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Cabin Trail in Happier Days
  Cabin Trail in Happier Days
Cabin Trail in Happier Days

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This is one of the trails at one of my favorite hangouts, Bowmans Hill Wildflower Preserve in Washington Crossing Pennsylvania. Shot in May of 2012.
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Though at this point, the park had recovered from the devastation from Hurricane Irene the previous summer.
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Now it has to recover from Hurricane Sandy. I was there about ten days ago and the tree carnage was heart-breaking. Hundreds of tall trees have been uprooted and are still waiting to be removed. So sad. However the new pond area, thankfully, was not touched. Should be wonderful this summer.
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In the remarks area I'll post a very sad looking tree I shot there on Jan. 11.
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  A Sad Spirit
A Sad Spirit

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This tree, standing among hundreds of its uprooted "cousins" at Bowmans Hill Wildflower Preserve.
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Michelle Alton
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    A Bowmans Hill tree with a very sad spirit.

1/20/2013 5:37:34 AM

 
Jack Gaskin
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Love the Cabin as for the trees it's all park of the natural order of things. Now you get new life popping up in the open sunny areas.
Smile & Roll with the Punches

Jack

1/20/2013 5:44:32 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Unfortunately, due to budget problems, it may never get back to it's former beauty. We have the same problems at Honor Heights Park in Muskogee. After 2 ice storms and the drought, it's a shadow of it's former self. Too darn bad.

1/20/2013 5:57:47 AM

 
Don Holland
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Beautiful capture, Michelle!

1/20/2013 6:01:11 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Sure is a beautiful place - very inviting steps!

1/20/2013 6:34:48 AM

 
Mike Clime
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Pretty capture, great pov and light!

1/20/2013 7:38:51 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Micelle,I can see why it's one of your favorite hangouts.Beautiful capture!!!!

1/20/2013 8:08:44 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Your capture is outstanding Michelle - The storm was hard to believe for sure.....

1/20/2013 10:10:37 AM

 
David Phalen
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Beautiful!! Love the POV, colors and textures!!

1/20/2013 11:33:52 AM

 
John Connolly
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Nature can be very cruel at times Michelle! This look like it is a magnificent location, let hope it returns to normal soon!

1/20/2013 12:56:41 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Too bad about the trees, Michelle. Your photo is beautiful and I love your pov.

1/20/2013 1:47:24 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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I can see why this would be one of your favorite places, Michelle...love the woods and trail and your POV. It's always sad to see the destruction Mother Nature can bring, but time (and sometimes $$)is a great healer. Hopefully the Preserve will bounce back.

1/20/2013 10:00:50 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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So sad to see such damage but it will recover eventually. Beautiful shot with great comp, colour and details Michelle!

1/20/2013 10:14:52 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Beautiful color, comp and lighting on the 'Happier Days,' Michelle!! Very sad about the devastation...

1/20/2013 10:29:12 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Such devastation is so heartbreaking when it is so close to home. It will rejuvenate over time. A terrific capture Mchelle.

1/21/2013 12:01:08 AM

 
Avril Young
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beautifully captured Michelle...hopefully it recovers in time...

1/21/2013 12:59:24 AM

 
David K. Hurt
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It almost looks like a bear face on the tree. The density of the green forest is beautiful Michelle.

1/21/2013 8:20:15 AM

 
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I can see why it was one of your favorite places. So sorry about the devastation but hopefully in time nature will repair some of the damage.

1/21/2013 12:17:10 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Lovely image, Michelle, hope they get the park in shape for the summer!

Debby

1/21/2013 6:35:29 PM

 
Jeffrey R. Bange
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Great capture and POV Michelle. A sad story indeed but over time nature will redeem itself with new growth, glad to hear that the pond was not touched.

1/21/2013 6:40:56 PM

 
Brett Dolsen
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You certainly have some great hangouts Michelle!Great composition and colours.
You have got to wonder how much more nature can take!

1/22/2013 12:40:25 AM

 
Craig D. Minton
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I really like this type of shot, Michelle. I like your emphasis on the stairs in the foreground leading you to the cabin.

1/23/2013 1:02:21 PM

 
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