If you’re ever in the area, Valley Forge, PA is a beautiful place for walking, biking, horseback riding, and taking in some US history. Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week gives me the opportunity to post a few shots of the Washington Chapel that sits on the grounds. And if the weather ever cooperates, a picnic basket might be in order, Boo Boo. 😉
WASHINGTON CHAPEL, VALLEY FORGE, PA
ONE OF MANY STAINED GLASS WINDOWS
BLUE DOOR INSIDE THE CHAPEL
GRIEVING MOTHERS STATUE (also known as SACRIFICE AND DEVOTION)
INSIDE THE CHAPEL – ALTAR
And, not to ignore my own town’s contribution to the challenge
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We didn’t get hammered by snow this winter like we’ve had in years past. Sadly however, much of the east coast is getting pummeled by rain and high winds. I guess we’re lucky that we didn’t get both, but whoa! I am waterlogged! Here’s a peek into this winter’s smidge of snow. Even a little snow can be enchanting.
My cute little bug – front
My cute little bug – back
Keanna’s snow angel
Deer in Valley Forge, PA
Replica cabin in Valley Forge
Knight Park, Collingswood, NJ
If you feel so inclined, zoom in on the trees and find the deer. I didn’t know they were there until after I took the photo. If you’ve never been to Valley Forge in the winter, you’re missing something beautiful. And if you haven’t been to Cee’s blog site, you also don’t know what you’re missin’. Click the icon to see more of winter and Cee’s fabulous fotos.
It always thrills me to see a new challenge pop up in my inbox. I’m one of those people that needs a nudge and that’s what these things do for me. Aside from the fact that I get to browse and visit other blogs which gives me the opportunity to live and learn, I get the push I need to get out there and broaden my photographic horizons. I have a lot of livin’ and a whole lot of learnin’ to do. Apparently I don’t take too many road pictures, so there’s work to be done. In the meantime…
Heading out on the road from my driveway
Road to my fun job, and yes that’s my car
Railroad station – Valley Forge PA
Tracks leading nowhere in front of Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Country Road – back road heading to the Jersey Shore
Road in front of our shore house after a nasty storm
Main road in my town
My road, my house
Road to Edisto, SC
OK. So the road at the shore is missing, but it’s there. I promise. Under all the rain that fell not too long ago. And my husband took that shot. Also, the last photo of our house, well, I have to give my son credit for that shot. See what I mean. Work to be done.
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This weekend, Jeff and I took a road trip and ended up in Valley Forge, PA. It had snowed a little the night before (as you may already know) and the countryside was just magnificent. It was a very, VERY cold day. Cold, with a blustery wind that chilled me to the bone each time I hopped out of the car to point and click. I imagine it was a lot like that when Washington’s army hunkered down within the four walls of this cabin, and others like it during the winter of 1777-1778. I don’t think you have to be a history buff to appreciate the courage this must have taken.
Think what it must have been like for Washington’s men, trying to sleep in these cold, hard bunks. How grateful are you tonight?
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