Showing posts with label childhood innocence. Show all posts
Showing posts with label childhood innocence. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Halcyon Summer ...




“Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.”
                  ~ George R.R. Martin,
                      ~ born 1948


The innocence of childhood meets the sweetness of a summer afternoon as this little girl, wearing a shirt splashed with the American flag, casts her fishing pole into Leaser Lake, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania, in a scene that paints the essence of halcyon summer days.

Leaser Lake’s namesake is Frederick Leaser, who in Sept 1777 with his farm team hauled The Liberty Bell from Philadelphia to Allentown where it was concealed in Zion Reformed Church. His homestead is located one mile north of the lake.

The lake is in the shadow of the northern Blue Mountain Ridge.


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Shilly-Shally ...



"If you never did you should.
These things are fun. And fun is good."
                   ~ Dr. Seuss
                         (Theodore Seuss Geisel)
                                      ~ 1904-1991 

This sweet little girl could heed these words of Dr. Seuss  as she seems to shilly-shally and dilly-dally over whether to give her hula hoop a whirl in this candid capture on a chilly April day at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania.   


The hula hoop is a toy hoop that is twirled around the waist, limbs or neck. The modern hula hoop
was invented in 1958 by Arthur K. "Spud" Melin and Richard Knerr, but children and adults around the world have played with hoops, twirling, rolling and throwing them throughout history.   

Thursday, August 14, 2014

What, No Tadpoles?


The simple joys that make a child's summer magical are 
captured as this girl tries to catch tadpoles in the Jordan Creek on a summer afternoon
at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Running On Innocence


"No matter what happens, always keep your childhood innocence. It's the most important thing." ~ Federico Fellini

When I saw this little girl running to see the ducks today at Monocacy Park, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, it reminded me of a snapshot of the joy of childhood innocence.