Showing posts with label golden. Show all posts
Showing posts with label golden. Show all posts

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Still Gold ...

“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.”
                                    ~ Jim Bishop
                                    ~ 1907-1987
                        ~ American journalist, author &
                              New Jersey native

It’s still gold as the peaceful beauty of an early November afternoon paints itself in a reflection in the Lehigh Canal along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail), Weissport, Pennsylvania, where the trail is positioned between the Lehigh River and Lehigh Canal.

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

Monday, August 28, 2017

An Early Fall ...

“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.”
                                   ~ Oscar Wilde
                                          ~ 1854-1900
Beautiful goldenrod sways in the gentle late August breeze, a sure sign of an early fall along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail) at Lehigh Gap on a waning summer afternoon.

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.

Goldenrod is the state flower of Kentucky (adopted 1926) and Nebraska (adopted 1895) and was recently named the state wildflower of South Carolina.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Golden Delicious ...

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."
                              ~ George Eliot
                                           ~ 1819-1880

Autumn's paintbrush strokes a delicious golden 
hue on the trees beneath a cerulean blue sky on a gorgeous November afternoon at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Freedom Is Golden ...

"I believe with all my heart that standing up for America means standing up for the God who has so blessed our land."   
                             ~ Ronald Reagan
                                     ~ 1911-2004
  ~ 40th President of the United States of America
                                     ~ 1981-1989 

A gold rush of beauty gilds the night sky at the 2015 Fourth of July Fireworks set off from
J. Birney Crum Stadium, Allentown, Pennsylvania, illuminating the truth that freedom is golden.

How wonderful it would be to have fireworks - and the fire of patriotism - in our hearts every day!


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Chasing Sunset ...

"Life is no brief candle...
it is a sort of splendid torch ...
make it burn as brightly as possible ..."
                               ~ George Bernard Shaw

 A man on his personal watercraft
chases a summer sunset on the golden
waters of the Delaware River near the
historic Northampton Street Bridge 
(commonly called The Free Bridge)
that spans Phillipsburg, New Jersey
and Easton, Pennsylvania.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Painter's Box ...

"In nature, light creates the color.
In the picture, color creates the light." 
                                  ~ Hans Hofmann
                                            ~ 1880-1966
A window in the historic Bogert's  Covered Bridge, Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania frames a view of the Little Lehigh Creek flowing beneath the bridge today.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Gilded Canopy

"Autumn ... the year's last, loveliest smile."
                                             ~ William Cullen Bryant

Gilded autumn leaves create a canopy this morning at one of my favorite spots on the Saucon Rail Trail, Hellertown, Pennsylvania.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

October Gold

"When the sun has set, no candle can replace it."
                                                                      ~ George R.R. Martin

The October sky  shows its beauty at sunset tonight at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

October At Robin Hood Dell

"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
                                                        ~ L.M. Montgomery, "Anne of Green Gables"

 October's golden light touches Robin Hood Dell at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania  just before sunset today.