Saturday, September 17, 2016

A True Tree Frog

As we followed the path away from the fire tower at Cook Forest,
'kids' big and small were exclaiming
'can you see', can you see it?'
The subject of their excitement was a frog parked inside the base of a tree.
This was the best I could do in the excitement with little ones waiting to get a look.
He's in the shadows at the upper left.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Along the Clarion


I don't suppose this private residence entrance along 
the Clarion River in the area of Cook Forest
has been here as long as the ancient trees 
but I would say it has some age.



Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Inn at Cook Forest

Seemed appropriate to present the old Inn
in Black & White
The Cook Family homestead 
is now open as a bed and breakfast. 

Ancient, towering forests. The National Wild and Scenic Clarion River. Thousands of acres to explore. Stay at the heart of it all with a hearty breakfast in the morning.


no link up with Black & White Wednesday this week
Adrienne is having computer issues.

Forest Cathedral


Cathedral Entrance

Cathedral Columns
 
Cathedral Carpet

Cathedral Tapestry

Cathedral Tower

Cathedral Majesty




Tuesday, September 13, 2016

A Great Blue and A Majestic Hemlock

It was exciting to spy this Great Blue Heron high atop a Pennsylvania state tree, the Eastern Hemlock, in Cook Forest.
 Often called "William Penn Trees," trees of this size are often 300 years of age, dating to the era of William Penn, the first governor of "Penn's Woods."



Day Trip - Cook Forest

Historical Points of Interest in Cook Forest, PA.


Log Cabin Inn:
Cook Forest's environmental learning center is a large log building built in 1934 by the CCC. 





Sawmill Historical Room:
This electric powered mill operated for a little over one year to saw salvage cut timber from the park. Most of the earlier mills were water driven and found along Tom's Run.  


The Sawmill houses displays and a gift shop for a local arts and craft organization. 


Offers fascinating displays of logging and rafting tools, models, and other artifacts.




A Quiet Forest and a Bed of Moss

Calm



Sunday, September 11, 2016