Saturday, November 17, 2012

Tohickon Valley Park, PA


My son is full of emotions watching mountain climbers. :))

Agata's face out of focus since she suddenly bent over, but her expression turned out to be the best out of whole butch.

It's amazing how life sometimes growing despite any obstacles. This tree found it's way around rocks.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Last light.



It was such a beautiful evening in Ralph Stover Park, PA until we headed home and hit a deer on the highway. We all are fine except my car, which needs $4,000 value repair, good I have to pay only deductible.
Please, bee careful driving, it's that time of the year.



Tohickon Valley Park, PA









Ugly pumpkins.

I ran into this pumpkin pile at the fresh market yesterday. I guess they are just too ugly to be picked up, felt sorry for them.



Next to them were these perfect ones:



So nicely shaped...
Finally my husband installed Linux OS on my computer and I've got GIMP - free software for photo processing.
I was so happy to finally use Unsharpening mask  and Channel Mixer Monochrome to make Black and White images.
Here is my first try:



Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sleeping Beauty.


While waiting for Timur's last soccer game to start I was wondering around Shady Grove school in Blue Bell, PA. I love these  fall yellow flowers, but they could be as much beautiful when dried.


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Hiking Tohickon Valley Park, Backs County, PA on November 4th



A view from High Rocks vista. There are always climbers down at that wall.

We were expecting a dam release, but apparently it wasn't a case. Water was higher than usual after Sandy, but not much. Tohickon Valley Park parking and campground were closed on that day, and we actually had hard time getting there since many roads were closed because of fallen trees and power lines repair. So we managed to get to Ralph Stover Park parking lot at High Rocks, which was open.
Thank to park stuff trail was cleared more or less already, so we could enjoy hiking.
We took red trail, which goes parallel to yellow trail, but a little bit closer to the creek toward Tohickon Valley Park.


Another view.

It was a little windy and finally, a cup of hut tea!



May be too hot!






Some of us like to distance with a bag of cheeps.


Happy moment.





Under one of a few trees still with leaves.





In a few minutes trail makes a sharp left turn. If you go down to the right, you end up at this wall.




Creek makes a turn as well, so it's very narrow here.



Scouts' log on other side.



Not a teenager yet, but close.




Sandy's trace.




Oak trees are usually brown, not this one.