If you follow this blog you know that for some time we have been trying to sell our house and move back to Pittsburgh. Our tablets are done (DreamMap publishing in October) and it is time to come off the mountain. Of course moving is hard work so I haven’t been taking new pictures and have been thinking of how to keep the blog “alive” during this time of transition.
Although our new house is only two blocks from one of the largest parks in Pittsburgh (Frick Park) I will really miss the mountains in the autumn. One of the good things about Pittsburgh though is that besides having a wonderful park system the city is only a short drive to a wide variety of state parks. It will be fun exploring them in the autumn to find more scenes like this.
One thing I will miss when we move from the mountains is my wife casually saying, “nice buck out there.” She was knitting by the window when this dude came around yesterday and posed for this portrait.
At Bushkill Falls, some of the paths are lined with old fences. They look like the wind would blow them over, yet they are sturdy and have probably been like that for decades.During some of the hike the fences are greatly appreciated and help keep us on the trail and out of the creek. The shadows and patterns are eye catching. You can see other images and buy prints and apparel at my commercial gallery.
It is fall in the Pocono Mountains and the leaves are falling down creating splashes of color everywhere. While the autumn is beautiful, the leaves can create a huge mess. Sometimes there are a lot of wet leaves on a mountain road and they are easy to skid on or slip on while walking. Hopefully it doesn’t snow too early because a heavy snowfall on top of leaves equals one colossal cluster ____. However it is all worth it to see the crown of natures beauty. You can see other images and buy a print of this one at my commercial gallery by clicking here..
Around the corner from my house is this little pond that is part of the Maple Swamp. Swamp in the Pocono Mountains means something different than it does in the South or near the equator. Sure we have the occasional Black Bear and you have to watch out for a rare copperhead but there are no large snakes and alligators.This is my neighborhood in the fall, you can buy a print at my commercial gallery by clicking here.