Showing posts with label black & white. Show all posts
Showing posts with label black & white. Show all posts

Monday, March 6, 2017

Hope Is The Thing ...



“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without words –
And never stops at all."
               ~ “Hope Is The Thing With Feathers”
                            ~ Emily Dickinson
                                   ~ 1830-1886

A large white feather that has landed on a tree trunk billows in the breeze on a rare warm February day at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania in this high contrast monochrome shot, a reminder that hope is always in the wind and appears where you may least expect it.


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Sugaring The Kittatinny ...



“He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter.”
                    ~ John Burroughs
                         ~1837-1921
A sugar dusted portion of the Kittattiny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain, stands in majestic silence after a December snowfall on a winter afternoon 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 (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.