Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fall Foliage in Pennsylvania

A tree in my backyard in the photo above.

Above photo..Going down the mountain.. scary in the winter.

Photo above taken right near my house. Too bad the sun wasn't shining. The trees would have been more vibrant.

Another photo near my home above.

A road on the way home..more like a cowpath.

Going up the mountain towards home.

and on up the mountain..

Misi at 1890 Gable House Musings is having a fall foliage display chain..below is a link to her blog.

Autumn Blessings,

Monday, October 10, 2011

Zeleinople Fall Festival ~ Antique Store ~ Log Cabin Inn

The above photo and several below were taken in Zeleinope, 29 miles north on Rt. 19 from Pittsburgh on Saturday. I went to visit my sister in Pittsburgh and we took a ride out of the city and came upon the festival, so, of course, we had to stop and have a look around ! A nice little town with lots of historic buildings and homes.

The Independent Mountain Men of Pennsylvania, based in Emlenton, PA , right off I -80 were having a historic encampment there as you can see by several of these photos.

If you remember the movie , Last of the Mohicans, with Daniel Day Lewis.. the man on the right hand side dressed in brown next to the sign on the photo above looks just like him. He is a professor.

A cooper ( bucket maker ) shown here.

I don't think there were many vegans ( vegetarians ) back in the day...

Shown below is an antique store in Wexford, outside of Pittsburgh on Rt. 19. A very nice antique store with something for everyone. It was once a general store.
Click the link to see some of the history of this store.

Below is one of the many log homes in Harmony , PA. located close to Zeleinople. A very quaint little village started in 1804 and full of history.

Also still standing is a grist mill in Harmony.

My sister and I ate here at the Log Cabin Inn, outside of Harmony on Rt. 19. Very good food and a great atmosphere..

You may also see Sasquatch ( Big Foot ) in the woods at the restaurant.

Click photos to enlarge.

It was a warm wonderful weekend spent with my sister !

This is the sixth day in a row now that we have had fabulous weather. The trees are in their glory with vibrant colors especially when the sun is shining on them.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Can you believe this ?

Do you know what this is ? If you guessed snow, that four letter word, you are so right. When I woke up on Sunday morning, it was snowing. A wet slushy snow, but snow none the less.

Thank goodness it melted and this was the most we received as shown in the photos, but about 8 or so miles from where I live on the higher mountain, ( 2,250 feet ~ highest point on I-80 East of the Mississippi ) there was a good inch of that white stuff.

I have never seen this before so early in October. But there has been a time or two when I was young when I went trick or treating with boots and a winter coat on over the costume !

Autumn Blessings.. it is still autumn, isn't it ?