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

17 comments:

Leah said...

The beauty of nature never fails to amaze me. Was out for a walk yesterday as well. Cool yet sunny. Spring is definitely here.
Cute turtle rock.

Ginnie said...

That many-holed tree is amazing, Tim. Do you know what made those holes? Surely not a woodpecker??

And I love the turtle rock. Donica would like that. :)

photowannabe said...

Really nice series of pictures. I love the signs of life along the trail. Your turtle rock is cute and the holes in the trunk is so interesting. I didn't think woodpeckers made such big, deep holes.

Moi said...

The turtle rock's so cuuuute!!! We are having a lovely spell of breezy sunny weather down south too .....:)

Murf! said...

Tim, I think you have a fungi fetish. :-)

As always, thanks for taking me for a walk that doesn't require my legs to move.

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, leah. Nature has so much for us to enjoy if we only take the time to see and appreciate it.

Thanks, ginnie. No, I don't know what made those holes in the tree; but I thought it fascinating. I like the turtle rock, too. :)

Thanks, photowannabe. Glad you enjoyed the sights of my hike. :)

Thanks, moi. Isn't it fun what we can see in nature with our imagination! :)

Hi, murf. I think fungi are a fascinating aspect of life. Plus, in winter, one photographs what's available. I'm glad you enjoyed the walk; but I think you should take a real walk that requires you to move your legs. You'll feel better physically and psychologically.

Fahd Mirza said...

Remember me my blogomate? I am back after the ban on blogspot has been lifted in my area.

That moss on the rock is awesome :)

choochoo said...

LOL - that last one looks like my neighbour when she gardens:)

Murf! said...

Tim, are you calling me fat and crazy? ;-) Do you love to eat mushrooms?

Mikaela said...

I like the turtle rock! :)

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, fahd mirza. And it is great to hear from you again and that the ban has been lifted in your area. :)

Hi, choochoo! So I succeeded in making you laugh. Good! :)

Hi, murf. I think I'll let you decide. ;) And by the way, I often do enjoy eating mushrooms.

Thanks, mikaela. I thought that was a rather neat rock, too. :)

sage said...

you still got snow? I'm jealous--we had warm temps and rain--it was pouring rain and 60 degrees at 6 AM today! Love the pics

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, sage. Most of our snow is now gone, too. It just took a little time for the warm weather and rain to come our way. Plus most of that snow was actually a mixture of sleet and snow.

Cergie said...

In the east part of France it is necessary to be careful when ctting wood because of bullets from the two last World wars...
We may find trees with hole too made by woodpeckers

bluemountainmama said...

these look like great parks! we have a turtle rock sitting in the middle of a nearby creek...someone even painted it green....

lovely photos!

Tim Rice said...

Hi, cergie. It's a shame that one has to be careful cutting trees for such reasons; but I know that is reality in some parts of the world.

Thanks, bluemountainmama. They are great parks to hike in and enjoy. Glad you enjoyed my photos.

Nabeel said...

nice pictures, i love hiking, only in the summer time though.