Wednesday, August 1, 2018
“The summer night is like a perfection of thought.”
~ Wallace Stevens
~ American modernist poet born
in Reading, Pennsylvania
~ Pulitzer Prize Winner for Poetry for his “Collected Poems” in 1955
The warm air melds with the chirping of birds and crickets, the only sounds in the still beauty of a July evening at Schlicher Covered Bridge in summer, my most favorite of seasons.
Schlicher Covered Bridge is an historic wooden covered bridge located in North Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania. 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. It underwent needed renovations a few years ago.
It can be accessed from the Covered Bridge Trail at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
“Our spring has come at last with the soft laughter of April suns and shadow of April showers.”
~ Byron Caldwell SmithAfter soaring temperatures into the 80s in mid-April spurred it to bloom, my favorite pink magnolia tree still looks beautiful just after a cold spring rain at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.