Sunday, June 3, 2018
“Just as the bird sings and the butterfly soars, because it is his natural characteristic, so the artist works.”
~ Alma Gluck
Though this papillon has orange and black coloring, this is not a tiger, but an Eastern Comma Butterfly.
This beauty alights on an early June afternoon along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail) at Lehigh Gap.
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 Delaware 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.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Monday, August 11, 2014
Monday, August 4, 2014
"Life is like a butterfly, you can chase it,
or you can let it come to you."
~ Ruth Brown
Though he has an intent gaze and orange and black coloring, this is not a tiger, but an Eastern Comma Butterfly.
This beautiful papillon pauses at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania on a summer evening before once again taking flight.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
"Yes, she has them all on the run,
but her heart belongs to just one
Her heart belongs to Tangerine ..."
~ Victor Schertzinger & Johnny Mercer
With beautiful tangerine colored wings, an Eastern Comma Butterfly
rests on a summer day on a bench in Garett D. Wall Park,
Belvidere, New Jersey, a charming and historic town on the
banks of the Pequest and Delaware Rivers.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Monday, November 4, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
"We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever."
~ Carl Sagan
When I saw the sunlight filtering through the wings of these yellow butterflies on a beautiful Indian Summer day this weekend at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania, it reminded me of the 1977 Debby Boone song, "You Light Up My Life."