Thursday, April 20, 2017

Finding Spring

Finally, spring has arrived. 
Somehow winter just kept finding its way back again. 


A trip to Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve 
proved without a doubt spring is here. 


And thanks to my allergy shots every other week, 
I could actually enjoy being outdoors! 


Lots of pollen...
but no sneezing and no sniffling. 


It's been a long time since I could experience spring - 
the last round of allergy shots wore off around 5 years ago. 


I plan to fully experience the outdoors this year! 


You might be seeing more flowers on the blog this year. 

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve 
1635 River Rd, New Hope, PA 18938

More of my images from the preserve can be found here. 

Located it Bucks County, Pennsylvania




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Monday, April 17, 2017

Penn's (Infrequent) Country Home

Pennsylvania - The state where I have lived my whole life. 
Named for William Penn, its founder, 
the name means, Penn's Woods. 

Pennsbury Manor, Morrisville, PA

William Penn grew up the son of a wealthy Admiral in the British navy. 
On a visit to Ireland, 
he heard a Quaker preacher 
and adopted the teachings as his belief system. 

Buttons On A Penn Reenactor, The More Buttons the Wealthier the Wearer

Penn was a staunch Quaker 
and faced persecution and jail time for his beliefs. 
He also gave a lot of his inherited wealth to support Quakerism. 

Kitchen Reenactors

King Charles II of England 
repaid a large debt to Penn in the form of Land. 
Land in the colonies. 
Penn's goal was to start a colony that represented his beliefs. 

Blacksmith Reenactor

The city of Philadelphia was planned by Penn
as was this home. 

They Say He Is A Gentle Beast
I'm Not Sure I Would Be Wearing Red Though. 

But Penn spent very little time here - 
only 4 years in the colonies and a fraction of that time in his Manor. 

Brewer Checks His Brew, No Samples. 

Penn died in 1718 in England owing much debt.  
But today, Penn's legacy lives on in Pennsylvania. 

Good Night! 

400 Pennsbury Memorial Rd, Morrisville, PA 19067 
More of my photos from the Manor are here




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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Sunshine on a Rainy Day

It is raining out my window today. 
So I am remembering a little sunshine. 

Scripps Pier

A few weeks ago we visited my daughter 
who lives in San Diego. 
Lucky Girl. 

My Eldest, Youngest and Me. 


My son was home from college for Spring Break 
so he came along too. 

Above Scripps Pier

We spent one day driving along the coast 
between San Diego and Oceanside to the north. 

Below Scripps Pier

We wanted to hit the Carlsbad Flower Fields, 
but sadly...nothing was blooming yet. 
I bet the are gorgeous right now. 

Seals at La Jolla Cove

There was plenty of sunshine though, 
and lots of beach activity. 

Soccer Boy Checking Out La Jolla Tidal Pools

If I turn around now
there is thunder, lightening, and rain...
lots of rain.  
And next to me is a quivering little dog. 

La Jolla Coast, California



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