Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Road Trips

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Like water on a duck's back.

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U. S. Army medical helicopter doing touch and goes at the end of the runway at the John Murtha Airport, Cambria County, PA.

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Fish pond on the former Charles Schwab estate in Loretto, PA.

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Just an old ivy plant that was tossed out a few years ago because it was looking sickly and here it is still growing.

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Brass statue at an antique and architectural recycle shop in Duncansville, PA.

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Metal fence parts sitting against a brick building in the early morning sun.

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Roman bust.

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Bicycle repair shop once located in the Central Market in York, PA. Unfortunately the shop went out of business.

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Walking the dog on West Clark Avenue, which is actually an Alley, behind the Central Market house in York, PA.

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Crab sculpture hanging from the ceiling in the gift shop of the Virginia Beach Aquarium, Virginia Beach, VA.

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Nose and folded wings of a SB2C Curtiss-Wright Hell Diver on display at the Jimmy Stewart Airport in Indiana, PA during the annual Airport Festival which is held in June.

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Flown into the boondocks from the Jersey shore these two gulls seem to be trying to figure out how to get back home.

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Kite flying along the Virginia coastline.

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Portrait of a Komodo Dragon.

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Trespassing warning on a gate post along the Norfolk Southern Mainline in Cresson, PA.

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Coal train leaving a local mine headed towards the Mainline.

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World famous Gallitzin Tunnel in Gallitzin, PA.

If you are a long time visitor to our blog you will know that we live in the mountains of Pennsylvania.  The next three pictures in this week's blog were shot in or around our yard.

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Remember those who passed before us -- Memorial Day 2014.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Indiana, PA

I've developed a new interest in air plants.  I sent away for a small collection and scavenged through craft stores and resale shops for containers so I could "plant" them.

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Collection of air plants 1

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Collection of Air Plants 2

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Collection of Air Plants 3

I went down to Homer City to pick up a treadmill and stopped along Old Route 119 North to shoot the next 8 pictures.

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Old lumber yard office.

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Back wall of the lumber yard building.  Shot at an angle just to add a little style to the old weathered wood.

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1970s abandoned tire shop.

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Another abandoned building along Old Route 119 is this old filling station.

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This old gas pump has seen better days.

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Oil storage tanks.

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To infinity and beyond.
Railroad tracks belonging to the Buffalo and Pittsburgh Railroad.

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Every kid deserves to have parking for their bicycle when shopping at the local merchants.

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You can tell that this bicycle is more than likely in a small town because it's not chained to something.

This past Saturday we drove to Musser Garden Center to purchase some perennials for the garden.

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Shot of a pasture outside of Emeigh, PA.

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Not sure what this is but it sure is a pretty flower.

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Musser Nursery on Route 119 North of Indiana, PA.
No one knows who, when or why this apple tree was planted alongside this building.  It does make an interesting photograph.

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On the way back home with our collection of new plants for the garden, we stopped in Clymer and had an ice cream sandwich from this truck.   Be-aware, the sandwich consists of two large chocolate chip cookies with homemade ice cream inside.   We split it and it was still a lot to eat.

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Old storage barn.

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I couldn't find much information on the internet about this Sterling Gas Pump but I do know it is probably from the1950s and the price per gallon of gas is listed at 28.9 cents per gallon.

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Rainbow between the ridges.