Tuesday, August 22, 2017
“Roll forth, my song, like the rushing river.”
~ James Clarence Mangan
A glint of sunset brushes the racing waters as they crescendo soon after a summer storm at the Ford of the Jordan Creek, one of my very favorite places to be and to photograph, at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Monday, August 22, 2016
“I felt like lying down by the side of the trail and remembering it all ...”
~ Jack Kerouac
All seasons have their own special beauty, yet I have to say I’ve always been a summer person.
And what more could anyone who loves summer ask for than a quintessential summer evening – verdant, lush and warm – just before sunset on the Saucon Rail Trail, Hellertown, Pennsylvania.
It’s the perfect, sun-dappled place for dreaming and remembrance … a place that seems to paintbrush the words of Jack Kerouac, “I felt like lying down by the side of the trail and remembering it all …”
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Monday, February 22, 2016
"Roll forth, my song,
like the rushing river."
~ James Clarence Mangan
Spring rushes its joyful song on the
Delaware River in Belvidere, New Jersey as
a seagull flies in the distance on a rare and warm February breeze.
Chunks of ice are the only trace of the
vanishing winter in my abstract view of the
beautiful scene I shot standing on the Jersey side beneath the Riverton-Belvidere Toll Supported Bridge.
The bridge, which opened in 1904, links
Belvidere, New Jersey and Riverton, Pennsylvania.
Belvidere, one of my very favorite places, is
a charming Victorian town located on the banks
of the Pequest and Delaware Rivers.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
"It is the life of the crystal,
the architect of the flake,
the fire of the frost,
the soul of the sunbeam,
This crisp winter air is full of it."
~ John Burroughs
~ "Winter Sunshine"
The fire of the frost and the soul of the sunbeam
kiss at sunset, painting a fiery frozen beauty
at one of the highest elevations at
Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville,
This is my abstract view of a snowy scene I shot
soon after the historic January Blizzard of 2016.
In a winter shorn of snow until the blizzard,
the storm plonked 31 inches of snow on nearby
Allentown in a 24 hour period.
Monday, December 21, 2015
"Hot can be cool, and cool can be hot, and each can be both.
But hot or cool, man, jazz is jazz."
~ Louis Armstrong
Silhouetted hands bring a hot jazz number
to a crescendo in the key of cool in this image,
a portion of a jazzy mural in Easton, Pennsylvania
that I shot on a chilly November day. This is my
artistic interpretation of the mural image.
I captured this cool mural of jazz silhouettes of musicians on the façade of the Hotel Lafayette as they literally paint the town. The mural features the shadows of musicians on keyboard, saxophone, trumpet and other jazz instruments against bright colors.
The mural is an Easton Main Street Initiative public art project created in 2012. It is a gift of the Easton Rotary Service Foundation in memory of Ted Pierce, who was the station manager of WEST radio, an outstanding and devoted citizen. He was a generous benefactor of the Easton community and Easton Rotary Service Foundation, as well as an exemplary journalist and key reporter on the Nuremburg War Crimes Trial for the Armed Forces Network. Pierce left a large amount of money for the Rotary Club to use on Easton-based projects.
The mural was designed and painted on the Fourth Street side of the building by the Freehand Mural Group of Easton.