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BRENT PENNINGTON The surface of Beltzville Lake is a mirror, reflecting a sky just clearing of fog. Beltzville State Park, the morning of 28 August 2015.

Beltzville State Park: on the big waters

Beltzville State Park lies an hour’s drive south of Scranton, down the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  On the map, it’s a brilliant splash of blue amid…

BRENT PENNINGTON Fog clings to the evergreen forest around Wild Creek, just upstream from Wild Creek Cove on Beltzville Lake, in Beltzville State Park, on the morning of 28 August 2015.

State Park Blitz: a Central PA Adventure

For the last weekend in August, I decided that I needed to do something special to celebrate the last weekend of summer.  As I’ve mentioned before, one of…

BRENT PENNINGTON White clouds compete with lily pads as they reflect on the surface of Gouldsboro Lake on a stunning summer afternoon, 23 July 2015.

Afternoon paddling adventure

It seems that at least once each summer, usually late July or August, I throw common sense to the wind, grab the cameras, and head out for a…

BRENT PENNINGTON Twilight on the beach at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on the evening of 09 May 2015.

Time on the sand

It’s been a few weeks since my Chincoteague NWR adventure in Virginia, and the deluge of posts that followed, and I realized that I still had a handful…

BRENT PENNINGTON The lower falls at Kent Brook, where it flows into Kent Pond, in Killington, VT, on the morning of 12 June 2015.

Playing in the water in Vermont

When I finished my loon adventure on Kent Pond, I paddled back towards the boat launch, continuing past it down the channel through the marsh to Kent Brook’s…

BRENT PENNINGTON A Common Loon swims on the surface of Kent Pond in Killington, VT, on the morning of 12 June 2015.

Loons in Vermont

When I went to Vermont a couple of weeks back, I drive over 600 miles round trip with the red Impulse 10 strapped to the Jeep’s roof racks….

BRENT PENNINGTON The Gorham covered bridge in Pittsford, VT, as seen from Otter Creek on the morning of 14 June 2015.

Otter Creek in Proctor

I spent a long weekend in Vermont last week, back for my annual visit to see the family.  Unlike my previous visits, however, this time I made sure…

BRENT PENNINGTON Sunrise amid the fog on a 34* morning on Lackawanna Lake, 24 May 2015.

GMPE: Part 5 – Lackawanna Lake

The final morning of my Great May Photo Expedition dawned sunny, but cold.  As in, really-goddamn-34-degrees-in-late-May cold.  I dragged myself out to Lackawanna Lake and launched from Bullhead…

BRENT PENNINGTON At the far north end of Bradys Lake, PA, the lake narrows as it turns to marshland, the channels often blocked by beaver dams such as these. Afternoon of 22 May 2015.

GMPE: Part 3 – Bradys Lake

As I was leaving Tobyhanna Lake I glanced at Google Maps on my phone and remembered that Bradys Lake was only about 10 miles away, and figured that…

BRENT PENNINGTON Kayaking along the northern shore of Tobyhanna Lake, Tobyhanna State Park, on the morning of 22 May 2015.

GMPE: Part 2 – Tobyhanna Lake

The second stop on my Great May Photo Expedition was Tobyhanna State Park, where I launched the kayak for a windy late-morning paddle.  I’m normally a on-the-water-at-dawn sort…

BRENT PENNINGTON A Gray Catbird perches at Sapsucker Woods, part of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, in Ithaca, NY, on the morning of 21 May 2015.

GMPE: Part 1 – Sapsucker Woods

Each May I embark on my Great May Photo Expeditio (GMPE), which is a fancy name for what really amounts to my wandering around the region for a…


Assateague Ponies

The last post in my Assateague adventure series, and what better to end with than the ponies that make the island famous. The ponies, notably but perhaps fictitiously…