Sunday, September 2, 2012

Bad Photography Sunday: The Mountain

One more picture from Palmerton as we close the weekend...

I've done a lot of stories here over the years, and most have dealt with the mountain just outside of town.  It's impossible to visit Palmerton without looking up.

At one time, Palmerton had a big zinc industry.  Vegetation on the mountain died.  Someone finally figured out that plants don't enjoy growing in zinc.  The zinc industry left.  There was an effort to get the plants to come back-- lots of fertilization and seeding over the last few decades.  There were times it appeared it just wasn't going to happen.  The mountain would be barren forever.

As you can see, it's working--  slowly.  Green is a great color.