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
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.
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. ;)
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
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.
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.
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.
My main blog: Ramblings generally focuses on telling a story via photography and words. These stories generally center around family, nature, and church although sometimes just about life in general. I also have a blog entitled Fingerprints. I post less frequently in Fingerprints. It serves as a catch all of anything that does not go in my Ramblings blog including memes, quizzes, and reports on books and movies.
The road awaits
The road beckons
Time steps forward
Will we move
In step with time?
Will we step forward
Shaping our time?
Will we take time
To see the present?
Will we explore the past
And understand our heritage?
Will we laugh?
Will we wonder?
Will we touch?
Will we feel?
Time flies on
We have choices
Shall we go fast?
Shall we go slow?
We shall go forward
But we will choose the pace
We may dance with all our heart
Or bathe ourselves in a setting sun