Thursday, September 3, 2009

NQR -- Glorious Weather

There hasn't been too much quilting/sewing going on for a few days in my house because the weather we've been having has been perfect. The early morning temps are cool (mid-40s), but the daytime highs get into the 70s with no humidity! We had so little sunshine this summer that I am trying to spend as much time as I can outdoors. The forecast calls for dry sunny weather for the next week! That's been unheard of these last several months.

One of my favorite places to be on beautiful days is the Pine Creek Rail Trail, just outside of Wellsboro, PA, and just a short drive from my home. This morning, I joined my husband and several of his birding friends from the Tiadaghton Audubon Society on a seven-mile bike/birding ride. I'm not a birder, so instead of binoculars, I looked at things through my camera lens.

Toward the end of the ride, this magnificent creature treated us to a great view. My camera is not the best, so the shot is a bit grainy, but I think you should be able to figure out what it is. There are a number of places along the rail trail to see them, even a couple of nests where babies are raised in the spring.

If you're ever in the area of north-central Pennsylvania, you must certainly take some time to walk or bike along this trail. No traffic, no crowds...we saw a lot more birds than people. Over the three-hour ride, (it takes birders a long time to cover 7 miles...) we probably saw fewer than ten other people.
I suppose I'll get back to quilting soon...maybe in the late evenings...


Zoey said...

What a great way to spend a late summer day!

My boss just got back from a trip to PA. I can't remember where he was, but it was a corvette show. Anyway, he was amazed at how beautiful the state was.

You will have plenty of time for quilting later. Enjoy the great weather while you can.

Susan said...

Looks like a great time! I saw an eagle near Nessmuk Lake last week...I sure was surprised to see one so close to town!

Krista said...

HI Anya! What a great picture! I have had a fai8rly large bird coming right to my house, I thought your Birding husband might want to see what we have. We arn't certain what it is.

Jackie said...

Same weather here! Just glorious. Love the pics, enjoy it while you can!