Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Garden Tuesday: Scranton: An overview

Last Saturday, I took Ryan to the tailor's shop to pick up a suit for him.  This tailor's shop was actually featured on American Pickers last year, in case anyone's a fan.  The place is just adorable - and the 80-some year old proprietor is terrific.  Plus, the prices were extremely reasonable.  I actually went back and bought a blazer for Mark to wear to school, even though I didn't need it.




On the way back, not paying attention, and enjoying conversation with my boy, I blythely blew right past the very small sign for I-81, and ended up climbing a hill which I'd never before ascended in the southern end of Scranton.

These pictures were taken from a scenic overlook built in 1938 by the WPA.

Ryan played photographer.

Of course, he couldn't resist taking a picture of one of the first trees to show its fall colors, from above, naturally - an angle we don't often see.

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

13 comments:

Pam said...

Great pictures Ryan!

SissySees said...

Beautiful photos! I'm glad you appreciated your detour and shared it with us.

Blond Duck said...

How pretty!

rottrover said...

Isn't it fun discovering new views in places you've lived for a long time?

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Pretty colors!
Is that the same Scranton as in "The Office" :)

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Very pretty. I think it must be beautiful at night.

~~louise~~ said...

Would you believe I've never been to Scranton, Marjie?

Ryan sure did get some cool Fall shots. I've been thinking about going to the Pennsylvania "Grand Canyon" this weekend. We'll see.

Thanks for sharing, Marjie and please thank Ryan too:)

Big Dude said...

Looks like the detour paid off with a good view and some nice small colors.

Pam said...

You put that extra leg of your journey to good use!

altadenahiker said...

I love happy accidents like that. Well done, Ryan.

The WPA did beautiful work -- over here, we have gorgeous mountain tunnels, bridges, turn-offs, and walls constructed out of timber and river rock.

Sue said...

Ryan is a great photographer! I don't remember Scranton looking that good, but it's been a long time.

Nichole Burke said...

We spent a night in Scranton several years ago... on the way home from a Hershey vacation (I think?). Matt's work had him stop there for something and put us up in a fancy hotel that's in an old railroad station - LOVED that!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Bet that place is really cool. Ah, the fall colors
Benny & Lily