Stormy, angry sky over a field.
A nicer morning at Blue Marsh Lake.
This trip was a wash for me. It rained and rained. But…
I had so many plans and did pretty much none of them. There were so many places to go to take photos, and people I really wanted to see. I was in PA for a family reunion and did attend the party, although I was not much fun. I did not take photos but many folks did.
I got the flu when I went to Pennsylvania and had to cut my trip short by four days. One day, I spent the whole day in bed sad and sick, my camera idly by my side.
Country road in Pennsylvania.
These images were taken at various locations, many from my Jeep. Not much went into my choice of photos so I named the post based on what resulted for images. They do give you an idea what Berks county looks like at this time of year.
Wildflower loveliness under stormy skies.
Barns are everywhere.
The City of Reading as seen from the Pagoda. It finally stopped raining on Sunday.
Tall red spruce, white and red pine at the Crystal Cave nature trail.
On the way home to Niagara Falls on Monday morning, I stopped off at Hawk Mountain. It was early, but not before sunup which I would have liked for the sun rising over the mountains.
Trees and mountains are everywhere. Hawk Mountain with clear skies.
The image below was zoomed in on the distant mountains at Hawk Mountain. The far off scene is draped in blue light. I like being up in the mountains and wish I had time to hike and take photos. But not feeling well, I just stopped because this is such a nice place to take a few moments to relax.
The image below was on the way to Hawk Mountain. The sun made a pretty scene through the trees even though it was just along the mountain road.
The next three photos are driving back through Pennsylvania to New York.
Back to rain and clouds….
The leaves are changing, but not like in the Corning, NY area on the way down. This is Route 81 headed to NY. The Fall color is not nearly as vibrant.
On the way to Pennsylvania, it rained the whole way. I would have liked to get some photos of the color in Corning, NY. because it was the best I have seen anywhere for Fall color.
Coming up, we will be back in North Carolina to see more images from Fling gardens. Plus we have more from Pennsylvania. Reading has a Pagoda at the top of a mountain and I took photos from there. I took images at and in Crystal Cave, and some more big scene photos too.