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DONALD GRAHAM

DONALD GRAHAM

Born in Middletown, Pa. 68 yrs ago and never left town. A graduate of Middletown Area High School. Survived some courses in the school of hard knocks, with a continuing degree in education.

Photography, gardening, sports, softball top of the list interests. Have coached everything from rec ball to women’s fast pitch softball. Hunting, fishing, boating on the Susquehanna River also enter into my fun things not to mention 40 years of firefighting and still active.

Vacation for me are great times in the OBX or in the woods of Potter County. Love both places.

Where is Schwenksville, PA you may ask? Well down around Limerick, on the way to Philadelphia via 422.
 A long weekend of softball at the Upper Salford Ball park. We played 7 games in the cold and wind this weekend - 3 on Saturday and 4 on Sunday.
 The girls started off on a losing way on Saturday but ended up winning some exciting games on Sunday finishing as runner up for the tournament. I don’t believe I have gotten completely warm yet but we would not have missed the games for anything. This seems to hold the most interest for the wife and me. 
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Trout season is here and I have not been out yet, but I will get close this Saturday when I venture out to the Middletown Reservoir to take some pictures of the youngsters catching trout.
This is a treat for me, seeing the looks in their eyes. I have done some picture taking up north in Potter County for the FOLR (Friends of Lyman Run) at their Kids’ Rodeo - that was a blast.
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Sure has been a very busy time of the year around here, with some basketball games with the grandson, softball with the girls and trying to get the garden ready and mow some grass. I truly don't know how I got all this done before. Somehow with the modern age of electronics things just got faster but I got more be hinder, as the Dutch folks would say.
Lets just leave it at that and call it a night.

Right Now - This is for the Birds

Thursday, 18 April 2013 19:46

Right Now - This is for the Birds

 

I have two Blue bird boxes out my back window, one for the common Sparrow and the other is for the Blue birds. To our delight it is being used by the Blue birds. What a beautiful bird they are - the color on the back as they are in flight is fantastic. Well to my surprise it looks like after 2 years the are going to nest in the one.  I will try and get a couple of pictures once they establish themselves in this territory. Don’t want to frighten them off the nesting box now.

I’d like to hear from some folks on the do’s and don’ts about the Blue bird and their habits i.e.: What they eat, how well do they tolerate people around them and so forth. My garden is only a few feet away and I need to dig and work in there. How about some of you ‘chirp’ in on the subject and let all of us know your secrets. I know more about softball but let’s save that for later.