Saturday, August 12, 2006

Banbury-Mopac Trail, No. 3, An Evening's Walk

The Banbury-Mopac Trail is located in Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania just a few miles from my home in Souderton. I went there this evening to enjoy a bit of time outdoors. Some of these pictures were taken from the paved trail and others were taken from a walk off the trail along a creek.

Wonderfully Tall Corn

Bumblebee, Thistle, and Butterfly

A Few Fish in a Creek

Vultures Waiting in a Tree

Marbled Tree Roots

Ground Cover


Abandoned in Pasadena said...

What a wonderful walk it was. I often chase butterflies where ever I see them to try to photograph them and what a great picture with the bumblebee, thistle and butterfly. The tree roots were very interesting looking too.

All your pictures are always nice and I love reading your posts and looking at the pictures. It makes me feel like I was there too.

samrina said...

Beautiful pics, just loved the butterfly :)

Hope u doing fine.


Cergie said...

So much to see in only one post !
You're lucky to always meet so beautiful butterflies. Two flying insects in the same picture !!!
The vultures, we have none near my home. Only in wildest part of France. They are protected by law. They do a good job cleaning dead animals. How funny they are waiting in a dry tree ! Funeral scene indeed ! Though vultures have no dramatic sense. I think they prefer no leaves to have a better view ! (So I have when I click on your pictures !!!)

Fred said...

The fish picture is crystal clear, and the water is amazingly still. Great pictures, Tim.

Naturegirl said...

Oh my you WERE taking in nature! These photos are wonderful! I love the butterfly and water shot so clear! Oh yes and that tree root what a story
it can tell..."I remember when the dinasors walked over me"....

Murf said...

Thanks for taking me on my favorite kind of walk: mosquito free! :-)

Crystal said...

Wow, you even notice the groundcover! Sounds like your summer is turning out lovly Tim, very nice outdoor pics.

Paige said...

Ah sweet corn over 7 foot tall, ah! Love those tree roots, they almost look like a monster's nose. Thanks for sharing yet another nice walk with us.

Minka said...

Just beautiful. I liek the one with teh corn a lot. I know I have said this before, but you have amazing spot such detail!

Tim Rice said...

Hi, abandoned in pasadena. I'm glad you enjoyed my walk. It is amazing how much there is to see if one only looks. And butterflies are fun and sometimes frustrating when one tries to photograph them.

Thanks, samrina. The butterfly picture is one of my favorites, too.

Hi, cergie. Life has much to show if our eyes are open. However, I did not know the bumblebee was in the picture until after I took it. I love your comments about the vultures. :)

Thanks, fred. That picture turned out better than even I thought it would.

Thanks, naturegirl. I love your imagination. Such imagination adds a bit of spice to life.

Thanks, murf. Glad you enjoyed your walk (without mosquitoes of course). Last week when I was in the Delaware Water Gap area, I almost got eaten alive by mosquitoes and horseflies. They were so bad that I didn't realize how scratched up I got from trying to run away from them till much later.

Thanks, crystal. My summer has had lots of bright spots. I am thankful though not always as much as I should be.

Hi, paige. Glad I could share this walk with you. It was a pleasure.

Thanks, minka. There's so much beauty to see when one takes notice of the small things.

Ginnie said...

As long as we're gluttons for your nature walks, I know you'll keep doing them and showing the pics :) Thanks.

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, ginnie. I'm glad you enjoy my nature walks. It is a joy to share them with other people who appreciate them.

San Nakji said...

I have been absent from some of your best photos! That last one is incredible! Well shot sir!

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, san nakji. It's good to have you back! :)