Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Celtic Spring

Sunday evening, my wife and I enjoyed a concert by the Celtic Spring band at the Sellersville Theatre in Bucks County, PA. The family knows how to fiddle and step dance. The way they perform one can tell that they do it because they enjoy it - it's part of who they are. Below are two YouTube videos from past performances. Enjoy! And if you want to learn more about them, do check out the Celtic Spring web site.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy

Last evening my wife and I went for a walk on the grounds of the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy. It was a hot, humid evening but there was much to enjoy. The grounds of the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy consists of both meadow and woodland and is located along the East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek near Schwenksville, Montgomery Co., PA. Below are some of the sights we enjoyed.

A wildflower commonly known as Butter and Eggs

This particular plant was growing along a hedge row next to the meadow.

Part of the meadow we explored
Earlier we had seen a 6 point buck run right in front of us.

A pretty white flower

A pretty, yellow wildflower

A view of the East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek

At the bluffs

Mushrooms and fungi fascinate me

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Flowers from a Brother's Garden

Every so often my wife and I like to visit the gardens of one of my brothers. The pictures that follow are from one of those visits. They were taken in the late evening near dusk back on July 3. But looking at them again still brings me pleasure.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Willard H. Markey Centennial Park

This past Monday morning I went hiking at Willard H. Markey Centennial Park off Ridge Road in East Rockhill Township, Bucks County, PA.  It was a hot, humid morning but still fun! I had never been there before so it was fun exploring. Below are some of the sights I saw.

Many of the sights I saw came from meadow areas
such as this bright yellow flower above.  

 There was a little bit of wetlands area
thus the cattails.

Queen Anne's Lace

Black-Eyed Susan

Timothy Hay

A common wildflower

A beautiful butterfly on a clover flower

Another yellow wildflower in the meadow

An old house in the park currently used by the Perkasie Boy Scouts

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Family, Friends, and Homemade Ice Cream

Last evening, we went to my parents' home to celebrate the birthdays of my two youngest brothers and as a going away party for one of them. It was a good time of fellowship and we'll miss the one who is going away.

 Some of our family and friends

Our bountiful table - meatball sandwiches, salads, and fruit

Time to eat!

Picnicking outside - almost done

 The guests of honor in white T-shirts
The one on the right is soon moving to California for a new job

Making homemade ice cream

 The finished product
Homemade ice cream on top of my wife's chocolate cake and raspberries

Three of my nephews

My sister with one of her kittens
and a nephew hiding behind her