Friday, March 30, 2007

Crocus Keleidoscopes

As many of you all know, I play around with keleidoscopic and abstract art from time to time. Here is the most recent fun with that. The original photo is the first photo in the previous post.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Yesterday afternoon at Nockamixon State Park

Yesterday afternoon was the warmest day yet with temperatures in the 80 degrees Fahrenheit. It was a beautiful day for hiking and I returned to a different section of Nockamixon State Park.

A lone crocus just off the trailhead parking area

A beautiful piece of moss

A rocky overhang

A large overview along the hiking trail

A rocky ridge line

A rocky lake shore line

A ruin in the forest

Monday, March 26, 2007

Along the Tohickon

Yesterday late afternoon I went on a hike along the Tohickon Creek near Ralph Stover State Park in Plumstead and/or Tinicum Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It was a beautifully warm sunny day.

A small portion of the Tohickon Creek

A moss-covered tree trunk

Another view of the Tohickon Creek

A heavily fungi covered tree trunk

Some rock bluffs along the Tohickon Creek

Saturday, March 24, 2007

On and Off the Banbury-Mopac Trail

Late Thursday afternoon, I went for a hike along and off of the Banbury-Mopac Trail in Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It was warm and mostly cloudy and by the time I got home it soon began to rain. I wore sandals for this hike. The first two pictures are special signs that Spring is here. :) And the rest are creek and tree scenes.

My first blooming wildflower for this year

A young shoot breaking through the earth

A fast moving creek taken at a slow shutter speed

Two huge tree trunks along the creek


This creek monster is ready for you! ;)

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Hike at Nockamixon State Park, Sterner Mill Section

Yesterday afternoon, I went for a hike in the Sterner Mill section of Nockamixon State Park on the Quakertown side in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It was a beautiful, warm, sunny day with temperatures in the fifties. But the trails were still snow covered though melting. My shoes got quite wet.

The many holed tree

A weather beatened log over a small brook

Fungi on a log

A view across an inlet

Moss on a log

Fungi on a tree trunk

The turtle rock

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

A Hike at Nockamixon State Park

Yesterday morning, I went hiking at Nockamixon State Park on the Bedminster side of the park in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. For those who know the area, I started my hike at the end of Kellers Church Road and hiked towards Rt. 611. It was a partley cloudy, partly sunny morning. The trails were wet and muddy but it was a beautiful morning.

Bright green moss and are there violets also? :)

A short segment of a tree full of fungi

Tree trunks jutting up through the ice

A brilliant green moss at the base of the tree

A sky view from within the woods

Fungi - a fascinating pattern

Moss and other plants on two decaying logs

Monday, March 12, 2007

Sunday at Peace Valley

On Sunday afternoon, my fiancée and I went for a hike at Peace Valley Park near Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It was a partly cloudy to mostly sunny day with temperatures in the fifties but the air still felt raw. Here are a few pictures from the day. After the hike, we spent some time in the bird blind located in the nature center area. We saw a large variety of birds but especially took note of a large number of cardinals.

The North Branch of the Neshaminy Creek feeding into Lake Galena

A fungus in the forest

Ice breaking up along the shore of Lake Galena

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Tree and Sky

The first photo is the original from which the rest came. Some of these look best in their enlarged format.

Sunrise Transformations

Below are transformations of a sunrise photo from a few posts back. I haven't been out hiking real recently or spending time with my blog due to feeling a bit under the weather; but hopefully that is beginning to change. :)