Showing posts with label august. Show all posts
Showing posts with label august. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Blooms For Two ...

“Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars, because it is his natural characteristic, so the artist works.”
                     ~ Alma Gluck
                                    ~ 1884-1938

A pair of white butterflies sip nectar on a sweet summer afternoon in late August at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Wild Red ...

"Never look back unless
you are planning to go that way."
                     ~ Henry David Thoreau
                                    ~ 1817-1862

The light of a late August sunset dances around
a wild and beautiful red fox as it peers ahead
in the high grass in the waning summer at
Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Peering Atop The Apple Tree ...

“Don’t sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me,
Anyone else but me, anyone else but me, no, no, no!
Don’t sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me …”

            ~ “Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree 
                  (With Anyone Else But Me)
    ~  Sam H. Stept, composer 
      ~ Lew Brown & Charles Tobias, writers
         ~ A popular song made famous by Glenn Miller & by The Andrews Sisters during World War II. Its lyrics are the words of two young lovers who pledge their fidelity while one of them is away serving in the war. It remained in “Your Hit Parade’s” first place from October 1942 through January 1943, the longest period for a war song to hold first place.

“Don’t sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me” ~ perhaps that’s what this Great White Egret – also known as a Great White Heron – is thinking as it almost seems to be waving while peering from atop an apple tree while on the hunt on an August evening at Cedar Creek Parkway,
Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Majestic Silence ...

"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
                        ~ Ansel Adams
                           ~ 1902-1984                                           
A still and silent, majestic beauty echoes on an early August evening as I looked up to see a sliver of the moon peeking down on a portion of the Kittatinny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain, at Lehigh Gap in this high contrast monochrome shot.

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 Lehigh Heritage Corridor Trail (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.