Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Hydrant with leaves

This hydrant stands guard in the neighborhood waiting to be placed into service at a moments notice. Seasons pass, leaves fall, dogs pee and rust sets in around the edges. A hydrant is a sign of a modern civilization, no hydrant means no public water and higher insurance costs for the homeowners. So take care of the neighborhood hydrant because it just might take care of you some day.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Friday, November 16, 2007

Z door

Z door is open, and it looks like the orange cord used to close the door is out of service.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Red berries

Very red berries found laying in the leaves and rocks along the stream.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Why paint the bird box? Were they trying to hide the box from the birds or hide it from the raccoon? I give up.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Glass wall

When you live outside the city you don't come across too many buildings with glass walls. I wanted to get a picture that reflected the clouds in the glass of the building. This picture is underexposed on one side and over exposed on the other, I'll have to learn from my mistake and do better next time.

Monday, November 12, 2007


This shot is looking up a wall but the whole image seems to fall away from the viewer. I think it's because the shutters converge in the middle, like an inverted letter "V".

Friday, November 9, 2007

Abandoned railcar

This old railcar has seen better days. When I see something like this I always wonder how long it took before all the windows were broken? The whole rail system in the United States has seen better days, our fastest trains are years behind the trains used in Europe. Some day, when the US dollar is stronger, I'll make it to Europe and ride one of those high speed trains.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Railroad switch

Does green mean go on a rail line that is no longer used? Did you know our traffic lights use red and green because those colors were already used by the railroads, so why did the railroads select those colors?

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Monday, November 5, 2007

Linvilla Orchard Juggler

A very very tall juggler entertains at Linvilla Orchard. I stood under the juggler to get this picture and just after I moved he dropped one of the clubs right where I used to be!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Red Leaves

The fall colors in Southern Pennsylvania stink! I don't know if it's the global warming, the lack of rain in September, etc., whatever it is, the colors stink. I see trees with green leaves, brown leaves and no leaves. I guess I need a road trip north to see good fall colors.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Linvilla Orchard

Carol and I went to Linvilla Orchard. I'd never been there and Carol had a childhood memory of going to the orchard as a child. Well, it's become very commercial since Carol's last visit. To walk in the corn maze or hay bale maze, shoot apples with a sling shot or take a hay ride required money but the parking was free. I had a nice time and took a lot of pictures but it's not a trip I need to repeat in the near future.