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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