Showing posts with label autumn. Show all posts
Showing posts with label autumn. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Bright-Eyed In Dixie ...



“Wild beasts and birds are by right not the property merely of the people today, but the property of the unborn generations, whose belongings we have no right to squander.”
                           ~ Theodore Roosevelt
                                 ~ 1858-1919
                 ~ Naturalist & Conservationist
  ~ 26th President of the United States of America
                                  ~1901-1909
A double-crested cormorant keeps an eye on the lagoon amid the autumn leaves on a late October afternoon in the beautiful Lowcountry of Beaufort County, South Carolina.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Along These Autumn Days ...



“A beauty lights the fading year …”
              ~ Phebe A. Holder
                ~ “A Song of October”
       in The Queries Magazine, October 1890
Autumn reflects its beauty in the Lehigh Canal on an early November afternoon along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail), Weissport, Pennsylvania, where the trail is positioned between the Lehigh River and Lehigh Canal.

The Kittatinny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain, can be seen in the distance and reflected in the water.

Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Kittatinny's Color Cascade ...



“There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves.”
           ~ author Joe L. Wheeler
                      ~ born 1936
Travelers crossing the Lehigh Gap Bridge are treated to a view of the cascade of autumn color on display on the Kittatinny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain, on a beautiful October afternoon at Lehigh Gap.

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 National Heritage Corridor (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.

The Lehigh Gap Bridge was built in 1930 and rehabilitated in 1984, and spans the Lehigh River.