During the Winter months around here, it’s always cold and sometimes snowy.  Last week we had gotten a heck of a snow storm that dropped more than 2 feet of snow in my area.  The storm shut down a whole lot of business, electric was lost at places, made a mess of roads & traffic for 1 or 2 day’s until they got all the roads cleared.  Here in PA we are sort of used to getting a heavy snow during the Winter.  If we don’t get at least 1 bad snow storm a year, everyone is wondering why or just when it will come.

A few day’s ago we had some exceptional weather that is so nice to get.  After that nasty Winter Storm, the weather started turning much warmer for some reason.  It gave all of us a chance to clear some more snow away, and also get “out there” a bit to enjoy the outdoors.  If I remember right, the tempeture climbed up into the low 60’s!  Thus, melting much of the snow that had been laying around.  It also gave me a chance to go “out there” and take my Nikon gear for a walk.


Taken at one of my places that I frequent often during the year at Grings Mill & Recreation Center, the sun was starting to go down behind the pine trees.


Not to blow my own horn, but I think this shot is one of my better ones.  It’s of the old Gring Mill that was built in 1832, but now used to store equipment for the Park Service.  I caught the reflection just right on the old holding pond that once was used for holding Canal Barges before they went down the old Schyukill Canal.


Ok, this is the last one.  Looking down onto the old Canal Towpath.  The walking path was not cleared for people & bicycles of all the snow for good reason.  It would take the Park Service way to long to do this.  The Towpath is on the right of this Image with the Schuylkill River next to it.  The old Schuylkill Canal used to run to the left in the Image.  This is why the Towpath is there.  The House in the background sit’s right on top of where the Canal used to be.

Thanks for stopping by


Published by Les

I am 75 yrs. young and now retired. I worked in the Machinist Trade for 24 yrs. Served in the US Navy with a Tour of Duty in Vietnam. Being retired I do enjoy Photography with my Nikon and Pentax Camera's, snooping around in Historic and Abandoned places, using my Scroll Saw, Reading, Travel, riding a bicycle on the many Trails that are around my area, and what-ever else will interest me at the time. Come with me and see where I go, where I have been, and my Life surviving Retirement.

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