Thursday, October 04, 2007

It's Fall 2007

Here it is the first week of October and fall is definitely in the air. The morning sun rises to a chilly reception and the afternoon sky seems just a tad bit bluer.

Farm fence and goldenrod along Sunset Road.

This garden is along Bigler Avenue in Northern Cambria. The big leaf over top of the red chair is part of a huge Castorbean plant, the source of castor oil.

A young Steelers' fan out for a walk with him mom.

If it's the last Saturday in September, it must be PotatoFest in Ebensburg, PA. We had a booth selling our prints at the 16th annual event.

Father Ananius, chief baker of Queen of Peace Church, in Patton, PA.

Faire Lady, of the Barony of St. Swithin's Bog --

Now this is what I call "Hot Wheels". From what I was told, this is a one of a kind custom truck out of Willingboro, NJ. With it's 60 cc engine, it can hit 70 mph.

Ventriloquist, Helen Mammet and her friend, Granny.

It took a few shots to get the timing down, but I was finally able to get this picture of a medieval throwing axe just before it hits the target.

As luck would have it, I had camera in hand when this young lad and his best friend stopped in front of our stand during the PotatoFest.

Future Fireman

Always a favorite of the kids' during the Ebensburg PotatoFest is this remote controlled fire truck belonging to the Dauntless Fire Company.

Sir Knight and his fencing mask.

Duane Mohney of Ebensburg plays his bag pipes for the afternoon crowd during the PotatoFest.

Rock Doves, aka pigeons, flying high over the festival area.

Dr. Denis Onieal, Superintendent of the National Fire Academy, Emmitsburg, MD was the keynote speaker at the 100th Anniversary dinner celebrated by the Hastings Volunteer Fire Company.

Derek McLaurin, president of the Hastings Volunteer Fire Company, presents Dr. Onieal with a plaque making him an honorary member of our fire company, while State Representative Gary Haluska looks on.

Flight 93 area, Shanksville, PA.

A local volunteer gives visitors to the temporary Flight 93 Memorial a short history of what happened here on 9/11/01.

Each angel and flag represents one of the 40 innocents that died during the hijacking.

Visitors from all over the US leave mementos at the site.

A close-up of some of the mementos hanging on the wall. A lot of the items come from veterans, firemen and policemen.

After leaving the Flight 93 Memorial I rode a few miles down the road into the Bucktown area of Shade Township to take these shots of the new wind generators that are going up in the area. Needless to say, the construction of these windmills has gotten some of the locals beside themselves. In this particular area there are approximately 17 of the generators that will soon be going online.

Bee on a leaf in the water of one of our bird baths.

Gourd Swans swimming in our bird bath.

1 comment:

Ed said...

Thank you for the wonderful pictures of Cambria County in the fall.