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Reader Photos: fun with animals

It appears Daily Item readers are having some fall fun getting up close and personal  with animals, as evidenced by the cool photos they’ve submitted recently.

There’s some cool shots of all kinds of critters, from birds and insects to deer – my personal fall terror.

Enjoy some of the sights and sounds of the Valley’s animals!

Two deer near RB Winter State Park in Union County. Photo by Joseph F. Rebar, Shamokin

Two deer near RB Winter State Park in Union County.
Photo by Joseph F. Rebar, Shamokin

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Watch out for that deer!

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Justa friendly PSA for all my fellow PA drivers: be on alert for deer crossing the roads!

I’ve been on high alert since about two weeks ago when I did an article about this being prime season for hitting deer. Apparently, their mating season is a perfect storm of time for them to be running around and hitting/smashing cars.

This week is the peak of that season.

Friday, on our way back from dinner, my fiance and I actually came upon an entire pack of deer – does and young deer, all crossing the road/eating. They were within like 5 feet of our car.

I was terrified, noting, like the park ranger told me a couple weeks ago, if you see one deer, there could be more.

So I was freaking out, telling Mike to drive away and let them be, but he was excited and was enjoying looking at them.

It was quite an experience.

Then we drove another 20 feet or so and saw another deer in another location. I was so happy to just park the car and not have to worry about it.

So, yes, please be careful out there – it’s high time for deer out there!

Buffalo parade (oh, and a debate too)

As you guys know, I love the Union County bison. These painted creatures are very majestic and I plan to celebrate them as long as Union County will let me.

Last night at the great bison debate, the painted bison were assembled outside for the first time and we got to see what all the municipalities came up with!

Here’s a peek at some of them -

Hartley township came up with an intricate creation:dsc_0006

Mifflinburg has a nice landscape representing their town well:

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Union Township went simple, but elegant. A very nice touch:

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Here’s the photo grallery where all of them can be found. Which is your favorite?

Reader Photos of the week: Natural beauty

This week it’s been cool and less humid in the Valley, and it appears our readers have been out and about taking in the late-summer scenery.

The proof is in the reader gallery online which showcases numerous floral and plant scenes from around the area.

Here’s a peek:

"Into The Field..." by Ron Merritt, Lewisburg

“Into The Field…” by Ron Merritt, Lewisburg

"Taking time to smell the roses!" by Ashley Holtzapple, Sunbury

“Taking time to smell the roses!” by Ashley Holtzapple, Sunbury

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Reader Photos: animals and children beating the heat!

I say this every time i post Reader Photos, but I really am so impressed with the photos we receive each week from readers and post in our photo galleries.

This week, the theme seems to be animals and children beating  the heat – which luckily has passed us by this week.

This batch also includes my favorite reader photo ever. Check below to see it:

Lewisburg Area high school sweethearts Sarah and Kyle are married on May 18, 2013. In honor of being high school sweethearts the couple rented a school bus and traveled to their high school to get pictures at the school where they met! Photo by Sarah and Kyle Mumper, Lewisburg

Lewisburg Area high school sweethearts Sarah and Kyle are married on May 18, 2013. In honor of being high school sweethearts the couple rented a school bus and traveled to their high school to get pictures at the school where they met!
Photo by Sarah and Kyle Mumper, Lewisburg

"Bow, a Gordon Setter, takes a swim in Penns Creek on a hot summer day," by Bruce Ferster, Lewisburg

“Bow, a Gordon Setter, takes a swim in Penns Creek on a hot summer day,” by Bruce Ferster, Lewisburg

 

"Sunrise over Wayne Kauffman's hayfield," by Danita Stoltzfus, Mount Pleasant Mills. Probably my favorite reader photo ever.

“Sunrise over Wayne Kauffman’s hayfield,”
by Danita Stoltzfus, Mount Pleasant Mills.
Probably my favorite reader photo ever.

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Daily Item Reader Photos: Beautiful scenes

This week, Daily Item readers have submitted some amazing scenes for the Daily Item Reader Photos slideshow.

I used to think I had a good eye for photography – now I’m questioning that as we receive some of these amazing shots.

Here’s some of the beautiful landscapes we received this week!

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Daily Item Reader Photos, Spring Edition

There’s a definite spring in everyone’s step as spring is in the air!

The temperature has finally crawled above 50 and it’s time to celebrate with some spring-themed photos, courtesy of Daily Item readers.

Here’s my favorite springtime photos from the reader galleries:

"Yay!! It's Officially Spring!"  by Suzy Smith, Middleburg

“Yay!! It’s Officially Spring!”
by Suzy Smith, Middleburg

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