Showing posts with label bridge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bridge. Show all posts

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.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Patriotic Pony Bridge ...



 “Be in love with your life. Every minute of it.”
                    ~ Jack Kerouac
                           ~ 1922-1969
 A man walks his dog across the historic and patriotically festooned 1860 Walnut Street Pony Bridge on a beautiful summer afternoon, painting a picture of the simple joys of life, and a reminder to enjoy every minute of it.

The bridge, built in 1860, is the last remaining cast and wrought iron bridge in North America. It is located on the grounds of the historic Heller-Wagner Grist Mill, just off the Saucon Rail Trail in Hellertown, Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Trimmed In Twilight ...


"Sweet memories of ... twilights trimmed in purple haze
And laughing eyes and simple ways
And quiet nights and gentle days with you
Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind ..."

                                        ~ "Memories"
                                                             ~ recorded by the great Elvis Presley
                                                                                      ~ 1968

Twilight trims the spring sky over Easton, Pennsylvania
as viewed from across the Delaware River in Phillipsburg, New Jersey
next to the historic Northampton Street Bridge, commonly called
The Free Bridge.
The bridge that spans the states was completed in 1896 and
survived massive flooding from Hurricane Diane in 1955. 
It underwent a thorough restoration in 1990 and is one of my
very favorite places to photograph.

                                         

                

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Spring At Geiger's Covered Bridge ...




"On the first warm day in May
I hope you'll come a-callin' ...
We'll climb the hill ...
where all is still ..."
                                    ~ "The First Warm Day In May"
                                                   ~ recorded by Rosemary Clooney
                                                                            ~ 1952

A sun dappled afternoon at Geiger's Covered Bridge is the perfect
place to spend the first warm day in May. This is one of my very favorite
places to be and to photograph. There's a simple beauty and tranquility here 
in the stillness and I love to capture that essence in my photography. 

Geiger's is an historic wooden covered bridge in North Whitehall Township,
Pennsylvania. It is a 112-foot-long Burr Truss bridge, constructed in 1860.
It has vertical plank siding and an entry portal of stepped square planks.
It crosses the Jordan Creek and was listed on the National Register 
of Historic Places in 1980. It can be accessed from The Covered Bridge Trail
of Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Winterlude At Robin Hood Dell ...


"In art, the hand can never execute anything higher
than the heart can imagine."
                                           ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
                                                                1803-1882

Rays of the golden hour before a winter sunset
paint the tranquil, snow tinged waters of
the Little Lehigh Creek at Robin Hood Dell,
Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Bridging Sunset ...


"Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we
pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses,
which paint the world their own hue, and each shows
us only what lies in its own focus."
                                  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson 
                                                            ~1803-1882

Sunset hues begin to steal across the summer sky
over Easton, Pennsylvania as viewed from across
the Delaware River in Phillipsburg, New Jersey next to the historic Northampton Street Bridge, commonly called The Free Bridge.

The bridge that spans the states was completed
in 1896 and survived damage from massive flooding from Hurricane Diane in 1955. It underwent a thorough restoration in 1990.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Gentle On My Mind ...


"...You're waiting from the backroads
by the rivers of my memories,
ever smilin' 
ever gentle on my mind."
              ~ "Gentle On My Mind," 
                                                         ~ 1967

The words from that wonderful song seem to fill the air
on a May afternoon at Manasses Guth Covered Bridge as it 
crosses the Jordan Creek. The historic wooden covered bridge
in South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania was constructed
in 1858 and rebuilt in 1882. It is a 108 foot long Burr Truss
bridge with vertical siding. It was placed on the National
Register of Historic Places in 1980. 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Good Morning, Robin Hood Dell


"For in the dew of little things
the heart finds morning 
and is refreshed."
                          ~ Kahlil Gibran

A beautiful April morning at Robin Hood Dell, Lehigh Parkway,
Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Winter At Robin Hood Dell


"On earth, there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it."
                                                                                      ~ Jules Renard

Robin Hood Dell, one of my favorite spots in Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania,
after a fresh snowfall last week.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Autumnscape

"I loved autumn, the one season of the year that
God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it."
                                                        ~ Lee Maynard


I saw this picturesque scene on an autumn morning
a few weeks ago  just off the Saucon Rail Trail, Hellertown, Pennsylvania. 






Saturday, October 26, 2013

October At Robin Hood Dell



"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
                                                        ~ L.M. Montgomery, "Anne of Green Gables"

 October's golden light touches Robin Hood Dell at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania  just before sunset today.




Friday, August 16, 2013

Bridges In Tandem ...

A view of the historic Northampton Street Bridge, commonly called The Free Bridge, with the Delaware River Toll Bridge in the background. Both span the Delaware River between Easton, Pennsylvania and Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The Free Bridge was completed in 1896 and survived the damage from massive flooding from Hurricane Diane in 1955. It underwent a thorough restoration in 1990.