Falling Leaves – A Yard Full of Gold

By Patricia Zick @PCZick Raking leaves into piles and then burning them was a tradition from my childhood. When I became an adult, I realized this was one tradition that needed to go. We don’t need to send more smoke up into the air. In many townships, municipalities, and regions of the United States, theContinue reading “Falling Leaves – A Yard Full of Gold”

A View from the Creek

Raccoon Creek May 2011 By Patricia Zick @PCZick Raccoon Creek winds for nearly thirty miles through the foothills of the Alleghenies in western Pennsylvania. During its course through valleys and woodlands, it picks up several tributaries flowing down the hillsides before it dumps into the Ohio River thirty miles northwest of Pittsburgh. We recently kayakedContinue reading “A View from the Creek”