Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Bubblegum Sunset ...

“To me, everything is beautiful. Show me a pink sunset, and I’m limp, by God.”
        ~ J.D. Salinger
             ~ 1919-2010
The cotton candy, bubblegum pink of a mid-November sunset brushes across the autumn sky at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Young Dreams ...

“Dream no small dreams.”
    ~ Victor Hugo
   ~ 1802-1885
A beautiful Juvenile Red-Tailed Hawk casts its eye across the landscape from a high perch on a late September afternoon kissed by the autumn sun on the Kittatinny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain, along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail) at Lehigh Gap, Slatington, Pennsylvania.

The Lehigh Gap is a crossroads where the Lehigh Gap Nature Center’s trails connect two historic trails – the Appalachian Trail and the D&L Trail.

The Appalachian Trail, a foot path, follows the ridge on both sides of the Lehigh Gap, running 1,245 miles south to Georgia and 930 miles north to Maine. Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.

Background texture by Jai Johnson added for artistic effect.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Daisy Dreams ...

“Daisies are what boho dreams are made of …”
        ~ Chantal Laroque
    ~author of “Bold & Beautiful Paper Flowers”
                        ~ 2017
A cluster of daisies – the essence of beauty in simplicity – artfully bloom like a spring dream on a beautiful late May afternoon at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.