Category Archives: Nature

My New Job

Oh, who cares about my job, let’s post baby pictures! Lucy and her good friend, Charlotte. Lucy in a hammock. Went for a walk at Black Rock Sanctuary today. Found this really odd structure in the middle of the woods. … Continue reading

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East Broad Top with Wayne and RT

Wayne, I, and Wayne’s old rail buddy, RT, took a trip out to East Broad Top in September. RT was a long time rail enthusiast, with a long career history in the rail industry, a long-time friend of Wayne, and … Continue reading

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Facebook Really Wants to Know about the New Person in the Photos

I uploaded a pic from our day hike to Facebook and it immediately recognized Kate in the picture. But it wasn’t so sure about the new little person. Facebook wants to know: who is this?

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A Day Hike at Ralph Stover State Park, Along Tinicum Creek

With my yearly dividend check from REI, I purchased AMC’s Best Day Hikes Near Philadelphia: Four-season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Kate and I flipped through it and thought today would … Continue reading

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Opening Day of Trout Season, Along the Wissahickon

Wissahickon Creek forms one of the major water sheds of Philadelphia. Rising in Montgomery County near Pottsville, it runs about 23 miles, passing through Philadelphia before emptying into the Schuylkill River at the south/east end of Manayunk. Like many other … Continue reading

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An Early Spring Car Ride on River Road

I’ve been driving for nearly twenty years now and for these two decades I’ve been driving up and down River Road (Route 32) in Pennsylvania for recreational purposes. The road winds along the Delaware River, on the Pennsylvania side, from … Continue reading

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Cobbs Creek/Darby Creek Watershed

Too late to ice fish, too early to trout fish, and no baseball on TV, so a car adventure would have to be sufficient to quench my outdoor cravings on this chilly and dreary mid-February day. The wife and I spent a … Continue reading

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Christmas, 2010

Feathers are visual reference to White Christmas, the movie. Barb’s visual and culinary masterpiece. Christmas Eve at the Laepple home. A ride through Exchange, Pennsylvania on Christmas Eve. Lake Chillisquaque, Montour Preserve

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Fishing Lake Nockamixon with Bob and Sammy

I took the boat out with Bob and his son Sam a couple of weekends ago. We spent about four hours catching bluegills. This is a spot we found in a cove. Based upon my reading, it appears that local … Continue reading

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A Visit to Elk Neck State Park and the Town of Northeast, MD

Kate and I had nothing planned for Sunday. It would have been a great day to take the boat out, but with the predicted heat and humidity, it was just too much to be enjoyable. So, on a whim, we … Continue reading

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