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

Monday, February 4, 2019

I'll Fly Away ...


“… Just a few more days and then
I’ll fly away
To a land where joys will never end
I’ll fly away …”
           ~ “I’ll Fly Away”
          ~ written by Alfred E. Brumley
        in 1929, published in 1932
  ~ “I’ll Fly Away” has been called the most recorded Gospel song. One of the earliest recordings of the hymn was made by the Selah Jubilee Singers in 1941. It has been recorded by many artists, including George Jones, Johnny Cash and Alan Jackson.

It is a frequently used in worship services by Baptists, Pentecostals, Nazarenes, the Churches of Christ & many Methodists.

I captured this high contrast monochrome shot of milkweed seeds in the October breeze before they fly away on an autumn afternoon at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Man's Best Friend ...


“The dog is the perfect portrait subject. He doesn’t pose. He isn’t aware of the camera.”
                    ~ Peter Demarchelier
                        ~ born 1943
                     ~ French fashion photographer

This beautiful Black Labrador Retriever certainly isn’t striking a pose but is a picture perfect portrait of man’s best friend enjoying a swim in the Bushkill Creek on a beautiful mid-October afternoon in Henry’s Woods at Jacobsburg State Park, which spans between Wind Gap and Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

Jacobsburg offers environmental education programs from the preschool environmental awareness programs to high school level environmental problem solving programs, historical programs, teacher workshops and public interpretive programs. Once the site where the famous Henry Rifle was made, the Jacobsburg National Historic District lies almost entirely within the park. Henry’s Woods offers very scenic hikes and the rest of the center grounds have multi-use trails.

The park surrounds the Bushkill Creek.

The original land for the center was purchased by the Department of Forests and Waters from the City of Easton in 1959. In 1969, additional land was purchased using funds from Project 70. This brought the total land area of the center to its present size of 1,168 acres.

Monday, December 3, 2018

But Memory Is An Autumn Leaf ...


“But memory is an autumn leaf that murmurs a while in the wind and then is heard no more.”
                ~ Kahlil Gibran
                      ~ 1883-1931
Like a fleeting memory, a solitary autumn leaf briefly rests next to the cascading waters of the Bushkill Creek in this long exposure shot I captured on a beautiful late October afternoon in Henry’s Woods at Jacobsburg State Park, which spans between Wind Gap and Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

Jacobsburg offers environmental education programs from the preschool environmental awareness programs to high school level environmental problem solving programs, historical programs, teacher workshops and public interpretive programs. Once the site where the famous Henry Rifle was made, the Jacobsburg National Historic District lies almost entirely within the park. Henry’s Woods offers very scenic hikes and the rest of the center grounds have multi-use trails.

The park surrounds the Bushkill Creek.

The original land for the center was purchased by the Department of Forests and Waters from the City of Easton in 1959. In 1969, additional land was purchased using funds from Project 70. This brought the total land area of the center to its present size of 1,168 acres.