Showing posts with label William Faulkner. Show all posts
Showing posts with label William Faulkner. Show all posts

Monday, September 24, 2018

Light In October ...

“Knowing not grieving remembers a thousand savage and lonely streets.”
                ~ William Faulkner
               ~ 1867-1962
      ~ one of my favorite authors, Southern American author and Nobel Prize Laureate
                 ~ “Light In August”
                        ~ 1932
 I loved the way the late day October sun illuminates this small, lonely tree on a beautiful autumn day along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail) at Lehigh Gap.

In the shadow of the Kittatinny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain, the Lehigh Gap in Slatington, Pennsylvania, is a crossroads where the Lehigh Gap Nature Center’s trails connect two historic trails – the Appalachian Trail and the Delaware and the D&L Trail.

The Appalachian Trail, a foot path, follows the ridge on both sides of the Lehigh Gap, running 1,245 miles south to Georgia and 930 miles north to Maine. Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The Long, Hot Summer Slowly Moves Along ...

“The long hot summer
Seems to know every time you’re near
And a touch of the trees gently stirs all the trees
And a bird wants to please my ear …

And meanwhile,
The long hot summer slowly moves along.

Oh so slowly moves along.”
   ~ Theme from the 1958 film
 “The Long, Hot Summer” starring Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward, based in part on three works by one of my favorite authors, William Faulkner (1867-1962), Southern American author and Nobel Prize Laureate
        ~ Lyrics by Sammy Cahn, composed by
 Alex North, recorded by Jimmie Rodgers

The Schuylkill River meanders around the bend along the Schuylkill River Trail in historic Hamburg, Pennsylvania on a late June afternoon. The river slowly moves along in summer, my most favorite of seasons, through the town officially founded in 1787 and named after Hamburg, Germany.

Blue Mountain, also called the Kittatinny Ridge, can be seen in the distance.