Showing posts with label D&L Trail. Show all posts
Showing posts with label D&L Trail. Show all posts

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Kittatinny Cascade ...




“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.”
                             ~ William Shakespeare
                                    ~ 1564-1616
Cascading waters along the Kittatinny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain, flow like silk in harmony in late summer, my most favorite of seasons - oh that it would last longer! I shot this long exposure capture on a beautiful August afternoon at Lehigh Gap along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail).

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.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Daisies Don't Tell ...



   “If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for a moment.”
                         ~ Georgia O'Keeffe
                                    ~ 1887-1986
 The popular 1950s catchphrase says “Daisies Don’t Tell,”  but this lone wild daisy along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail), Slatington, Pennsylvania speaks of spring with its sweet and simple beauty on a May afternoon.

Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.

Slatington, established in 1864, is the designated Blackboard Capital of America.

Background texture by Jai Johnson added for artistic effect.

Monday, June 5, 2017

It's Good To Be Chantilly ...



“…Oh baby you know what I like
Chantilly Lace …”
                  “Chantilly Lace”
         ~ written by Bill Rice & Jiles Perry 
             “The Big Bopper” Richardson
                      ~ recorded by The Big Bopper
                                  ~ 1958

What’s not to like about Chantilly Goods and Weissport Washboard in historic Weissport, Pennsylvania? Chantilly Goods is an old fashion ice cream parlor, vintage soda fountain and candy shoppe. Walking into this old time soda shoppe is like stepping back in time into a 1920s and 1930s soda fountain, as I discovered when I visited on an early September afternoon.

Inside and outside, it’s a wonderful scoop of Americana, a real vintage gem … with sprinkles on top!

Chantilly Goods is located near the Weissport Trailhead of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail) and rents surreys (multiple-person bikes) to ride on the trail.

Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.