Wednesday, January 11, 2017
“All human beings are dream beings. Dreaming ties all men together.”
~ Jack Kerouac
The stillness of a late December day standing by a partially frosted Lehigh River at Lehigh Gap is the perfect place for dreaming and reflecting. Always take time to dream!
I captured this high contrast monochrome shot near the Lehigh Gap Bridge, which spans the river in the shadow of the Kittatiny 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 Delaware and Lehigh Heritage Corridor (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.
The Lehigh Gap Bridge was built in 1930 and rehabilitated in 1984.
Monday, February 22, 2016
"Roll forth, my song,
like the rushing river."
~ James Clarence Mangan
Spring rushes its joyful song on the
Delaware River in Belvidere, New Jersey as
a seagull flies in the distance on a rare and warm February breeze.
Chunks of ice are the only trace of the
vanishing winter in my abstract view of the
beautiful scene I shot standing on the Jersey side beneath the Riverton-Belvidere Toll Supported Bridge.
The bridge, which opened in 1904, links
Belvidere, New Jersey and Riverton, Pennsylvania.
Belvidere, one of my very favorite places, is
a charming Victorian town located on the banks
of the Pequest and Delaware Rivers.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Thursday, February 13, 2014
"It is the life of the crystal,
the architect of the flake,
the fire of the frost,
the soul of the sunbeam,
This crisp winter air is full of it."
~ John Burroughs
~ "Winter Sunshine"
An artistic view of leaves frozen in a chunk of ice in January at Wehr's Covered Bridge Park, Orefield, Pennsylvania reminded me of the line penned by John Burroughs.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
"Better get ready to see the light,
Love, love is the answer,
Ooh, ooh and that's all right."
~ "Crystal Blue Persuasion"
Leaves frozen in this chunk of ice recently at Wehr's Covered Bridge Park,
Orefield, Pennsylvania brought to mind the 1969 song originally recorded
by Tommy James and the Shondells, composed by Eddie Gray,
Tommy James and Mike Vale.