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.
Monday, April 16, 2018
“Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade.”
~ Charles Dickens
~ 1812-1870The spring melt is on at Geiger’s Covered Bridge as the late March sun melts the snow off the roof a few days after a snowstorm on the first full day of spring March 21 brought more than a foot of snow to the region.
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.
Monday, April 9, 2018
“For the winter is passed. The rain is over and gone. The flowers are springing up. And the time of the singing of the birds has come.”
~ Song of Solomon 2: 11-12
The first breaking bud of the season on my favorite pink magnolia tree shows off its beauty on an early April evening at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.