Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Giving Pond

About two weeks ago on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, I went for a couple hikes at The Giving Pond not far from the Uhlerstown, Pennsylvania/Frenchtown, New Jersey bridge that crosses the Delaware River. It was a beautiful warm sunny day with bright blue skies much of the time. The Giving Pond was at one time a stone quarry but was converted into a park. Below are some photos from those two hikes.

One section of The Giving Pond
Notice the bluffs in the upper right background

A swamp marigold blossom

A more direct view of the bluffs and tree line across the pond

Some beautiful birds

Willow trees starting to leaf out

 Another view of The Giving Pond

 I love the reflection of the Canadian Goose in the pond

 A great place to watch the skies, too

There are at least four logs with rows of turtles in this picture, maybe more.

A beautiful robin

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Hike in Central Perkiomen Valley Park

This morning I went for a hike in Central Perkomen Valley Park near Schwenksville, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The weather was gorgeous and so were the spring sights. Enjoy a bit of my hike as shown below:

 Pretty blue and yellow flowers

 Some beautiful purple flowers

 A gaggle of geese

 Beautiful ducks on the Perkiomen Creek

 More beautiful flowers

 Still more

 A large trunk that is mostly hollow inside

 Beautiful bluebells

 More pretty wildflowers

 Wild roses leafing out

 I almost missed this friendly snake

 Part of the path through the woods
with swamp marigolds lining it

 A turtle and its reflection

A small branch of a flowering tree

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Beauty of Spring

Today was a beautiful Spring day in the mid seventies degrees Fahrenheit. While grilling cheesburgers this evening, I took the following photos around home. It's a fun time. :)

 A beautiful red-flowering shrub

 A forsythia beginning to bloom

 A hyacinth in our flower bed

 Beautiful crocuses in our neighbor's flowerbed

 Another sign of spring - charcoal grilling has begun

 Smoking good burgers

Delicious charcoal-grilled cheeseburgers just about ready to be eaten :)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Signs of Spring around Home

This past Saturday, I decided to explore right around home for signs of Spring. Below are some of the items I found. Enjoy!

 Johnny Jump Ups blooming in our rose bed

 A couple of red blossoms with many more buds
on a shrub in the hedgerow

 Daffadils at the trunk of tree with a few buds

 A hyacinth with buds

 purple crocuses on our neighbor's property

 More crocuses on our neighbor's property

A row of daffadils in our hedgerow