Showing posts with label Memories song. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Memories song. Show all posts

Monday, November 23, 2015

Memories At Sunset ...



"Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind

Memories, sweetened through the ages just like wine

Quiet thoughts come floating down

And settle softly to the ground

Like golden autumn leaves around my feet

I touched them and they burst apart with

sweet memories ..."

                 ~ "Memories"

  ~ recorded by the great Elvis Presley

                                                            ~ 1968 

 

          Swirling shades of an October sunset float around a beautiful white horse walking at the historic Hopewell Farm.
          
           The farm is part of Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site in southeastern Berks County near Elverson, Pennsylvania, an example of an American 19th century rural “iron plantation.” The buildings include a blast furnace, the ironmaster’s house and auxiliary structures including a blacksmith’s shop, a company store and several worker’s houses.


           Hopewell Furnace was founded in 1771 by ironmaster Mark Bird for whom Birdsboro was named. The site’s most prosperous time was during the 1820–1840 period with a brief boom in production during the American Civil War. In the mid-19th century changes in iron making, including a shift from charcoal to anthracite rendered smaller furnaces like Hopewell obsolete. The site discontinued operations in 1883.

        Today, Hopewell Furnace consists of 14 restored structures in the core historic area, 52 features on the List of Classified Structures, and a total of 848 mostly wooded acres. Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site is located in the Hopewell Big Woods and surrounded by French Creek State Park on three sides and the State Game Lands to the south which preserves the lands the furnace utilized for its natural resources.





 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Shouldering The October Sky ...


"Quiet thoughts come floating down
And settle softly to the ground
Like golden autumn leaves around my feet
I touched them and they burst apart with sweet memories ..."

                                                ~ "Memories"
                                                            ~ Recorded by the great
                                                                                 Elvis Presley
                                                                                          ~ 1968

A peaceful silence whispers of quiet thoughts and sweet memories 
at a place where the trees seem to shoulder the October sky
at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania. 



                                                               

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Trimmed In Twilight ...


"Sweet memories of ... twilights trimmed in purple haze
And laughing eyes and simple ways
And quiet nights and gentle days with you
Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind ..."

                                        ~ "Memories"
                                                             ~ recorded by the great Elvis Presley
                                                                                      ~ 1968

Twilight trims the spring sky over Easton, Pennsylvania
as viewed from across the Delaware River in Phillipsburg, New Jersey
next to the historic Northampton Street Bridge, commonly called
The Free Bridge.
The bridge that spans the states was completed in 1896 and
survived massive flooding from Hurricane Diane in 1955. 
It underwent a thorough restoration in 1990 and is one of my
very favorite places to photograph.

                                         

                

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sweet Memories ...


"Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind,
Memories, sweetened through the ages just like wine ...
Laughing eyes and simple ways
And quiet nights and gentle days with you.
Memories, memories, sweet memories."
                                                                     ~ "Memories" 
                                                                          ~ recorded by the great
                                                                                   Elvis Presley, 1968

                                             

 Geiger's Covered Bridge evokes sweet nostalgia on a summer morning
in North Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania. The bridge is a 112-foot-long
Burr Truss bridge, constructed in 1860. It has vertical plank siding and an
entry portal of stepped square planks. It crosses the Jordan Creek and
was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
The  bridge can be accessed from The Covered Bridge Trail
at the Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.