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Exploring Longwood Gardens, And There Is A Lot To Explore

After my Saturday  morning hike in the Anson B. Nixon Park in Kennett Square  I had a quick breakfast, checked out of the Hilton Garden Inn and drove the two mile to Longwood Gardens. What a difference a day made. When I arrived for my first visit on Friday I had to run to the…

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Heat And Summer Weather At The PPL Wetlands

After some cooler and rainy days, summer weather returned to Northeastern Pennsylvania on Saturday.  It was sunny and already near 80 degrees when I decided to visit the PPL Wetlands and Riverlands in Salem Township. I got a late start and arrived at the wetland around 9 a.m. As I drove in I spotted this…

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An Early Morning Walk in Anson B Nixon Park In Kennett Square

Last Saturday I awoke early at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kennett Square.  The earliest ticket for admission to  Longwood Gardens I could obtain was 10:30 a.m. So I searched Google for local hiking trails and found some nice trails at nearby Anson  B. Nixon Park. The park was only two miles from my hotel…

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A Walk In The Rain And A Quick Visit to the Peirce-duPont House in Longwood Gardens

I spent three hours exploring the Conservatory at Longwood Gardens in Kenneth Square on Friday. And  I still didn’t get to see all of the beautiful displays of  flowers,  ferns, plants and trees. However, it was getting late in the afternoon and the heavy  rain let up a bit so I decided to see some…

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Sprout, The Corpse Plant And My First Visit To Longwood Gardens

 Until a few days ago I never heard of a corpse plant.  I have heard of the  Longwood Gardens, but I never had the opportunity to visit these famous gardens near Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. On Friday I had the opportunity to see and visit both.  Last week my nephew Charlie told me about Sprout, the…

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Some Photos Of Recent Critters That Visited My Backyard.

Readers of my blog and social media posts will know I am blessed to own some property that provides a home for a variety of critters that frequently visit my back yard here in Hazle Township in Northeastern Pennsylvania.  In  Summer the visits continue but they critters are a little different. These are some that…

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Mushrooms, A Mosquito And A Red Eft: Another Hike With My Macro Lens

As many of you who follow my blog may know, I have been gathering edible mushrooms in our woodlands  since I was around three years old. Yep,  my dad taught me and my siblings this Polish tradition  when we were very young. I have posted a few blogs on my dad and mushrooms and you…

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Some More Photos Taken With My Macro Lens

I enjoy exploring the areas near my house with my macro lens. It requires me to pay attention to things so often overlooked and allows me to see a whole new world of  that surrounds us. And a beautiful world it is, whether it be the delicate wings of a dragonfly, or the petals of…

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Summer Heat, And A Fawn, Arrives At The PPL Wetlands

It’s now July and the summer heat has arrived here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Temperatures were in the low 70’s early Friday  morning with mostly cloudy skies. Once again I debated with myself about my hiking destinations for the day, and once again decided to return to the PPL Wetlands and River Lands in Salem Township….

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Another June Hike At The PPL Wetlands.

After a rainy Saturday here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, I decided to take another late  June hike in the PPL Wetlands and River Lands  in Salem Township Luzerne County on Sunday. It was partly sunny when I arrived at the wetlands and began my walk under the now thick green canopy of the trees along the…

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