Showing posts with label Mark Twain quote. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mark Twain quote. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Americana Postcard ...

“Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.”
                                       ~ Mark Twain
                                            (Samuel Clemens)
                                              ~ 1835-1910
Sunset is on the doorstep of a late February day as a pickup truck prepares to drive over Wehr’s Covered Bridge in a scene that depicts an Americana Postcard.

Wehr’s Covered Bridge is an historic wooden covered bridge located in South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania. It is a three span, 117-foot-long, Burr Truss bridge, constructed in 1841. It has horizontal siding and a gable roof. It crosses the Jordan Creek and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. The nearby Wehr’s Dam was built in 1904.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Spring Seeker ...

“It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want – oh you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”

                          ~ Mark Twain
                                      (Samuel Clemens)
                                       ~ 1835-1910  

The rays of a waning winter sunset
brush this sweet robin perched atop
the highest branch of a tree at
Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania
as it dreams of the nearby spring
just around the corner.  


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

On The Delaware ...

"Wrinkles should merely indicate
where smiles have been."
                               ~ Mark Twain
                                                ~ 1835-1910

When I saw this man fishing on 
the Delaware River in Phillipsburg, New Jersey
on an early September evening, I wondered from his
expression what thoughts and memories were
crossing his mind. The man was fishing near
the historic Northampton Street Bridge,
commonly called The Free Bridge, which spans the 
Delaware River between Phillipsburg, New Jersey
and Easton, Pennsylvania. The Free Bridge was completed in 1896 
and survived the damage from massive flooding from
Hurricane Diane in 1955. It undersent a thorough
restoration in 1990.