Thursday, February 15, 2018

Where The Peaceful Waters Flow ...

“Peace came as suddenly today as came the storm a day ago.
My soul was drenched in wind and rain, frozen in fear that fell like snow.
Then all was still.
Had someone prayed?
I do not know.”
                      ~ “After The Storm”
                          ~ Ruth Bell Graham
                                  ~ 1920-2007
The peace is palpable as cascading waters flow like silk down the Kittatinny Ridge on a beautiful spring afternoon. I shot this long exposure capture in late May at Lehigh Gap along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail).

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.