Tuesday, December 12, 2006

A Morning's Visit to Lake Nockamixon, part 1

This morning I visited Nockamixon State Park on the Quakertown side, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Below are some photos of plants and landscape sights from that hike.


A close-up of some beautiful red fruit on a bush



Overlooking a T-shaped section of Lake Nockamixon



Candles of Heaven in the winter time



A dead tree can sometimes be a sculptured piece of art.



A nut tree maybe walnut



Another overlook of a portion of Lake Nockamixon



I posted a photo of this tree in an earlier post. That one was taken in the evening; this one was taken in the morning from a slightly different perspective. The lake as background is almost as important as the tree.


A fascinating plant - diseased?



Another perspective on Lake Nockamixon

17 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

You love tromping around in the country, don't you?

photowannabe said...

The weather is so foggy and drizzely(sp?) that I'm not going anywhere. Your pictures really make me want to tromp someplace though. I love the first picture of the bead-like fruit on the bush and the artsy dead tree.
I haven't been able to post on any of the Beta Bloggers sites. I hope this will be successful.

Anonymous said...

Tim, I bit the bullet and switched over to Beta just now. Now its letting me into the posts. I noticed that many of my comments on my last 2 posts have turned to anonomous instead of names. I'm not too happy about the turn of events.

San Nakji said...

Red is my favourite colour Tim! I love the first photo, naturally! Do you have a macro setting on your camera?

Anonymous said...

This looks like a wonderful place to walk. I especially like the dead tree in the water and the carved tree.

I read that everyone would have to do the beta version sooner or later. I like it a lot and expect all the bugs will be ironed out soon.

Tim Rice said...

Hi, anvilcloud. Yes, I do enjoy roaming around the countryside hiking. Today was also wonderful just hearing all the birds singing. I should have had a recorder with me. And if only I would have a 600 or 1000 mm lens to do bird photos. :)

Thanks, photowannabe. That first picture I really like too. Beta blogger has been making some trouble for me, too, today. So I just signed in as anonymous and manually wrote my name and blog site.

Thanks, san nakji. I do have a macro setting on my camera although I'm not sure I used it on this photo.

Thanks, faye pekas. It is a wonderful setting to walk in, enjoy, and meditate. As for beta-blogger, I too read that everyone will have it eventually. But it is not an option yet for me.

sage said...

more great shots of sights often missed by others.

M(urf)! said...

Ah yes, Kim and Mark from the tree...I had forgotten I was going to write a story as to where they are now. I've never heard Candles of Heaven until now.

Shionge said...

Thank you for sharing and I enjoyed browsing through the pictures as you've let me appreciate the beauty of Lake Nockamixon :D

Anonymous said...

I don't think that the brown plant is necassarily diseased, although it's hard to tell. They can look pretty messed up without actually being sick or dead, specially this time of the year:)

Then, just as you're ready to dump them in the bin and replace them with the nice, new plant you bought, they bounce back, leaving you with a big, green thing that you have no good place for...

mreddie said...

Your part of the country is very interesting with its forests and farmlands. That looked like a gall on that one weed - have seen a few of that type before. The romance tree is also somewhat interesting considering what you mentioned in the comment on my blog. :) ec

Anonymous said...

as always a-m-a-z-i-n-g pics! ;;)

cher said...

really enjoy your photos of the country around where you live-great close ups!

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, sage. If we miss the "little" things, we can't really appreciate the "big" things either.

Hi, murf. Candles of Heaven is the common name for a certain type of yucca plant. And, murf, you can still write that story if you want to. :)

Thanks, shionge. I'm glad to share the beauty of Lake Nockamixon.

Hi, choochoo. Thanks for sharing your thoughts here. I appreciate it.

Thanks, mreddie. The area I live in is blessed with diversity. I love it. As for the romance tree, my posting of it is just a coincidence of no special planning on my part. :)

Hi, cattleya©. Glad you enjoy my pics. :)

Thanks, cher. I love to post beautiful pictures of nature.

Anonymous said...

Breath taking pictures.....I was just telling my friend when we were out walking that I love trees without any leaves....there are some really neat looking ones.... I love the curley branched ones....

bart said...

The way you take photos, is great!

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, judypatooote. It's a joy to present these pictures to my blog visiters.

Thanks, bart. Photography is a very special hobby of mine and when I have a time to share some of it with the public via this blog, it becomes even more special.