Monday, September 25, 2017
“ … Well I said shake, rattle and roll
I said shake, rattle and roll …”
“Shake, Rattle and Roll”
~ written in 1954 by Jesse Stone (1901-1999) under his assumed songwriting name Charles E. Calhoun
~ recorded by the great Elvis Presley
Strolling through Belvidere, New Jersey on a rare warm February afternoon, I came across this cool sign for Dee’s Doos Hair Salon. Elvis Presley sang about “Shake, Rattle and Roll,” but at Dee’s I believe the slogan would be “Cut, Color and Roll!”
Belvidere, one of my very favorite places, is a charming Victorian town located on the banks of the Pequest and Delaware Rivers.
Monday, March 27, 2017
“Music comes from an icicle as it melts, to live again as spring water.”
~ Henry Williamson
~ English army officer, naturalist, farmer & ruralist writer
Cascading waters along the Kittatiny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain, are frozen in harmony in midwinter beauty at Lehigh Gap along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail).
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.
Monday, March 6, 2017
“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without words –
And never stops at all."
~ “Hope Is The Thing With Feathers”
~ Emily Dickinson
A large white feather that has landed on a tree trunk billows in the breeze on a rare warm February day at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania in this high contrast monochrome shot, a reminder that hope is always in the wind and appears where you may least expect it.