Showing posts with label Trexler Nature Preserve. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Trexler Nature Preserve. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Elk On The Winter Range ...


“There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy, and its charm.”
                ~ Theodore Roosevelt
                      ~ 1858-1919
                    ~ Naturalist & Conservationist
~ 26th President of The United States of America
                                  ~ 1901-1909
Elk on the winter range enjoy a rare warm February evening at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, where elk live as a herd on the hillsides of the 1,100-acre preserve’s Central Range.

When the late General Harry C. Trexler established the preserve in the early 1900s, he did it to save the American bison, elk and white-tailed deer from extinction and assure the species’ survival.

A conservationist along the lines of Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir, General Trexler understood the importance of nature and preserving wildlife in its natural habitat.

A successful businessman who amassed a fortune in the timber and cement industries and founded the Pennsylvania Power and Light Company, General Trexler began purchasing small farms in the low hills of Lehigh County in 1906. By 1913, he had transported eight bison and 20 Virginia white-tailed deer to the preserve. The elk followed soon after.

When General Trexler died in 1933, he bequeathed the property to the residents of Lehigh County. Today, the Trexler Nature Preserve is open to the public for passive recreation and nature watching.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Baby It's Cold Outside Video ...


Cool cat Dean Martin's rendition of "Baby It's Cold Outside" sets the mood to swing into the beauty of winter showcased in my original photos.l

My greatest joy as a photographer is harmonizing my original photos to music to create a lingering snapshot of the season. Enjoy!

Also on my YouTube channel at
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-RIfbVRmOg

Monday, August 7, 2017

Autumn Momento Video ...




"More" by the wonderful Bobby Darin sets the cool tone to swing into autumn's splendor showcased in my original photos.

My greatest joy as a photographer is harmonizing my favorite original photos to music to create a lingering snapshot of the season. Enjoy!
Also on my You Tube channel at
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt_FbOH89K0




Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Autumn Moonrise ...



“... I wanna go and bounce the moon
Just like a toy balloon…

You make me feel so young
You make me feel there are songs to be sung
And bells to be rung
And a wonderful fling to be flung …”

           ~ “You Make Me Feel So Young”
     ~ 1946 popular song composed by
         Josef Myrow, lyrics by Mack Gordon
         ~ recorded by the wonderful Frank Sinatra
                              ~ 1956
 The rising moon of a beautiful mid-November evening indeed looks the size of a toy balloon you could bounce over the Central Range of Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.

Background texture by Jai Johnson added for artistic effect.