Friday, December 31, 2010

The Last Walk in 2010

I went walking this morning/afternoon. It was considerably warmer than it's been lately, and it was overcast and hazy; a good day for a walk. Here's what I saw.

The view across Possum Hollow Rd. from the end of the driveway.

Reflections in the north Duck Pond.

The spring house and Dykeman Pond, the southern Duck Pond. I've discovered that I misnamed the stream that issues from here and runs through downtown Shippensburg. It's not Burd Run but rather Middle Spring Creek; Burd Run is farther north and out of the downtown area altogether. I finally found a map that actually names bodies of water that small (Google Maps, but on the "terrain" setting).

I finally got a shot of the Belted Kingfisher. Not the best quality, but infinitely better than I've managed to get before.

The home stretch; this is the mountain we live on.

And that was the last walk for 2010. Happy New Year everyone! Here's hoping 2011 is a much better year.

© 2010 by A. Roy Hilbinger


  1. Happy New Year to you Roy! Wishing you all good things and continued great pics!

  2. You found water, you found birds and now you have a mountain! Happy new year to you and yours, Roy.

  3. Oh, lovely! I love those Kingfishers, too.

    I hope the new year brings you all sorts of happy surprises and miracles, Roy. xo

  4. Happy New Year to you! Great shots--especially like the spring house.

  5. OMG these photographs are lovely. I adore fieldstone houses and the Kingfisher...what a great capture. They must be elusive.

    A belated Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you Roy.