Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sweet autumn is here...

Autumn is my favorite time of year! We've had some fabulous weather the past several days, and here are just a few shots from this wonderful season...

This critter was on my porch railing today. It took me by surprise, since I had never seen anything like it. Fellow Instagrammer Wade Fulp said it was probably a leopard moth, and after checking the Internet he appears to to be correct. Too cool!!

Had to have a tree cut down recently. The oak is gone, but the amazingly-shaped trunk  can still be seen. Love the leaf, too.

 A hardy cornflower still smiles at the fall weather.

 Gorgeous swan at Fischer's Park in Towamencin...

A view from my lane, looking down into one of my fields... Hope everyone is having a wonderful autumn!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Who are these people?

Cleaning out a basement is something like an archaeological dig.
There's plenty of dirt and debris, and every now and then you unearth a real gem.
It's embarrassing to say that, after filling up a dumpster, we're still at work on this  project.
But such is life after keeping far too many things throughout a lifetime, storing items after my parents died and having my daughter move back into the house years ago.
But one "interesting" find was "The Inside Story," a company newsletter from February 1976, back when The Reporter was known as the North Penn Reporter. Yes, I worked there back then, having retired as editor of The Reporter at the end of 2011.
Anyone recognize anyone here?

It's noted in the newsletter that the photo won first prize in the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association competition for Planned Classified Campaigns  and had been used in The Reporter as an ad promoting "Golden Oldies" in the classified section and was organized by the "classified girls."
If anyone knows Helen Harlow Schwartz, Diana Augustine or Harry Wurster, go ahead and rib them about this photo!
But I can't ignore my own "winning" photo. I'm not sure what year this photo was shot, but I must have been in junior high school. My 4-H entry at the annual Montgomery County 4-H  livestock show won grand champion that year.
Yep, that's me ... go ahead and laugh!