Monday, June 24, 2019
“The good Lord willing and the creek don’t rise.”~ “The good Lord willing and the creek don’t rise” is an American slang expression implying strong intentions subject to complete frustration by uncommon but not unforeseeable events. It presumably evokes occasional and unpredictably extreme rainfall in Appalachia, that has historically isolated one rural neighborhood or another temporarily inaccessible on several or many occasions and when most folks in the mountains use this term, that is exactly what they mean.
The cold waters of the Little Lehigh Creek gently flow through Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania on an early December day, as autumn prepares to segue into winter.
Monday, February 18, 2019
“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without words –
And never stops at all.”
~ “Hope Is The Thing With Feathers”
~ Emily Dickinson
Spring – and the hope it brings – was just around the corner when I captured this white feather that landed softly among the brown winter branches on a mid-March afternoon at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania, a reminder that hope is always in the wind and appears where you least expect it.
Monday, January 21, 2019
“Change is a measure of time and, in the autumn, time seems speeded up. What was is not and never again will be; what is is change.”
~ Edwin Way Teale
~ American naturalist,
photographer & writer
~Teale’s works serve as primary source material documenting environmental conditions across North America from 1930 – 1980. He is perhaps best known for his series “The American Seasons,” four books documenting over 75,000 miles (121,000 km) of automobile travel across North America following the changing seasons.
The changing color of autumn leaves gently cascade over the Little Lehigh Creek on an early November day at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania.