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

Monday, December 11, 2017

Mountain Moonshine ...



“We ran as if to meet the moon.”
              ~ Robert Frost
                       ~ 1874-1963
 The autumn moon seems to meet the mountain as it rises to shine over the Kittatinny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain, along the Delaware and Lehigh Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail) at Lehigh Gap on a late November evening.

In the shadow of the Kittatinny Ridge, the Lehigh Gap in Slatington, Pennsylvania, is a crossroads where the Lehigh Gap Nature Center’s trails connect two historic trails – the Appalachian Trail and the D&L Trail. 

The Appalachian Trail, a foot path, follows the ridge on both sides of the Lehigh Gap, running 1,245 miles south to Georgia and 930 miles north to Maine. Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Red Steppin' ...



“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
                    ~ Elliott Erwitt
                           ~ photographer
                                 ~born 1928
When I saw the bright pop of red on this fire escape on a late October afternoon in downtown Easton, Pennsylvania, I knew I had to capture it in a photograph!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Nostalgic Change ...




“I love the nostalgic myself. I hope we never lose some of the things of the past.”
                  ~ Walt Disney
                     ~ 1901-1966
My vintage Uncle Sam’s 3 Coin Register Bank is displayed on a swing among the autumn leaves on a beautiful late November afternoon at the Bethlehem Rose Garden, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

This bank was my Dad’s when he was a child, and it eventually became my bank when I was kid, and I love it (I hope he doesn’t want it back now!)

First made in 1907, the Uncle Sam’s 3 Coin Register Banks made their way to many kids and adults from the 1920s-1970s. Once you deposit more than 25 cents into its cash register-shaped slot and pull the lever, the money is locked in and only opens in the front when it reaches $10 and the numbers turn over and read 00.00.

I presented the image in sepia to enhance the nostalgic feel.