Tuesday, June 1, 2010

I'm Baaacck!

( the lane in front of our cabin)

My husband and I along with my
17 year old son and two of his friends
took off to the mountains of
central PA for the long weekend.

(the rhododendren bush alongside our cabin)
My son Jason and his girlfriend Amy

came up and spent a few days with us.
The weather was glorious and we
 spent a great deal of time visiting,
eating, hiking, eating, gardening, eating,
riding the 4 wheeler, eating, playing games,
 and did I mention eating?

(see the tiny hummingbird perched on the feeder)
We enjoyed quiet time on the porch

The deer came to visit,

the black bear was seen in the area.
Wild turkeys were heard
singing their mating calls.

A great deal of time was spent
hiking through Bald Eagle State Forest.

These pictures were taken at Tall Timbers
right in our neck of the woods.

Even the drive to and from our cabin
was filled with beautiful scenery

such as this farm nestled
 between the mountain ranges.
Since I missed posting on Memorial Day
I want to thank all our veterans
and service men and women for their
dedication to protecting our homeland
 and our freedoms...weekends
like this would not be possible were it
not for these courageous men and women.
I'll be visiting  my friends
in blogland and catching up with
all of you. I feel like I miss so much when
I'm away. Stop by to visit me this week
as I'll be sharing more photos taken
in the mountains this weekend.


  1. What a wonderful way to spend quality family time. That is a great way to spend a holiday.

  2. What a beautiful spot on earth and all that wildlife! Sounds like just the perfect way to spend time with your family.

  3. What a wonderful trip you had. The photos are beautiful.

  4. Looks like a wonderful, long weekend, filled with eating, hiking, picture taking, eating, nature loving, eating, visiting, eating and having fun! Well done! Beautiful shots.

  5. Welcome back dear Diva:-) Oh my, how could you stand leaving such a lovely place?? I would have wanted to stay there! lol I love walking through trails like that but prefer not to meet up with any of the wild animals! hehe Isn't it amazing how much we can eat when we're together with family like that? I'm just so glad you had such a wonderful time and your pictures are truly amazing. xoxo

  6. What beautiful photos. I live in Northwest Pa, but as you go farther into the state is when you see the beauty of it like these photos show.

  7. Oh my gosh - your photos are like a piece of heaven on earth! GORGEOUS!! Love your little hummer! We have some, too... I would love to live somewhere where we had occasional visits from deer (and even bear, I daresay, as long as I was safely inside!!!)... Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a kind comment for dad!!!... Donna

  8. So pretty, Diva! It sounds like the perfect weekend (with all of that eating - haha!). It's nice to spend some time with your family, away from the distractions of TVs and computers. :) Good to see you back! xox

  9. Wow, what a gorgeous scene, and I love your music. I love being in the woods, but I think I would be a bit nervous about the black bears. A perfect weekend, beauty around you surrounded by your favorite people.

  10. Such lovely photographs...thank you for sharing your home and family!

  11. Beautiful! When you go hiking, what do you carry with you in case you meet up with a black bear?