Monday, November 8, 2010

East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek

This past Saturday afternoon my wife and I went for a walk along part of the East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek near Perkasie, Bucks County, PA. It was a cloudy, cool (my wife would say cold) day. Yet it was still beautiful in its own way reflecting the time of year we are in.

Brightly colored yellow leaves

A section of the East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek

Red leaves against a dreary sky

A truly autumn day

A large growth of fungi on a tree trunk
(and there was much more than I can show)

Dark red leaves against a gray sky

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Rapp Creek Area near Upper Black Eddy

Late this morning I went for a hike on Pennsylvania State Game Land #146 which is located along Rapp Creek near Upper Black Eddy, Bucks County, PA. It was a beautiful, bright, sunny autumn day. When one stopped  for a moment, one could hear the leaves falling. Below are a few of the sights of the day.

I haven't place many pictures of the creek and its falls here. But they can be really impressive just after a heavy rain. I took a few pictures of the falls today but due to the time of day there was too much of a contrast between bright and dark areas. It's amazing how our eyes can take that all in but cameras aren't able to handle it. Sometimes one just needs to be a painter.

A leaf on top of a dead trunk

Another leaf floating down Rapp Creek

Some beautiful red berries

A few remaining bright autumn leaves

A rock with patterns - they fascinate me

More rocks

Some bright autumn leaves against the sky

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Celebrating Mom's 80th Birthday

This past Sunday, we with my Mom's family celebrated her 80th birthday at her home. My Mom is in the advanced stages of Alzheimer's Disease. But she seemed to be really happy while we were there celebrating her birthday. Earlier in the day, a Sunday School class from her church came and sang some hymns for her. I wasn't there then but I heard that she really enjoyed that singing. Below are some photos from her birthday celebration.