Showing posts with label Charles Dickens quote. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Charles Dickens quote. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Covered In Christmas ...


"Remembrance, like a candle, burns brightest at Christmastime."
                                                                                                                                                           ~ Charles Dickens
                                                       ~ 1812-1870 

                                                                            


Festooned in Christmas lights, the historic Wehr's Covered Bridge,
Orefield, Pennsylvania sparkles with the joy of Christmastime
on a December evening.

Wehr’s Covered Bridge is an historic wooden covered bridge located in South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania. It is a three span, 117-foot-long, Burr Truss bridge, constructed in 1841. It has horizontal siding and a gable roof. It crosses the Jordan Creek and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. The nearby Wehr’s Dam was built in 1904.

This beautiful bridge has seen travelers for 174 Christmastimes, but the true beauty is the reason and meaning of the season - the birth of Christ - which is timeless and remains the same.

Merry Christmas, Happy Christmas everyone!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Christmas Luminance ...


"I will honor Christmas in my heart,

and try to keep it all the year."

                            ~ Charles Dickens

                                            ~ 1812-1870

                                                   "A Christmas Carol"

                                                ~ published December 19, 1843

 

Bedecked in Christmas lights, the historic Wehr's Covered Bridge,
Orefield, Pennsylvania glows with the warmth of Christmas
on a December evening.

Wehr’s Covered Bridge is an historic wooden covered bridge located in South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania. It is a three span, 117-foot-long, Burr Truss bridge, constructed in 1841. It has horizontal siding and a gable roof. It crosses the Jordan Creek and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. The nearby Wehr’s Dam was built in 1904.

 

Monday, December 7, 2015

The Christmas Wish ...


"For it is good to be children sometimes,

and never better than at Christmas,

when its mighty Founder was a child Himself."

                                            ~ Charles Dickens

                                                                 ~ 1812-1870

                                                                     ~"A Christmas Carol"

                                                          ~published December 19, 1843


Remember thinking about your Christmas wish list for Santa Claus?
This little girl's expression in this candid shot suggests she's doing just that as she rides
the Christmas Train - not to the North Pole, but through the rolling
Pennsylvania countryside.

Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves also
boarded the festive train in early December on the 
WK&S (Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern, Inc.) Railroad, Kempton, Pennsylvania.

The Hawk Mountain Line takes a scenic ride of six-and-a-half miles, on track
of the old Reading  Railroad, running along the Ontelaunee Creek, through
the farms and woods of Berks and Lehigh Counties.

 

 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Butterflies Are Free ...

"I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free."
                                                    ~ Charles Dickens
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly and the Red Admiral Butterfly behind it almost seem as if their wings
are touching as they sip the nectar of buddleia flowers.