Antietam Waterfall

Waterfall at Antietam LakeReading, PAJuly 2013

When I walked out the door of my townhouse early on Saturday morning, the skies were overcast and foggy.  The air was filled with the kind of humidity more appropriate for a rainforest in South America than the suburbs of Eastern Pennsylvania.  The sidewalks were still damp after a day and night of heavy rain.  […]

Rainforest In The Mountains

Main Falls Bushkill Falls

When up in the mountains of Pennsylvania, you don’t expect to stumble into a climate more commonly found in the rain forests of the Caribbean or Central America. But, as soon as we hit the hiking trails at Bushkill Falls, the pleasant 75 degree August day turned tropical, fed by the moisture from a series […]

Butterfly Sancturary

Monarch Butterfly

Sara and I went up to the Bear Mountain Sanctuary in the Poconos yesterday. http://the35thillusion.blogspot.com

Falling into the Poconos

harry packer mansion #5

I drove back up into the Poconos this past weekend to the picturesque little town of Jim Thorpe for their Fall Festival and some leaf peeping. The little Leigh High Valley town, was originally two towns,Mauch Chunck (Indian for Bear Mountain) and Eastern Mauch Chunk. Both thrived and blossomed with the discovery of anthracite coal.* […]