Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year from Bucks County,PA!

Moods Covered bridge in winter




Lake Nockamixon in the snow




Snowed today...drove by the lake.

Geno's


Geno's has a colorful sign but we always seem to get Pat's.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Hewwo


Ice Cream and Coffee


This place has been open a year or so. It's located right on the northern edge of Bucks County in Coopersburg. Looks like something out of the fifties or sixties.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Moss



My horoscope said I should stay "footloose" and "moss-free" today, whatever that means. This moss could be tough to get off.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Stone Arch Bridge







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

October Sky


This is the sky over the house this afternoon as taken by my daughter on her LG ENV.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

His and Hers


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

Frankenfield Covered Bridge


One of several covered bridges in Bucks County, this one seems to sustain damage quite often from trucks trying to "squeeze" under neath. This bridge is located near VanSant airport in Tinicum.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Studebaker Pickup




This cool old pickup was spotted outside Architectural Antiques on rt. 113 in Bedminster,PA. I didn't even know Studebaker made a pickup.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Palm trees


And perhaps some palm trees for that SoCal feeling!

Ocean in Oceanside


Of course a place named Oceanside must have an ocean!

Mission


This is the front of the mission. California has missions up and down the coast. The way I understand it is that they were spaced a days ride apart. On horseback of course.

Oceanside Mission


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

Door at Mill


Old wrought iron door handle at mill.

Anselma Mill


Still-life through mill window.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

Ice House


This is one of the venues I worked at. A cool old building with a stage.

Good way to get around


Sometimes I see things and say to myself; " now that's something I haven't seen before...." I think it's a good way to get around.....just watch out for those gusts of wind man!

Celtic Classic


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

Another Stover's Mill







It was a nice day for a ride so I went out to River Road. This mill is right on the river. It's been converted into an art gallery. It's called Stover's Mill. Same guy must've owned it.

Sellersville Mill







Bucks County has many old mills scattered about. This one is in downtown Sellersville. It was previously a furniture store, a lawyer's office, and an antique store. It is being converted to professional office space now.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Happy Hour


I was coming back from the high school football game tonight and it dawned on me that summer was almost over and I hadn't been to the local Dairy Queen once. Needless to say I had to stop.

Care to join me for "Happy Hour"?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Chains


Chains at the mill.

More Stover's Mill


I don't know what this is or what it was used for. Some kind of vice maybe? Perhaps a very large nutcracker?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

More Signs


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.

Signs




I like signs for businesses that depict what they sell. some of them can be very creative. This one is out side a flower shop on Callowhill road in Perkasie.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Ralph Stover


Found this old picture of me climbing at High Rocks in Ralph Stover State Park. That was fun! Almost stepped on a copperhead last september at the top of these cliffs...didn't get a picture.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Celtic Fest




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!

Blooming Glen Covered Bridge




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

Stover's Mill











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.

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