Friday, September 28, 2012


Penfield, NY
September 16th, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


This is for all my friends that read or write or just love books. Located in Harrisburg, PA The Midtown Scholar Bookstore is the largest independent bookstore in the country.  The thousands of books outside on shelves are $1 or $2 each. The inside has untold volumes of various prices, immense spaces for reading or writing, an art gallery, stage and wondrous coffee shop.  Located in a reemerging part of town I was touched to see a ?homeless man browse the outside books and carry several in to purchase.  We only stayed an hour, but I could see this as a great place for a day or weekend field trip!


What a treat to return to the Adirondacks in New York State after
?? at least 30 years. The weather was crisp and the leaves were turning briskly. We stayed in a cabin by the water with a stone fireplace and lots of firewood. Good times and good memories!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Wild Mushrooms - Lake Jocassee

Lake level was still down about 25 feet which just made it look
like the tide was out giving us wonderfully wide beaches.
We were surprised to see more and varied mushrooms
as the forest appeared a lot drier than at Lake Hartwell.
And as you can see from the last photo . . . fall 
and its myriad of colors is moving in.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Camping Twin Lakes

The first night camping gave us a lovely sunset
transforming the entire sky into something
wild and alive and simmering.

...and then it all just faded away......

Enjoying the campfire even before dark.