Showing posts with label january. Show all posts
Showing posts with label january. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The Sugared Trail ...


“Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Camp out among the grasses and gentians of glacial meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of nature’s darlings. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings, Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees …”
                ~ John Muir
                      ~ 1838-1914
The peace of a beautiful winter afternoon is palpable on a January day along the snow sugared trail of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail) that hugs the Kittatinny Ridge at Lehigh Gap.

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.

Monday, February 19, 2018

The River Wild ...

“Roll forth, my song, like the rushing river.”
             ~ James Clarence Mangan
                  ~ 1803-1849 
The rushing winter rapids of the Lehigh River come to a beautiful crescendo on a January afternoon at Lehigh Gap along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail).

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.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Winter At The Ford ...



“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”
                 ~ Jack Kerouac
                       ~ 1922-1969 
Winter’s quiet beauty paints a simple elegance in this high contrast monochrome shot I captured during a January sunset at the Ford of the Jordan Creek, one of my very favorite places to be and to photograph at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

One January Day ...



“January is here, with eyes that keenly glow,
A frost-mailed warrior striding a steady steed of snow.”
          ~ Edgar Fawcett
             ~ 1847-1904
 A light afternoon snowfall brushes the upper plateau of Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania, painting winter’s quiet beauty on the canvas of one January day.