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

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Poetry In Motion ...

“The appearance of things changes according to the emotions; and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.”
                         ~ Kahlil Gibran
                           ~ 1883-1931

The light of a mid-November sunset dances like poetry in motion on a crest of the Little Lehigh Creek on a beautiful autumn day in this long exposure shot I captured at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Monday, October 8, 2018

The Eagles Have Landed ...

               “The Eagle has landed.”
                   ~ Neil Armstrong
                        ~ 1930-2012

At 4:18 p.m. on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong’s voice crackled from the speakers at NASA’s Mission Control in Houston, Texas. He said simply, “The Eagle has landed.” With those words, the dream President John F. Kennedy voiced in 1961 – putting a man on the Moon by the end of the decade – had at last come true. Armstrong, commander of Apollo 11, was the first man to walk on the moon.

It was wonderful to photograph a majestic American Bald Eagle and Juvenile Bald Eagle after they landed on a high perch above the Little Lehigh Creek on an early October evening at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

The bald eagle is both the national bird and national animal of the United States.

The bald eagle appears on our nation’s seal. In the late 20th century it was on the brink of extirpation in the contiguous United States. Populations have since recovered and the species was removed from the U.S. government’s list of endangered species on July 12, 1995 and transferred to the list of threatened species. It was removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife in the lower 48 states on June 28, 2007.

Background texture by Jai Johnson added for artistic effect.