Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Mayflies at the Plaza

Two mayflies reflected in a store window at the plaza.  Living in the river most of their lives, fish love these morsels of insect delight!  They have to be quick though, mayflies only live for a few hours once they fly.  

Monday, June 27, 2011

Weeds by the Road

Weeds by the Road

Weeds by the Road

Although I am not a gardener, I am a flower appreciator; especially wildflowers.  These were along Marvelwood Place tonight.  

Monday, June 20, 2011

Fish Eye Experiment!


CD Curtain

Down the Alley

Nephew Reflected

One Way

Last Saturday night, I was invited to join friends for dinner on their deck after a day already filled with an art exhibit and wonderful artist demonstrations.  What a treat the whole day was!!  A fellow guest invited me to hold her fish eye lens against my compact digital lens to test it out.  The pictures above are the results of that experiment.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

River Walk June, 2011


Littered Beach

Dark Weather Approaching

On Friday afternoon, I walked along the trail at the 13th Street Boat Ramp, Sharpsburg Borough.  The weather was warm and humid with the sky suggesting a change.  Fishing poles lined up near the dock.  The beach and upper ground showed evidence of the flooding of the last few months.  Glistening spots on the water captured great contrast to the dark clouds coming from the west.  More shots in the flickr photostream.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Bunker Hill Day

Sally Brewer Fetterman  (1937)

Today would have been my mother's 92nd birthday celebration.  I remember a story from my childhood about how Hingham, MA, where my mother grew up, was always festooned with flags on her birthday.  The young Sally always thought it was in her honor.  I always supposed it was Flag Day, celebrated here on June 14th.  It was actually in celebration of Bunker Hill Day.  This holiday was originated and celebrated only in Suffolk County, MA, Hingham's home county.  Our flag is flying this morning in honor of both of these important events!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Bloomsday Celebration 2011

James Joyce
(picture borrowed from the internet)

       My mother-in-law, Ruth Bauerle, was a James Joyce Scholar.  She not only published many books and essays, but will always be admired and remembered in the academic community for her research and scholarly rigor.  I miss her very much and, as this is the first Bloomsday Celebration since her death, will be attending an event today in her memory.  

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Snapping Turtle

Hello, Gal!  While we drank our coffee on the porch, you dug a place to lay your eggs about ten yards away.  I am not a fan of your species because you eat the fish in my pond.  I tossed a golf ball at you and you scurried off.  The turtle poster told us that you can keep fertilized eggs in your body for a l-o-n-g time.  Hope you traveled a good distance before trying again to lay another generation.  But, if I see you again, you will be bagged up and taken to the Old Tannery Inn to be made into turtle soup! http://www.barfinder.com/listings/Old-Tannery-Inn-33460-details.aspx

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Potter County Weekend June, 2011


Interweaving Species

Red Leaf and Insect

Fog Mountain


A quick, first trip to the cabin this weekend.  The usual winter clean-up followed by photography shoots and time with Jim - Cornish game hens and spinach cooked to perfection topped off by an aromatic cigar!  We even had a snapping turtle laying eggs in the field this morning while having our coffee; until I hit her with a golf ball!!  More pictures in a later post.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Potter County Fair

The Potter County Fair is always a highlight of the summer.  It is held in Millport, PA and has all of the traditional stuff; cooking contests, delicious 'bad' food, animals and carnival rides.  More photographs in a Set  in my flickr account.

Off to Potter County today!

Got my bear spray, camera and a few morsels of food.  First trip of the season, so watch out mice!