Showing posts with label creek. Show all posts
Showing posts with label creek. Show all posts

Thursday, October 11, 2018

And Autumn Comes ...

“Summer ends, and autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night.”
                        ~ Hal Borland
                         ~ 1900-1978
     ~American author, journalist and naturalist
The looming sunset of a late October day reflects the poetic beauty of autumn in the Bushkill Creek in Henry’s Woods at Jacobsburg State Park, which spans between Wind Gap and Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

Jacobsburg offers environmental education programs from the preschool environmental awareness programs to high school level environmental problem solving programs, historical programs, teacher workshops and public interpretive programs. Once the site where the famous Henry Rifle was made, the Jacobsburg National Historic District lies almost entirely within the park. Henry’s Woods offers very scenic hikes and the rest of the center grounds have multi-use trails.

The park surrounds the Bushkill Creek.

The original land for the center was purchased by the Department of Forests and Waters from the City of Easton in 1959. In 1969, additional land was purchased using funds from Project 70. This brought the total land area of the center to its present size of 1,168 acres.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Racing Summer Ford ...

“Roll forth, my song, like the rushing river.”
                              ~ James Clarence Mangan
                                       ~ 1803-1849

A glint of sunset brushes the racing waters as they crescendo soon after a summer storm at the Ford of the Jordan Creek, one of my very favorite places to be and to photograph, at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Silvered Shores ...

“… Silver-white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things …”
                  ~ “My Favorite Things”
      ~ from the 1959 Rodgers & Hammerstein 
           musical "The Sound Of Music"      

A hint of sunset blushes the creek between its silvered shores after a fresh snowfall at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

This beauty will eventually melt into spring, but for now the silver-white winter lingers to paint a quiet, majestic beauty.