Sunday, January 19, 2020
“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.”
In the shadow of the northern Blue Mountain Ridge, a frosted, frozen and snow covered Leaser Lake glistens with winter’s artistry as a man walks his dog across the frozen water on a sunny February afternoon in New Tripoli, Pennsylvania in this selective color shot.
I really enjoyed being able to actually walk on the lake and take photos!
Leaser Lake’s namesake is Frederick Leaser, an American patriot who in September 1777 with his farm team hauled The Liberty Bell from Philadelphia to Allentown where it was concealed in Zion Reformed Church for protection during the Revolutionary War. His homestead is located one mile north of the lake.
Leaser Lake was built by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission for water-oriented recreation and opened for public use in 1971. Lehigh County leases this area from the state and operates and maintains the park. The land north of the lake was purchased by the county in the early 1970s. It is entirely wooded and is used for nature study and as an addition to the State Game Lands No. 217.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
"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, July 13, 2015
"People let me tell you 'bout my best friend ..."
~ "Best Friend"
~by Harry Nilsson
~ "Theme Song of The Courtship of Eddie's Father"
A man and his furry first mate set out in a small kayak
on a perfect summer day at Leaser Lake,
in the shadow of the northern Blue Mountain Ridge,
New Tripoli, Pennsylvania.
The sight of this man and his adorable dog - both in life jackets -
brings to life the words of that iconic song, "Best Friend."
Leaser 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 north of the lake.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Saturday, January 25, 2014
"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead.
Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow.
Just walk beside me and be my friend."
~ Albert Camus
A man and his dog walking recently in the freshly fallen snow at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania speaks volumes about
friendship on a quiet winter day.