Showing posts with label march. Show all posts
Showing posts with label march. Show all posts

Monday, April 16, 2018

The Spring Melt ...


“Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade.”
                    ~ Charles Dickens
                            ~ 1812-1870
The spring melt is on at Geiger’s Covered Bridge as the late March sun melts the snow off the roof a few days after a snowstorm on the first full day of spring March 21 brought more than a foot of snow to the region.

Geiger’s Covered Bridge is an historic wooden covered bridge in North Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania. It is a 112-foot-long Burr Truss bridge, constructed in 1860. It has vertical plank siding and an entry portal of stepped square planks. It crosses the Jordan Creek and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. It can be accessed from The Covered Bridge Trail of the Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Serenity In The Spring Snow ...


“Among the hills, when you sit in the cool shade of the white poplars, sharing the peace and serenity of distant fields and meadows – then let your heart say in silence, “God rests in reason.” And when the storm comes, and the mighty wind shakes the forest, and thunder and lightning proclaim the majesty of the sky, – then let your heart say in awe, “God moves in passion.”
              ~ Kahlil Gibran
               ~ 1883-1931
             ~ “The Prophet”
               ~ published 1923
A beautiful white-tailed deer doe grazes at sunset amidst the spring snow at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania a few days after a snowstorm on the first full day of spring March 21 brought more than a foot of snow to the region.

Monday, March 26, 2018

No Winter Lasts Forever ...


“No winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn.” 
              ~ Hal Borland
                        ~ 1900-1978
     ~ American author, journalist & naturalist

A beautiful hyacinth at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania droops into the spring snow a day after a snowstorm on the first full day of spring March 21 brought more than a foot of snow to the region.