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

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Reflections On A Summer Afternoon ...

“Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”
    ~ Henry James
      ~ 1843-1916
The poetic beauty of an afternoon in summer, my most favorite of seasons, reflects on an August day at Leaser Lake, in the shadow of the northern Blue Mountain Ridge, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania.

Leaser Lake’s namesake is Frederick Leaser, an American patriot who in September 1777 with his farm team hauled The Liberty Bell from Philadelphia to Allentown where it was concealed in Zion Reformed Church for protection during the Revolutionary War. His homestead is located one mile north of the lake.

Leaser Lake was built by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission for water-oriented recreation and opened for public use in 1971. Lehigh County leases this area from the state and operates and maintains the park. The land north of the lake was purchased by the county in the early 1970s. It is entirely wooded and is used for nature study and as an addition to the State Game Lands No. 217.

Monday, August 5, 2019

I Remember Mama ...

“There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.”
              ~ George Sand
        ~ pseudonym of Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, French novelist & memoirist
               ~ 1804-1876
It doesn’t get sweeter than this, seeing a beautiful white-tailed deer fawn and its mama doe in a tender moment a gorgeous early August evening in the park – a honey of a summer sight!      

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Winging It ...

“Be inspired by your journeys traveled, and the ones yet to come.”
                  ~ Sam Clark
A Great Blue Heron prepares to take off on a beautiful summer evening in mid-August at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.