Thursday, December 26, 2013

Fall is Out, Winter is In

Fourteen of the photographs this week were shot during two trips over to Glendale Lake at Prince Gallitzin State Park.  Two were shot in our yard and the final three were shot on a trip back home to York, PA.

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After losing another suet feeder to the bears, I had to go with this much larger feeder until I could take a trip into the city for a new one.  The bird on the left is a male Downy Woodpecker and the larger bird on the right is a female Red-bellied Woodpecker.

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The first of four shots covering about a mile along the west shore of Lake Glendale.

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The rising sun in the area known as Headache Hill.

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Killbuck Run as it enters the lake.

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I used two pine trees to frame the rising sun at Killbuck Run.

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I like taking Grozanick Road to the lake because it runs through some farm land and state game lands and is only used by locals.  The barn shown here is on the east end of the road nearest the lake.

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At the other end of Grozanick Road is the Skebeck Farm.

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After the corn is harvested from the field farmers go back through with special balers that roll the leftover corn stalks into bales that will later be used as feed.

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Portrait of a cow.

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Farm along Glendale Lake Road.

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American flag on a silo also along Glendale Lake Road.

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Looking down Range Road towards the first little boat launch at the lake. 

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Reflection on the partially frozen lake.

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The only boats that will be seen near this dock area for the next several months will be ice boats, once the lake is completely frozen over.

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Normally at this time of the year we usually buy a nut roll for the holidays.  It just so happens that this year we made our own for the first time and while out shopping we stumbled upon this beer.  We thought it would be a good idea for a Christmas card.

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Old railroad station along Route 30 in New Oxford, PA.

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Prescriptions Antiques shop window in Gettysburg, PA.

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Santa Claus in a barbershop window, Philadelphia Street, York, PA.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The End of Fall

The end of fall is upon us.

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One of several R J Corman engines working in the Sankertown area. It seems that they are getting ready to put new railroad ties over most of the local area that this short line operates on.

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Once used by Conrail to clean snow from the mainline, this old snow plow was built in East Chicago, IN by the Jordan Company in September of 1979.

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Indiana County, Pennsylvania court house.

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Hammer Dulcimer.

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Dancing Man. 
In the hands of a talented player this old-time toy can put on quite a show.

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Standing on the deck watching the sun rise.

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Black-capped Chickadee sitting on an ice covered branch during the storm last week.

On the way to the doctor's office I stopped in Cresson to see what trains might be passing through the area. 

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Norfolk Southern freight train heading west on the mainline.

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Engine maintenance territory. 
Here the diesel engines receive minor maintenance, are fueled and have their sand boxes refilled.

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Helper engines heading back to the South Fork yard.

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The daily passenger train and another pair of helper engines passing each other in Cresson.

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One of two gate houses at the former Charles Schwab Estate in Loretto, PA.

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Another of the gate houses.  This one is located at the rear of the estate.

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Farm along Columbia Road, between Loretto and Chest Springs, PA.

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Horse stable located along Route 36 at Chest Springs.

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