Showing posts with label Wehr's Dam. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wehr's Dam. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Great Blue September ...



“Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard.”
                       ~ Luther Standing Bear
                                  ~ 1868-1939
 A Great Blue Heron seems to pose for a portrait while perched at Wehr’s Dam as it peers into the waters of the Jordan Creek on a late September afternoon.

The dam, built in 1904, is next to Wehr’s Covered Bridge, which dates back to 1841, at Covered Bridge Park, Orefield, Pennsylvania.

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.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Mist Of The Autumn Morn ...


"I saw old autumn in
the misty morn
stand, shadowless like silence,
listening to silence."
                     ~ Thomas Hood
                                  ~ 1799-1845

There is something so very special about the early morning, the
serenity, the quiet beauty. This feeling of a fresh new day is palpable
as the mist rises just after sunrise on a beautiful, chilly October
morning at Wehr's Dam, Orefield, Pennsylvania.

The historic dam, awash with the waters of the Jordan Creek, was built in 1904 
and is the perfect complement  next to Wehr's Covered Bridge, built in 1841. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Early Morning Postcard ...


"An early morning walk is a blessing
for the whole day."
                            ~ Henry David Thoreau
                                              ~ 1817-1862

The words of Thoreau seem to fill the air
just after sunrise on a chilly October morning at the historic
Wehr's Covered Bridge, Orefield, Pennsylvania.
The Jordan Creek spills over Wehr's Dam, built in 1904, to flow beneath
the covered bridge, creating a picturesque autumn postcard. 

Wehr's Covered Bridge is a wooden covered bridge in South Whitehall Township.
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. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Perched At Wehr's Dam ...


This Great Blue Heron may well be contemplating how fast the summer flew by while perched at the historic Wehr's Dam on a late September afternoon.

The dam, built in 1904, is next to Wehr's Covered Bridge, which dates back to 1841, at Covered Bridge Park, Orefield, Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

What's It All About Alfie ...

"What's it all about Alfie...
when you walk let your heart lead the way
and you'll find love any day ...
                                                 "Alfie"
                                                     ~Burt Bacharach & Hal David
                                                                          1966

The image of this man fishing alone at
Wehr's Dam, Orefield, Pennsylvania on a June evening
made me wonder if he could be thinking about his life
as in "What's it all about Alfie ..." 

Friday, May 30, 2014

All You Need Is Love ...


"... All you need is love, love
Love is all you need."
                           ~ Lennon & McCartney
                                               1967

You can just hear the Beatles singing their great song
when seeing the simple joys of childhood
and family love in focus in this candid shot
 on Memorial Day at Wehr's Dam, Orefield, Pennsylvania. 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Painting The Chill ...


"December's wintry breath is already clouding the pond, frosting the pane,
obscuring summer's memory..."
 ~ John Geddes

The chilly waters of the Jordan Creek spill over Wehr's Dam, Orefield, Pennsylvania
 after this season's first snowfall. 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Come Saturday Morning ...


"There is nowhere morning doesn't go." 
                                           ~ Leah Hager Cohen

The Jordan Creeks spills over Wehr's Dam on a beautiful Saturday morning this
weekend., bringing to mind the 1969 Sandpipers song, "Come Saturday Morning." 
Wehr's Dam is located at Wehr's Covered Bridge Park, Orefield, Pennsylvania.
The bridge was built in 1841 and restored in 1965.