Sunday, August 29, 2010

Nature Photos from a Friend's Backyard

Last evening my wife and I were at a swim party at a friend's home in a country setting. During a small part of that time I chose to do some nature photography. Below are three of those photos.

I'm told this is a moth but I don't know what kind.
Can you tell me it's name?

Some pokeberries in the evening sun

A swallowtail butterfly

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Visit with my Nephews on my Wife's Side

Around a week and a half ago, we spent some time with my wife's nephews. It was a very good evening. Below are some of the activities we did with them.

Playing Connect Four

A few rounds of Uno

Working at a Noah's Ark puzzle

Closer to completion :)
It was amazing how interested and well he did the puzzle.

Checking out the garden

Monday, August 9, 2010

Jim Thorpe

This past Friday, my wife and I spent a good part of the day in the Jim Thorpe area of Carbon County, Pennsylvania. Not all went as planned. We would have liked to do more hiking. But at least now we're better acquainted with the area should we go back. Below are some of the things we did and saw.

At the local train station

I took this photo out the window as we rounded the corner.
Some day we would like to ride our bikes on the path beside the tracks.

There's an old train tunnel going into the side of the hill on the left.
This shows a section of the Lehigh River.

Another section of the Lehigh River

Myself on the left; my wife on the right

The town clock tower

From within one of the shops we visited
This scene gives me a sense of old-fashion contentment.

Home of Asa Parker - an old time railroad magnate
The interior of this home is quite ornate; it was worth touring.
Unfortunately interior photography is not allowed there.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Peace Valley Park

This past Saturday evening my wife and I enjoyed a walk in Peace Valley Park near Doyletown, Bucks County, PA. My wife commented that this park was appropriately named even with the many people that come here. It was a place where peace dwelt at least that evening.

Sometime my wife and I want to go paddle boating here.

There is something artistic about a colorful grouping of canoes.

A line of Canadian Geese with a woodsy shore line in the distance

A female mallard on the lake

A snake out for a swim?

Some pretty purple flowers along the lake's shoreline

A rabbit not far from the lake

A yellow flower along the lake shore line