Showing posts with label Jordan Creek. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jordan Creek. Show all posts

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Winter At The Ford ...



“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”
                 ~ Jack Kerouac
                       ~ 1922-1969 
Winter’s quiet beauty paints a simple elegance in this high contrast monochrome shot I captured during a January sunset at the Ford of the Jordan Creek, one of my very favorite places to be and to photograph at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Great Blue September ...



“Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard.”
                       ~ Luther Standing Bear
                                  ~ 1868-1939
 A Great Blue Heron seems to pose for a portrait while perched at Wehr’s Dam as it peers into the waters of the Jordan Creek on a late September afternoon.

The dam, built in 1904, is next to Wehr’s Covered Bridge, which dates back to 1841, at Covered Bridge Park, Orefield, Pennsylvania.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Winding Winter Way ...



“The road is life.”
                   ~ Jack Kerouac
                             ~ 1922-1969
                                         ~ “On The Road,”
                                                     ~ 1957
Standing near the Lehigh Valley Zoo at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania offers a beautiful winter vista overlooking the historic Schlicher Covered Bridge in North Whitehall Township.

Game Preserve Road becomes a winding winter way through the bridge, painting a picturesque rural landscape on a March afternoon.

Schlicher’s is an historic wooden covered bridge. It is a 108-foot-long, Burr Truss bridge that crosses the Jordan Creek and was constructed in 1882. It has vertical plank siding and a gable roof. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, and was closed for a time for needed renovations.