The Beauty of Northern Pennsylvania
I grew up in the city where there were gas stations and carryouts on almost every major street corner, grocery stores were in abundance, and there were 5 malls in various directions all within 20-30 minutes of the house. The city....the place I knew and loved. Then, I moved to Pennsylvania. What a culture shock it was...WOW...so rural. Gas stations and carryouts are few..and the grocery stores even fewer. Shopping malls as I use to know them are non existent. Yes, there are malls, but not MALLS where there is store after store to choose from.
But what the ruralness has that the city does not is natural beauty. Below are several photos taken at the Allegheny National Forest in Northern Pennsylvania.
This is the Clarion River from a lookout point at the top of a "hill" ( I call them mountains...Pennsylvanians call them "foothills".)
These pictures were taken from the Scenic Outlook point in the forest. The first shows a slight view of the river (the bright spot in the middle of the picture)...where the second shows the wonder of nature. This tree is growing from the rock..a common thing to see near this outlook point.
This is a view from of the forest from the fire tower.
These pictures only begin to show the natural beauty of Pennsylvania. A sight one must see to truly appreciate.
Click here to view the abundant wildlife in Pennsylvania.
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(if you know the origin of this background, please email me with the information so I can give proper credit to the originator of the photo)