Note: I know it's a sin to post twice in one day, but that solstice post has been sitting around waiting for me to have time to do it. The following photos are fresh out of the camera, and I really wanted to show them to you.
On my way home from running errands, I took a little backroad to take some photos on this beautiful day. It's probably between 50 and 60 degrees, partly cloudly--an amazing day for winter in Central PA. It's been a strange fall/winter so far, with only one light dusting of snow, some night frosts, and decent amounts of sunshine.
I drove over Brush Mountain, the mountain that divides Penns Valley from the next valley over, Brush Valley. Here are some photos I took on Green Grove Road between 3 and 3:30pm today.
The sun was already making everything red, my favorite time of day. This is looking back toward my house; I'm just down the mountain and over to the left.
This was shot with the sun behind me, facing due west.
This is shot almost right into the sun, obviously. I love the way clouds look at sunset, when the light is too flat to shine through them so it makes them look dark and almost solid somehow.
This is a little copse of trees next to the road, thin and leafless now. I'll try to remember to take a picture once they've leafed out in the spring to compare.
This is a little path heading into a field, red with the setting sun.