Saturday, December 20, 2008

Snippets of Life From Thanksgiving Till Now

The past few weeks have been going by like a blur. So below are a few scenes from those weeks. The first four pictures are from Thanksgiving day with the extended family on my side.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Four Square

Parlor Room Dancing
The dancing took place to piano music
being played by my nephews and nieces

A card game

Holly Berries

A Holly Berry Farm Field

Our Christmas Tree and Shelf Display

Playing Tongiaki at the home of one of my brothers

Playing Pit at the home of one of my brothers

A Scene from Yesterday's Ice Storm

A Visiting Family's Tradition of a Traveling Manger Scene

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Views Along Swamp Creek Near Sumneytown

I went for a hike around noon this past Saturday along a portion of Swamp Creek near Sumneytown. Below are some of the sights I enjoyed.


The woods and autumn sky

Cloud reflection

Red berries along Swamp Creek

Moss-covered roots

A boulder - A common sight along Swamp Creek here


Do you see the mouth?

Green ferns in the midst of the prevailing brownness

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

An Autumn Hike Near Telford, Pennsylvania

Yesterday just before dark I went for an autumn hike just off of Cathill Road near Telford, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It was a good time outdoors but chilly. My fingers that held the camera and tripod were feeling a bit frozen by near the end of the walk.

East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek

An Autumn Sky


Swirling Bubbles

Clump of Mushrooms

Ragweed Seeds

Fungi on a Log


Hay Bales on the Hill Side

What Once Was

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Family Gathering to Celebrate My Mom's Birthday

Sunday a week ago, most of my extended family gathered together to celebrate my Mom's birthday. These are a few pictures from that celebration.

Birthday cake presentation

Talk time - the photo includes among other people
my sister and my wife

Arrival time for one of my brothers and his family

Catching up and enjoying one another's fellowship

Talk time - three of my brothers and my Dad

Supper time!

Playing the game of Life

Playing the game of Memory

Playing "Crazy Uno"

Playing Upwards

My Mom's birthday cards

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Hike in Peace Valley Park

This past Sunday late afternoon and evening my wife and I went for a hike in Peace Valley Park near Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It was a beautiful day to enjoy the autumn colors.