Showing posts with label man. Show all posts
Showing posts with label man. Show all posts

Thursday, May 4, 2017

In The Cold Spring Rain ...



“…I’ll go walking through
With the rain in my shoes
Searchin’ for you 
In the cold Kentucky rain …”
                    ~ “Kentucky Rain”
              ~ written by Eddie Rabbitt & Dick Heard
     ~ recorded by the great Elvis Presley
                                                ~ 1970

With a cold spring rain falling lightly on a chilly April afternoon, a man soaks in the quiet beauty as he walks in Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania in this artistic interpretation.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Music Of The Forest ...


"In the forest no tree grows straight.
But they all reach up towards
the light and the goodness in life."
                                          ~ Native American Proverb

As I was walking the trails of Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania
on an October day, I heard the beautiful strains of "Amazing Grace"
floating through the air. I looked up and saw this man playing the 
Gospel hymn on his Native American flute. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Whistlin' Dixie ...



"... In Dixie's Land, where I was born in,
early on one frosty mornin'...
I wish I was in Dixie ...
Away, away, away down South in Dixie!"
                              ~ "Dixie" ("Dixie's Land")

Striking up a banjo and fiddle on a sun 
streaked summer's day, this couple fills the air with the sweet sounds of Dixieland.

I loved hearing these wonderful tunes echo 
through Lehigh Parkway, Allentown,
Pennsylvania as I snapped this
candid scene. 

Perhaps they are wistfully thinking of home as
their music makes the summer even sweeter.






 



Monday, January 26, 2015

Soliloquy With A Friend ...


"The language of friendship
is not words but meanings."
                                ~ Henry David Thoreau
                                                  ~ 1817-1862

A man and his dog enjoy friendship, solitude
and the crisp winter air while running on
the Covered Bridge Trail at Trexler Nature Preserve,
Schnecksville, Pennsylvania. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

On The Delaware ...


"Wrinkles should merely indicate
where smiles have been."
                               ~ Mark Twain
                                                ~ 1835-1910

When I saw this man fishing on 
the Delaware River in Phillipsburg, New Jersey
on an early September evening, I wondered from his
expression what thoughts and memories were
crossing his mind. The man was fishing near
the historic Northampton Street Bridge,
commonly called The Free Bridge, which spans the 
Delaware River between Phillipsburg, New Jersey
and Easton, Pennsylvania. The Free Bridge was completed in 1896 
and survived the damage from massive flooding from
Hurricane Diane in 1955. It undersent a thorough
restoration in 1990. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Silence Is Golden ...


"Silence is golden, but my eyes still see ..."
                                ~ "Silence Is Golden"
                                          ~ The Four Seasons
                                                                      1964

A man takes in the silent beauty of a summer
golden hour at Leaser Lake, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania. 
The lake's namesake is Frederick Leaser, who in
September 1777 with his farm team hauled
The Liberty Bell from Philadelphia to Allentown where it was concealed 
in Zion Reformed Church. His homestead is located one mile
to the north of the lake. 
 

                                                         

Monday, July 28, 2014

Flare For Life ...


"...A million tommorrows
shall all pass away
Ere I forget all the joy
that is mine today."
                       ~ "Today"
                                ~ Randy Sparks
                                    New Christy Minstrels
                                                             1964

A man paddles through a magical like
sunflare during a summer golden hour
at Leaser Lake, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania.
The lake's namesake is Frederick Leaser,
who in September 1777 with his farm team
hauled The Liberty Bell from Philadelphia 
to Allentown where it was concealed
in Zion Reformed Church. His homestead is located
one mile to the north of the lake.

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
                                             1856-1950

 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.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

What's It All About Alfie ...

"What's it all about Alfie...
when you walk let your heart lead the way
and you'll find love any day ...
                                                 "Alfie"
                                                     ~Burt Bacharach & Hal David
                                                                          1966

The image of this man fishing alone at
Wehr's Dam, Orefield, Pennsylvania on a June evening
made me wonder if he could be thinking about his life
as in "What's it all about Alfie ..." 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Groovin' ...


"Groovin' on a Sunday afternoon ...
We'll keep on spending 
sunny days this way ..."
                   ~ "Groovin'"
                                     ~ Young Rascals
                                                       1967

This man seems to enjoy strumming his guitar
and singing on a sunny day in May at Trexler Memorial Park,
Allentown, Pennsylvania in this candid capture. 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Call Waiting ...

You never know what  you'll see on the trail!
This man's parrot waits for him to pay attention to him
instead of the phone in this candid shot taken recently
at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Softly, As I Leave You ...

"Softly, I will leave you softly
For my heart would break
if you should wake
and see me go..."
                                ~ "Softly, As I Leave You"

The image of a man walking yesterday in the freshly fallen snow at
Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania brought to mind
the lyrics to the beautiful 1960s song made popular by singers
such as Bobby Darin.

"Softly, As I Leave You" is a popular Italian song composed by
Giorgio Calabrese and Tony Da Vita translated into
English by Al Shaper.