Showing posts with label fall. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fall. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Gold Leafing ...

“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.”
                  ~ Jim Bishop
                  ~ 1907-1987
    ~ American journalist, author 
                 & New Jersey native
 The gold painted leaves of autumn show off their splendor on a beautiful late October morning at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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.