SUMMER OF '10
PAGE ONE: BLOSSOMS
PAGE TWO: LAKES 'N RIVERS
PAGE THREE: BY AND ON KEYSTONE LAKE
PAGE FOUR: OUTDOOR GARDEN AT PHIPPS
PAGE FIVE: WEDDING AT THE DEPOT
Above and 2 below: Beaver Run Reservoir, which is just over the hill to the east of where we live. It's several
miles from top to bottom, but you can only get a rare glimpse of it. This is the very bottom of it. Carl and I went
for a drive on May 30th and I took all the pictures on this page that day.
These grasses look like they might have a lake behind them, but it's actually the sky. They were growing on a low ridge along a
very back-country road we were driving on trying to find a view of the reservoir from its eastern side (we didn't) and I liked
the look of the sunlight on the seed heads.
We drove on to Saltsburg, where we'd walked along the river here back in September:
Along the Conemaugh
The Loyalhanna comes wanderingly up from the south and at Saltsburg meets the Conemaugh, coming from the
southeast (Johnstown), to form the Kiskiminetas (known locally as the Kiski). For many miles all three rivers are only about
3 feet deep, so power boats can't use them, leaving the rivers to kayaks and canoes and tubes...always very
peaceful and quiet.
As we were by the river, I caught the very strong scent of roses and honeysuckle and went up the bank in
search of the source, finding this garden.
The honeysuckle was about 8 feet tall and 4 feet wide and growing just at the edge of the rose garden. It's scent
was simply marvelous.
This is the old granary in Saltsburg. I have somewhat more interesting pictures of it in that
Along the Conemaugh album.
When we'd been here in September, we hadn't crossed to the area where the old canal was, so we decided to
explore in that direction this time. That's Carl reading a plaque about the canal locks. The Kiski is off to the left, down
the slope through the shadowed trees.
We found a path leading from the outlines of the canal down toward the Kiski, and despite the fact my leg
doesn't operate all that well on slopes nowadays, I headed blithely off down the thing, camera in hand.
It's actually steeper than the photo makes it seem.
The river in all the rest of these is the Kiski. It was the last weekend in May and I was just
really enjoying all the lush green after such an intensely white winter.
A little spring along the path
The piers of a long-gone bridge
There was a bench near the river I sat on. I take advantage of benches these days. I took this looking
back up the path we'd come down.
And this is the very northern end of the Beaver Run Reservoir.
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