I knew that one of these day, when I was unable to get out during daylight to shoot, I would keep the idea of shooting Christmas lights in my "back pocket". Well tonight was one of those nights. Daniel and I drove around for about 30-40 minutes, and even though we saw many houses that were decorated to the hilt, I can't help but be drawn to the traditional classic style of house like this on on Route 113 in Franconia Township.
Taking a brief walk today during lunch, I came across the birdhouse among the pine trees at the Souderton Community Park. If there are any residents left, they must be pretty cold. This is the 3rd snowfall we have had, and it's not even winter yet!
Having spent most of this holiday weekend working on some much needed painting at home, Daniel and I headed out to see what shots we could find around the Boyertown area. With no success, we headed home. As we passed through Frederick, PA, we could the sun setting over this long abandoned farm on Bog Road (route 73).
A nice early snow hit our area on Thanksgiving eve. This East Penn Railway crew stops at the crossing at North Hamilton Street and Main Street in Telford so that the crew could run over to the Towne Restaurant to grab lunch. Snow totals were expected to be around 4".
We woke up this morning to our first snowfall, and it' snot even winter yet! Yes, this evergreen tree has turned to red, and it really give a net look with the snowy covering. This was taken on Badman Road, in Salford, PA.
Driving around some after work, Spring Mount Ski Area caught my eye, sitting beyond this farm on Shelly Road, in Upper Salford, PA. Hard to believe it's late March, with some snow in the forecast for tonight.
I really was struggling to come up with a subject for a photo today. I walked out to the front sidewalk to see if any flowers were starting to pop through the snow. Instead I found oak leaves melting into the snow.
Sometimes the picture comes to you. After spending a few hours doing chores and shooting some photos, Daniel and I headed home for the afternoon. Around 4:30 we heard noise out in the neighbor's field. They were picking the corn... in March!
Daniel and I decided to head east this afternoon to try and find some new locations to photograph. We ended up at Lake Nockamixon. In my 48 years, I have never seen it frozen over. Quite a site. One of the ice fishermen told us the ice is 10" thick! Very cool.
Having had an appointment up in Perkasie this afternoon, I thought I would head down to the tracks to see what's what. There is a nice straight away heading down to Sellersville. I can just picture a Reading Railroad fast freight flying by back in the day.
Today was very strange. The temperature got into the 50's, with thunderstorms in the afternoon. Around 4:00, the clouds started to break. With all of the snow still on the ground, a fog started to form along the creeks.
Our black lab, Onyx, just loves the snow. It was hard even getting her to stop to let me take a shot of her. If I wasn't holding something in my left hand, looking like I was going to throw it, she'd still be running!
Sean out snow blowing this morning to keep up with the snow. The reason for this photo; I have never seen snow so heavy in my life. It felt like small snowballs hitting you in the head. The news said that at some points snow was coming down at 3-4 inches and hour. Winter storm Pax packed quite a punch!
Daniel and I headed to Allentown today in hopes of catching something out of the ordinary. There was talk of the CNJ heritage unit coming through on 18N, but that never happened. We did catch another BNSF unit for the 2nd week in a row, this time on the RoadRailer train the terminates in Bethlehem, PA.
The ice from Tuesday's snow was still hanging around quite nicely in town, so I quickly ate my lunch and walked out into the Souderton Community Park across the alley. The sun made the tall oaks shimmer. What a gorgeous sight.
Today our 9th snow storm of the winter hit us with 8-10 inches of snow. I decided to take a snow day, as Danken was pretty much shut down. Daniel and I headed out for a drive around 11:00 am, and found this young man out for a walk.
I make no apologies for my love of sunrises, sunsets and farms. I guess having grown up with farms surrounding us, it reminds me of home. This morning I looked out the window @ 7:05 and the sunrise was incredible. By the time I got down to Barndt Road, this was what was left. Still pretty stunning.
I decided to take a walk for my lunch break in the Souderton Community Park today. This is a shot looking down Wile Ave. toward Reliance Road. I love the mottled bark on these trees. There used to be Sycamore trees on both Wile Ave. and Reliance Road, but now, these are all that remain.
Today I had every intention of working on a photo of my wife's knick-knacks that she has on an old printing press drawer. An the way home though, my eyes were drawn to an incredible sky. I quickly grabbed my camera at home and ran down the road to catch what I could before it was gone. How can anyone deny there is a God after seeing the beauty of His creation?
Today I was able to get home a little early, as we planned on going out to dinner for my birthday. It was a perfect night for some ATV action shots of Sean goofing around out back in the snow. These 400ex's are fun!
Today's shot is just a snapshot from my workplace, looking out from my desk. I shot it at break time, as two snowplows were doing there best to keep up with the snow. What was called a clipper 4 days ago is turning into a good winter storm, which may end up dumping up to a foot of snow by morning. I love winter!
We received some much anticipated snow tonight, and the boys and I were anxious to get our ATV's out and hit the roads. The snow was coming down hot and heavy when I took this shot from inside the garage. My 00' Honda 400ex is on the right, and Sean's 04' is on the left. Let's go boys :)
We woke up this morning to 6-8 inches of fresh snow. Even at age 47, I am still excited (and jealous) when my kids get the day off from school. This is the view from our living room (I just had to turn the Christmas lights on). Doesn't it look so inviting? There's nothing like a snowy winter morning!