First snow of Winter 1999.
A dry, pale, season it seemed at first.
Subtle colors seeped slowly to a vibrant burst.
Evidenced today, this peak,
Autumns’ climax lasts a week.
Harvest Time Joy
Mother Nature and her merry makers’ moon shadows play across water and sand.
Mating with the wind, the ancient common fire spirals loosely, dancing starward.
Rising close, the harvest moon, swollen and bright, watches all from beyond the nearby pines.
On the shore, backs to the dark, eyes roll back, necks lengthen, mouths posture.
Hill Dog’s chorused howl travels the night.
It’s autumn, and time again for Frontier Days at Chetsville.
So, shine up your boots, dust of your hat, and giddy up on over!
Festivities start on Friday 17th, details of events on the Chets Place Website.
See you there!
Reflecting on Elk Mountain Fall Festival 1999 and looking forward to Fall Festival 2000 scheduled for October 7th & 8th. Rail-Trail joins the festivities with a booth open both days, a Benefit Brunch on Sunday from 8AM until noon, and a Mountain Bike Ride beginning at 10AM Sunday from Elk’s Picnic Lodge.
Tom’s horses are in the back yard again,
anxiously awaiting him and Sheila
to come and feed them apples.
Clifford Picnic is over.
Two weeks of tropic heat are ending.
The Perseid meteor shower is on the next new moon!
Puck rarely says his name on quiet evenings anymore.
Sirius becomes less prominent.
The Ski King pines for his season.
Share warmfort now with loved ones,
Dream of sharp crystal cold nights;
They’ll be here soon…
This is Midsummer in the Elkmtnarea.
It’s time once again for the Clifford Volunteer Fireman’s picnic, now through Saturday night where the Miller family of Elkdale and their friends have manned the sausage stand each year for as long as anyone can remember.
The sausage stand is just one of many great food stands and attractions at the picnic. Come up with your friends and family and enjoy!
Great mountain biking at nearby Lackawanna State Park.
Local artist Gloria Bilotta, displays her work at the Exhibition of Recent Paintings by the Members of the Palette Pals Painting Group, presented by the Forest City Arts Council. Ms. Bilotta was one of many local artists who presented their work recently at Pentecost Hall, Forest City.