Thursday, June 14, 2018
“Praise the bridge that carried you over.”
~ George Colman
A car begins to cross the Glendon Hill Road River Bridge, Easton, Pennsylvania, which carries it over the Lehigh River on a bright and beautiful late spring afternoon that feels like a bridge to summer in this high contrast monochrome shot I captured in early June.
Built circa 1935 and rehabilitated in 2012, this three-span, 357 foot long, riveted steel Pratt through truss bridge carries one lane of traffic and a sidewalk over the Lehigh River and is one of the entrances to Hugh Moore Park, site of a trailhead of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail.)
Hugh Moore Park is a City of Easton park, located between the Lehigh River and the Lehigh Canal. The park was once home to the first industrial park in the United States and is now home to the National Canal Museum, Josiah White II canal boat, and Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor offices.
Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.
Glendon was originally formed as a part of Williams Township, and was incorporated as a borough December 18, 1867.
Thursday, June 7, 2018
You’re the end of the rainbow
My pot of gold
You’re daddy’s little girl to have and hold
A precious gem is what you are
You’re mommy’s bright and shining star
You’re the spirit of Christmas
My star on the tree
You’re the Easter Bunny to mommy and me
You’re everything nice
And you’re daddy’s little girl.”
~ “Daddy’s Little Girl”
~ lyrics & music written by
Robert Burke & Horace Gerlach
Robert Burke & Horace Gerlach
~ recorded by the wonderful Al Martino
To create this image I photographed the cover of Al Martino’s 1967 album “Daddy’s Little Girl” and blended it with “The Heart of Summer,” a photo I took a half century later in July 2017 of the heart of summer within the heart of summer … a father teaching his little girl to ride a bicycle on a gorgeous afternoon on the Saucon Rail Trail, Hellertown, Pennsylvania, such a sweet sight I was lucky to capture and showcase in sepia to enhance the nostalgic feel.
And that Al Martino album cover? I have it and the record itself, it’s something my parents played many times when I was growing up as I listened from my playpen!
Thursday, May 31, 2018
“What a pity flowers can utter no sound! A singing rose, a whispering violet, a murmuring honeysuckle – oh what a rare and exquisite miracle would these be!”
~ Henry Ward Beecher
I love the heady perfume of Japanese Honeysuckle in bloom! I captured this shot in the late day sun of May at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.
When the day draws to a close, the scent of honeysuckle joins with the natural chorus of spring peepers and the call of the whip-poor-will for spring perfection!
Japanese honeysuckle flowers are edible to humans and appreciated for their sweet-tasting nectar. The flowers can also be a significant source of food for deer, rabbits, hummingbirds, and other wildlife.