Showing posts with label october. Show all posts
Showing posts with label october. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Gazing In The Grass ...



“If you tame me, it would be as if the sun came to shine on my life.”
                    ~ “The Little Prince”
                      ~ 1943
                  ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
                         ~ 1900-1944
Beautiful red fox gazes through the autumn grass on an October evening at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Plein Air L'Automne ...



“The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart.”
               ~ George Sand 
~ pseudonym of  Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin 
            ~ French novelist & memoirist
                         ~ 1804-1876
Plein Air painter captures the nature of a warm autumn evening on canvas at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania in this candid capture I shot in early October.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Night Ranger ...



“Everyone should believe in something. I believe I’ll go fishing.”
                      ~ Henry David Thoreau
                          ~ 1817-1862
The colorful sign of the nearby Ranger Rod & Gun Club (Ranger’s Lake), Coplay, Pennsylvania, stands out on an early October evening along the Ironton Rail Trail.

The Ironton Rail Trail loops more than nine miles through Whitehall Township, the Borough of Coplay and North Whitehall Township in Pennsylvania.

The Ironton Railroad was a shortline railroad in Lehigh County. Originally built in 1861 to haul iron ore and limestone to blast furnaces along the Lehigh River, traffic later shifted to carrying Portland Cement when local iron mining declined in the early 20th century. Much of the railroad had already been abandoned when it became part of Conrail in 1976, and the last of its trackage was removed in 1984.

In 1996, Whitehall Township purchased 9.2 miles of the right-of-way from Conrail, transforming it into the Ironton Rail Trail.