Stealth Stork

It took a while to get a picture of this bird. You would think it would be easy. This is a large stork but good at putting his head in the swamp looking for food and hiding behind trees. This was taken at Lettuce a Lake in Tampa.

Stealth Stork

Stealth Stork

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Dark Waters

I am not a huge fan of southern swamps. I love the birds, the gators but like Indiana Jones can live without snakes or skinks. However I do like the dark clear waters that contain great mystery in their stillness.

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Dark Waters

Dark Waters

Autumn Sunset

Winter comes quickly to the mountains. 40 miles away, the leaves have not yet hit peak color but here in the mountains the leaves are on the ground. You can see the shifting color and angle of the morning sun. The evening sunsets are cooler in color temperature but still brilliant to behold.

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Autumn Sunset

Autumn Sunset

Maple Swamp

Wetlands is the new politically correct word for a swamp. Just sounds better doesn’t it? Wetlands in Pennsylvania are homes to bears, snakes and migratory birds and a valuable water source. In the autumn they take on a wonderful color like this spot in the Pocono Mountains. You can purchase a print of this image and see others on my commercial site by clicking here.

Pennsylvania Wetlands

Pennsylvania Country Road

Pennsylvania is beautiful this time of year. This is Maple Ridge Drive in The Hemlock Farms Community in the Pocono Mountains of Pike County. Most of the roads in my neighborhood look like this in October but seem to post a warning, Winter is Coming!

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Country Road In Pike County

Country Road In Pike County

Pocono Wetlands

Our house in the Pocono Mountains backs up to the Maple Swamp. I thought this sounded kind of bad when we moved there but this is a northern mountains swamp at an elevation of 1,600 feet not a lowland swamp. It doesn’t have quicksand and leeches that you may find in the south. Our swamps have hardwood trees, foxes,coyotes and bears and in the spring and autumn show the rainbow of colors that is our seasonal change.

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Pocono Wetlands

Pocono Wetlands

Pennsylvania Wetlands

Wetlands is the new politically correct word for a swamp. Just sounds better doesn’t it? Wetlands in Pennsylvania are homes to bears, snakes and migratory birds and a valuable water source. In the autumn they take on a wonderful color like this spot in the Pocono Mountains. You can purchase a print of this image and see others on my commercial site by clicking here.

Pennsylvania Wetlands

Falling Leaves

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..

Falling Leaves

Autumn in the Poconos

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.

Autumn in the Poconos