Thursday, May 31, 2007

Visiting with My Brother's Family

This past Monday evening, my fiancée and I visited with one of my brothers and his family. It was a great time of playing, fellowship, food, and just plain fun. :)

Both my fiancée and I had our birthdays last week. So they had made a beautiful birthday cake for us. I took our names off the photo as it is my policy not to share other people's names on my blog.

Cutting the cake

Two of my nieces and my fiancée

My oldest niece

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Meadow Flowers and more

A little over a week ago, I went hiking on the Perkiomen Watershed Association headquarter's land. With two exceptions, these pictures were taken from the meadow area a little distance from the East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek. In a later post, I will show some photos from within the wooded area along the Creek.

These wildflowers seem to grow in both meadow and forest.

The shape of the petals of this blossom draws me.

These wildflowers were located in a woods very near the meadow.

Some common yellow wildflowers

Some beautiful daisies

A buttercup flower

A catapiller that does a lot of damage to trees yet beautiful

Saturday, May 19, 2007


These last few days have been filled with a variety of non-hiking activities. And tomorrow, my fiancée and I are planning to go see Riverdance in Philadelphia. So I thought I bring back a butterfly photo from September of last year.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Buttercups Transformed

Those of you who have been regular readers of my blog know that now and then I like to play with photos and see what I can do with them. This is one of those posts. I took a photo of a small clump of yellow buttercup flowers and tried a variety of effects resulting in the following pictures. Even men have to play sometimes. ;)

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Reflection On Deep Run East Mennonite Church

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I will soon be attending my fiancée's church Perkiomenville Mennonite full time. But in the mean time I am doing some reflection on Deep Run East Mennonite Church which has been my home church for more than four decades. In this post, I am showing some pictures centering around the worship service activities.

The people in my congregation enjoy fellowshipping with one another

My church's lead pastor

One of our many lay leaders

A worship team leading singing in my church

Children's time being led by my church's associate pastor and wife

Our chimes choir

Trumpets or Trombones at Easter time

Ushers handing out bulletins before worship begins

An interior view of our sanctuary taken from the balcony

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Some Azaleas around Souderton

Today my car was at the garage for exhaust system work. So I took a short walk around parts of Souderton and took the following azalea photos. Some day I'll have to grow some of them myself. :)

Sunday, May 13, 2007

More Blossoms From Around Souderton

Below are some more pictures from around the town of Souderton, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania taken the beginning of May. Now if I can get out and take some photos of the azaleas from around town, that might be my one of my next tasks.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Beginning Good Bye at Deep Run East

The following nature photos were taken at Deep Run Mennonite Church East in Bedminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania located about ten miles North of Doylestown, Pennsylvania. They were taken the last day of April. Deep Run East has been my home church about all my life. But the time is soon coming that I'll be making my fiancée's church Perkiomenville Mennonite my home church. We have been splitting our time between our two churches for the past several months. But I am eagerly looking forward to the time my fiancée and I will be attending one church again even though I'll miss my many friends at Deep Run East. In one sense taking these and other photos is a part of my saying good bye to what was once my home church. The very last picture is a photo of Deep Run East Mennonite Church. These pictures are just nature photos but sometime between now and the end of June I may select some of my most valued people photos from Deep Run East activities and present them here in a few posts.

Monday, May 07, 2007

A Piece of Land at the Edge of Town

Yesterday afternoon I went hiking on a piece of undeveloped land on the edge of the town of Telford, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The wildflowers and tree blossoms were absolutely gorgeous that afternoon as demonstrated by the photos below. It was a mostly sunny day with temperatures near 60 degrees Fahrenheit.