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Another Look At Nature Through My Macro Lens.

It’s still mushroom season here in Northeastern Pennsylvania.  However, nature hasn’t been too cooperative this year and I haven’t been finding a lot of wild edible mushrooms.  However, I still keep looking.  And I did last weekend, once again, with my camera and macro lens. As soon as I started my walk I noticed the…

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Tuscarora State Park Hike : Kingfishers, Ducks And Herons

Tuscarora State  Park is e of the many state parks and  game lands near my home here in Northeastern Pennsylvania.  Sunday was the start of the NFL season and I wanted to get a quick hike in before my favorite team, the Philadelphia Eagles, played at 1 p.m. in the afternoon. So I decided to…

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Another Late Summer Walk With My Macro Lens

It’s late Summer and here in Northeastern Pennsylvania that means  mushroom season.  Last Friday I decided to take a  quick hike and search for edible  wild mushrooms.   Once again I struck out finding  any mushrooms but was able to capture some more of the beauty of nature with my macro lens.  On this hike I …

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Lake Irene: A Great Place To Hike Close To Home

The first time I visited Lake Irene was on a cool, sunny Spring day. I wasn’t in elementary  school yet, probably five years old.  My dad took me, my brother John  and, I think, my sister Linda  to the recently opened Community Park.  I was mesmerized by the wide blue waters of Lake Irene. It…

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Nature Up Close: Another Hike With My Macro Lens

I love walking the woodlands of Northeastern Pennsylvania.  The beauty of nature appears in so many forms.  A beautiful waterfall. A view from a mountaintop. A bald eagle in flight. Mountain laurel in bloom. A deer, bear, or fox. I can  go on and on.  Another aspect of nature, often overlooked, is  looking at its…

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Insects, Flowers And Even Some Birds With My Macro Lens.

It’s the peak of mushroom season here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. So I was out walking with my macro lens again. As regular followers of my blog would know, I don’t share the location of my hikes when in search of wild mushrooms. Unfortunately, once again, I found more insects and flowers than I did mushrooms. …

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Late Summer At The PPL Wetlands

Although there is almost another full month of Summer, it felt a bit like Fall at the PPL Wetlands in Salem Township, Luzerne County last Sunday. It was overcast with temperatures in the low 50’s when I arrived at the wetlands early in the morning.  A walk along trails confirmed that Summer was coming to…

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Mushrooms Were Scarce But A Lot Of Cool Insects

Late August usually means an abundance of mushrooms here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Of, course it depends on the weather and the amount of rainfall. But the  longer, and cooler night, most years, produce at least some mushrooms. So, on Saturday, I grabbed my macro lens and visited some woods where I found mushrooms in previous…

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A Good Day For Wildlife In Northeastern Pa.

 On my weekly hikes, I am  always  looking for wildlife to photograph and share.  A  bear, snake, bald eagle  or some other spectacular critter  are on my wish list on every hike.  But some days you can hike for  miles  and not see any wildlife at all.  Of course, there will still be so much…

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Nature Up Close: Another Hike With My Macro Lens.

My love of nature began when my dad took me looking for wild edible mushrooms at a very young age. He taught me and my sibling how to identify the two species of  scaber bolete mushrooms his dad taught him.  We also learned so much more about the wonderful world of nature, ant hills, caterpillars,…

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