Happy New Year from Bucks County,PA!
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
I've passed this bridge many times in my travels up and down River Road and today I thought I'd stop and take a picture. As I was walking from the creek, I was approached by the landowner who was very cordial and explained to me that this is the oldest Stone Arch Bridge in Bucks County! It had been re-built because the drainage pipes were covered or otherwise faulty and caused it's collapse. He then pointed out the original stone which shows when the bridge was built and how many miles to Philadelphia. Not sure which town it's in. Somewhere around Kintnersville.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
I was on Blooming Glen road in Blooming Glen when I spied what appeared to be "His and Her" outhouses at a deserted looking farmhouse. I pulled over and walked through some weeds and sticker bushes to get closer to take a pic.
There were some curtains and an old fashioned lamp in the window of the farmhouse.....maybe not deserted?
Anyway, upon closer inspection, the building on the left appears to be some sort of smokehouse and not an outhouse.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
It's getting pretty chilly here in Bucks County. Got me to thinking about warmer climes. I was in Oceanside,CA in february and the weather was beautiful! This first one is kinda appropriate for halloween. It's the entrance to the cemetary at the mission.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
I volunteered this past weekend at the Celtic Classic located a short distance north of Bucks County in Bethlehem,PA. The weather was mostly ok, with periods of rain and cloudiness. The crowds really returned in force and it looks like there will be a 2010 Classic!
The Classic consisted of three days of celtic music (seemingly non- stop on three stages),highland games,clan societies, pipe bands, and lots of great celtic food and of course beverages! Naturally there were kilts everywhere you looked.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
This one is self explanatory.It's the pig outside Blooming Glen pork store in Blooming Glen on rt. 113. Several years ago, someone swiped it. It was eventually returned. It's kind of a landmark. They sell the best bacon in Bucks County.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
I volunteered to work at The Celtic Fest in Bethlehem this year. Just got my schedule today! It's one of the biggest celtic festivals around. I'll be walking past The Hotel and the old waterworks building on my way to the festival grounds. I'll be in The Ice House seating people for Burning Bridget Cleary. Gaelic Storm(the band that was in the movie "Titanic"), is closing the festival! They really kick!
This covered bridge is a little closer to home. It's at the intersection of Blooming Glen Rd. and Branch near B.C.C.C. campus in Perkasie and down the street from Pennridge High School. About 7 years ago, some kids set the original bridge on fire and completely destroyed it. This is the re-built version. Pretty true to the original.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
After you cross the covered bridge, the road continues in a bumpy fashion until you reach Stover's Mill. Originally powered by water, the owners converted to steam to keep the mill economically successful until around 1955 I think. It was in operation for 150 years.Now it is in the process of restoration.