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

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.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Americana Postcard ...


“Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.”
                                       ~ Mark Twain
                                            (Samuel Clemens)
                                              ~ 1835-1910
              
Sunset is on the doorstep of a late February day as a pickup truck prepares to drive over Wehr’s Covered Bridge in a scene that depicts an Americana Postcard.

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.