Friday, September 30, 2011

cloudy skies

The storms that went by us to the west brought spectacular skies on Wednesday.  There was a line of storms that was west of us then went up to the Reading area.

As mentioned before here are a few pictures donated to us by a fellow photographer. The first pic is from somewhere in Blue Bell and the second one from Montgomeryville, PA

Update;  this blog is now optimized to be viewed on your smartphone as well as your desktop or tablet

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pennypack erosion part II

Here is another image, this one very dramatic.  I was standing on a bridge looking down at the creek. As you can see the tree as high as it is from the creek was affected by the flood waters.  This must be at least 12 feet high and the trees roots were embedded into the rocks. The force of the water snapped the tree at its roots.

Tomorrow I will compile other pictures about cloud-filled skies, I had a few donated by a fellow photographer.

Below is a sample I took from Pennypack Park;

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Erosion along the Pennnypack Creek

The Pennypack creek runs through Montgomery County from the Horsham area to Northeast Philly.
Pennypack Park is a well known section of  Fairmount Park.  Because of recent heavy rain, augmented by tropical storms Irene and Lee, the water level rose to such a degree that debris was left clinging from the trees.  I went on a hike through the park and I found how the force of the raging waters moved everything in its path.  Grass, trees, and fence posts, after seeing this you can get a clear idea of how powerful of a force we are dealing with in a flood.  Man with or without machine cannot match the force of nature, please see the pictures below as evidence of the force of moving water and erosion. I saw one large birch tree snapped at its roots, small trees were flattened to the ground  We estimated that the creek had to have risen to at least 6 to 12 feet above the path we were walking on that day.