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Monday, February 17, 2020

Of Honeysuckle Afternoons ...


“What a pity flowers can utter no sound! A singing rose, a whispering violet, a murmuring honeysuckle – oh what a rare and exquisite miracle would these be!”
        ~ Henry Ward Beecher
         ~ 1813-1877 
Coral Honeysuckle brings a shot of colorful beauty to a beautiful late May afternoon at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Coral Honeysuckle – also known as trumpet honeysuckle or scarlet honeysuckle – is a species of honeysuckle native to the eastern United States.

It can grow in many areas due to its hardiness, and is most often grown as a plant for wildlife. Ruby-throated hummingbirds use it in their natural range, as well as other birds, butterflies and bees. It is also grown as an ornamental for its attractive flowers, especially as a native alternative to the invasive Japanese Honeysuckle.

Though Coral Honeysuckle doesn’t have the heady perfume of Japanese Honeysuckle that I love, it’s still a beautiful sight on an afternoon in spring!

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Bluesy May ...


“The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.”
           ~ Eric Berne
             ~1910 – 1970
        ~American psychiatrist & writer, best known as the creator of Transactional analysis, and as the author of “Games People Play: the Psychology of Human Relations” published in 1964

A beautiful blue jay – sometimes called a jaybird – poses for a portrait while perched on a tree branch on a gorgeous May afternoon at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Monday, November 4, 2019

In My Little Corner Of The World ...


“Oh come along with me
To my little corner of the world
And dream a little dream
In my little corner of the world

Tonight, my love
We’ll share a sweet embrace
We’ll soon forget
There’s any other place

And if you care to stay
In my little corner of the world
Then we can hide away
In my little corner of the world

I always knew
I’d find someone like you
So welcome to
My little corner of the world …”
             “In My Little Corner of the World”
                  ~ recorded by Anita Bryant
                          ~ 1960
An adorable chipmunk views its little corner of the world in spring on a beautiful late May evening at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.