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

Monday, June 25, 2018

The Four Musketeers ...

“My heart is like a singing bird.”
                     ~ Christina Rossetti
                                ~ 1830-1894
Four precious young barn swallows peek over their nest in a barn at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania on an August afternoon.

The barn swallow is a bird of open country that normally uses man-made structures to breed. It builds a cup nest from mud pellets in barns or similar structures.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Serenity In The Spring Snow ...

“Among the hills, when you sit in the cool shade of the white poplars, sharing the peace and serenity of distant fields and meadows – then let your heart say in silence, “God rests in reason.” And when the storm comes, and the mighty wind shakes the forest, and thunder and lightning proclaim the majesty of the sky, – then let your heart say in awe, “God moves in passion.”
              ~ Kahlil Gibran
               ~ 1883-1931
             ~ “The Prophet”
               ~ published 1923
A beautiful white-tailed deer doe grazes at sunset amidst the spring snow at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania a few days after a snowstorm on the first full day of spring March 21 brought more than a foot of snow to the region.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Spring Sashays In Video...

Engelbert Humperdinck’s “Les Bicyclettes de Belsize” sets the easy, breezy tone for the beauty of spring as it sashays in, showcased in my original photos.

My greatest joy as a photographer is harmonizing my favorite original photos to music to create a lingering snapshot of the season. Enjoy! Also on my You Tube Channel at

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Spring's Picture Window ...

“To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle.”
                   ~ Walt Whitman
                          ~ 1819-1892
A window in the historic Bogert’s Covered Bridge in Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania, perfectly frames the sweetness of spring on a beautiful May evening as the Little Lehigh Creek flows gently beneath the bridge.

Bogert’s Covered Bridge spans 145 feet over the Little Lehigh Creek.

Built in 1841, its history traces back to the mid-1700s when the Bogert family moved into a log cabin next to the future site of the bridge. It is the oldest covered bridge in Lehigh County and among the oldest in the country. It is open only to pedestrian and bicycle traffic, as well as the occasional rider on horseback.

Bogert’s Covered Bridge is a wooden Burr Truss bridge with vertical plank siding and a gable roof. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.