I’m So Glad I Live in a World where there are Octobers

“Let’s get married here,” she said.

Valley Green Inn 9

“Here?” he said.

“Yes, right here!” she said.


“Okay!” he said.

*** Actual dialogue and “how this all went down” dramatized here for effect.

*** Bonus Points if you correctly guess the source of the literary quote used for the title of this post!  (Wedding Guests are Disqualified)

This October, I…we… got hitched…right there in Philadelphia’s Wissahickon Park amidst the autumnal splendor.  The weather, the company, the location, the colors…it couldn’t have gone better.

Knowing the fleeting nature of fall’s fickle resplendence, we returned to the scene of the crime the following week (on the last day of October) to enjoy the natural beauty sans the marital hubbub before all the leaves fell and winter set in (alas we live not in a world of Game of Thrones where winter’s coming takes…forever).

For those faithful readers who have keenly noted/questioned the decrease in frequency of film reviews in 2015 (note: I’ve been going to the movies just about the same amount as other years, it’s just too many of the films have failed to inspire me to write…I mean, The Martian? What a snore…next!) or have wondered when the next short story might be coming down the pike (who knows?)…I sincerely thank you…and now you know I’ve been busy writing another kind of story with a co-author, one of the best kind of stories – a living story that has evolved into a novel, that will now be serialized and open-ended.  Through these pictures I hope you enjoy the magnificence of Wissahickon Park as much as we have over the past year and a half and hope to continue to do so until we are old and gray.  Until I see you again, dear readers…at the movies.

And now for some more fall foliage indecency –

Written and Photographed by David H. Schleicher *except for the photo of the arch under which we were married, which comes courtesy of one of our fabulous wedding guests.

To learn more and Philadelphia’s best kept secret (seriously, only locals from that particular area of Philadelphia/MainLine know what the heck I’m talking about when I talk about Wissahickon Park – yes, there really is a giant beautiful wooded gorge with amazing hiking trails in the city!), check out Friends of the Wissahickon.

Or if ever in the area, enjoy great food and drinks (or hell, get married!) right on the creek at the historic Valley Green Inn.


  1. Ah! Another one bites the dust. Welcome to the party Dave 🙂

    Congratulations to both of ya! That was an amazing place, and time, to get hitched. Loved the pics.

  2. Autumn is my favorite time of the year, October my favorite month. Philly is lovely, too, and I couldn’t be happier for the two of you. Congratulations! Cinda

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