Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Cattails In The Winter Mist ...

“The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart.”
                     ~ George Sand
            ~ pseudonym of 
             Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin,
                    French novelist & memoirist
                         ~ 1804-1876

Spring is knocking on the door as the mid-March evening sun illuminates cattails brushed by the winter mist in a wetlands area of Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Walking On Frosting ...

  “To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.”
                    ~ Aristotle
                       ~384-322 B.C.  
In the shadow of the northern Blue Mountain Ridge, a frosted, frozen and snow covered Leaser Lake glistens with winter’s artistry as a man walks his dog across the frozen water on a sunny February afternoon in New Tripoli, Pennsylvania in this selective color shot.

I really enjoyed being able to actually walk on the lake and take photos!

Leaser Lake’s namesake is Frederick Leaser, an American patriot who in September 1777 with his farm team hauled The Liberty Bell from Philadelphia to Allentown where it was concealed in Zion Reformed Church for protection during the Revolutionary War. His homestead is located one mile north of the lake.

Leaser Lake was built by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission for water-oriented recreation and opened for public use in 1971. Lehigh County leases this area from the state and operates and maintains the park. The land north of the lake was purchased by the county in the early 1970s. It is entirely wooded and is used for nature study and as an addition to the State Game Lands No. 217.