You can also view the slideshow at Flickr, or browse the photoset if you’re on a slow connection. Be sure to click on the four-arrows icon on the bottom right to expand the slideshow to full screen (because otherwise, what’s the point?) and click on “more info” to read titles and captions.
I’ve always wanted to make a slideshow from a single walk up Plummer’s Hollow Road, and today seemed like a good time: the air was as clear as it gets, the leaves are almost fully out, and the late spring wildflowers are at their peak, while some of the earlier ones are still holding on. I was also spurred on by the weather forecast, which is predicting a cold rain tomorrow — the day when a Penn State landscape architecture class is scheduled to visit. I wanted to give them a good idea of what the hollow would’ve looked like had they visited just one day earlier. But I thought it would be fun to share with Via Negativa readers, too, since at least 90 percent of you aren’t within driving distance. (If you are local, the road is open to walkers for most of the distance — you’ll see the “end of public access” sign at the forks.)