The name of our county is Bucks, in Pennsylvania.
I looked up the information on how the county got it’s name, and was surprised that it didn’t have anything to do with Deer. The answer was posted here http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_did_bucks_county_gets_its_name
“It was named by William Penn in 1682 after Buckinghamshire, England, the county where he lived and his family originated from. Bucks is the abbreviation for Buckinghamshire, and both names are used interchangeably in England. Penn’s home, Pennsbury Manor, is located within Bucks County.
I have always loved deer. It was very hard for me living in Wisconsin this time of year, when people had deer that they had killed tied on their cars and trucks.
I do understand and respect people that need to hunt to eat. My husband has relatives in the northern area of Wisconsin that feed their family in the winter from their hunting.
When I was in high school, I wrote poetry about the deer hunting in the wooded lands near our house. Deer are just so beautiful and innocent.
I think that the State of Pennsylvania should look at humane alternatives to hunting. The deer should be protected, not slaughtered in a park! That reminds me of shooting fish in a barrel!!
This is the newspaper article on the hunt for this year.
Here is a petition and information on the yearly protest at Tyler State Park for the December Deer Hunt:
Hello, We need signatures and voices.
Please join our plea to save lives.
Please sign the petition below and crosspost, comments welcome.
Annual Deer Hunt @ Tyler State Park
December 5th 2012
Will you be there to protest the massacre?
How many more must die?
Be a friend, tell a friend.
Barbara Pearl, M.A.
Bucks County Pennsylvania
If you can help, get involved, please call:
“Peace begins with your plate-Go Vegan”
This is a good post from Peta about deer hunting:
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Help this young woman find her Dad – missing in Newtown, PA – Bucks County
I met her at Tyler State Park today, in Newtown, PA. They think that her Dad had a small stroke, and he is confused and does not know who he is or where he belongs.
He was seen in the park yesterday, but the people that saw him did not know that he was missing.
The whole family is helping to search for him. They are doing a great job, and need your help if you are in this local area.
This is the daughter of Michael Naylon. He is missing in the Newtown, PA area. His family is very worried.
If you find him call 215-954-9176 or call the police at 911.
Michael Naylon is 65 years old, approx 5’9″, about 170 pounds. He has gray hair and brown eyes.
Thank you for any help.
We pray that he is found soon!
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot
We live in the northeastern section of the US, so this time of year is Autumn for us in the “traditional” sense.
This is a video that I took last year at the Delaware Canal State Park in Yardley, Bucks County PA.
Our leaves change color (most years just amazing colors).
The temperatures shift colder.
The days get shorter.
People start celebrating Halloween and the spooky, scary shows and movies come out.
Kids are back in school.
Fashion changes to wools, sweats, and sweaters.
People are more awake and alert than they are in the summer.
The squirrels are busy building up their stores for winter!
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We love animals, and have always enjoyed finding gentle deer families on out trips in the country or to a park.
We had a wonderful afternoon at Core Creek Park in Langhorne, PA. It is one of our favorite ways to spend an afternoon with our dog, Buddy.
A video that I made of our still photos
Pink clouds before sunset!
Waiting in the car a few minutes with Buddy
We took the train downtown and then walked from the Philadelphia Museum of Art to the 30th Street Station through this park. It was lovely. There were plenty of places to stop and rest. Took a long time for me, but I was really happy to have the experience.
The only problem I had with my walker was getting up the steps to cross the bridge to the station. Bruce had ro fold up the walker and carry it up the steps. I took a lot of rests and made it up the stairs. I don’t know what someone would do that couldn’t walk up stairs at all!!
This video is all along the trail! We didn’t take it, but are sharing it with you from youtube.
This great park was recently created along the banks of the river.
From the website http://www.schuylkillbanks.org/
Enjoy the great outdoors in the heart of the city on Schuylkill Banks!
Schuylkill Banks is a short walk or ride away from many Philadelphia neighborhoods. The riverfront trail and greenway is an ideal spot for a wide variety of active and passive recreation. Take advantage of 1.2 miles of trail connecting to Kelly Drive and an additional 3300 feet of trail at Grays Ferry Crescent for your walk, run, skate or bike ride. Riverside lawns are a great spot for picnicking, lounging in the sun, or playing a game of catch. Easy access to the river is perfect for urban anglers and kayakers. Be inspired by views of the river, bridges, greenery and city skyline while you paint, take photos or write on the Banks.
Beautiful beagle that we met in the park with her Mom. I believe her name was “Lucy”.
Parents with their goslings. The photos were taken June 4, 2012. They are much bigger now!
Highly recommend a visit to the park and the river. Clean, and it felt pretty safe. People we met were friendly. You have to watch out for the bikers and runners – they are very serious!
The people we met said that they felt safe even walking after dark, but I think that is a good idea.
It is so hot around the country that many places have cancelled their Fireworks for today!
Check out this interesting article on the history of Fireworks and why we use them to celebrate the 4th of July. The practice was mentioned by John Adams in 1776 as the way we should celebrate!
People might participate in parades, festivals, picnics, barbeques, and other family and community celebrations.
We live in the Philadelphia area. We are right in the middle of wonderful historic places, museums, parks, and historical research.
Lots of great info at the National Park website http://www.nps.gov/inde/index.htm
This day commemorates the independence of the newly born United States of America. As an American, we need to honor those who sacrificed in our history for our freedom, as well as those who continue to sacrifice with their time, their health, and sometimes their lives today.
Remember the military families, police, fire, and rescue workers as often as you can! Be part of activities, events, and fund raisers for their safety and the support of their families.
Thank God for our government and the difficult decisions that they have to make at times to keep us safe.
Happy Independence Day!
We often visit the grounds at Swarthmore College near Philadelphia.
The trees and gardens are so beautiful, and freely open to the public. We have met wonderful people walking there, and many bring their friendly dogs.
I was excited to visit the Rose Garden in full bloom!
That is our dog, Buddy, enjoying the roses!
I am sure that we will have many more visits to share from this wonderful campus. If you are in the area, check it out any time of year!
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