Monday, February 18, 2019
“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without words –
And never stops at all.”
~ “Hope Is The Thing With Feathers”
~ Emily Dickinson
Spring – and the hope it brings – was just around the corner when I captured this white feather that landed softly among the brown winter branches on a mid-March afternoon at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania, a reminder that hope is always in the wind and appears where you least expect it.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
“What, I sometimes wonder, would it be like if I lived in a country where winter is a matter of a few chilly days and a few weeks’ rain; where the sun is never far away, and the flowers bloom all year long?”
~ Anna Neagle
Dame Florence Marjorie Wilcox, DBE (Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) known professionally as Anna Neagle, was a popular English stage and film actress, singer and dancer.
The snow covered Geiger’s Covered Bridge paints a peaceful late winter scene on an early March day.
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.
Sunday, January 13, 2019
“Nothing behind me,
Everything ahead of me,
As is ever so on the road.”
~ Jack Kerouac
~ “On The Road”
Standing near the Lehigh Valley Zoo at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania offers a beautiful late winter vista overlooking the historic Schlicher Covered Bridge in North Whitehall Township.
Game Preserve Road runs through the bridge, painting a picturesque rural landscape on a March afternoon.
Schlicher’s is an historic wooden covered bridge. It is a 108-foot-long, Burr Truss bridge that crosses the Jordan Creek and was constructed in 1882. It has vertical plank siding and a gable roof. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, and was closed for a time for needed renovations.