Thursday, January 04, 2007

Yo, Mon! It's 2007!

Howdy campers, welcome to the first week of the year 2007, and the beginning of our third year of this blog. As you will see from the pictures, we haven't had a winter like this since 1946. If I didn't know any better I'd swear the trees are about to bud. I don't care how warm it gets, I'm still not gonna get the lawn mower out until sometime in April.

Parker T. Cat, the family feline.

Ice plant - This picture was only made possible because the water dripped directly off the roof onto the plant which stays in the shade for most of the day.

A nuthatch is staying out of the wind by hiding between the twin trunks of a Maple tree.

Sunrise - 08:30 - 01.01.07

Stamens of the amaryllis plant.


This fancy snowman is actually a candle holder that I got my wife for Christmas.

This will probably be one of our Christmas cards for next year.

The Rim Family. The family has been waving to North bound travelers on Route 36 North of St. Boniface for years.

Although this looks like water flowing over orange colored stones these are actually logs, probably locust, in the Brubaker Creek. The orange color is caused by mine drainage.

This swampy area also shows the pollution caused by run off from mining in the area.

I passed this red barn on a back road in Indiana County.

This barn and the barn in the previous picture were shot along Stiffler Hill Road in Indiana County.

Needless to say, this barn is no longer used for milk production.

For some reason a pulley is hanging over the side of an abandoned silo in Indiana County.

Just another junk truck, probably from the 30s, sitting along a road in Clearfield County.

Ed the Barber, one of the last, old style barbers remaining in Northern Cambria County.


Anonymous said...

Can you do a series of shots on the Icon obsession, the statues of Mother Mary in everyones yard? I have never seen anything like that in any other part of the world I have lived.

idratherb said...

To Anonymous: What you are seeing is not an icon obsession. The statues are a tribute to the Blessed Mother. Having them in your yard is more of a tradition, not an obsession.

Former Resident and hopefully future resident of the Hastings Area.

Frank said...

My brother owned that farm where you see the red barn. It was a dairy farm then - 1950s. When I was home on leave from the Korean war, I climbed up the silo. Keep up the good work

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for all the beautiful pictures you take of that area which is my hometown (Hastings). Especially nice to see the new addition onto Uncle Ed's cabin. I am married to his nephew. Keep up the beautiful work, it is so enjoyable to look at!

Clark Creery said...

I am amazed by the quality of your work. Being an Ex-Ebensburger the pictures keep me up to date. I am a cat person and your photo's are so much better than mine. I wish I had your talent, but I am glad you share it on line with us folks.
Greg, keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Thank yuo for the [hoto of the Carmelite Convent in Loretto. I kn ow the sisters there; they are great souls. This is a profoundly prayerful place.

Anonymous said...

Love your pictures. Great quality actually amazing quality. You managed to shoot a couple of barns on the road i live on.