Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Cheesescake Choice

Pick a cheesecake, any cheesecake...

The PA Dutch Farmers' Market, Annapolis MD!

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Gettysburg Battlefields

We left Lancaster County and headed west to Gettysburg.  We began our visit at the Gettysburg Visitor's Center and Museum

I think if I remember correctly that this is Seminary Ridge

 Even the weather was sombre...

One of the field hospitals
The Pennsylvania Memorial
Linking today with Tom for Tuesday's Treasures HERE

Monday, 14 August 2017

Quilt Mural

This quilt style mural is found on the Village Quilts store, Kitchen Kettle Village, Intercourse PA.

I cropped the shot to show the smaller mural.

In the parking lot...

...and crossing the road, you know you're in the heart of Amish company.

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Through My Lens HERE HERE

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Team Work...

An Amish father and son and their hard working draft horses.  Harvest time is hot!

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Happy Saturday!

Friday, 11 August 2017

A Day in Lancaster County

One of the best places we visited on vacation, for me anyway!! Lancaster County!

Beautiful farmland...

Amish buggies and barns

Hard at work from dawn 'til dusk...

 The farmer's wife is out in the fields too..

 An evening stroll...

Happy Friday!

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Schuylkill River views

Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Schuylkill River Banks is a beautiful parkway with cycling paths, offering super views of the city.

I would definitely recommend renting the Indybikes ($4per 30mins) and enjoying the sights that way.

The Waterworks at Fairmount Park

Boathouse Row

Philadelphia Skyline

Beside the Indybike stand I noticed these very interesting gates for Good Fences!

Today I am so thankful for my husband, his patience, encouragement and sense of humor as we celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary today!

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Michelle's Thankful Thursday HERE

Sky Watch Friday HERE

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Airplane Art

A suitable building for the Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts in Philadelphia, built in 1805, I love the architectural details.

Alongside the building is the recently developed Lenfest Plaza with several art installations by alumni of the academy.

This airplane really catches the imagination and is by Jordan Griska. It is known as the Grumman Greenhouse as Griska recommissioned the Cold War era military plane into a greenhouse growing medicinal plants used by the Horticultural Society (see mural in Monday's post) for City Harvest, which feeds low income families in the area. (

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Historic Philadelphia

Keys to Community by James Peniston 2007 shows Benjamin Franklin in keys!

Philadelphia is the city of Benjamin Franklin, its founding father and the birthplace of independence.

As we visited on the third and fourth, the city was full of patriotic, historic tributes.

Below is another famous Philadephian, Betsy Ross and her famous flag in her home...

Independence Hall being set up for the Fourth and below the famous cracked Liberty Bell

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Our World Tuesday HERE

Monday, 7 August 2017

Some Philly Murals

Philadelphia is well known for its murals and I wish we had more time to explore and find some others but here are a few we stumbled across.

Below: I had to take this through link fencing as it was inside a private car parking lot.

There are several really great murals beside the entrance to the Zoo - this was taken as we drove past.

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Friday, 4 August 2017

City hall Philadelphia

It was unfortunate that repairs were ongoing on the statue of William Penn...

Still the building is impressive.

some reflections of it in neighboring buildings.

This curious creature caught my eye but I could find no info regarding it.

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Happy weekend!

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Barley Fields

I've put the holiday snaps on pause for today and showing you the barley fields closer to home where we have being taking our evening stroll... Monday evening and storm clouds had been rolling over all day, so it was really nice to see the sun.

The fields do look even more golden in the late evening sunlight.

And as I turned to make my way back home, this was the view I stopped to soak in...

So thankful for scenery like this on my doorstep!

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Gosia for Good Fences HERE

Skywatch Friday HERE