Saturday, April 28, 2007

Around Home

Recently, I haven't been able to get out on hikes too much for a variety of reasons. So today I took a walk around my apartment building vacinity to see what I could find. The pictures below are some of nature's beauties that I found.

I like the rosish red color of the tops of these plants

Many people consider dandelions to be just weeds. But I remember when I was little how I liked to take dandelion flowers and color people's noses yellow. I still like these bright yellow flowers. And their leaves when still young taste so good when in the proper sauce.

Wild violets blooming

White blossoms with a pink tinge

A tree with beautifully, rippley bark

More beautiful yellow wildflowers


Thursday, April 26, 2007

Niagara Falls

As some of my readers know I ocassionally post photos from vacations I took many years in the past. The photos below were taken probably around twenty years ago when I went on a houseboating vacation in Ontario, Canada. This stop at Niagara Falls, Canada side, I think was before we reached our houseboating location. These photos were not selected for their photographic excellence but for the memories of a good time. If you have not been to the Niagara Falls, Canada side, it is definitely worth a visit.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

An Afternoon hike on the East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek

Yesterday afternoon I went hiking along the East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek at the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy Headquarters near Schwenksville, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It was a beautiful, warm, sunny day with the high in the seventies degrees Fahrenheit. Some of the photos are not quite as good as some times due to taking the hike in the afternoon rather than early morning or late afternoon/evening. But they still announce "Spring is here!" :)

Some beautiful white wildflowers larger than life

A forest scene with two decaying trunks

Some blue wildflowers

A tiled photo of some yellow wildflowers

A bluebell

A single leaf on the sandy Perkiomen Creek Bank

More white wildflowers

Purple buds

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Love Pours Forth

Three Photos from Enos B. Godshall Park

Over a week ago I went hiking at Enos B. Godshall Park in Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Here are three photos from that hike.

Spring Beauty

More Spring Beauty Close Up

Want to join me for a picnic?

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Easter-Some Indoor Activities

In the previous post I showed some outdoor activities from my family's Easter gathering. In this post, I am sharing some indoor activities. It was a good time of fellowshipping, playing games, eating, and just enjoying being with one another.

The first three pictures show a dice game in which one scores either 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4 times the value of the number facing up on the die rolled depending on where the die lands.

Throwing with intent

Smiles and laughter

Reading time

Playing Rook

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Easter-Some Outdoor Activities

For Easter this past Sunday, some of my family got together at the home of one of my brothers up near Coopersburg, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. The photos below show some of nieces and nephews enjoying my brother's farm animals. My brother just in the past couple weeks gained seven new baby goats. When I get the time, I also plan to post some pictures of some of our indoor activities that afternoon. But it might not happen before next week.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Signs of Spring along the Banbury-Mopac Trail

Tuesday afternoon I went for a hike on the nearby Banbury-Mopac Trail in Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It was a warm,sunny afternoon. This seems to be one of the earliest places to find Spring flowers blooming.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Along the Tohickon Creek near Pt. Pleasant

Saturday morning, I went hiking along the Tohickon Creek near Pt. Pleasant, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It was a mostly cloudy morning but warm enough for me to hike in sandals though wearing a lightweight windbreaker jacket.

A view of the Tohickon from the trail

An impressively thick tree trunk

Another view of the creek




The trail

A rock in the creek

A different perspective