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.
Thursday, February 1, 2018
“The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.”
~ Pamela Hansford Johnson
The cotton candy, bubblegum pink of a winter sunset brushes the snow sugared Kittatinny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain, and reflects in the Lehigh River on a January evening along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail) at Lehigh Gap.
The Appalachian Trail, a foot path, follows the ridge on both sides of the Lehigh Gap, running 1,245 miles south to Georgia and 930 miles north to Maine. Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.
Monday, May 22, 2017
“Came the spring with all its splendor,
All its birds and blossoms,
All its flowers and leaves and grasses.”
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
~ 1807-1882An artistic view of delightful cherry blossoms that top off an April afternoon with the spirit of spring on North Ott Street near Cedar Creek Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania, where Kwanzan Cherry Trees line the city with splendor with their beautiful but fleeting pink canvas.
There are 46 Japanese Flowering Cherry Trees in the vicinity. The original trees date to the late 1950s and early 1960s.