Sunday, November 13, 2011

~ A Pennsylvania Afternoon ~

On a recent trip to Pennsylvania, as David (a civil war junkie) toured the battlefields at Gettysburg, I turned my camera to the landscape on a wet afternoon.

A monument to the men of Virginia:

An inviting mass of soft green for insects (and cameras) to enjoy:

These branches are beautifully coloured and arranged, as if for an abstract portrait:

I love the juxtaposition of fresh greenery against aged stone:

And the muted pale greens and grays in this rock:

Man-made landscapes are just as lovely (pavement):

An historic building (where the only civilian, Jennie Wade, was shot) at Gettsyburg:

A beautiful battlefield (Pickett's Charge) belies the bloodshed here 148 years ago:

Approaching Seminary Ridge (for the house lovers on this tour) and Lutheran Theological Seminary:

View of the Blue Ridge Mountains, from Seminary Ridge:

I like the copse of trees to the left in this photograph:

The sun comes out briefly, illuminating the forest...

A farm field and monuments:

Photographer at work (inspecting flora and fauna for portraits):
I hope you've enjoyed my short landscape tour of Gettysburg!


  1. So beautiful! Makes me want to pull out the watercolors. Your photography is always so amazing!

  2. I found you through your awesome winnings at Pure Style Home - what a huge win and beautiful fabric for you to pick up. I'm hoping you post on which fabric you choose. I'm from PA (born and raised) so I loved seeing this post and your photos are amazing.

  3. I'm so glad that you zoomed back out for those wonderful vistas. If you ever return, I'd love to see where Joshua Chamberlain and the 20th Maine fought the battle of Little Round Top. I'm sure that David knows the story as well as any son or daughter of Maine does. Beautiful photography! Do you ever frame your work because these are frameworthy!

  4. These are stunning photographs. I love all the textures you showed in your closeups. The world is full of so much beauty when we take the time to look.

  5. Wow Terri~ your photos are stunning! The colors and textures are incredible.

    Congrats on winning that fabric from Lauren too~ YAY!!

  6. Beautiful, Terri!
    Isn't this the beauty of blogging? I took a trip to Gettysburg without leaving Los Angeles.
    Thank you for sharing your trip with us.


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  9. wonderful mullein...beautiful. Thanks.