Okay, yesterday I published Thinking of Mexico. Today we had our first snowfall in Pittsburgh and a little more than expected. So if you were stuck in traffic or fell on the ice…my bad. To make up for It I will share a winter picture from a few years ago. Hopefully, this will bring warmer weather?
In the Dark Tower series by Stephen King he writes about meeting at the clearing at the end of the path. I always thought that it was a wonderful way to write about the afterlife. I certainly like it better than the pearly gates or even heaven. It is definable, it has a clear vision to wrap my mind around. This is my old dog Deuce. He knew his job and did it well and loved his masters. He patrolled the fences of his one acre kingdom and defended us from bears and all sorts of critters. He was not an easy dog. He didn’t cotton well to young people and like most border collies too smart for his own good.
However he was the best dog I ever had. I miss my daily walks with this guy through the woods and have no doubt that at the end of it all, Deuce will be waiting for me in the clearing at the end of the path.
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.
We live in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania bordering the Delaware State Forrest . There is no hunting in our community but there is just outside and we can frequently hear shotgun and rifle shots. My wife says I am wrong but it seems to me at this time of year there are more deer visible inside our community. Have they “learned” to high out here this time of year? Is it instinct or learned behavior? In any case it is not legal to hunt a Buck this young in Pennsylvania. You can purchase an image by clicking here
Walking through the Pocono Mountains along rural lanes and paths is always improved with a loyal companion at your side. This is Deuce taking the point on walk through the forest on a beautiful day like today, not too long ago. You can buy a print of this image on my gallery by clicking here.
We love gardening, especially my wife who is a persistent weeder. However, we both also like finding wildflowers. We are lucky in Pennsylvania where we have many varieties of rudbeckia, day lilies and cosmos that bloom in the woods, along the streams and besides the highways. These wild daisies were growing near the banks of the Delaware river in the woods and spot lit by the summer sun. To see more images and buy prints and apparel, please visit my commercial gallery.