Participants in the Fell Mountain Single Track Challenge race around the course laid out through Merli-Sarnoski Park.
Though most racers were going too fast to notice, this section of the course afforded a beautiful panoramic view of Carbondale, PA in the valley far below. Click on the picture above to see more race day photos.
We watched a Rough Legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) as he followed the ridge of Elk Mountain northward toward his home in the Tundra.
This hawk is characterized as being ‘uncommon’ in this area, and is startlingly tame as it rarely encounters humans in its home in the far north.
Light and shadow play across a garden awakened by unseasonable warmth.
The incarnation of the Hill Dog transits our lives.
In her wake we are,
Kinder to each other,
Richer in love,
Stronger in faith,
Brighter in spirit.
A relatively warm dry winter, that ended cold and damp, gives way to Spring.
An anonymous skier enjoys the secret “Deer Skull Trail”. An expert cross-country ski trail tucked away in one of the valleys somewhere in the Elk Mountain Area.
Snow came soon! About as much as the Blizzard of ’93 (24″+), but no wind.
A warm start to the season gives way to proper cold. Snow soon come…
A Tree Lighting Party was held on December 8th with caroling, photos with Santa, door prizes, and refreshments.
The event was sponsored by the Clifford Merchants Associaton.
The roar of the snowguns was unmistakable last night.
It’s been a long dusty summer in the barn, and the boards are eager to slide.