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 wetlands 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.
Ten years ago when we moved here we came across this spot in the game lands which we called “Ed and Amy”. On the rock in the center of the small wetland area it was inscribed Ed + Amy in white paint. We used to walk through there with our dogs and wondered who Ed and Amy were and if they were still together. We hadn’t been down that trail for years and a couple of weeks ago we hiked back down to Ed and Amy. The rock was still there but the paint all gone now after ten Pennsylvania winters. The stream still runs through there but entropy at work has removed Ed and Amy from these wetlands.
This is a view of the top of the Main Falls at Pennsylvania’s Bushkill Falls. I kind of like this perspective of the viewing area at the base of the falls from the very top. You can also appreciate the vertical challenges in dealing with the hike. You can see other images and buy prints and apparel at my commercial site.