Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Peace Valley Park, No. 1, Winter

This morning I went for hike at Peace Valley Park located not far from Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It was a beautiful mostly sunny morning - peaceful with birds chirping away even though cold.


The above picture shows the North Branch of the Neshaminy Creek feeding into the 365 acre Peace Valley Reservoir also known as Lake Galena. If you click on the photo for a larger picture, in the distance on the right, there are some birds sitting in a tree and just beyond them some flying Canadian Geese. At the taking of this picture, the water in the lake is quite low.


This picture was taken further up the North Branch of the Neshaminy Creek. Neshaminy Creek eventually feeds into the Delaware River as it passes through Bensalem Township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.


This is just a bit further North along the creek. Notice the series of straight shadows from the trees creating a fascinating, geometric, contrast pattern between bright and dark.

12 comments:

Ashley said...

It looks very pretty and peaceful there. I have never been to that area of the country.

Trailady said...

You are most fortunate to be able to get out in nature and take such LOVELY photos. Thank you for sharing!!

Tim Rice said...

Hi ashley. Peace Valley Park tends to provide one with a solace from the busy life of suburbia especially in its more remote sections.

Hello trailady. I am indeed blessed with opportunities to enjoy and appreciate nature. I'm glad I can share some of that blessing with others. Thanks for coming by.

Lucy Stern said...

Looks like a wonderful area to take a hike.

Minka said...

I so love trees. i spend my childhood running amongst them, playing hide and seek and building huts. Then I moved to Iceland :)
I love how well you captured the sun, I need thos erays and I can absorb them thorugh your picture. Thank you!

Tim Rice said...

Thanks lucy stern. It is a wonderful place to take a hike. And going in early morning makes it even better.

Hi monika. I'm glad you can enjoy "my trees" and sun. Hopefully, I don't make you too homesick for them. It sounds like you had a great childhood playing in the outdoors.

consise10 said...

Simply stunning !

road apples said...

Great Americana - I love the mix of Eruopean and Native American names for cities and geographic landmarks. The photos are great too.

Camila Bernardes said...

Hello, I'm here to thank you about the praises you made to the pictures I've posted in my blog sometime ago. Just today I saw them when I was modifing my blog's face. I have to say that I also loved your pictures in your blog and I hope to see more of them.

You are so welcome whenever you want.

Camila.

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, consise10. It is always nice to know that others appreciate these views.

Thanks, road apples, for dropping by. Place names can be fascinating and a learning experience.

Hi Camila. I'm glad you came by. I'm glad you enjoyed my pictures. I'll be coming by your blog, too.

Ginnie said...

Anything with water and woods is like heaven on earth for me. What great photos of that, Tim!

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, ginnie. I'm glad I can give you a little bit of heaven on earth. :)