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

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.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

River Color ...

“Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.”
               ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
                      ~ 1803-1882
Autumn colors reflect and dance in the Lehigh River on a beautiful October afternoon at Lehigh Gap.

I captured this shot near the Lehigh Gap Bridge, which spans the river 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 Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (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.

The Lehigh Gap Bridge was built in 1930 and rehabilitated in 1984.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Leafing Through An October Morning ...

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
                       ~ L.M. Montgomery
                            ~ 1874-1942
Autumn leaves paint a wonderful essence of the season on a beautiful late October morning at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.