Sunday, December 25, 2011

235th Anniversity of Washington Crossing the Delaware

235 years ago on December 25th, 1776, George Washington and his troops launched a daring raid on Trenton, NJ.  The Friends of Washington Crossing host an annual reenactment of the event.  A few photos from the day.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

NMIH - Bethlehem Steel Blast Furnaces

After the NMIH visit, the group ventured down to the blast furnaces for a few additional photographs.  There a lights which illuminate the blast furnaces.  On this night, they are blue.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

National Museum of Industrial History - Beth Steel Visit

The National Museum of Industrial History sponsored a photo shoot in conjunction with the Lehigh Valley Photography Month.  A small group gathered in one of the NMIH buildings which will eventually be their museum.  The building used to be the electrical shop of Bethlehem Steel.

Pouring the mold.

Working a pour into the molds.

Two workers move a fly wheel.

The open hearth illuminates a fly wheel.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

Patterns in the October Ice

Sunday, October 30, 2011

East Broad Top Railroad in the Snow - October 2011

A rare early season snow was all the reason to head West to visit the East Broad Top Railroad.  It was well worth the driving hazards.  Enjoy.

A view toward the roundhouse

Heating the rails leading from the turntable.

Oil cans in the cab.

Crossing the bridge.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Colors of Fall

Friday, September 16, 2011

Red Mushroom

With all the rain lately, all kind of strange things growing in the yard.  I have never seen a red mushroom before this one popped up.  Kinda cool.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

More Water....Delaware River Flooding

So around 2:30am I am awoken by thunder.  It is raining hard again.  I check the basement and all is well.  45 minutes later, water is coming in the basement window and up through the slab.  _uck.  The back yard is a swimming pool with water 6-8 inches deep.  I get the yard fixed in about 2 hrs.

Enough of my problems because other people have it worse.  Here are a few pictures on the Delaware River at Washington Crossing.  River will still come up another couple of feet but it should not reach a level where it will be a problem for us.

Why can't it just follow directions.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A visit by a B-17

On the day of the great East Coast Earthquake, Trenton airport had a visitor, a WWII B-17G bomber.  This fine aircraft is owned by Experimental Aircraft Association, Inc.  More details can be found at

A sleek view of the wing
The mechanic looks one of the 4 engines over

The Front end with the nose art.

The power for this beast.

A view from the flight deck.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

One of the Boys of Fall

Daniel had his first real football game on Sunday.  A few photos from the day.