It was easy enough to get into Canada. We forgot our passports, which was crazy. But at the border, the Canadians (dressed in bullet proof vests) seemed almost disinterested in what we were going to do in their country. We had to stand behind the black line at customs, answer all the questions, and I'm [...]
Even when they are abandoned, Amish homes are peaceful and beautiful. The families do not allow photographs to be taken of their homes and families. We were able to get out and walk around this farm because the family had moved and according to Denny—our trusted guide again this year—this is not normal. We all [...]
Here's a typical snapshot of the American falls at Niagara taken from the Canadian side. In this photo, Bridal Veil Falls is on the far right. The observation deck over it is blueish in color because it is covered with thick ice. Even though it was a raw day and ice was hitting us in [...]
The old Mercer County courthouse near where we are staying provided the perfect backdrop for a snowy day. I love the ceiling on the courthouse porch, but I wonder what the color blue means in this part of the country. And the sign on the steps is telling everyone that it is closed. Below is [...]
I wanted to leave you with something this morning—something quiet and peaceful. We're on our way further north today and will have more photos to post but this is one of my favorites—this one and the one I'll post later this evening.
I recently learned why icicles form on buildings. Usually, it is a sign that there is not very much insulation in the building. I'm from the south and clueless about weather this cold. The church in the above photo located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, had a wonderful display of icicles. But I concluded after taking [...]
This guy is so wonderful that I really don't want to add any description to this photo. He was just great—came over to me and posed perfectly. And this is really a part of the larger lake that is completely frozen. Thankfully, this section was open and where all the ducks, geese, and swans were [...]
Atlanta, Georgia, is usually known as "Hot 'lanta" just not today. Yesterday snow moved in and blanketed the city late in the afternoon. This was the first time in more than a 100 years that the city had snow on Christmas Day. The city is barely visible at the top of this photograph.