Showing posts with label Frederick Leaser. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Frederick Leaser. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Frost Fire ...


“If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.”
                  ~ Rabindranath Tagore
                                     ~ 1861-1941

The brilliance of a fiery February sunset glimmers across a frozen Leaser Lake in the shadow of the northern Blue Mountain Ridge, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania.

I captured this shot of shimmering winter beauty on a quiet, chilly evening at the lake.

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.

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.

 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Flare For Life ...


"...A million tommorrows
shall all pass away
Ere I forget all the joy
that is mine today."
                       ~ "Today"
                                ~ Randy Sparks
                                    New Christy Minstrels
                                                             1964

A man paddles through a magical like
sunflare during a summer golden hour
at Leaser Lake, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania.
The 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 to the north of the lake.