Saturday, July 28, 2012

Scenes from the Fair

Some of the sights from 134th Troy Fair, 2012.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Signs of the Times

People at the Fair

Taking care of the animals. One of my favorite things about the Troy Fair!

Tractors Up Close

Some close up details of the tractors. To see more tractors, visit my google + photo album.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Troy Fair Tractors

Farmall tractors

John Deere Tractors

Moline Tractors

An line of antique tractors at the Troy Fair. There are tractors of every color of the rainbow. They have a parade around the track.

Troy Fair Animals

Troy Fair, Bradford County, PA

This cow has her own fans!

Pigs love to sleep. This one did indeed look comfortable!

What Cows Do When Someone is Looking

Troy Fair Cow

Troy Fair Cow

A couple more cows from the Troy Fair. I've got to be honest, some of these might be steers. But I didn't look at them quite THAT closely! :)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Good Morning, Sunshine!

Troy Fair cow

This cute little fellow is awake! I love the cows who come to the fair!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

How Now Brown Cow

Troy Fair Cow

A sleepy cow at the Troy Fair.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Welcome to the Troy Fair!

Troy Fair

First day of the Troy Fair 2012 is almost history. Head on down to the Lower Meadow!

Wide Open Spaces

Nestled at the top of the hill on the road to Mt. Pisgah, this farm in home to humourous hay-bale signs about the weather, vintage tractors, and a beautiful view.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Little Woodshed

Woodshed in West Burlington, PA

A pretty little woodshed along Route 6 in West Burlington, Pennsylvania.

Friday, July 20, 2012

All American Barn

All American Barn

Isn't this the prettiest barn? It's in Wetona, Pennsylvania. I took this picture several years ago, and havent been back that way lately to see if it still looks as beautiful as it did that day!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Bales and Barns

Bradford County Barn with haybales

Another Bradford County farm located in Columbia Crossroads. This one has the bales all lined up and ready to go.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Mt. Pisgah Farm

Mt. Pisgah farm, Bradford County, PA

Another barn and it's surrounding farm. The season is a little bit off on this one, but I think the place might be familiar!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Bradford County Farm

Bradford County, PA farm
This neat looking farm is a pleasure to look at!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Hills and Valleys

Route 6, Sylvania, Bradford County, PA

Why I love where I live! Just look at that scenery! This is looking at Route 6 in Sylvania from Porter Road.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Eat your Veggies

vegetable still life

A collection of fresh fruits and vegetables.....a delectable color palate!

Fanny on the Susquehanny

Susquehanna River in Williamsport, PA

Susquehanna River in Williamsport, PA

Some of the many cabins, campers, and summer homes along the river south of Williamsport. Looks like a good place to put your fanny on the Susquehanny.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Susquehanna Boom

Susquehanna boom cribs
 View from the Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat of one of the cribs that was part of the Susquehanna Boom, a series of man-made cribs on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River near Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The boom was designed to hold lumber that was floated downstream until it could be processed by the nearly 60 lumbermills that were present during the late 1800's.

Susquehanna boom cribs

This is part of a series of cribs as seen from aboard the Hiawatha. The boom was made of 352 cribs that were 22 feet high and extended for over seven miles in the river. The sheer boom gathered the logs into the main boom that was capable of holding up to 300 million board feet (8700,000 m³) of logs.

The owners of the lumber mills were known as Lumber Barons, and were among the richest people in the country, making Williamsport the most propserous city (per capita) in the country at the time. West Fourth Street in Williamsport became known as Millionaire's Row, where the Lumber Barons built their extravagant homes and churches.

The laborers were known as Boom Rats, and worked twelve hours a day, six days a week for $1.50 a day. Other workers that worked the lumber were loggers, sawyers, choppers, climbers, and fellers. A complete history of the lumber era in Williamsport can be found at the site.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat

Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat
 The Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat

Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat
 This is the paddle at the rear of the boat.

Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat

The Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat takes an hour long cruise up and down the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, PA.  The boat travels about a half hour down the Susquehanna River, until it turns around and travels back up the river to Susquehanna State Park. It's a quiet and relaxing ride on a replica paddlewheel boat that has been touring the West Branch of the Susquehanna River for thirty years. There is some interesting history along this section of the river. More of that will follow in the next post.

More butterfly plants

Butterfly Garden at Mt. Pisgah State Park

Thursday, July 12, 2012

In the Butterfly Garden

Butterfly Garden at Mt. Pisgah State Park

Mt. Pisgah State Park has a large butterfly garden. It is a good place to spot butterflies and hummingbirds. I did not see any butterflies when I was there! I guess I'll have to go back.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Sea of Red

Butterfly Garden at Mt. Pisgah State Park

From the butterfly garden at Mt. Pisgah State Park.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

On the Road Again...

Mt. Pisgah State Park

The road leading in, or out, of Mt. Pisgah State Park!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Two Canoes

Canoe at Mt. Pisgah State Park

Two canoe pictures of a canoe docked at Mt. Pisgah. The top one has an infrared filter applied, the bottom one has minimal processing. They are just two interesting styles!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

A plethora of lilies!

There are so many lilies blooming right now. Sadly, they will all be gone in such a short while!