Sunday signage

On the Sandy Creek Trail. Near Franklin, Pennsylvania.

What an unexpectedly beautiful weekend it has been!  Unexpected because the weather prognosticators had been carrying on about rain and wind for about a week before I set out for Pennsylvania to do some hiking, biking, and leaf peeping.

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summer heart

like wise men do

I go into seclusion…
summer heart

-Issa, 1821


Thursday Travels: The Rocks of Cape Enrage

Over time

As promised, I’ve brought you some rocks from Cape Enrage.  Since I’m on a mission to simplify my life, I did not bring home a ton of rocks from our vacation in a form other than photographic.  I already have little altars of rocks (shells, feathers, etc.) built pretty much everywhere around the house.  I’ve been limiting my penchant for collecting to photography.

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Friday farrago

The galaxy in the meadow

Farrago:  a confused mixture; hodgepodge, medley:  a farrago of doubts, fears, hopes, and wishes.  (Thank you, Dictionary.com.)

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A deer encounter

A young buck

M and I had a good trip east, visiting with family and friends.  On our way home yesterday, we stopped at the Simon B. Elliott State Park in Pennsylvania for a picnic lunch.  Unfortunately, it was bad timing.  The 24th Annual High Country Arts and Craft Fair was in full gear so the place was packed with people and the parking area was just about full.  That would have been fine (and maybe fun) if we’d been there for the fair, but the goal was a quick lunch so we could resume our journey home.  We were both ready to be finished with this road trip.  We have added another 1,000 miles to our summer travels, bringing it up to 3500.  That’s a lot of car time.

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Sunday signage

Yesterday

Although not official in terms of weather reporting, one of the digital thermometers I looked at later (in Lancaster, PA) registered 106 degrees.  A high of 86 feels much cooler today.  (That’s something you won’t hear from me very often!!)  I know others around the country were feeling the heat, too.  Some of you probably endured higher temperatures.  I’m glad there has been some relief in terms of cooling.  Now all we need is some rain.

M and I are home, safe and as sound as we were before leaving.  This trip has got me thinking about a new project, something I’m excited about it.  I’ll fill you in soon.  Thanks for dropping by.  I hope all is well in your world, and that you’re staying cool.  Or warm, if you’re in the winter part of the world.


Scenes along the way

Allegheny River & Samuel Justus Trails. Not too far from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

I know.  I promised us all a break.  It’s coming.  Soon.  I have this fabulous internet connection for the next few days so I thought I’d take advantage of it.

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