Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Brisk Beauty ...

"The leaves fall, the wind blows,
and the farm country slowly changes 
from the summer cottons into
its winter wools."
                                       ~ Henry Beston
                                                        ~ 1888-1968

Chilly November winds whip the waters this weekend
at Leaser Lake, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania, but that doesn't
detract from the beauty of this autumn day
at the lake in the shadow of the northern Blue Mountain Ridge.

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