of the island. I  began my walk from the  La Gemma dell’Est  at sunrise. I left the resort and walked the access road to the main highway that led to Nungwi, a fishing village on…

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Tanzania Day Four. Zanzibar: Afternoon Visit To A Spice Plantation And A Beautiful Sunset

After leaving my informative visit to  Stone Town my scheduled tours for the day were over. However, I was on the famous Spice Island and I wanted to see a spice farm. Cholo, my tour coordinator from Zanzibar Cholo Tours and Safaris quickly arranged a tour for me. The rain ended as we drove through…

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Back Home In Northeastern Pennsylvania, Where Nature Is Putting On A Show

It was a wonderful two weeks, as I  had the opportunity to explore  the beauty of Africa again. It was my fourth visit to the Dark Continent.  Tanzania is a remarkable country.  Hopefully  I will get to some more blog posts from my visit soon.  It is  also great to back to my home in…

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Stone Town: Tanzania Day Four: Zanzibar: So Much History, Good And Bad.

Once again I tried, and failed,  to keep my blog posts current while I traveled. I am now sitting in the lobby of the Planet Airport hotel as I try to recollect the past two weeks and write this blog post. So much to see and do. But I have uploaded  many photos in my…

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