It’s time again for our collective of photographers to participate in the monthly Where We Live blog circle. I love “visiting” all the different areas where these women live and hopefully one day make it to many of them! I wasn’t able to participate last month since we were knee deep and one week away from our move to the states. We’ve been traveling and getting some much needed family time since then so this edition isn’t really where we live, but rather a place with lots of memories for all of us, especially my husband.
My husband’s late father purchased a hunting cabin in the mountains of Pennsylvania many decades ago. His friends would come with him for hunting season and it also became a family getaway for my husband, his siblings and his mom. It sits on a river and is just the most serene, peaceful place on Earth I think. The amazing outcome in all of this is that my father in law took this cabin on as his baby as well after he and my mother in law married 29 years ago. It has grown since then and I know my husband is so grateful to create memories with his own family here.
One of the first things we all do when we get here (and it’s warm enough) is to get the suits on, grab the tubes and float down the river. This year there was lots of rain so it was higher than usual which made for great floating and “rapids” in some parts! Although a little chilly, we always get past that immediately and just enjoy the sights and sounds of the river and mountains.
One of my favorite things to do up here is take photo walks and capture as much as I can of this beautiful place. This year I was extra eager after purchasing a macro lens in Okinawa before we departed. The wild flowers along the road provide all kinds of practice for macro work and I had nothing but time up here! I even have a budding photographer on my hands that joined me on many a photo walk! She mostly captured bunnies, but dabbled in some floral work as well.
There are also those things that have been up here in the mountains forever that you take for granted, or maybe wish they weren’t here because they’re an eye sore, but looking through a camera brings a different perspective. Maybe it’s the colors, maybe it’s the grunge or maybe just simply looking for things to photograph in a different way.
And no visit is complete without making the drive into the 3rd oldest brewery in the nation for a tour and taste of their brew. Straub has become a favorite for us, and is a special treat when we come here since distribution is limited. We introduced my parents to it this visit and I think we have new fans!
Anyone else start singing the “Laverne and Shirley” theme song as they look at all the bottles ready to be capped?!?!
Now head over to Rebeccah Parks blog to see what beauty she has in store for us!