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

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.


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sunshine On The Water ...




“Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy, sunshine in my eyes can make me cry.
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely, sunshine almost always makes me high.
If I had a day that I could give you, I’d give to you the day just like today.
If I had a song that I could sing for you, I’d sing a song to make you feel this way …

If I had a tale that I could tell you, I’d tell a tale sure to make you smile.
If I had a wish that I could wish for you, I’d make a wish for sunshine all the while …

Sunshine on the water looks so lovely, sunshine almost always makes me high.”

                 ~ “Sunshine On My Shoulders”
             ~ recorded & co-written by John Denver
                            ~ 1973


The summer was waning but its special beauty still shone through on an early September afternoon when I saw this sunflower bloom gently floating and reflecting in the creek at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Two other sunflower blooms were floating nearby, and John Denver's beautiful  “Sunshine On My Shoulders” immediately sprang to my thoughts, with its wonderful lyrics – isn’t this what we’d all want to give those we love?

Indeed, sunshine on the water looks so lovely.