Showing posts with label birds. Show all posts
Showing posts with label birds. Show all posts

Monday, June 25, 2018

The Four Musketeers ...

“My heart is like a singing bird.”
                     ~ Christina Rossetti
                                ~ 1830-1894
Four precious young barn swallows peek over their nest in a barn at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania on an August afternoon.

The barn swallow is a bird of open country that normally uses man-made structures to breed. It builds a cup nest from mud pellets in barns or similar structures.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Spring Supper ...

“It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.”
               ~ Aesop
         ~ Born 620 B.C., died 564 B.C.
A Small Green Heron fishes its supper out of the pond on a beautiful spring evening in early June at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Sunset Blue ...

“Summertime is always the best of what might be.”
          ~ Charles Bowden
             ~ journalist
            ~ 1945-2014 
The light of a gorgeous summer sunset illuminates a Great Blue Heron perched atop a spillway at Hopewell Lake on a July evening at French Creek State Park, Elverson, Pennsylvania.

The 7,526 acre park straddles northern Chester County and southern Berks County along French Creek and is located in the Hopewell Big Woods.

Set amidst the old, quaint and picturesque farmland of southeast Pennsylvania, French Creek State Park offers two lakes – Hopewell and Scotts Run – extensive forests and almost 40 miles of hiking trails. Adjacent to the park lies Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site that features a cold-blast furnace restored to its 1830s appearance.

French Creek State Park was chosen by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and its Bureau of State Parks as one of “25 Must-See Pennsylvania State Parks.”