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

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

River Color ...



“Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.”
               ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
                      ~ 1803-1882
Autumn colors reflect and dance in the Lehigh River on a beautiful October afternoon at Lehigh Gap.

I captured this shot near the Lehigh Gap Bridge, which spans the river 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 National 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.

The Lehigh Gap Bridge was built in 1930 and rehabilitated in 1984.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Swirl Of It All ...



“By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.”
              ~ Helen Hunt Jackson (H.H. Jackson)
                            ~ 1830-1885
Autumn leaves, the late afternoon September sunlight and silky long exposure waters form a fall mosaic in the swirl of it all along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail), Weissport, Pennsylvania, where the trail is positioned between the Lehigh River and Lehigh Canal.

Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Still December ...




“All human beings are dream beings. Dreaming ties all men together.”
                  ~ Jack Kerouac
                                 ~ 1922-1969

The stillness of a late December day standing by a partially frosted Lehigh River at Lehigh Gap is the perfect place for dreaming and reflecting. Always take time to dream!

I captured this high contrast monochrome shot near the Lehigh Gap Bridge, which spans the river in the shadow of the Kittatiny 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.

The Lehigh Gap Bridge was built in 1930 and rehabilitated in 1984.