Showing posts with label december. Show all posts
Showing posts with label december. Show all posts

Monday, June 24, 2019

Cold Creek December ...

“The good Lord willing and the creek don’t rise.”
        ~ “The good Lord willing and the creek don’t rise” is an American slang expression implying strong intentions subject to complete frustration by uncommon but not unforeseeable events. It presumably evokes occasional and unpredictably extreme rainfall in Appalachia, that has historically isolated one rural neighborhood or another temporarily inaccessible on several or many occasions and when most folks in the mountains use this term, that is exactly what they mean.

The cold waters of the Little Lehigh Creek gently flow through Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania on an early December day, as autumn prepares to segue into winter.

Monday, June 17, 2019

December's Supermoon ...

“And who hung the moon in the starry sky
Somebody bigger than you and I …”
            ~ “Somebody Bigger Than You and I”
    ~ written by Johnny Lange, Hy Heath
            & Sonny Burke
   ~ recorded by the great Elvis Presley
             ~ 1967

The Supermoon of December 3, 2017 shines brightly over Cedar Creek Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania, reminding me of the line in my most favorite Gospel hymn, the wonderful “Somebody Bigger Than You and I,” recorded by the great Elvis Presley in 1967.

A Supermoon happens when the full moon coincides with the moon’s closest approach to Earth in its orbit. Supermoons make the moon appear a little brighter and closer than normal.

The term Supermoon has only been used in the past 40 years.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Red-Tailed Winter ...

“Be inspired by your journeys traveled, and the ones yet to come.”
                ~ Sam Clark
A red-tailed hawk strikes a majestic pose against bright blue skies on a blustery December afternoon at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.