Trinity Episcopal Church, 58 River Street in Carbondale
is extending their Soup Sale for the month of February.
Take out only.
$5 Pints and $9 Quarts.
List of soups are:
Clam Chowder, Broccoli, Minestrone, Split Ham & Pea,
Beef Barley, Chicken Noodle, Broccoli & Cheddar.
Pickup time is Monday – Friday; 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Any questions or pre-orders,
please call Church Office at (570) 282-3620.
View towards Tunkhannock from near Wright’s pond.
Though the light has been increasing for the past few weeks, all brightness is cherished.
Mount Ararat is a mountain located in the Pennsylvania villages of Belmont Corners and Orson. Its summit, which is in Orson, is the highest point in Wayne County, Pennsylvania, and one of the higher points in eastern Pennsylvania. Mount Ararat is located in the Glaciated Low Plateaus geological section of Pennsylvania. This section is characterized with low rolling hills and modest relief. This summit is of low relief but stands as a peak above the countryside.
The west and north sides of Mount Ararat drain into the East Branch of the Lackawanna River, thence into the Susquehanna River, and into Chesapeake Bay. The east side of Ararat drains into the West Branch of the Lackawaxen River, thence into the Delaware River, and into Delaware Bay.
Extraordinary resilience contradicts preconceptions of birch being delicate.
The road in front of the house leads to work ski patrolling at Elk Mountain and continues on to Chet’s Place, a great source of good food and companionship.
Absent much interest in anything else, I pass the same view near daily.
Late last Autumn, I noticed that what had been marshy seemed to be a bit wetter than usual. A couple of birch in one of my favorite stands had been fallen.
Winter white covered everything for a couple of weeks obscuring the change that had been occurring.
This recent thaw removed all ice except that on what had at once been only damp.
A slow ride with intent along the valley revealed that the tipping point had been reached.
Revealed by the contrast of dormant grass and ice a couple more beaver dens appeared southward from what had been the main community.
A gentle arc alongside the birch stand described a beautifully engineered dam. Further south, yet another dam had been built and was now holding back a considerable amount of water.
When one finally awakens from life’s routines, great change becomes evident.
Weather, the type common around the solstice, dresses the neighborhood in some of her winter’s finest.
Cold trowels Crystal Lake an ice skim coat,
diffuses the last of autumn sunsets,
of the last of decade’s autumns.
Days of recent weather conspired coating twigs, branches, trunks alike in wind directed white.
Weather service warned of high winds around the time the sky turned to this.