Showing posts with label Ralph Waldo Emerson quote. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ralph Waldo Emerson quote. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A Bite of Joy ...


"Scatter joy ..."
                 ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
                                       ~ 1803-1882

Beautiful white-tailed deer doe enjoys a shiny red apple
on a waning summer evening in the park.

I've been blessed to photograph this doe and her fawns 
for more than three years, and it's a true joy to me
personally and as a photographer. 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Solvitur Ambulando: It Is Solved By Walking ...



The Latin phrase "Solvitur Ambulando" ~ "It Is Solved By Walking," seems
to capture the essence of the sight of a man walking during a winter sunset
at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Here, he is alone with his thoughts, hopes and dreams in the beautiful, peaceful quiet
that follows a snowfall.

As Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) wrote in "Country Life" in 1857,
"It is the best of humanity, I think, that goes out to walk."

Monday, April 20, 2015

Wishes On Wings ...



"Hitch your wagon to a star."
                                      ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
                                                        ~ 1803-1882

Star kissed wishes of this sweet mourning dove
dance in the radiance of sunset on a beautiful
April evening at Cedar Creek Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Red-Tail In The Sunset ...



"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience."
                                 
                                               ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
                                                                   ~ 1803-1882

Regal red-tailed hawk peers from a high perch,
his gaze looming over the landscape in search of prey
at an April sunset at Trexler Memorial Park,
Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Winterlude At Robin Hood Dell ...


"In art, the hand can never execute anything higher
than the heart can imagine."
                                           ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
                                                                1803-1882

Rays of the golden hour before a winter sunset
paint the tranquil, snow tinged waters of
the Little Lehigh Creek at Robin Hood Dell,
Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Country Church...


"I like the silent church before the service begins,
better than any preaching."
                                        ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
                                                       1803-1882

I always love photographing country churches such as
Frieden's Evangelical Lutheran Church, which dates
back to 1793. The Sunday afternoon sunlight
streams on the church nestled in rural
Center Valley, Pennsylvania on a summer's day. 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Bridging Sunset ...


"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

Sunset hues begin to steal across the summer 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 damage from massive flooding from Hurricane Diane in 1955. It underwent a thorough restoration in 1990.