Saturday, January 18, 2014

Back to Pretty

The January thaw has been put on the back burner and we have snow again. At 9am I ventured into the carport and took a picture of the steep woods-covered hillside that is my entire backyard. The cabin nestles right up against it and this is the reason I can never get sunset pictures. The sun goes down back there. That's the west, of course, and the sun comes up in the east. It rises behind the mountainous terrain as I look across the lake and I don't see it either until it is above the hillside and above the treeline. Now I don't mean to say we have great mountains here as in Alaska, BUT… we are in the *Endless Mountains range, which covers the county where I live. The Elk Mountain Ski Resort is 33 miles east of us. Several of our children went skiing at this *resort when they lived here. 

*"The Endless Mountains are a chain of mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania. The endless Mountains region includes Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Wyoming counties. The highest peak in the region is the North Knob of Elk mountain at 2693 feet.
Part of the Appalachian Mountains chain, the region doesn't consist of true mountains, geologically speaking, but instead a dissected plateau that is part of the Allegheny Plateau. The Catskill Mountains are the highest expression of the plateau, located to the east of the Endless Mountains, and separated from them by the Delaware River."


 
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Endless Mountains as seen from Elk Mountain.
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It's better than looking at mud and mess!



 My Backyard View

2 comments:

  1. Your backyard looks very Christmas like right now. We are to get snow again today/

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  2. Love the pictures... they look especially pretty when enlarged.

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