Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Winter's Bluebird ...

“The bluebird carries the sky on its back.”
               ~ Henry David Thoreau
                         ~ 1817-1862
A beautiful male Eastern Bluebird enjoys a rare warm February day along the Delaware and Lehigh Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail) at Lehigh Gap.
In the shadow of the Kittatinny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain, the Lehigh Gap in Slatington, Pennsylvania, 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.