Showing posts with label november. Show all posts
Showing posts with label november. Show all posts

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Nostalgic Change ...




“I love the nostalgic myself. I hope we never lose some of the things of the past.”
                  ~ Walt Disney
                     ~ 1901-1966
My vintage Uncle Sam’s 3 Coin Register Bank is displayed on a swing among the autumn leaves on a beautiful late November afternoon at the Bethlehem Rose Garden, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

This bank was my Dad’s when he was a child, and it eventually became my bank when I was kid, and I love it (I hope he doesn’t want it back now!)

First made in 1907, the Uncle Sam’s 3 Coin Register Banks made their way to many kids and adults from the 1920s-1970s. Once you deposit more than 25 cents into its cash register-shaped slot and pull the lever, the money is locked in and only opens in the front when it reaches $10 and the numbers turn over and read 00.00.

I presented the image in sepia to enhance the nostalgic feel.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Along These Autumn Days ...



“A beauty lights the fading year …”
              ~ Phebe A. Holder
                ~ “A Song of October”
       in The Queries Magazine, October 1890
Autumn reflects its beauty in the Lehigh Canal on an early November afternoon along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail), Weissport, Pennsylvania, where the trail is positioned between the Lehigh River and Lehigh Canal.

The Kittatinny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain, can be seen in the distance and reflected in the water.

Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Still Gold ...



“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.”
                                    ~ Jim Bishop
                                    ~ 1907-1987
                        ~ American journalist, author &
                              New Jersey native

It’s still gold as the peaceful beauty of an early November afternoon paints itself in a reflection in the Lehigh Canal along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail), Weissport, Pennsylvania, where the trail is positioned between the Lehigh River and Lehigh Canal.

Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delware Rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.