Showing posts with label light. Show all posts
Showing posts with label light. Show all posts

Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Gilding ...


"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting

and autumn a mosaic of them all."

                                       ~ Stanley Horowitz

 

Some moments are golden, as when this man and his dog enjoy
a sunkissed Indian Summer afternoon on a path decorated with
gilded autumn leaves along the Saucon Rail Trail, Hellertown, Pennsylvania.

 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Wishes On Wings ...



"Hitch your wagon to a star."
                                      ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
                                                        ~ 1803-1882

Star kissed wishes of this sweet mourning dove
dance in the radiance of sunset on a beautiful
April evening at Cedar Creek Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Dreams Come To Light ...



"Like the seeds dreaming beneath the snow
your heart dreams of spring."
                                       ~ Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet"
                                                             ~ 1883-1931

The afternoon sun dances lightly over the snowy
creek after a fresh March snowfall, painting a dreamlike late winter
scene at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Mist Of The Autumn Morn ...


"I saw old autumn in
the misty morn
stand, shadowless like silence,
listening to silence."
                     ~ Thomas Hood
                                  ~ 1799-1845

There is something so very special about the early morning, the
serenity, the quiet beauty. This feeling of a fresh new day is palpable
as the mist rises just after sunrise on a beautiful, chilly October
morning at Wehr's Dam, Orefield, Pennsylvania.

The historic dam, awash with the waters of the Jordan Creek, was built in 1904 
and is the perfect complement  next to Wehr's Covered Bridge, built in 1841. 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Spring Dance ...


"So the darkness shall be the light,
and the stillness the dancing."
                                       ~ T.S. Eliot
                                                      1888-1965

Blossoms of a flowering tree dance
in the evening breeze this spring at
Trexler Memorial Park,
Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Light Rush ...


"Wherever there is light, one can photograph."
                                ~ Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946)

Sunlight dances on the rushing waters of early spring
at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Awakening ...


"When one flower blooms spring awakens everywhere ..."
                                     ~John O'Donohue 
                                                       Irish poet & philosopher
                                                                    (1956-2008)

 Daffodil, Jonquil, Narcissus ... whatever name you choose,
this breaking bud says spring is awakening this weekend at
Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Fire Of The Frost ...



"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
                                   ~ 1837-1921
                               ~ "Winter Sunshine"
                                                    ~ 1875                        
                                     

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.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Winter Inspiration

"Even if I knew that tommorrow the world would go to pieces, 
I would still plant my apple tree."
                                         ~ Martin Luther 

Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church, Allentown, Pennsylvania, is an
inspiring sight in the late day sun on a recent winter afternoon. This
quintessential country church was founded in 1741.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Crystal Blue Persuasion ...


"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. 

 

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Gold Paint


"The substance of painting is light." ~ Andre Derain

The melted snow paints itself across the path in the afternoon sunshine this
week at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Painting Light ...



"There was a time when meadow, grove and stream, 
The earth, and every common sight,
To me did seem
Apparell'd in celestial light,
The glory and the freshness of a dream."
                ~ William Wordsworth
       "Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood"

The autumn sun paints the stream last weekend 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.




Sunday, October 13, 2013

A Dance of Light


I liked this play of light that I saw this weekend in Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Light of Innocence



"It's never too late to have a happy childhood."
                                                                 ~ Tom Robbins

These two sisters were filled with the innocent joy of childhood seeing the ducks earlier this week at Monocacy Park, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Living In The Light


"Love is like a butterfly. It goes where it pleases and pleases wherever it goes."
                                                                          ~ Author Unknown

Yellow butterfly is illuminated in the late summer light this afternoon on the Saucon Rail Trail, Hellertown, Pennsylvania.

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Dance


"I hope you never lose your sense of wonder ... I hope you dance!"
                                                                       ~ Lee Ann Womack

Red Admiral Butterfly dances in the summer light last month.