Showing posts with label Lehigh Gap. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lehigh Gap. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Only The Summer Knows ...


“The summer smiles, the summer knows
And unashamed, she sheds her clothes
The summer smooths the restless sky
And lovingly she warms the sand on which you lie

The summer knows, the summer’s wise
She sees the doubts within your eyes
And so she takes her summer time
Tells the moon to wait and the sun to linger
Twists the world ‘round her summer finger
Lets you see the wonder of her arm?

And if you’ve learned your lesson well
There’s little more for her to tell
One last caress, it’s time to dress for fall …”
              ~ “The Summer Knows”
               ~ Michel Legrand
                     ~ 1932-2019
     ~ theme from the 1971 film “Summer of '42”
            
Only the summer knows what the hot and humid breeze is whispering through the trees and summer grasses in this sepia capture of the Bobolink Trail, just off the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail), I shot in the early evening in late July at Lehigh Gap.

In the shadow of the Kittatinny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain, the Lehigh Gap in Slatington, Pennsylvania, is a crossroads where the Lehigh Gap Nature Center’s trails connect two historic trails – the Appalachian Trail and D&L Trail.

The Bobolink Trail connects the D&L Trail with the Lehigh and New England (LNE) Trail about 1.2 miles north and west of the Osprey House at Lehigh Gap Nature Center. It is named for the Bobolink, a representative of the migrant grassland bird species that Lehigh Gap Nature Center hopes to attract to the refuge’s re-vegetated prairie grasslands. 

The Appalachian Trail, a foot path, follows the ridge on both sides of the Lehigh Gap, running 1,245 miles south to Georgia and 930 miles north to Maine. Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Just Dandy ...


“Butterflies … flowers that fly and all but sing.”
       ~ Robert Frost
            ~ 1874-1963
         ~ Four Time Pulitzer Prize Winner
A white butterfly alights on a dandelion on a beautiful – and dandy – April afternoon along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail) at Lehigh Gap.

In the shadow of the Kittatinny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain, the Lehigh Gap in Slatington, Pennsylvania, is a crossroads where the Lehigh Gap Nature Center’s trails connect two historic trails – the Appalachian Trail and the D&L Trail. 

The Appalachian Trail, a foot path, follows the ridge on both sides of the Lehigh Gap, running 1,245 miles south to Georgia and 930 miles north to Maine. Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Driving Through Sugar ...


 “The mountains are calling and I must go.”
                ~ John Muir
                  ~ 1838-1914
A vehicle drives on Pennsylvania Route 248 West through the beautiful Kittatinny Ridge, sugar dusted by a recent snowfall, on an early February afternoon at Lehigh Gap.

I shot this high contrast monochrome capture from my vantage point at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail.)

In the shadow of the Kittatinny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain, the Lehigh Gap in Slatington, Pennsylvania, is a crossroads where the Lehigh Gap Nature Center’s trails connect two historic trails – the Appalachian Trail and the Delaware and Lehigh Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail).

The Appalachian Trail, a foot path, follows the ridge on both sides of the Lehigh Gap, running 1,245 miles south to Georgia and 930 miles north to Maine. Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.