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

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Easy, Breezy Butterfly ...



“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”
                  ~ Confucius
                        ~ 551 BC-479 BC
A sweet white butterfly alights on a flower during a breezy, beautiful late September afternoon along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail) at Lehigh Gap.

In the shadow of the Kittatinny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain, 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, January 18, 2018

Lights Across The Delaware ...



“Sometimes I do get to places just as God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.”      
           ~ Ansel Adams
                  ~ 1902-1984
As an October sundown closes a beautiful autumn day, the historic Northampton Street Bridge, commonly called the Free Bridge, lights up across the Delaware River looking toward Phillipsburg, New Jersey from Delaware Canal State Park, Easton, Pennsylvania near the Forks of the Delaware Trailhead of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail).

The Delaware River Toll Bridge can be seen behind The Free Bridge, which spans the two states, was completed in 1896 and survived massive flooding from Hurricane Diane in 1955. It underwent a thorough restoration in 1990 and is one of my very favorite places to photograph.

Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

October's Party ...



“October gave a party; the leaves by hundreds came –
The chestnuts, oaks and maples,
And leaves of every name.
The sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band …”
              ~ “October’s Party”
                       ~ George Cooper
                             ~ 1840-1927
October gives a party as the morning sun shines on an autumn in full bloom on a beautiful late October day at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.