Wednesday, January 25, 2006

First Anniversary

We started this blog one year ago. Since then, we've published over 700 photographs for you to enjoy!

As far as we know, this is the most proficient rendering, online, of one area of Pennsylvania by one photographer.

Shot this picture along the road in Winterset, PA.

Along the Carrolltown-Colver Road.

Winter quarters for beef steers along Carrolltown-Colver Road.

Mount Hermon Cemetery - 1858.

Wall painting at the Portage Station Museum.

Portage Station Museum.

Farm house outside of Munster, PA.

This barn is part of the above farm.

House Finch - Carpodacus mexicanus

Gold finch and house finch on an ice covered thistle feeder.

Moss growing on Cobweb Houseleek, Spider Web Hens and Chicks - Sempervivum arachnoideum.

Stumps me.

Artist's fungus, also known as Flat tinder fungus - Ganoderma applanatum

Although this looks like the glass from a light house, it is actually the side of a candle holder.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Neighborhood Tour

Hastings on a Sunday morning after a fresh overnight snow. The brown, barn-like building in the center of the picture is one of my favorite places in town. I stop in there at least once a week for my medications -- Hastings Bottling Works.

This is the Highway Drive-In along Route 219 just outside of Carrolltown. As far as I know there are only two Drive-Ins left in Cambria County. The other is in Portage.

A working farm within the borough boundaries of Carrolltown.

A view of Bakerton, Deveaux Street and Number 6 Road. The dark area below the houses is the West Branch of the Susquehanna River.

A farm in the valley.

Another view of Bakerton, shot from a farm road, just off Route 553.

A view of Spangler, PA. The building in the center is the old Miner's Hospital. The distance between the camera and the hospital is approximately 3-1/2 air miles.

Crawford Avenue, Northern Cambria, 11:05 a.m. Sunday. A busy time of day in the big city.

Semper Fi, Marines!
And all of our Brothers and Sisters fighting around the world.

Nut Hatch on a rock.

White-throated Sparrow cleaning up under the bird feeder.

The once lush Colver Oases in what is now known as The High Cambrian Desert. It is the year of our demise 2118 and the Planet Earth remains under the tyrannical rule of Mad King George W. B. the 5th and his Republican Environmentalist Movement Party....Time is running out.

Friday, January 13, 2006

From Bakerton to Birds

I'm not exactly sure what this building is but it kind of looks like an old jail, to me. 21Mar05 -- Thanks to Kerri and Herman, we've been informed that we misidentified this building. It was the Barnes and Tucker Coal Company company store.

This is a row of what is known around here as "company houses" in Bakerton, PA. They were owned by the coal company and "rented" to the miners.

"Go Steelers"

Part of an old coal mine.

The last time this mine was in production, they mined and sold what was called "house coal".

An old railroad crossing sign.

This picture, believe it or not, shows a stairway.

Undercarrriage of an old coal car.

Bakerton United Methodist Church.



Black-Capped Chikadees.

Several weeks ago, I came up with a picture of a one-legged Gold Finch. This week I found me a tailless Black-Capped Chicadee. I wonder if it's the water around here?

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Cabin Fever

I was in mourning for the sun and seeing this dove drove me over the top. I'd been stuck inside the house for way too long so I took a drive to the lake. The pictures here show scenery from the 35 mile round trip I took on Wednesday afternoon.

Mourning Dove in our yard.

Dam on the Chest Creek in Patton, PA.

View of Patton, PA.

Plastic mattadore and bull screwed onto a barn along Glendale Lake Road.

Storage building on a farm near Glendale Lake.

With all the snow melt, these steers get to play in a lot of mud.

Is it safe to come out and play?

In spite of the recent warm weather, there is still ice at the edge of the lake.

The State boathouse at Glendale Lake.

One of the cabins for rent at Prince Gallitzen State Park.

Horses in a field near Fallentimber, PA.

Fallentimber, PA

Fiske United Methodist Church, Fallentimber, PA.

The fall leaves can be seen under the water where the ice has melted next to the shore.

Reflections are interrupted by ice.


Campground entrance

This sluice along Railroad Street near Patton, PA. is actually taking water out of a storm pond. The storm pond collects water runoff from Route 36. The sluice feeds water into he Chest Creek near Thomas Mills, PA.