Showing posts with label Henry David Thoreau quote. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Henry David Thoreau quote. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Wild Red ...


"Never look back unless
you are planning to go that way."
                     ~ Henry David Thoreau
                                    ~ 1817-1862

The light of a late August sunset dances around
a wild and beautiful red fox as it peers ahead
in the high grass in the waning summer at
Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 
 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Wisp Of A Summer Morn ...




“Many a forenoon have I stolen away, preferring to spend thus the most valued part of the day; for I was rich, if not in money, in sunny hours and summer days, and spent them lavishly; nor do I regret that I did not waste more of them in the workshop or the teacher’s desk.”

                       ~ Henry David Thoreau
                                  ~ 1817-1862
                            ~ “Walden”
                 ~originally published August 9, 1854

To me, there’s nothing so beautiful in nature as a summer morning, and Thoreau’s words seamlessly flow through this image of milkweed basking in the morning sun that I shot on a brilliant August day at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.

If we all had more sunny hours and summer days, how much richer – and happier – we’d all be.


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Heron Of An Autumn Morn ...


"All good things are wild and free."
               ~ Henry David Thoreau
                              ~ 1817-1862

Great Blue Heron peers with a hunter's gaze perched in the sunshine and shadows of an autumn morning on the banks of the Little Lehigh Creek, Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Soliloquy With A Friend ...


"The language of friendship
is not words but meanings."
                                ~ Henry David Thoreau
                                                  ~ 1817-1862

A man and his dog enjoy friendship, solitude
and the crisp winter air while running on
the Covered Bridge Trail at Trexler Nature Preserve,
Schnecksville, Pennsylvania. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Early Morning Postcard ...


"An early morning walk is a blessing
for the whole day."
                            ~ Henry David Thoreau
                                              ~ 1817-1862

The words of Thoreau seem to fill the air
just after sunrise on a chilly October morning at the historic
Wehr's Covered Bridge, Orefield, Pennsylvania.
The Jordan Creek spills over Wehr's Dam, built in 1904, to flow beneath
the covered bridge, creating a picturesque autumn postcard. 

Wehr's Covered Bridge is a wooden covered bridge in South Whitehall Township.
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. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Red October ...


"All good things are wild and free."
                                  ~ Henry David Thoreau
                                                    ~ 1817-1862

A wild, free and beautiful red fox pup
peers out into an October evening
at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Into The Woods ...


"Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked,
in which you can walk with love and reverence."
                        ~Henry David Thoreau
                                              1817-1862 

The trail takes on a moody beauty on a cloudy evening
in early June at Wehr's Covered Bridge Park,
Orefield, Pennsylvania.