Figure 1. Tobyhanna Lake. Tobyhanna State Park, PA. Photo: author.

Scattered clouds with rain today. I drove up to Tobyhanna State Park in the Poconos. There was good color around the lake, but then again, the winds over the lake had knocked a lot of the foliage off. Still, it was a lovely place.

Figure 2. Tobyhanna Lake looking north. Tobyhanna State Park, PA. Photo: author.

The lake is a reservoir. Figures 1-2 were taken from the dam at the southerly part of the lake; figure 2 looks north and west toward the Tobyhanna Creek running into the lake.

Figure 3. Tobyhanna Creek. Tobyhanna State Park, PA. Photo: author.

A road goes around the lake. It crosses over the mouth of the creek as it enters the lake. There are marshes along the creek (figure 3) and you can see that it was quite windy by the riffling of the waters.

Figure 4. Tobyhanna Creek with trees. Tobyhanna State Park, PA. Photo: author.

From a point slightly to the south of the vantage of figure 3 we see the creek again receding into the north and west distance (figure 4).

Figure 5. Tobyhanna Creek north bank. Tobyhanna State Park, PA. Photo: author.

There were many colorful trees despite the action of the winds, even along the banks of the creek (figure 5).

Figure 6. Tobyhanna Lake with storm clouds. Tobyhanna State Park, PA. Photo: author.

Look behind your back in figures 3-5 and there were quite striking clouds that had already passed the park heading east (figure 6).

Figure 7. Splotchy leaves. Tobyhanna State Park, PA. Photo: author.

En route to the parking lot I saw trees with bright red fruit. More interesting was the pattern of green and yellow in the leaves (figure 7).

Figure 8. Trail head. Tobyhanna State Park, PA. Photo: author.

Might that be Bilbo Baggins just ’round the bend? The road goes ever on . . . .

Nikon Z 7ii with Nikkor Z 24-200 mm f/4-6.3 lens.

All images cleaned up with DxO and edited with Luminar AI.

Published by gsb03632

A college professor living in Scranton, PA

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