Monday, August 1, 2016
“We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way,
begin no day where we have ended another day,
and no sunrise finds us
where sunset has left us.”~ Khalil Gibran
Sunset blazes across Hopewell Lake on a glorious, golden summer evening at French Creek State Park, Elverson, Pennsylvania.
The 7,526 acre park straddles northern Chester County and southern Berks County along French Creek and is located in the Hopewell Big Woods.
Set amidst the old, quaint and picturesque farmland of southeast Pennsylvania, French Creek State Park offers two lakes – Hopewell and Scotts Run – extensive forests and almost 40 miles of hiking trails. Adjacent to the park lies Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site that features a cold-blast furnace restored to its 1830s appearance.
French Creek State Park was chosen by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and its Bureau of State Parks as one of “25 Must-See Pennsylvania State Parks.”
Monday, February 1, 2016
"In every winter's heart
there is a quivering spring,
And behind the veil of each
night there is a smiling dawn."
~ Kahlil Gibran
A winter's dusk paints itself around the
Springhouse at Trexler Memorial Park,
Allentown, Pennsylvania, one of my very
favorite places to be and to photograph.
I captured this high contrast monochrome shot
a few days after the historic January
Blizzard of 2016. In a winter shorn of snow until
the blizzard, the storm plonked 31 inches of snow
on Allentown in a 24 hour period.
This log cabin was part of Springhouse, the summer home of General Harry C. Trexler (1854-1933), an American industrialist who built a business empire in Allentown. The park is his namesake.
Monday, January 18, 2016
"But memory is an autumn leaf that
murmurs a while in the wind
and then is heard no more."
~ Khalil Gibran
Leaves frame the autumn colors cascading across the Pequest River as it flows through the middle of town in Belvidere, New Jersey on a perfect Indian Summer day in November.
Belvidere, one of my very favorite places,
is a charming, Victorian town located on the
banks of the Pequest and Delaware Rivers.