These folks are making the most out of the ending of last evening’s “Sailor’s Delight” sunset to complete their weekly volleyball game at Chet’s Place. Dawn boasted almost the same hue this morning, but rather than “Take Warning” the weatherman urged us to enjoy highs in the 80’s, lows around 60, with hardly a chance of rain for days.

Some summers head toward retirement like this – beautiful warm August weather seemingly for days on end. On such perfectly sultry nights, under a star filled sky, one can find oneself pondering their place and purpose in such a vast universe to the point that their thinker get’s sore!

The antidote to such deep strenuous thoughts? As one enjoys these numbered days and nights, anticipate what wonders the change in season will bring, and, whether alone or amongst others, allow a soft smile to dress your face.

Attired so, you may feel that despite all the distractions of daily life trying to convince you otherwise, you’re just exactly where you should be in this great vastness we all share – without giving it a second thought.



This fellow sips a late lunch perched on a Sunchoke flower in the garden. Why not take a drive in the country, stop by Creekside Gardens in Tunkhannock, and visit their Butterfly House soon – a treat for young and old alike!

A beautiful day on the hill today – mid 80’s, no humidity, light wind, just about perfect. Some of us are enjoying the day from behind a window, and are looking forward to completing our work, and being somewhere outside this evening.

The NEPA Rail-Trail Community Walk Series continues with an event tonight at 6:00 on the Simpson Trailhead, off Rte 171 near Forest City – call the RT office with any questions 570.679.9300.

Later, music will fill the East Branch valley as Blue London wails out their great mix of classic tunes, 7 to 11 tonight on the Patio at Stone Bridge.

Just a few more weeks from now, the Monarchs will be leaving for Mexico, the Sunchokes will be near ready for eating, and 80 degree weather will be a memory.

Get up – get out – enjoy the late Summer beauty on The Hill!