Friday, January 15, 2016

Some Of The Beauty Of Early Winter In The Poconos

Early winter brings many shades of white, gray, and brown to the Poconos. Let me take show you some of the beauty to be found here at this time of the year in the beautiful mountain region I call ... home. 

First stop is Tobyhanna Lake. It's quiet and peaceful along the lake shore. This photo was taken just a few days ago when we had our first measurable snowfall for the season.
This photo was taken earlier in the season. This is the Lake Wallenpaupack Dam near Hawley which harbors a picturesque pull-off area for tourists to view part of the lake and countryside. An added bonus is ...

 the nearby breeding tower where ospreys nest in the summer.  But they aren't the only majestic birds that inhabit the area. 

Only recently my husband and I took a drive out toward Hawley and stopped near the dam to view the lake. We noticed a large bird circling overhead. To our surprise it turned out to be a bald eagle! There was no mistaking the white tail feathers and white head. It was the first time we had ever seen an eagle in the area.

And what would the Poconos be without our white tail deer? They are year-round residents.  This handsome buck ...

visits our home frequently and loves the apples we save just for him!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on the eagle siting! That's pretty exciting. We've got a pair that nest in our local National Wildlife Refuge, but I've yet to see them myself.