Showing posts with label candid. Show all posts
Showing posts with label candid. Show all posts

Thursday, April 5, 2018

A Touch of Bluebells ...


“A fine and subtle spirit dwells
In every little flower,
Each one its own sweet feeling breathes
With more or less of power.
There is a silent eloquence
In every wild bluebell
That fills my softened heart with bliss
That words could never tell …

But when I looked upon the bank
My wandering glances fell
Upon a little trembling flower,
A single sweet bluebell …

O, that lone flower recalled to me
My happy childhood’s hours
When bluebells seemed like fairy gifts
A prize among the flowers,

Those sunny days of merriment
When heart and soul were free,
And when I dwelt with kindred hearts
That loved and cared for me …”
        ~ “The Bluebell”
             ~Anne Bronte
               ~ 1820-1849

This little girl touches the beguiling bluebells blooming in early April near the banks of the Swabia Creek at Lock Ridge Park and Furnace Museum, Alburtis, Pennsylvania in this candid capture.

The blooming of the multitude of Lock Ridge bluebells – also called grape hyacinth – is a clarion call of spring in the Lehigh Valley, drawing many people to photograph and glimpse their beauty in the span of the few weeks they bloom.

Lock Ridge Park is a park built around an historic iron ore blast furnace just outside Alburtis, Pennsylvania in the Lehigh Valley. The park preserves portions of the former Lock Ridge Iron Works, which dates back to 1868. The 59-acre park was opened in August 1976.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Sunday Stroll In Cherry Blossom Time ...


“Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers, but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms.”
            ~ Ikkyu
               ~ 1394-1481
The romance of spring billows in the breeze as a couple enjoys a Sunday stroll in cherry blossom time on a late April evening on the upper plateau of Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Plein Air L'Automne ...



“The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart.”
               ~ George Sand 
~ pseudonym of  Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin 
            ~ French novelist & memoirist
                         ~ 1804-1876
Plein Air painter captures the nature of a warm autumn evening on canvas at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania in this candid capture I shot in early October.