Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Toadstools and More after Hurricane Irene

Today I took time to wander around the lawn at home. One of the highlights were the toadstools that sprung up as Hurricane Irene moved on. Toadstools and fungi in general fascinate me and are an item of beauty to me. So below are some of the highlights of my wanderings this afternoon. Among some of the toadstools, I  love the combination of reds, yellows, and browns.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Journey along the Perkiomen Trail, Part 1

This morning I went hiking along the Perkiomen Trail from near Schwenksville into the Gratorsford area in Montgomery County, PA. It was a beautiful sunny summer day and much of the time I was very close to the Perkiomen Creek. Below are a few of my sights with more to follow in another post at a later date. And I was excited to get a good picture of a red-tailed hawk!

Monday, August 15, 2011

A Bit of Nature at Home

Life has been pretty busy this past week so I thought I would display a bit of nature from my backyard. There's something beautiful to be seen just about everywhere.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Farmstead Equipment Auction Circa 1987

These photo's of my dad's farm auction from circa 1987 were almost lost forever. They had been in one of my many boxes of stuff up in the attic of the house for more than a decade. As I was recently cleaning out my stuff these photos got thrown in the dumpster but were discovered by one of my brothers as he was sorting for recyclables. I am grateful he found these. They are not the best quality photos but they are precious memories. As a warning this is a long post!

My dad demonstrating that the tractor starts

Cement mixer and drums with pumps among other things

Farm equipment being auctioned off

Old brooders for chicks

In the front - old chicken feeders from the barn

In the front, chicken crates followed by egg nests and equipment

My dad with the orange hat with two sisters and brother-in-law

Chicken nests in the foreground to the left

In the front - many lawnmowers; to the left - farm equipment

In the front - egg carts used to gather eggs in the chicken house

Refreshment stand in the old corn crib equipment shed

Another view of farm equipment with the honey (manure) wagon in the center

Another auction crowd scene

Small items being auctioned off from tables

Another view with the farm house in the background

Some of the many cars parked in the fields along our driveway