Thursday, November 22, 2012

Indoors Outdoors

Well, it looks like we are completely ready for the winter weather to set in.  The freezer is full of smoked and grilled meats, the plow is on the quad, and the emergency snow shoes are hung out on the wall.  I think I'll take a break.

Sunrise, 7 o'clock in the morning, looking East off the ridge.

These next four pictures were shot during a recent trip down to the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA.  This was our first trip to the new Memorial site since it was opened to the public a few months ago.

Last Tuesday I shot the final dress rehearsal for the Saint Francis University STAR Productions play The Zoo Story, by Edward Albee.  This two man, one act play is the best play with the smallest cast I've shot in all the years that I've been shooting for the Saint Francis University Theatre department.

Brian Davis as Peter.

Rob Callis-Keiser as Jerry.

Bonnie and Kenny Resinski
This production was conceived and designed, produced and directed by Kenny and Bonnie Resinski.

Our final set of pictures for this issue of the blog are of a few of our feathered friends.

We spotted these three Mallard Ducks as we were driving into the Flight 93 Memorial area.

On the way out of the Memorial area, I captured this Great Blue Heron just as it was preparing to take off.

Although not rare, but certainly uncommon to our little house on the ridge, is the Red-breasted Nuthatch.  The birds were only here for four or five days before they disappeared.  This is probably because a lack of their favorite food source, the seeds of the pine cone.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Birds and Bowl

Due to the weather, I didn't stray far from the house again this week.  It's been cold, cloudy and snow has blown through just enough to be a bother.

This Nuthatch had hit the window, then managed to get to the tree where it sat for about twenty minutes until it got its senses back.

Male Red-bellied Woodpecker coming to the suet feeder to another meal.

It's seldom I get a chance to get a shot like this.  Usually it's two or three birds on the suet feeder.
From top to bottom : Male Goldfinch, Black-capped Chickadee and Female Downy Woodpecker.

Male Hairy Woodpecker

Two Goldfinches sitting in the sassafras branches.


After a seven year lull, our two local school districts re-introduced the traditional Coal Bowl football game.
The next set of photographs shows some of the highlights of the game.

The Coal Bowl was voted WJAC-TVs "Game of the Week" after gaining 78,000 votes.  Shown here is Mike Tressa, one of the sports announcers hamming it up with Cambria Heights fans during the live feed during the station's 5:30 news sports segment.