Showing posts with label grass. Show all posts
Showing posts with label grass. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Hope Is A Roving Gypsy ...


“A day comes in the springtime
When Earth puts forth her powers,
Casts off the bounds of winter
And lights him hence with flowers;
And then by marsh and meadow
And by the silvery sea,
Goes up the red-wings’ chorus:
On-caree!

… Hope is a roving gypsy
With laughter on her tongue,
And blue sky and sunshine
Alone, can keep her young;
And year by year she lingers
Under a budding tree
To join the red-wings’ chorus:
On-caree!”
      ~ “The Chorus”
         ~ 1902
       ~ Dora Read Goodale
         ~American poet
         ~ 1866-1953
With an eye looking up to the sky and filled with the hope of spring, a red-winged blackbird basks in the beauty of an early May afternoon nestled in the grass at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.













































Monday, August 6, 2018

Raptor In The Grass ...


“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
   ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
    ~ 1803-1882
 A red-tailed hawk peers through the tall summer grass on its hunt for prey on a beautiful late August morning at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.