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

Thursday, September 21, 2017

A Splash Of Dixie ...



“A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.”
                  ~ Eudora Welty
                       ~ 1909-2001
      ~ native of Jackson, Mississippi, 
      winner of The National Book Award 
                  & The Pulitzer Prize
   ~from “The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty”
                           ~ published 1982
It’s a beautiful splash of Dixie as autumn’s evening sun sparkles in a fountain in the Lowcountry of Beaufort County, South Carolina.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Still Gold ...



“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.”
                                    ~ Jim Bishop
                                    ~ 1907-1987
                        ~ American journalist, author &
                              New Jersey native

It’s still gold as the peaceful beauty of an early November afternoon paints itself in a reflection in the Lehigh Canal 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.

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

Monday, August 28, 2017

An Early Fall ...



“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.”
                                   ~ Oscar Wilde
                                          ~ 1854-1900
Beautiful goldenrod sways in the gentle late August breeze, a sure sign of an early fall along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail) at Lehigh Gap on a waning summer afternoon.

In the shadow of the Kittatinny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain, 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 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.

Goldenrod is the state flower of Kentucky (adopted 1926) and Nebraska (adopted 1895) and was recently named the state wildflower of South Carolina.