Monday, May 14, 2007

Here's a little Mother's Day photo-essay for you:

At 4:30 AM we were awakened by a GIGANTIC crash and came downstairs to find this:

Which was from this:

Huh. We had no warning, no clue that this was going to happen. No crack - it just came crashing down. Now we are watching the ceiling warily.

So we cleaned it up and decided to take a emotionally-corrective trip to Valley Forge and do some Mother's Day freight-train watching. First we went here for sustenance. Then off we went to the park. We saw several freight trains:

We saw funny train directions:

Then we took a hike down the tracks to "see what we could see", which is our favorite thing to do. We saw much fauna, including deer, scampering across the tracks:

A snake, sunning itself:

A turtle, just hanging out (or in, I suppose):

Funny graffiti:

Mysterious stuff (what is this??):

A rock that I thought was interestingly covered in moss, but when I pointed this out to Matthew later, he said, "Hey, it looks like a butt!":

Cool rusty stuff (which I always feel compelled to gather up - you should see what I've accumulated at home) (or maybe not):

Signs that made me quite uneasy:

Interesting nature-y stuff:

Anyway, you get the point. It turned out to be a delightful Mother's Day. Now excuse me while I go stare warily at the living room ceiling......

PS - happy birthday to a dear old friend - you know who you are!!


Blogger Liz K. said...

Tell me where you went in VF Park? I live right near there and have never done the train thing.

11:46 AM  
Blogger CurlyGirl said...

yeah, once he points out that the rock looks like a butt, its hard to see anything else.

4:53 PM  
Blogger diana said...

Liz - my husband calls the station Port Kennedy - about a quarter of a mile down 23 from the Visitor Center. We used to go to the big train station in the middle of the park, but now it's inaccessible because of construction. Port Kennedy (it's the old Valley Forge station) is deserted but there are usually train lovers poking around.

CG - it was a really good photo, but now all I can see is the butt, too.

7:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh mi god, is your iMac OK? that was a very close call to the ceiling falling down and crushing it....

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7:47 AM  
Blogger diana said...

epp - somehow, miraculously, the imac escaped unscathed. And that plaster is HEAVY! there must have been 150 pounds of it that came down. But it came down all around the computer but none hit it - like it had a forcefield around it or something! Just another testimony to the mysterious powers of macs.

2:21 PM  

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