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
This entry was posted on November 7, 2013, in
Reader Photos and tagged animals, art, artwork, birds, butterflies, deer, elk, fall, PA, pa wildlife, photos, reader photos.
There have been some really pretty reader-submitted photos lately, many of which seem to have an orange motif.
Though, to be fair, that’s not really a surprise, since it is the color of the season!
So enjoy these photos and look out tomorrow for my own special Halloween photos!
“Grasshopper at rest” by Crystal Doresky, Milton
“Red sky at night might be sailor’s delight, but we get rain for two days.” by June Campbell, Northumberland
This entry was posted on October 30, 2013, in
Reader Photos and tagged art, colors, dogs, fall, fall colors, Halloween photos, nature, orange, photo, photos, pumpkins, reader photos, sunset.
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:
Mifflinburg has a nice landscape representing their town well:
Union Township went simple, but elegant. A very nice touch:
Here’s the photo grallery where all of them can be found. Which is your favorite?
This entry was posted on October 24, 2013, in
Uncategorized and tagged animal, animals, art, artwork, Bison, buffalo, the Union County bison, union county, union county pa.
As you must have figured out by now, I love me some murals.
And yesterday, I got to see the progress on the Warrior Run school mural, which will begin being installed next month.
The cool thing about this mural is its construction, which is through digital and tile work – very cool stuff. And the artist, Warrior Run alum Jon Laidacker, is giving
a behind-the-scenes look on his Facebook page.
One thing that fascinated me was the paint-by-numbers concept he’s using to help students and community members get involved. Here’s a look at what the tiles look like after he traces them from a digital file onto a tile and numbers them by color:
And the scale is amazing.
It’s going to be huge.
Here’s a video look at the eagle, just one-fifth of the mural.
I’ll of course be keeping you updated as this progresses – check back!
This entry was posted on October 22, 2013, in
Uncategorized and tagged art, artist, artistic, artwork, history, Jon Laidacker, mural, murals, PA, Turbotville, Turbotville PA, Warrior Run, warrior run high school, Warrior Run SD, work.
Last night at a supervisors’ meeting, I got a sneak peek at the White Deer Township buffalo, all did up for the Union County contest.
And let me tell you, it’s a beauty:
It was the first time I saw a completed buffalo, not the blank, grey canvas.
And it’s going to be hard to beat, IMO.
Looks like I’m going to be hunting some buffalo. Send me any of your sightings.
UPDATE! 9:30 a.m.
I have received another buffalo picture! This one’s from the Union County government center – and it’s also beautiful!
Keep on the lookout people!
Work on the Danville mural continues, with many of the projects details being solidified.
I think the mural brings together many of the important aspects of the town’s history and it’s current state to create a nice picture.
Here’s a look:
Head to the corner of Mill Street and Route 11 to check it out!
This entry was posted on October 7, 2013, in
Uncategorized and tagged art, artwork, Danville, danville mural, Danville PA, history, mural, murals, paint, painting.
I’m in my first day back at the office and I was greeted by some pretty good reader photos on our website.
It’s a nice refresher for a Monday morning, which also happens to be the Monday after a vacation- womp, womp.
Here’s some of the standouts:
“Bee Meets Morning Glory,” by Gail Bieber, Watsontown
“Balloon floats over Montour Preserve,” by Doug Smith, Lewisburg
This entry was posted on September 30, 2013, in
Reader Photos and tagged art, artwork, bees, Daily Item, flowers, nature, newspaper, photo, photos, reader photos, vacation.
One thing that’s got everyone in Danville excited is the new mural going up near Mill Street.
It’s being put up right now, with detail work to continue, it looks like.
I can’t wait to see it complete
It’s a history based mural, which I like because Danville does have a rich history.
Here’s a big picture, in two parts:
Now here’s a detail shot of the flowers/person:
Very exciting! I can’t wait to see it done!
This entry was posted on September 9, 2013, in
Uncategorized and tagged art, arts, artwork, Danville, Danville ironmen, Danville PA, history, ironmen, mural, painting, paintings.
Yesterday, I was lucky enough to hang out at the nearly empty Bloomsburg Fairgrounds to see what the fair has in store this year (though I won’t be able to make it there this year – boo!).
Anyway, I noticed something that really caught my eye – a mural showing the contrasting aspects of the fair – the dark night when the fair was cancelled in 2011 and it’s return to glory in 2012.
Workers were busily working on the mural outside the Industrial Arts building:
I remember when the fair was cancelled. I was devastated. It was truly a dark time in this area.
Fair president Paul Reichart said the mural probably won’t be completely finished by the start of the Fair on Sept. 21, but it looks like it’s going to be close.
I look forward to seeing it all done and celebrating many more fairs to come!
This entry was posted on September 5, 2013, in
Uncategorized and tagged 2011 flood, 2011 flooding, art, artwork, bloom fair, bloomsburg, bloomsburg fair, bloomsburg pa, fair, fairs, flood, flooding, mural, murals, painting.
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
“Taking time to smell the roses!” by Ashley Holtzapple, Sunbury
This entry was posted on August 14, 2013, in
Reader Photos and tagged animals, art, artwork, bear, bears, black eyed susans, community, flower, flowers, nature, nature photos, photography, photos.