Monday, January 31, 2011

A Snowy Journey

This past Saturday I went hiking on portions of PA State Game Lands #196 in West Rockhill Township, Bucks County a short distance off of Ridge Valley Road. Two days before the hike we had a foot or more of snow. We had only been expecting four to six inches originally. It was a peaceful morning with the exception of one gun shot but it was small game season for squirrels and rabbits. So below is just a glimpse of my Saturday morning.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Picnic in the Snow

Snow blanketing the earth
Covering a barren land
Preparing a feast
For both soul and mind

A gurgling creek

Birds basking in the sun

A journey through the woods

A church pointing to God

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Dawn Arises

Dawn arises
A clean slate
A path prepared
A road to choose

A blur of unknowns
A certainty of uncertainty
Influxes of hard cold realities
A winter unwanted

But in the stillness
A whisper of a new morning
A morning still coming
When hope reigns
And all is well

Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow Scenes

This past Friday and Saturday, we had a small amount of snow - just enough to be beautiful. Below are a few photographs from around home.


 A barn behind our home
This snow scene looks best enlarged - click on it.

Coming back home after a morning's walk

Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Glimpse of Peddlers Village

Peddlers Village in Lahaska, Bucks County, PA is a fun place to experience a wide variety of restaurants and shops. You can find both the unique and common there - the practical and the unpractical. It is a place to let one's imagination and sensations roam.

We began our day with lunch at the Cock and Bull. I had the Lahaska Salad -
a tasty chicken,lettuce, mandarin oranges, cranberry, and spiced pecans dish.

Following lunch we went to see the gingerbread houses
which I highlighted in the previous post.

From there, we visited a Christmas store.

A Germany store with delightful cuckoo clocks

A scene that reminds me of a menorah 

A store with rooster plates (I like rooster designs)

Some pottery

Boats with sails

Fascinating Plaques
To read the sayings, click on the photo.

Some brightly colored tea kettles

Some delightful wall art

Some beautiful cream pitchers