Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park

Paterson, NJ is known for the first planned industrial city and was centered around the Great Falls of the Passaic River.   This is fragrant sumac and it’s not poisonous. After visiting the falls area, we went to have lunch at a park nearby called Garret Mountain Reservation.  We drove around for a while until we…

Early June Wildflower Walk

This is a trail we do our regular walking on for exercise.  We normally go before or after dinner.  It seems like not long ago we were here walking in the snow, surprised to see another person out there with the same idea.  Today was especially wonderful because the weather was just right, birds singing,…

Hiking Road Trip from August 2016

A couple of years ago we went on a road trip to Seven Tubs Natural Area, Archbald Pothole State Park,  Salt Springs State Park, and New York.  Seven Tubs and Archbald feature pot holes formed over 12,000 years ago by flowing glacial meltwater. Seven Tubs Natural Area:   Archbald Pothole State Park:   Salt Springs refers…

Worlds End State Park

This week, I’m sorting through pictures and catching up on State Park posts.  We visited Worlds End SP last summer and also stayed in a cabin last winter.  Only, I can’t find the pictures from when we stayed in the cabin lol.  I remember it was really cold out and I had gotten some pictures…

National Wildflower Week

I found out yesterday that this week just so happens to be National Wildflower Week.  We went to Bowman’s Hill Tower & Wildflower Preserve yesterday as well.  Then we went for a walk along the Delaware Canal State Park.  We have been to this area before and I created a blog post about the preserve…

Shenk’s Ferry Wildflower Preserve Walk

~I loved visiting Shenk’s Ferry Wildflower Preserve so much!!! Hubby and I had so much fun exploring this beautiful gem. It’s one of my new favorite places. I saw a lot of native wildflowers I’ve read about but haven’t seen before. The phlox filled the air with a sweet floral scent that you just can’t…

Happy May

Happy May ~ I spent some time outside this morning on this gorgeous Spring day.  I’m so happy the hummingbirds arrived today !!! One of my feeders is right outside the window where I do dishes.  This is where I grow my veggies. So far I have garlic and rhubarb coming up. More amazing photos….

Fun Museum Pictures + City of Reading, PA

Over the cold winter months, we still love to go hiking but sometimes we enjoy doing fun things indoors like visiting museums. We went to two museums and a Home & Garden Show. First up is the Antique Automotive Club of America Museum in Hershey, PA: This bus was used in the movie Forest Gump:…

Tyler State Park + Happy Spring

On Monday hubby and I went hiking. We saw fig buttercups and skunk cabbage. It’s so interesting that skunk cabbage produces it’s own heat up to 70 degrees. That’s why it’s able to grow when it’s still in The 40’s here in PA. Happy Spring! 😊🌸💜🌷☀