Monday, June 27, 2011

Earth and Sky

About two weeks ago, I did some hiking at PA State Gamelands #196 in West Rockhill Township, Bucks County. Those of you who have read my previous post have already seen some butterflies and dragonflies from that same hike there. This post will highlight the many wildflowers and a couple sky pictures.

This wildflower grows spikes of buds and flowers several feet high.

 It was a beautiful morning but a front was moving in
that brought showers later that afternoon.

 A little past its prime but still beautiful

 Some sweet honeysuckle blossoms - when I was young
I used to pull the stamens for the sweet nectar

 The vegetation was very wet that morning
I came home with thoroughly soaked socks and shoes

Monday, June 20, 2011

Butterflies and Insects

Last Tuesday morning, I went hiking on Pennsylvania State Gamelands #196 in West Rockhill Township, Bucks County a short distance off of Ridge Valley Road. You can see a post entitled A Snowy Journey of my last visit there. However this morning was a beautiful, warm, sunny summer outing. This post will highlight the beautiful butterflies and insects I saw. The next post being planned will highlight some of the wildflowers and other scenery.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Timepiece - the power of forgiveness

 I recently borrowed the book Timepiece by Richard Paul Evans from one of my siblings. It's a love story that proclaims hope in the midst of tragedy and calamity. The story brings together a wealthy business man and a woman of unfortunate circumstances. It is almost a fairy tale account of love and happiness until the messiness and sometimes harshness of life sets in. The book is most captivating at the beginning and the end. By the end of the book one begins to see the life-giving value and hope that exercising forgiveness can bring versus the downward spiral of keeping grudges and exercising revenge whether humanly justifiable or not.

And here's a couple more pictures of beauty and hope.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Flowers Around Town

Every so often I enjoy taking walks around town to see what flowers are blooming nearby. The flowers below are some I enjoyed a little over a week ago. Some day we are going to have our own place for such beautiful flowers.