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Nature - After the Snow Storm

Simple Clicks – winters past

It’s winter in NEPA, despite the strange warm spell that lasted to Christmas Eve, when it was just shy of 70 degrees.  We’ve had rain and gloom for…

Slider - Winter Pond

Simple Clicks – Winters past

It was sixty-four degrees in Scranton yesterday.  It was sixty-three degrees today, and it’s raining outside now.  The odds of a white Christmas are looking pretty slim, and…

BRENT PENNINGTON View down to Little Pine Lake from the hillside at Little Pine State Park, on the afternoon of 29 August 2015.

Little Pine State Park: I should’ve brought the boat!

The final stop on my State Park Blitz was Little Pine State Park, which sits north of the town of Waterville, tucked partway up the mountains on the…

BRENT PENNINGTON Handlaid sandstone dam holding back Halfway Lake at Raymond B Winter State Park on the afternoon of 29 August 2015.

Raymond B. Winter State Park: a heck of a nice place

In my original plan, Raymond B. Winter State Park was my stopping point for the day.  I’d drive out, check out the other parks on the way, and…

BRENT PENNINGTON A summer evening on Bear Creek, as it forms the western arm of the impoundment behind Francis Walter Dam. 07 August 2015

Simple Clicks – Frances Walter Dam

Just a few shots from my trip across the Frances Walter Dam impoundment.  This was only, I think, my third visit here.  It’s a shoreline unlike any other…

BRENT PENNINGTON Underwater view of a submerged stump in Gouldsboro Lake on the afternoon of 23 July 2015.

Simple Clicks – underwater realms

The problem with having an underwater camera is two-fold: first, finding locations where the conditions align to make underwater photography possible (with a positive outcome likely), and second…

BRENT PENNINGTON Small and delicate pink flowers from an aquatic plant dot the surface of Gouldsboro Lake on the afternoon of 23 July 2015.

Simple Clicks – mystery flower, again

This flower is, as the title suggests, a mystery.  This one was photographed at Gouldsboro State Park, and I have encountered it only once before, down at nearby…

BRENT PENNINGTON Water lilys in full bloom on Gouldsboro Lake on the afternoon of 23 July 2015.

Simple Clicks – lily reflection

While kayaking at Gouldsboro State Park a few weeks back, I snapped this frame, just as I was heading out on my afternoon paddling adventure.  Blazing white lilies…

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 Sunrise over Lackawanna Lake on the morning of 01 August 2015.

Simple Clicks – sunrise

Just a few shots of sunrise from my blue moon morning paddle.  It was a great sunrise, one of those that looks like it’s going to skunk out,…

BRENT PENNINGTON A Great Blue Heron perches in a tree above Fords Pond on the morning of 12 July 2015.

Simple Clicks – portraits of John

It’s been a good summer for John the Heron – I’ve seen him, and his relatives, all over the place.  And especially up at Fords Pond, where on…

BRENT PENNINGTON Duckweed coats the surface of Fords Pond in the far northern bay on the morning of 12 July 2015.

Simple Clicks – duckweed

Duckweed.  It’s a generic term that covers a wide range of free-floating aquatic plants that appear midsummer to blanket the surface of still waters, forming a rippling green mat…