Sunday, October 10, 2010

Biking in Valley Forge and the Schuylkill River Trail

We had a beautiful early Autumn weekend, with warm weather in the seventies and eighties and clear bright skies.

Saturday I biked the perimeter of Valley Forge National Park. The signs of early Fall were apparent; trees are still mostly green, but hints of gold are starting to appear and every once in a while we sighted some brilliant orange leaves in the tree tops. I'm used to biking mostly flat rail trails, so the rolling hills of the National Park gave me quite a workout! It was well worth it to spin around the park and see the fields and monuments.

We also hiked the Schuylkill River Trail. We heard a Kingfisher hunting for food along the river. We saw signs that the recent heavy rains caused the river to rise along the banks, the foliage was flattened along the river bed.

Sunday I planted some scarlet chrysanthemums in the garden, and took some flowers over to my Mom's to plant. She showed me a certificate she was given for voting every November in FIFTY continuous elections. Yeah Mom! Now THAT'S an involved citizen!!!!

The river was brown from recent heavy rainstorms.

Trees are still mostly green, taking on a golden hue.

Long shadows of late afternoon



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