Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Ice at Ringing Rocks County Park

This afternoon I went hiking at Ringing Rocks County Park near Upper Black Eddy, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. All of these pictures are taken from the same falls on this creek just at different angles and sections of the falls. It was a partly cloudy to cloudy afternoon.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Sunday with my brother's family

This past Sunday, my girlfriend and I spent some time with the family of my nieces. We did a variety of activities together. But this post specializes on the violin playing time. Much of the time in these pictures my girlfriend played the violin while one of my nieces would play the piano. In the last picture, my oldest niece was given a chance to try out the violin.

Monday, January 22, 2007


Last Friday I went hiking just outside the town of Telford near some railroad tracks in a partially wetlands area. It was partially cloudy with the sun peaking through some times. It was good to get back out in nature hiking and doing some photography. In some of the pictures there is a little bit of snow and ice. Actually, the snow is almost infinitesimal. Only got a dusting that morning and a tiny bit more since then.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

A Picture from my youngest niece

I was at church this evening and my youngest niece gave me this picture. It was a pleasure to receive this gift from her. I love my nieces and nephews!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Playing with Abstract Expressions, No. 2

These days between uncooperative weather and my schedule being filled with other responsibilities and joys I haven't gotten out to do much hiking. But here's some more of my playing with abstract expressions. The original photo from which these designs all came from is at the bottom.


Monday, January 15, 2007

Treasured Gifts

Treasured gifts
Made by small hands
Full of love

Treasured gifts
A child's imagination
Full of eagerness

Treasured gifts
A thank you
Full of friendship

Treasured gifts
A child's heart
Filled with love

Friday, January 12, 2007

Leaving Big Bend, Texas - 1997

Back in April/May 1997, I took a month long Southwest USA vacation. This post shows some photos from when I left Big Bend National Park down at the bottom of Texas next to Mexico. These photos were taken from along Routes 118 and 170 following the Rio Grande River much of the time.

Just outside Big Bend

A ghost town along the Rio Grande

Another stretch of the Rio Grande

A Texas rest stop along the Rio Grande

Still another view of the Rio Grande

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Playing with Abstract Expressions

All these abstract pictures came from the same photo posted two posts ago. I like these expressions best in their larger size which you can see if you click on the picture.

Monday, January 08, 2007

The Giving Pond, part 2

Last Saturday afternoon, I went for a hike at The Giving Pond along River Road near Uhlerstown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It was an extra warm day; I didn't need any jacket or coat. Note the green leaves in the third picture. We have been having an abnormally warm fall and winter. It was a good place to do some thinking and communing with God.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

The Giving Pond

This afternoon I spent at The Giving Pond Recreation Area along River Road not far from Uhlerstown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It used to be a rather large quarry. But when it was closed down, a number of people worked to have it become a part of the Pennsylvania State Park system. The day was variably cloudy with moments of bright sunshine. It was a good afternoon.