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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 Upper Pine Bottom Run defines Upper Pine Bottom State Park, near Waterville, PA, photographed on the afternoon of 29 August 2015.

Upper Pine Bottom State Park: the postage stamp park

Pulling into the parking lot at Upper Pine Bottom State Park, I’ll be honest and admit that I said, out loud, “This is it?” followed by some speculation…

BRENT PENNINGTON Rauchtown Run tumbles through the vibrant green forest in Ravensburg State Park on the afternoon of 29 August 2015.

Ravensburg State Park: shades of green

From RB Winter, it’s a half-hour drive to Ravensburg State Park, which sits only nine miles away, as the crow flies.  By road it’s a less direct route,…

BRENT PENNINGTON Pink lily blossoms float atop lily pads in a quiet section of Beltzville Lake at Beltzville State Park on the morning of 28 August 2015.

Simple Clicks – water lilies

What is it about water lilies that make them so lovely?  I think it might have something to do with how inaccessible they are, softly faceted gem blossoms…

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 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 A secondary stream of Bear Creek trickles among the river rock at the far western end of the Frances Walter Dam impoundment on the evening of 07 August 2015.

Some thoughts on rivers

I like rivers.  Especially smaller rivers.  Rivers I can walk in. I like standing in rivers. I like rivers in literature.  I like Hemingway’s Big, Two-Hearted River and can…

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 A Great Egret, a temporary visitor to Lackawanna State Park, flies overhead on the morning of 01 August 2015.

Simple Clicks – birding mix

The small bird season in winding down, and I realize that I did less work with them photographically than I would have liked.  But the large birds are…