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Nice Snowy Sunrise

A very colorful horizon caught my attention after I got a shower this morning. I had to go see it. It was treated to a fantastic snowy sunrise.

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Sunrise Was Briefly Colorful

We had a very colorful sunrise this morning but it was also very shortlived.

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Fat Squirrel On Stump

I noticed some movement out back, so I grabbed my telescope for a closer look. I saw a very fat squirrel just sitting on top of our tree stump.

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Fiery Clouds This Evening

This evening brought with it a great, fiery orange and yellow sunset in the clouds. I noticed the glow coming from the window.

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First Snow Of 2023

This morning we had our first accumulation of snow of the season. It wasn’t much, but it was enough to whiten up some surfaces.

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Cloudy But Colorful Sunrise Today

This morning, when I opened the bathroom blind to let some daylight in, I saw a small area of a fire like glow in the southeast sky from the sunrise.

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Neat High Contrast Clouds This Morning

This morning I noticed that the clouds were very bright white against a deep blue sky, shortly after I did my workout.

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Colorful Sunset This Evening

While I was watching my girlfriend do her WOD I noticed the sky starting to brighten up. While she was resting, I was able to grab a nice picture of the sky.

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Hammer Creek

There was an attempt to get out caching today. It didn’t go so well due to forgetting that a park allows hunting, but at least we got a bit of fresh air.

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Got Out Caching On The Warwick To Ephreta Rail Trail

We walked over to vote this morning and finally got coffee from the new coffee shop. By late morning, the sky had cleared, and the temperature had started shooting up. We wound up going geocaching on the Ephreta to Warwick rail trail.

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Pink Sky In The Morning

We had a nice colorful sky this morning at sunrise. The reds and oranges were off to the east while to the north there were bright pink clouds.

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Went Back To The Alpaca Farm's Open House

Today was the local alpaca farm’s open house and the kids wanted to go so we went again.

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Some Color In The Sky And tree

This morning, we had a really nice sunrise. By the time I went upstairs to grab my phone, it was fading, but there were still some glowing clouds and some color in the trees.

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Ophelia Sunset

With Tropical Storm Ophelia off the southeast coast, the clouds were working their way up this way. As usual, that brought us a spectacular sunset with a range of colors in the clouds.

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Sunrise On The Way To Breakfast

This morning we went out to breakfast. On the way we saw the awesome sunrise.

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Great Sky This Morning

This morning we had a great sky at sunrise.

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Sunset From The Train

It was nice to relax on the train on the way home from the Phillies game. I was half zoning out. I was treated to colorful skies from the sun setting.

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Saw A swallowtail Butterfly On The Trail

We were out on the Conewago Trail this afternoon, finally finding a few caches. A few butterflies were flying around. A tiger swallowtail landed on a tree directly in front of us and sat there with open wings.

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Nice August Sunrise

This morning, I noticed that we were having a nice sunrise. They’ve been a bit bland lately, or I missed them, but I got a nice treat this morning.

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Our Hardy Hibiscus Is Blooming Now

Last summer, we were walking through a garden center and saw a hibiscus plant. It said that it was a hardy hibiscus, so we decided to pick one up and see if it would survive the winter.

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Full Moon Thunderstorm

Last night, I was woken up by thunder. We had a decent storm with some very close lightning strikes. The storm looked spectacular, being lit up by the full moon after it passed.

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Bright Last Sunset Of Spring

I was relaxing and watching the Phillies game after supper. While watching it, I noticed the glow coming from the front door. As always, I had to go check it out and was treated to a nice, bright sunset.

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Grabbed A Few Caches While Running Around

We were finally able to grab a few caches after running to a couple of stores today. We went over to Overlook park for a nice walk in the sun and warm day.

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Robin Landed On Our Umbrella Pole

I was out in the garage watching Molly do her squats. We heard a very loud robin calling. I looked up and saw that it was perched on top of the umbrella pole on the table less than ten feet from the door.

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Honeysuckles By The Road

I walked over to the bridge to see what I was hearing down on the train tracks. They’ve been doing some construction. While over there, I noticed some honey suckles blooming and hanging over the edge of the road at the bridge.

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Mock Strawberry

I went out on the patio for a bit to get some sunshine this afternoon. I watched a robin hop around in the backyard for a bit. Just before I came in, I noticed bright yellow flowers on weeds.

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Our Rose Has Started

Yesterday I noticed several red buds on our rose bush with numerous green ones. Sure enough this morning the first bud has opened.

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Pink And White Flowers

We had to run someplace this afternoon. When we parked, I noticed that the pink and white flowers over by the railroad track were blooming.

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Sunset After Joy's

We were at Joy’s later and for longer than usual. While saying goodbye to our company I noticed this cloud was back lit by the setting sun.

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Very Vivid Rainbow

This afternoon brought thunderstorms repeatedly popping up and passing just to our south. We only got a little light rain, but this evening I was treated to a very vivid rainbow.

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Nice Looking Storms This Afternoon

We had nice looking thunderstorm off to our west this afternoon. The line eventually made it into Mount Joy but it took a while.

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Finally Got Something To Drift

It’s not a secret that we had a poor winter here that was virtually snow free. Today I noticed that Pollen had sort of drifted on the patio table from the wind yesterday.

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Daffodils Are Really Blooming

We walked past the corner where the flowers come up in the spring when we walked over to Harvey’s BBQ for a late lunch/ early supper. We noticed that the daffodils are in full bloom at that corner.

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Trees Are Really Starting To Bloom

The past week or so, I’ve been noticing that the trees are beginning to flower. Today they caught my attention across the street where I could get a good picture of them.

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Purple Flowers In The Grass Started Blooming

This morning, when the sun came up, I noticed the vacant lot was full of purple flowers blooming. It had been slowly greening up, but really greened up after the past several days’ rain.

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Purple Glow This Morning

I sat on the couch this morning and noticed a pinkish purple glow coming in the window. Turns out, we had a very bright and colorful sunrise.

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Very Yellow Sunrise This Morning

I was in the kitchen, grabbing my last cup of coffee, and noticed the strong yellow glow coming in. It was more the clouds glowing bright yellow than the horizon.

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Caught A Great Sunrise

I happened to turn around and see the bright orange glow out the bathroom window. I grabbed my phone and went outside to check it out. I just caught the tail end of it.

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Accumulating Snow!

This winter, there really hasn’t been all that much fur to us in the snow or even cold department. Today we’re finally getting our first appreciable snow Accumulation, and even that won’t last.

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Orange Sunrise This Morning

From long before sunrise this morning, there was orange low to the horizon. As sunrise approached, that got brighter, so I had to grab a photo of it.

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Our First Snow Of 2023

This winter so far has been abysmal at best as far as snowfall is concerned here in Central Pennsylvania. We ended up getting a coating overnight, which was nice to see.

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Awesome Orange Sunrise

We had an outstanding bright orange sunrise here this morning. For a brief period at least, everything was glowing orange.

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Awesome Sunrise This Morning

We had an awesome sunrise here this morning. The clouds were just to have lots of vivid colors.

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Christmas Sunrise

We had a nice sunrise on this Christmas morning. It’s helped me with the holiday funk.

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Our First Snow Of The Season

It’s pretty late this winter, but we’re finally getting the first accumulation of snow that I’ve seen so far. It won’t last long, but it’s nice to see it.

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Great Sky To Start The Day

We had bright clouds this morning in a mostly clear sky. It was a great way to start the day off after yesterday was so dark and dreary.

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The Town's Christmas Tree Looked Great Last Night

Last night was the first we got to see the Christmas tree. We were walking home from Joy’s and saw it, and it really looked great.

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Colorful Skies This Morning

Recent days have been dark, cloudy, rainy, and dreary. This morning it was a little drier with some breaks in the clouds. That allowed for a nice and colorful sky as the sun was rising and shining between the clouds.

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A Different View Of The Sunset

After a cloudy, rainy and dreary day, the sun came out through the broken clouds just before sunset. I walked past the window and saw that the neighbor’s tree was lit up from the sun.

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The Hibiscus Is Flowerering And Doing Well Inside

Once again, we brought our hibiscus plant inside for the winter. It seems to be doing better now than ever. We made room to put it in front of a window that actually gets some natural sunlight.

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Nice November Sunrise

We had a nice and really red sunrise this morning. I just happened to catch it walking past the East-facing kitchen window when I was getting more coffee this morning.

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Another Nice Day Equals A Nice Walk On The Northwest River Trail

After a cool start to the day in the morning, it warmed up nicely. About noon Molly wanted to go out caching so we headed over to the Northwest River Trail.

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Nice Walk On The Enola Low Grade Trail

We have been wanting to get out and check out the new bridge that they opened for the Enola Low Grade trail. Well, it’s not new, they just made it more usable. We finally made it down there today.

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Some Color In The Leaves

This autumn, the leaves around Mount joy are seemingly more colorful than usual. They are much more vivid than I have seen them in this area since I’ve lived here.

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Great Sunset While We Were Out For A Walk

We got out for a walk this evening. It was nice to enjoy the weather and we were outside just in time for today’s great sunset..

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Hurricane Sunset

The hurricane moved back out over the Atlantic after wrecking Florida. The moisture and clouds from it are working their way in here today. We got one of those outstanding Hurricane sunsets out of it.

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Nice Fall Sunrise

We had a nice fall sunrise this morning.

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Our Snake Plant Is Going To Flower

We picked up some houseplants in the spring. The snake plant has been in the window, getting plenty of sun. We noticed a stem coming up with a bud, so I guess it’s going to flower.

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Morning Lifting Went OK Then A Rough Sled WOD

Today, my lifts went okay. I passed on the good mornings since I was feeling off with them. Shortly after that, we did a rough sled WOD.

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Geese Crossing The Road

Today we had to go to Lancaster to get a hose to water the garden. We ran into a short delay when a flock of geese decided to waddle across Harrisburg Pike right in front of us.

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Good Pre Thunderstorm Sunrise This Morning

This morning we had a line of thunderstorms approaching from an MCS last night. The timing was right that the tops were out ahead in time for sunrise. It gave us a pretty bright pink sunrise.

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Cool Cloud Iridescence

We were leaving a ball field close to sunset today and some cool iridescent clouds caught my eyes. I don’t notice them nearly as much in the summer as the winter, so it was nice to see them.

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Lots Of White Butterflies Around

I have been noticing tons of the common white butterflies around the past week or two. Today was the first time that I had my phone on me to grab a picture of them.

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First Rose Of The Year

We have our first rose of the year blooming on the rose bush. I smelled it when I was outside so I had to get a picture to share it.

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Tree Blooming On Main Street

We were walking home from Joy’s this evening and noticed the white tree that had been planted on Main Street is blooming. It’s a neat tree that’s different from the others along the streets.

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Dogwoods Blooming At The Park

We were finally able to get out for a nice walk this evening. There’s just been too much going on. We saw some dogwoods blooming at Memorial Park.

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Nice Day For Some Patio Sunshine

It was a nice morning when I took Brooke to the bus stop. The sun was out with a clear sky all morning. I did a quick WOD and decided to head out to the patio to collect some of that sun.

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The Bulbs At The Corner Are Flowering

There are a bunch of various types of bulbs that someone planted in the vacant lot across the street. They’re in full bloom now. I noticed them this morning.

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First Daffodil I Noticed Blooming

We got out for a nice walk this evening after supper. The trees are blooming, and some bulbs are starting to flower.

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Some Of The Trees Are Blooming

Today I noticed or at least took the time to go get a picture of some of the trees that are blooming. This year they’re not going all at once, but instead they’ve been more one at a time.

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Thunderstorms In The Area

Here it is March 19th and after our mid 70s spring like day a broken line of thunderstorms was moving through the area in the evening. We were between cells so we got nothing more than some very light drizzle. We did get to see some lightning in the distant thunderstorm off to our south east and a red rainbow since it was just about at sunset.

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Nice Sunset For A Change

This evening I noticed a pretty nice sunset for a change. Those are harder to see here in the winter because of the neighbors’ houses mostly blocking it.

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Decent Snow Storm After A Mediocre Winter

It’s the middle of March, and we’re finally getting a decent snow storm. The storms so far this winter have been mostly mediocre around here at best. We ended up with three or four inches.

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More Pictures From Today's Snow Storm After The Sun Came Out

I have always liked seeing fresh snowfall on the trees and stuff when the sun first comes out after a storm. Today was one of those chances I got to see that before it melts or blows off.

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A Different Kind Of Good Sunrise This Morning

This morning we had a nice sunrise but it was more about the clouds glowing pink off to the north instead of the horizon.

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Good sunrise this morning

This morning we had another good sunrise. It was a bright and colorful one with the clouds off to the east and overhead.

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Very Clear Skies Just Before Sunrise

This morning it was very clear outside. Not even a single cloud formed before sunrise and it made for a less colorful but very nice and clear sunrise.

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Another Sunrise But Today's Is Cloudy

The sunrise this morning that I caught was cloudier than the recent ones but still was a nice colorful one and a great way to start off the day.

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Another Great Sunrise

Another great sunrise this morning. At least I thought so.

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Really Nice Way To Start The Day

It’s another cold morning with the temperature in the lower teens but I had to go outside and grab a picture of the awesome sunrise.

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Another January Hibiscus Flower

It’s almost February now and I noticed that our hibiscus had a flower that opened. It’s a nice change of pace from the temperature in the bedroom being in the upper 40s.

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First Cloud Of The Day

One single cloud first appeared in front of the sun giving that awesome winter irreverence effect that you see at times when the clouds are ice crystals

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Our Hibiscus Is Still Getting Some Flowers

It’s January now and our hibiscus plant that we brought in for the winter is still getting occasional flowers.

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My Hibiscus Cutting Is Definitely Rooting In Water

Today I took a look at my hibiscus cutting that I’ve had in water for a few weeks. It definitely has little white root bumps that are very noticeable now.

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Mount Joy's Christmas Tree

Last night was a great night for our walk. As an added bonus we walked past Mount Joy’s Christmas tree while it was lit up and the moon was in a perfect spot

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Christmas Lights

We went out for our walk last night and wound up within a few blocks of the two houses that go all out with their Christmas lights. I suggested we take that slightly longer route past them to check them out.

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Our First Snow Of The Year

We have had our first snowfall of the season finally. It wasn’t much, but it’s something.

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All The Things Today

It seems I did all the movement things today. Three walks, my strength and then a WOD were all part of the day.

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We Went To A Local Alpaca Farm's Open House Again

Today we went to the local alpaca farm’s open house again with the grand kids. It was good to see the kids again and fun to see the alpacas.

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Squirrel On The Tree Stump

As long as we’ve lived here, there have has been no shortage of squirrels around the neighborhood. It’s funny to see them sitting in odd places sometimes, or even normal places, such as on the tree stump.

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Running Sucks!

Anyone who knows me knows of my strong dislike of running. Being visually impaired really puts a damper on any joy I would get from it. This year, for Halloween, I decided to have a little fun with it.

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A Great And Very Busy Day In The Garage Today

Today was a very busy day in the garage gym and I guess you could say outside of it when we drug our stuff out in the sunny afternoon on the patio do do our bro shit.

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Large Bird On A Pole

We have been hearing bald eagle in the evenings. We heard it again this morning. All we saw was this large bird on the railroad pole. Couldn’t ell if it’s Juvenile eagle or hawk because of the way it was perched.

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Grabbed A Couple Of Geocaches In York County Today

Molly never has off on holidays but this time she did. We thought we’d go geocaching at Rocky Ridge Park in York County. We didn’t anticipate it being so busy.

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Geocaching At An Old Favorite Place And Avenged An Old DNF

We don’t get the chance to get out hiking and geocaching as much as we used to or would like to but today we did. We enjoyed a nice short hike at Governor Dick and found several caches including one we had a 6 year old DNF on.

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First Monarch Caterpillar Of 2021

Our milkweed hasn’t been doing all that well this summer, so it hasn’t attracted many butterflies. Today was the first that we actually saw one there. I moved it from the scrawny milkweed plant to a larger one.

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Good Thunderstorm Here

We had a pretty good thunderstorm here this evening. On top of that, there was a nice double rainbow this evening as the storm moved off to the east.

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Pretty Cool Sidewalk Art

While we were out for our walk, we noticed there were some chalk drawings on the sidewalk. We noticed this pretty cool one. I guess it was from the car show.

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First Monarch I Am Sure Of For 2021

Today, I spotted the first monarch butterfly that I am one hundred percent positive that I saw.

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Lots Of Mushrooms Growing In The Neighbor's Yard

There are lots of mushrooms growing out of the neighbor’s lawn this summer. They’re large white ones with flat tops.

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Watching A Rabbit In The Neighbor's Yard

I walked into the garage this evening and saw movement in the backyard. I looked more closely and saw that it was a bunny doing its thing, eating the grass

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Groundhog Is Still Here

We see a groundhog every once in a while across the street. Today while waiting for Molly I noticed it sitting up over in the vacant lot.

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Small Bunny We Saw On Our Walk

It was in the seventies today, with no real humidity for this time of the year. It made for perfect weather for our walk after supper. While we were walking, we saw a small bunny.

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I'm Slowly Feeling More Like Myself In The Garage Now

I’m slowly feeling more like myself in the garage gym now. We even got out for a walk today and somewhere along our way we saw a hydrangea blooming.

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Our Tree Broke Just As I was Getting Ready To Go Lift

I was getting read to head out to the garage when I heard what sounded like weak gunshots. At first, I didn’t notice it when I looked out the window, but later I saw that a large branch had split and fell from our tree.

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Nice Day Today

It was a nice day today, unlike yesterday was. I got an older WOD done. After supper, we went for a walk and saw some flowers.

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Nice Walk This Evening

Time got away from us, so we ended up getting Two Cousins for supper. We did have time to go for a walk, and we had a nice one this evening and even saw some flowers blooming.

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Several Visitors On The Patio While We Did Our Bro Session This Evening

It’s always nice to see wildlife on our patio. First I saw a robin hopping around. Shortly after the robin flew off, I saw a squirrel out there.

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Lots Of Activities Today

Today the weather was a lot more tolerable to me. In the morning I did my strength. When Molly got home, we did an old partner WOD. After supper, we went to a park for a nice walk.

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Sunset And Moon Rise At Mount Joy Train Station

Life is too short to not enjoy a sunset. When we were out for our evening walk we arrived at the train station where it’s fairly open just in time to see the sunset and the moon rise at the same time.

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A Dove Was Right At The Door

This morning I heard a dove and it sounded lout. I looked out the door and it was in the hanging plant right at the door.

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First Rainbow Of The Year And It's A Double Rainbow

We just had our first rainbow of the year and it was a vivid double rainbow.

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Lunges Again, Why Not?

I did tomorrows Sandbag WOD a shot. I didn’t have a tone of time to do it since we had a lot of running around to do.

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Bird Must Be Building A Nest

I noticed a bird was flying back and forth between the tree and our dormant milkweed plant. It was pecking at and pulling fibers from the dead milkweed and flying off with them.

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WOD Then A Short Hike And A Few Caches

Today I did the run version of Monday’s WOD. I did pretty well with the running and I hate running. Later we got out for a nice short little hike and a few caches.

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First Flowers I've Noticed This Spring

It’s starting to look like spring now that I noticed the first flowers of the spring blooming. It was some yellow bulbs near Main street.

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Starting 2021 Off Right

Started 2021 off right this year. We had a great sunrsie this morning. Later I did a challenging but fun WOD.

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I Did It Again For 2020

I did it again! I rowed a half marathon for the end of the year. This year it was a bit slower after having COVID threw a wrench into my plants to get a few longer practice rows in.

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Dry Ice In Hot Water

As I posted earlier, the ice cream was delivered. It was shipped with big blocks of dry ice to keep it frozen. I’ve always wanted to play with dry ice, and now I’ve finally had the chance.

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Smoky Skies

It’s really strange to me to see the skies so smoky from the west coast wildfires. The smoke is traveling thousands of miles and still dense enough to dim the sun and haze the skies.

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We Went Back Conewago Potholes Since The River Is Lower

We’ve been meaning to get back to the Conewago falls area when the river was low. We finally made it there today.

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We Finally Got To Conewago Potholes When The River Was Low

We finally made it to Conewago pothols when the river was low enough to see them. We spent some tikme enjoying the nice weather out there.

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I Guess We Will See Monarch Eggs Soon

We spotted a monarch butterfly hanging out near our rose bush today.

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First Monarch I Am Positive I Spotted Of 2020

I saw the first monarch butterfly of 2020, or at least the first one that I am positive that I saw. I thought I saw one out of the corner of my eyes before, but today I was certain.

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Moon At Sunset

This evening, I happened to catch the moon near sunset glowing brightly above some clouds that were glowing bright from the setting sun.

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Our Rose Is Still Blooming

Our rose bush is still blooming. It’s still getting some clusters of flowers.

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Found The Honeysuckles I've Been Smelling

I’ve been smelling honeysuckles for a few days now but never could find them. Today I noticed the white and yellow flowers in the vacant lot at the railroad tracks so I went to check them out. Of course I ate some while I was over there. Reminded me a lot of when I was a kid and they grew right out front.

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More Flowers Blooming Across The Street

I noticed some more flowers were blooming across the street in the vacant lot. Of course I had to go check them out. While I was over there several white butterflies were flying Across.

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Our First Rose Of The Year

Our rose bush has it’s first rose of the year.

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Duck Thinks The Parking Lot Is His

We had to go to Giant today and when we got there there was a duck standing in the driving isle. It was looking around for a bit then decided to lay right there. It didn’t want to move.

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Purple Flowers Across The Street

I haven’t figured out what they are but every spring in the vacant lot next to the railroad tracks there are tons of purple flowers.

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Our Pink Swamp Milkweed Is Coming Up

Our original milkweed was supposed to be pink but it turned out to be white. The monarchs still loved it. We saw pink milkweed last summer and bought some to plant. That was late in the season so we weren’t sure if it’d grow bt it is sprouting now.

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Our Bleeding Hearts Turned Out Nice

Our bleeding hearts came up and are in full bloom. They really turned out nice.

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More Flowers Blooming At The Corner

More of the flowers at the corner are blooming now. The daffodils are flowering and some other bulbs.

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I Noticed More Tulips Blooming Along The Street

I have posted before about the flowers at the corner blooming but with the negativity in the world I have to share pictures. Now its more of the tulips blooming.

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Pretty Impressive April Thunderstorm

We had a pretty impressive April thunderstorm race past us. WE didn’t get directly under the cell but we got the edge which brought plenty of wind and of course thunder and lightning.

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Our Bleeding Hearts Are Beginning to Flower

We decided to try bleeding hearts in our front yard last year, since they are perennials. They came back up and are starting to bloom now.

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More Spring Flowers

I noticed more of the bulbs at the corner blooming so I had to go get pictures. I want to continue with my posts with positive stuff. Spring and flowers both fit that.

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Who Would Have Thought This Could Be So Close To A Stephen King Reality In Real Life

Who would have though that a picture of fog forming along the ground like you’d read about in those old school sci-fi books I used to read would foreshadow reality. Not really but with everything being shut down it sure seemed like the end of the world might seem.

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The Trees Are Blooming Now

The trees are blooming now and it’s only March 30th! I do enjoy seeing the street trees blooming.

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It Cleared Up And Got Nice So We Went For A Walk And A Couple Of Caches

It cleared up today and got nice. We decided that it was the perfect opportunity to go for a nice walk and a couple of caches on the Northwest River Trail.

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Our Hibiscus Is Still Doing It's Thing

Our hibiscus is still alive after the squirrels ate it up last fall. It’s been blooming and slowly improving all winter while it has been in the house.

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Crocuses Blooming Already

I spotted some Crocuses blooming already.

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Our Hibiscus Has Lots Of little Flower Buds

Our hibiscus has lots of little flower buds. I’m really surprised with it being winter and the fact that a squirrel had eaten it bare last fall before we brought it inside.

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Our Hibiscus Is Blooming A Couple Of Months After A Squirrel Ate It Bare

Our hibiscus is blooming just a couple of months after the squirrels ate it bare save a couple of flower buds. It’s been slowly recovering and now the buds have opened.

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We Ended Up With A Few Inches Of Snow Yesterday

We ended up with a couple of inches of snow yesterday. It was wet snow and stuck to everything.

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Point Rock Tunnel

I am always on the lookout for interesting things to see and places to visit. Years ago I discovered Point Rock Tunnel on an old topographic map, and we went to check it out and sure enough there was a tunnel there.

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Dusk On The Northwest River Trail Near Chickies

We’ve been out on the NW River trail working on stages for a geocache hide in the evenings. We were out a little later this evening and got to enjoy the nice dusk settling in.

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Some New Monarch Butterflies Ready To Fly South

We spotted a freshly emerged monarch butterfly drying itself on our hibiscus today.

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Fourth Double Rainbow of the year

The theme for this summer seems to be double rainbows. Here is a picture of our fourth one of the year here in Mount Joy.

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August Eighteenth, The Third Double Rainbow Of The Year

We had a pretty good thunderstorm this evening. As that moved away we had our third double rainbow of the year. It’s only been a little over a week since the last one.

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Got More Milkweed

We got more milkweed and the monarch butterflies have already found it. We sat it in the yard and within an hour butterflies were nectoring on it.

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Another Double Rainbow, The Second One Within A Week

Even though we really did not get much rain from it there was a thunderstorm in the right spot to our east that we had our second double rainbow of the year. It was also the second double rainbow in a week’s time here in Mount Joy.

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We Were Driving Home And Saw Another Rainbow

When we were driving home we saw a double rainbow. This one was very vivid!

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Double Rainbow in Mount Joy

We had some heavy rain and then the sun came out while it was still raining. Of course I went to see if there ws a rainbow and there as a double rainbow.

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We Saw Lots Of Butterflies Out On The Northwest River Trail Today

It was a decent day so we when geocaching out on the Northwest River Trail. While we were out there we so tones of butterflies.

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We Saw A Rainbow Over The Atlantic Ocean

We were at Cape May when we had a good thunderstorm move over us in the evening. When it moved off the coast the sun came out. We saw a rainbow out over the ocean. That’s the first time in my life I’ve witnessed a rainbow over the ocean myself.

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Mad Cow Geocaching?

The other day, the stars aligned so that we’d be able to get outside on a nice day and find a few geocaches. It was a nice walk on the Lancaster Junction Trail, and we saw some farm animals in the fields that border the trail.

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Finally Some Snow Before The Arctic Front Tomorrow

We finally got some snow before the arctic front moves through tomorrow. I saw a squirrel sitting on the patio table after the snow.

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First Monarch Butterfly Emerging Of The Year

There’s been a monarch chrysalis hanging on my chair on the porch for a while. We’ve been keeping a close watch on it. Today it cleared up, and we actually got the opportunity to watch the butterfly drop out of it.

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We Found A Toad Hiding Under The Hose

It’s always great to see unexpected wildlife coexisting with humans. Today we spotted this toad under the hose.

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Two Bunnies In The Neighbor's Yard

We were sitting outside like we do most evenings. This evening we were watching two bunnies hopping around the neighbor’s yard and eating.

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Bumblebee On Our Swamp Milkweed

We searched and searched for butterfly weed last year but wound up only finding swamp milkweed. It came back up this year. We don’t have any monarchs yet but a bumble bee found it and has been hanging out on it all day.

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Baby Ducks At The New Whole Foods

We were out at the shopping center where they’re putting Whole foods in Lancaster today and saw a bunch of ducklings walking along the building.

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Milkweed Seeds

Last fall I gathered a bunch of milkweed seeds from the pods on our plants. I thought it was worth a try to try to grow some. It took forever for them to sprout but they eventually did after I had given up.

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Rowed A Half Marathon

I rowed a half marathon for the first time today. I wanted to do it for a while and decided today would be the day. I didn’t die but it was not very nice.

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Ice On Susquehanna River After Arctic Blast

We headed out to the NW river trail to check out the river ice. It was cool looking so I had to share some pictures.

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Conoy White Cliffs

I found some pictures of from when we went out to Conoy White Cliffs near Maytown. I Figured I would upload them.

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Rattling Run Trail Hike at Stony Valley

I came across pictures from our geocaching hike on the Rattling Run Trail at Stoney Valley. That was a great hike and awesome day on the mountain.

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My First Big Snowfall Here in Lancaster County February 17th to 19th, 2003

I found some pictures of my first big snowfall after moving to Mount Joy. It turned out to be one of the area’s top ten of all time, I believe.

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Remembering Thousand Steps Trail Hike

I came across some old pictures from when we did the thousand steps cache. That was a great little hike, and we hit the mountain on the perfect day to enjoy the fall foliage.

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Surprising Amount Of Peppers From Our Garden

We had more peppers from our garden than we ever expected. It really surprised us. Hopefully, they taste delicious too!

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Swatara Falls

I came across some old pictures of Swatara falls recently. That was one of my favorite geocaches of all time because it brought us to the falls.

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Phallus Looking Mushrooms Growing In Our Mulch

We have a bunch of phallus like mushrooms growing out of the old mulch around our flowers.

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Cicada Molting

Today was a first for me. I’ve seen the cicada shells all over from them molting but today we saw one on a tree actually in the process of molting.

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Monarch Caterpillar Under Porch Railing

Our swamp milkweed lived up to the hopes we had for it and attracted monarch butterflies. The caterpillars formed chrysalises all over, including on our porch.

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Got A Venus Fly Trap

When I was a kid I had a venus fly trap and thought it was to coolest thing. I was thinking about it and found and bought one again. I’ve been wanting to get one for years now.

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Sunset Over Cape May Point Lighthouse

We were on vacation at Cape May and decided to walk to the end of the beach to see the sunset. We ended up being there at the right time, with it right near the Cape May Point Lighthouse.

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February Tornado?

February tornado? Sure. We didn’t get one but the cell had rotation when it went over us. It did drop a tornado over in York county before geting here though

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Nice Day So We Went Over To The Northwest River Trail For A Walk And Some Sunshine

It was great that my girlfriend had off work today. With the weather being so nice we went to the nearby trail for a walk and to collect some sunshine.

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Bedford PA Coffee Pot

The Bedford Pa coffee pot was a really neat place to see. There was even a cache there.

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Quecreek Mine Rescue Virtual Cache

I came across some pictures while preparing to upgrade my computer and found some from neat things we saw while geocaching. We were at the Quecreek Mine Rescue site for a virtual cache when we did a road trip and that was interesting.

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We Went To An Alpaca Farm

We went to a local alpaca farm. They had an open house and the grandkids were going, so why not?

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Dad's Race Car

When I was in high school we went to East Windsor race track most Friday’s because some guy my dad worked with raced there. Shortly after that my dad tried racing. He went to Bridgeport, never went fast but it was fun. I found a picture of his car recently

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Ruined Lawnmower Blade Thanks To The Neighbors

Disrespectful neighbors strike again. This time they had a ball in our yard that I didn’t see and it broke the lawnmower blade.

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Got To Watch A Thunderstorm Blow Up

We were driving home from Lancaster on 283 when we saw a large mushroom cloud looking cumulus cloud. We stopped at a nearby park on the way home with a clear view to the west and watched it wax and wane for a bit.

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Sunflowers

We’ve had some some flower plants come up that we didn’t plant. We let the grow because why not? Now they aRe blooming

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Cached On A New To Us Trail Today

We got to play in the woods for my girlfriend’s day off.

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Two To Three Feet Of Snow Here In Mount Joy

We had a bigger snow storm on January 23rd. We ended up getting two to three feet of snow.

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I Saw A Robin Pecking In The Snow

I looked in the backyard and saw robins pecking in the snow. It reminded me a lot of Nan and Pop, who were always thrilled to see them in the spring.

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Saw A Train Along The River Trail

We got out on the recently refinished NW river trail for a nice walk and some caches. We heard a train coming, like you hear so often along those tracks, but this time we were at a break in the trees at just the right spot to get a picture of it approaching.

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Quick Cache And Woolly Bear Along The Way

We decided to go over to Cove Park for a quick cache. We saw a woolly bear caterpillar on the trail. It got me thinking how my grandparents used to think that their colors predicted the winter.

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Lightning Over A Mountain

I am making more posts from our trip to the mountains as I come across some pictures. We had a great thunderstorm and I got this frame from a video of lightning over the mountain.

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We Finally Went To Ricketts Glens

The other day, we finally got around to making a trip to Ricketts Glen State Park to see the waterfalls. Everything went wrong, so our day was greatly shortened, but we still saw some falls.

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Raiders Of The Lost Cache

We finally got out to find Raiders Of The Lost Cache. It’s a highly acclaimed local cache in an area we’ve been to many times. Today we finally got back out there. The cache was worth it.

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Bushkill Falls

Last weekend we visited Bushkill falls for the first time. It was a dreary day at first but got nicer as the day went on. It was awesome to explore the falls!

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Felix Is Category Five Storm Again

Hurricane Felix is about to make landfall in Nicaragua. It’s back up to a category 5 storm!

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Hurricane Dean Just Before Landfall

Hurricane is about to made landfall as a category five storm with 165 mph winds. It’s now weakened to a category three storm while over the land of the Yucatan Peninsula.

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Guinea Pigs Mounting Each Other

Once in a while our smallest guinea pig rumbles and mounts the other ones. She humps away when she does.

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Teddy Sleeping On Her Side

With it being warmer now our guinea lay around more outside of their igloos except for Peppy. Teddy is the one that always lays on her side

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Blue Marsh

We went to a geocaching event at Blue Marsh today. It was really interesting getting information about how search and rescue works. Of course we went caching after the fascinating presentation about SAR.

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Centralia PA

We visited Centralia while out geocaching and just to check it out. It’s still burning.

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Conestoga Trail - Suzies Hole

Last Saturday we went geocaching along the Conestoga trail near Pequea. It was my first time seeing Suzies hole, and it was a great view.

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Sunset At Chickies Rock Overlook

We hid a geocache and Chickies Rock Overlook a few days ago. We went out to see if anyone was out searching for it and ran into iBrew. We then headed to the overlook for the sunset.

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More Ice On The Susquehanna River

We decided to go check out the ice on the Susquehanna River today since it’s been so cold. It’s always wild to see all the ice on the river when you’re used to seeing the water moving.

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Frozen Susquehanna River

It’s been below freezing for a few days with the arctic air. We usually like to go check out the river ice if we get the chaNce.

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Kelly's Run

We recently went geocaching in a new place to us called Kelly’s run. It’s one of the gorges along the Susquehanna river in southern Lancaster County.

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