October 31, 2013

On a clear day, I can see...



...Jersey.  Well, I can if I go to historic Washington's Crossing.  You know, where good ol' future founding father General George Washington crossed the Delaware River?  On Christmas Eve 1776?  There's a famous painting of the endeavor, so it's got to be true.




"General George"
Washington Crossing Historic Park
Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania



Then, I have to drive 380 feet above sea level, and climb 125 feet to the top of Bowman's  Hill Tower . Finished in 1931, the tower was built of native stone gathered from the hill and nearby stone fences and is a part of Washington Crossing historic park.





"Bowman's Hill Tower"
Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania



But once you make the trek and the climb...you can see for miles, and miles (the park guide said at least a 14 mile radius...but LOOKS like miles and miles)




"Autumn in Bucks County"








And you realize, GOSH DARN George really didn't have all that far to paddle to cross the Delaware and surprise those dang Hessians in Trenton!










If George had just planned to be there in October, instead of December...he sure would have viewed his surroundings in briliant technicolor rather than wintry white.  And wouldn't have needed an ice pick.




(disclaimer:  I did not take this photo)


Yep, on a clear day I can see to Jersey, and I can ALMOST see history...if I climb high enough.







Here's where I'm linking up today ..."The Party's On"

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22 comments:

  1. These a are great! Love the comp on the first one. Ol George really struggled across that expanse of water, huh? Thanks for joining in today! Always love to see what you are up to!

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  2. SO gorgeous!! Wow!! Love the view looking up the tower!

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  3. Oh, I'm so coming in the fall if I ever make it over there....too beautiful for words!! Love all these....

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    1. Kim, you have an open-ended invite :)

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  4. Those photos from 'on high' were beautiful! Such magnificent fall scenery. I think the crossing was all about the weather, not the distance. :-D But that's the stuff legends are made of, isn't it?

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  5. Nice job. It was so cloudy when the photo meetup went I didn't see for miles and miles.

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  6. These are all gorgeous...I'm particularly enchanted by the b/w tower. Love the seasons, love the history. I'm just a Northeast gal.

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  7. Gorgeous photos!!!! That tower looks so majestic, and the landscapes are breathtaking!

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  8. Gorgeous shots Kathy! and the color in the countryside is just stunning!

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  9. Wonderful photos! I love the perspective in the one of the tower, and those rocks are amazing. That's a great view, too, and you caught great shots of the river and the autumn trees.

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  10. Oh Kathy, that 3rd from the bottom photo is BREATHTAKING! I love all of those lavender and red trees in and among the other more common tones and the lime green grass. Sheer BEAUTY!

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  11. Now thats what I call a view..

    Hugs~

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  12. What a glorious view! What a pity that good old Washington missed it…but when he was around the tower was not...

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  13. Amazing photos Kathy - admiring the perspective if your first 2 shots (and how you fit it all in the frame ) and have no words to express how picturesque and professional your 4th shot is. Renee

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  14. These are gorgeous photos! Thank you for sharing them!

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  15. These are wonderful pictures! I love the contrasting colours...
    I have just started a brand new blog and you know me as Molly's daughter.

    Boo Kitty Boo xxx

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  16. Those are some amazing views.... Sadly the autumn colours are pretty much gone here after the big wind last week

    mollyxxx

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  17. What an awesome kick a$$ view!!!!
    By the way ... I love your new header!!!!
    :-D

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  18. That is some tower...I hate stairs (and heights) so not so sure I'd climb that one, gorgeous views or not. Loving all your fall foliage shots here.

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  19. Such fabulous autumn color! I have to settle for spring colors here in New Zealand!

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  20. Beautiful series!!! I grew up in Montgomery County, but spent much time in Bucks as we had family there. I hope you'll participate in the gratitude (word) quilt this year. Simple instructions are at the top of my blog.

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