Saturday, September 30, 2006

Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy, No. 3, part 3

These photos are from Monday evening hiking in the woods at the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy near Schwenksville, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Okay, the last two pictures were back out in the meadow. It is a place of joyful solitude for me.

Down along the East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek

How do like my home away from home? ;)

The Bluffs

Pretty mushrooms

Some pretty white wildflowers

Dual layered fungae
These were large like ten inches across.

Autumn red berries just inside the woods

Those watchful eyes

Poke Berries


Anonymous said...

Great pictures. My favorites are the bluffs and the poke berries.

judypatooote said...

Wow you captured some great shots. Were those deer peeking out of the bushes? Those poke berries do look like the blackberry lily plants berries....(a tongue twister)

Charley said...

The poke berries take me back to my childhood in Arkansas. They grew in our back yard by our well!

What kind of camera do you use Tim? I good friend of mine in Arkansas is shopping for one. I've told her about ours, but am curious what you use. Ours is very simple and three years old.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

You take some AMAZING pictures!!!
The place is a paradise and I love those little deer peeking at you.

samrina said...

Awesome pics!


Tim Rice said...

Thanks, kevin stilley. I like the shinyness of the poke berries although poke berries can become real weeds in places one does not want them.

Thanks, judypatooote. Yept, those were deer poking out from the rag weeds.

Hi, charley. Glad, I think, that I could take you back to some childhood memories. I use two different cameras - a point and shoot digital camera and a digital SLR camera. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. The biggest difference is their size - the point and shoot I can carry around in my pocket; the digital SLR is way to big to do that.

Thanks, abandoned in pasadena. I try to have my pictures reflect the amazing character of nature.

Thanks, samrina. Glad you enjoyed it.

Tim Rice said...

And Charley, I should add that with the digital SLR one can buy different lenses whereas with the point and shoot one cannot. With the digital SLR I can choose from a wide ASA range whereas from the point and shoot it is very limited.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness - those deer are gorgeous.

:) Mikaela

mreddie said...

Great shots - enjoyed them much. ec

M(urf)! said...

So, much time do you spend in your second home in Photo #2? :-) Is that a tree trunk?

M(urf)! said...

By the way, Tim...because of your deer picture, I pass the crown of 'A Real Person Most Like a Disney Movie' on to you. Do you break out into song and have birds landing on your shoulders during these walks? :-)

sage said...

I like the poke berries shot. Poke berry salad is something unique, you have to boil the tender young sprouts in two pots of water to get rid of the toxins... I think I'll just take my chances with e-coli and spinach.

Cergie said...

Coucou, Tim,

What is poke berry, is it something edible ?
It seems so appetising.
Beautiful picture of it particularly.

Cergie said...

So, I just read the comment of sage, it's very interesting.
I thinkit's no more necessary to answer for the berry. I know now all what I need to learn.

kimber the wolfgrrrl said...

Great pictures!

consise10 said...

Your lense sees some wonderful things thankyou for sharing Tim.

Reflex said...

Beautiful series, this place seems so calm and perfect for reflexion and inspiration.

I wouldn't eat that mushroom, it looks like an ammanite :)

choochoo said...

that first picture reminds me of a place just below Folgefonna (a glacier)

Ash said...

Excellent photos Tim!

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, mikaela. Those deer were fun to watch there.

Thanks, mreddie. Glad you enjoyed the shots.

Hi, murf. As per my second home, do you mean mentally or physically? ;) I have already broke out in song but not quite good enough to bring the birds onto my shoulders or elsewhere. :)

Thanks, sage. I think the poke berry shot is one of my favorite individual pictures here, too. And I don't think I'll try poke berries in any shape or form anytime soon if ever. Spinach tastes good if hasn't ever been cooked.

Hi, cergie. The poke berry is pretty. Perhaps too pretty considering it is poison. But it makes for pretty pictures as you noted.

Thanks, kimber the wolfgrrrl. Glad you stopped by.

Hi, consise10. Glad I could provide you with these pictures to enjoy. Thanks for your comments.

Thanks, reflex. It is a peaceful place - a great place for reflection, to be revitalized, and to lose one's self in the wonder of nature. And, oh, I wasn't really serious about eating that mushroom. I don't eat mushrooms unless I buy them commercially. Thanks for the caution, though.

Hi, choochoo. Folgefonna looks like a pretty area. I googled it. Wouldn't mind exploring it someday but oh so much limited time and resources.

Thanks, ash. I try!

Lynn said...

Love them! Especially the deers! So pretty...

Kiwi Nomad 2006 said...

Wow. You really look at the details. I love these photos and will be back to this blog I know. Found you via a link on WardWideWeb.

San Nakji said...

The deer and the fungi are the best photos! You are such a nature photography talent. I hope you never stop taking these beautiful photos!

Tim Rice said...

Hi, lynn. It was fun watching the deer watch me. :)

Thanks, kiwi nomad 2006. Nature and nature phototography is something that I really enjoy. I find it a good way to relax.

Thanks, san nakji. My photography hobby develops largely through trial and error. I pick the best out of many to show.