Showing posts with label february. Show all posts
Showing posts with label february. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

No Skating ...

“In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.”
              ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
                    ~ 1803-1882
A midwinter snowfall cascades around the “No Skating” sign at the pond on a February afternoon at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Whitetails In The Winter Mist ...

“I please myself with the graces of the winter scenery, and believe that we are as much touched by it as by the genial influences of summer.”
                      ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
                                ~ 1803-1882

Four beautiful white-tailed deer does show off their whitetails in the winter mist as a light rain falls in the late afternoon in the park.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Buck In The Falling Snow ...

“… I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief …
For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”

           ~ “The Peace of Wild Things”
                   ~ Wendell Berry
                        ~ born 1934
         ~ American novelist, poet, environmental activist, cultural critic & farmer

A beautiful four point white-tailed deer buck strikes a majestic pose as a peaceful hush sweeps across the field as a midwinter snowfall begins cascading from the sky in this high contrast monochrome shot I captured in the park in the late afternoon of a February day.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Chickadee's Winter Reverie ...

“Our love is a dream, but in my reverie
I can see that this love was meant for me …

My dreams are as worthless as tin to me
Without you, life will never begin to be
So love me as I love you in my reverie
Make my dreams a reality, let’s dispense with formality
Come to me in my reverie …”
               ~ “My Reverie”
      ~ 1938 popular song, lyrics by Larry Clinton, melody based on 1890 piano piece “Reverie” by French classical composer Claude Debussy
        ~ recorded by artists including Bing Crosby, Glenn Miller, Eddie Duchin, Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughn & Ella Fitzgerald

Sweet Black-capped Chickadee seems to be in its own winter reverie on a rare warm February day at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

This North American songbird is the symbol of Massachusetts, Maine and New Brunswick, Canada.