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Reader photos: Orange effect

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

“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

“Red sky at night might be sailor’s delight, but we get rain for two days.” by June Campbell, Northumberland

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Coming back to some great reader photos!

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

“Bee Meets Morning Glory,” by Gail Bieber, Watsontown

"Balloon floats over Montour Preserve," by Doug Smith, Lewisburg

“Balloon floats over Montour Preserve,” by Doug Smith, Lewisburg

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Dog dips are the new “thing”

It seems like the new “thing” to do with your pet are “doggy dips” or swims with your pooch.dsc_8366

I think it sounds fun – I mean, most dogs like to swim.

Lewisburg held one last week at their pool and Knoebels just hosted one too.

But the problem that faces me, as a dog owner who loves bonding with my animals, is: how do I get my dog off the couch (Coal, I’m looking at you) and how do I get them to play nice with the other dogs (Jezz, Snow – this is you).

I mean, maybe I’m a bad dog owner, but Coal enjoys eating, sleeping and pottying, usually in that order, not swimming, and Jezz doesn’t like any animals not named Snowball or Coal.

Look how nice these pups play together.

Look how nice these pups play together.

Snowball’s good with dogs larger than her, but once they get under 15 pounds, she feels jittery.

I think it’s us. We’re the problem. But then again, My fiancee’s dog goes into some kind of shock when you take her outside of the house for longer than five minutes, so maybe we’re OK after all. Other people go through this, right?

So … yeah. No dog dips at our house. Which is kind of depressing because I would like to enjoy a nice day out with the pups.

Oh well, I guess for now, I’m just stuck looking at these cute pictures and seeing other people enjoy a day out with their animals.

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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Rain at the Daily Item office

Yesterday was rain-pocolypse here in the Valley.

Just in time for everyone to head home, rain just poured from the sky, making it almost impossible to avoid getting soaked when you ventured outside.

We’ve had quite a few thunderstorms lately, but I have to tell you, I sitll haven’t gotten sick of them.

I like the rain and the thunderstorms, as long as I don’t have to actually go outside.

And of course, as it began to pour, here at the Daily Item, since we are all essentially perpetual 13-year-olds, we were fascinated by looking out our window at the storm.

Here’s what we found:


Here’s a look out our window – those fingers belong to the Daily Item’s own Francis Scarcella.

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