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Done Travelin’

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Recently, I have been interested in photographing objects I identify as 'Distressed' (as in abandoned or forlorn - see Lonely Schoolhouse and Luxury Vacation Cabin, as examples) and this also fits that description. Early in May this year, we visited some of Beverly's family in New York. While we were there, we saw this abandoned trailer in the woods. As I enjoy doing, we stopped and I took several photos. Our timing was fortunate as…

Categories: Distressed

Penns Creek from Penns View

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By Laurie Some time ago, while sorting through a box of old photos, I found a photo of a mountain vista my father had taken. My mother had identified it on the back as "Penns Creek from Penns View - 8/5/39". I have a list of vistas in Pennsylvania that I would like to see sometime, but this wasn't one I had ever heard of. I did some research and based on other photos I…

Categories: Panorama, Scenes And Vistas

Sunflowers

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By Beverly I enjoy gardening and especially, growing flowers.  I planted sunflower seeds in one of our garden beds and I was delighted with the results. Not only did we get to watch them grow and enjoy seeing all the pollinators they attracted, the flowers were very photogenic.  They slowly follow the movement of the sun through the day and raise their heads toward the sun. On an overcast day they keep their heads tilted…

Categories: Flowers, Plants, Trees, Note Card

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

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This is a close-up of an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly in our back yard.

Categories: Note Card, Wildlife

Raindrops on Lily Pads

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In May 2017, Beverly called me outside immediately after a rainstorm to see the water lilies on our fishpond. When I saw the raindrops on the lily pads, I began taking pictures.  As I moved around the pond taking pictures, I realized that in some directions, the rain drops were highlighted by the afternoon sun and this one is the best of those photos. Because of the interest in this photo, we have had note…

Categories: Flowers, Plants, Trees, Note Card

Straining to Escape

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This Painted Turtle in our pond was trying to climb out over the river rocks surrounding the pond.

Categories: Wildlife

Kinzua Bridge

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The Kinzua Bridge was constructed in 1882 to transport local coal, oil and lumber across the Kinzua Gorge to their markets. Rebuilt in 1900, it remained in commercial service until 1959, and for recreational use until 2002.

Categories: Architectural, Railroad
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Lonely Schoolhouse

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This 100-year-old frame schoolhouse which sits in the middle of a cow pasture in Sevier County, TN, has not seen students since 1949.

Categories: Architectural, Distressed

Sideling Hill

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More than 800 feet of tightly folded rock strata are exposed where Interstate 68 cuts through Sideling Hill, about 7 miles west of Hancock, MD.

Categories: Geological

Squirrel Condominium

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Two squirrels playfully appear in different locations in this hollow tree in Amherst County, Virginia.

Categories: Wildlife

Reading Railroad T-1 Class Steam Engine #2100

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Reading Railroad T-1 Steam Engine #2100 in Jenkintown, PA during an Iron Horse Ramble on May 12, 1963. The T-1 has a 4-8-4 wheel arrangement, known as a 'Northern' type engine.

Categories: Railroad

North Carolina Tobacco Drying Barn

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This tobacco barn in Johnson County, NC near Zebulon, is about 100 years old. The barn is built of three-layers of wood planks on a brick foundation. The spring colors of the background woods look more like fall.

Categories: Architectural, Distressed

Luxury Vacation Cabin – Weekly Rates Available

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This cabin, the Addicks Cabin in the historic town of Elkmont in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is to be preserved along with others by the National Park Service.

Categories: Architectural, Distressed, National/State Park

Big Walker Lookout

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We have attended a number of musical theater performances at Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre in Wytheville, VA (www.wohlfahrthaus.com). They put on a good show,  the meal is good and reasonably priced. For our first visit, we researched what else is in the area that we would appreciate; one of those was Big Walker Lookout and the BW Country Store (www.bigwalkerlookout.com). The lookout is a 100-foot observation tower on US Rt. 52 at the top of…

Categories: Architectural
Tags: Big Walker Mountain, Lookout Tower

Big Walker Mountain Sunset

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This gorgeous sunset photo was taken from Big Walker Mountain in Bland County, Virginia, west of Wytheville, in October 2017.

Categories: Sunrises & Sunsets

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