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Inauguration Day Three: An Early Morning Walk To The Lincoln Memorial

I awoke early in Washington DC on January 21,  the day after the Presidential  Inauguration. I hoped to be able to walk to the Lincoln Memorial. I wasn’t sure if I could get there because of the security measures put in place for the Inauguration. It was partly cloudy and a colder 36 degrees  when…

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A Green Ridge And West Hazleton Sunny Winter Walk, With A Lot Of Memories

A heavy nor’easter  storm  dumped almost two feet of snow on  parts of Northeastern Pennsylvania two weeks ago.  This kept me from my usual hike in the PPL Wetlands last weekend.  Instead,  I stayed close to home and walked  the streets of  the Green Ridge neighborhood of Hazle Township and in the adjoining West Hazleton…

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Inauguration Day Observations In Our Nation’s Capital, And A Unexpected Tour Of St. Matthew’s

It was overcast and cold when I arrived near the Capitol after my two mile morning walk on Inauguration Day.  This was the  closest you could approach the Capitol,  at  New Jersey Avenue and D Street NW . The security fence was about  five blocks from the Capitol building. (Here is a link to my…

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Some Winter Visitors To My Backyard

After a couple of mild weeks in December, colder weather, and snow, returned to our area here in Northeastern Pennsylvania in January. But, at my home in Hazle Township,  Luzerne County, the weather really doesn’t matter to the Winter visitors to my backyard. They show up at my feeders regardless of the weather.  I thought…

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Ice And Snow At The Lehigh Gorge

It was the last day in January and we finally got seasonably cold weather,  with some ice and snow,  here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. It was cloudy and cold on Sunday morning. with predictions of a major snowfall, when I  decided to venture back down into the Lehigh River  Gorge at Rockport.  A few years ago…

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Sunshine, Ice And Birds At The PPL Wetlands

The cold weather continued  in Northeastern Pennsylvania last week . On Saturday, it  was windy and  a frigid 16 degrees at my home in Hazle Township, Luzerne County. . The skies was clear and so I decided  to walk in the sunshine at the PPL Wetlands in Salem Township and see if I could find…

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Inauguration Day In Washington DC: A Morning Walk Amid Heavy Security

I awoke early Wednesday morning, the third time I was in Washington DC  on  Inauguration Day. I was in law school in Washington when  President Regan was inaugurated for his first term in 1980. And I was in the city for President Trump’s inauguration four years ago. Being near, and observing, this peaceful transition of…

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Sunshine, And Some Ice At The Lehigh River Gorge

The cold air that started to filter in Northeastern Pennsylvania on Friday, settled  in  Saturday night.  I awoke on Sunday morning to  clear blue skies, a strong wind  a frigid, but average in these parts,  18 degrees. I decided to return to the Lehigh River Gorge in Rockport to see how much  ice  had formed…

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Winter Returns To The PPL Wetlands And Riverlands

The mild weather we’ve had this Winter continued this past  week, until a cold front moved though our area on Friday . I awoke Saturday morning with a temperature of 18 degrees and a strong northwesterly wind at my home here in Hazle Township. Skies were mostly clear. There was a dusting to a half…

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A Last Minute Decision To Visit Our Nation’s Capitol

As a citizen of the United States, I watched with horror and sadness at the insurrection that resulted in the loss of life and desecration of our Nation’s Capitol in Washington DC two weeks ago. And for the past year I watched my Nation suffer from the Covid-19 virus which  caused  over 400,00 deaths. Difficult…

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