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AUTUMN – – – A CASCADE OF COLOR SUMMONS ME TO PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: October 11, 2013 6:48 am

Every year I revel in the striking beauty that is autumn. The colors of fall seem to slowly cascade their way across the park each year. When fall’s colorful beauty touches my life, I always get to view some scenes that border on illusory dreams. They appear like paintings that no mortal artist could ever… View Article


A WRITER’S ROAD TRIP TO BE HELD AT TREC ON OCTOBER 12.

Posted: October 3, 2013 7:36 am

Have you ever entertained the idea that you would like to be a writer or at least give it a try. Maybe you have already started the world’s greatest novel and would like some tips on how to published and market it. What is point-of-view and how do I use it? What does it takes… View Article


WHERE WERE MY FINCH’S THIS SUMMER?

Posted: September 24, 2013 2:55 pm

  This happened to be a question I heard a hundred times this summer with of course, some variants.   The changes I heard were “Where were my warblers or maybe it was, where were my nut hatches?”   The questions went on and on all summer. In Erie, like in many places, birders look forward to… View Article


FALL – -A Photographer’s Dreamland – -Light Takes Center Stage.

Posted: September 16, 2013 5:02 am

If you photograph nature, as I do, we are dealing with natural light.   As most of us found soon after we began our trip into the wonders of photography, our natural subjects have more visual appeal when they are captured in a certain special kind of light.  For example, some scenes on Presque Isle are… View Article


THE TALL SHIPS ARE COMING – – September 5, 6, 7 and 8.

Posted: September 3, 2013 3:09 pm

This coming weekend will be a big event in Erie with the arrival of the Tall Ships and Thursday night’s parade of sails down the bay.   From my understand of how things will work with this parade of ships however, is that the TSA and Border Patrol has limited the path of the ships involved… View Article


COULD PRESQUE ISLE BECOME YOUR MODERN DAY WALDEN POND?

Posted: August 29, 2013 3:53 pm

It’s a big and troubled world, full of unimaginable problems so overwhelming that many people, including myself, sometimes have trouble coping with.   Early each morning, I start my day reading the New York Times, the Erie Times and pull up the BBC website.   It truly is a troubled world. It is at times like that… View Article


WATER LILIES ON PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: August 23, 2013 7:57 am

This is the prime season on Presque Isle for the beautiful American White Water-Lily.   Wherever you see semi-still water on the park, you will surely see this floating aquatic plant with its large white flowers and flat, round, floating leaves.  The leaves, in case you haven’t notices, are bright green above and nearly red/purple in… View Article


A WALK IN THE RAIN

Posted: August 20, 2013 5:57 am

 Last Monday night it started.   It was nearly midnight when the first rumble of thunder overhead sat me right up in bed.   At first, light rain began falling; however, lightning flashes  filled the sky and buckets of rain soon followed.   This continued all night leaving behind one and a half inches of water on the… View Article


WHERE HAVE ALL THE MONARCH’S GONE – – Part II

Posted: August 13, 2013 7:39 am

In my last blog I talked about the fact that here in Northwestern Pennsylvania and all over the Northeastern United States, the numbers of Monarch Butterflies is drastically smaller than in normal years.  The weather and climate change do have much to do with this reduction in numbers.  However, there are many other reasons for… View Article



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