Showing posts with label frozen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label frozen. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Frozen In Harmony ...


“Music comes from an icicle as it melts, to live again as spring water.”
                    ~ Henry Williamson
                         ~ 1895-1977
            ~ English army officer, naturalist,
                  farmer & ruralist writer

Cascading waters above the Bushkill Creek are frozen in harmony with later winter beauty on a sunlit, early March afternoon at Jacobsburg State Park, which spans between Wind Gap and Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

Jacobsburg offers environmental education programs from the preschool environmental awareness programs to high school level environmental problem solving programs, historical programs, teacher workshops and public interpretive programs. Once the site where the famous Henry Rifle was made, the Jacobsburg National Historic District lies almost entirely within the park. Henry’s Woods offers very scenic hikes and the rest of the center grounds have multi-use trails.

The park surrounds the Bushkill Creek.

The original land for the center was purchased by the Department of Forests and Waters from the City of Easton in 1959. In 1969, additional land was purchased using funds from Project 70. This brought the total land area of the center to its present size of 1,168 acres.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The Icing Over The Creek ...


“Music comes from an icicle as it melts, to live again as spring water.”
       ~ Henry Williamson
         ~ 1895-1977
       ~ English army officer, naturalist,
        farmer & ruralist writer
Icicles seemingly sing with artistic beauty in the sunshine of a winter afternoon, after forming on a fallen tree trunk over the Jordan Creek, in this high contrast monochrome shot I captured on a January day at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Frosted Fire ...



“It is the life of the crystal,
the architect of the flake,
the soul of the sunbeam,
This crisp winter air is full of it.”
       ~ John Burroughs
         ~ 1837-1921
         ~ “Winter Sunshine”
            ~ 1875
The pink hues of a winter’s cotton candy sunset dance among the ice floes in the Jordan Creek on an early February day at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.