Monday, March 30, 2020
“Why is the summer mist romantic and the autumn mist just sad?”
~ Dorothy Gladys “Dodie” Smith
~ from “I Capture the Castle”
~ published 1948
Evoking a beguiling sense of mystery, the summer mist rises from the Little Lehigh Creek under Bogert’s Covered Bridge on a warm late August evening at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Bogert’s Covered Bridge spans 145 feet over the Little Lehigh Creek.
Built in 1841, its history traces back to the mid-1700s when the Bogert family moved into a log cabin next to the future site of the bridge. It is the oldest covered bridge in Lehigh County and among the oldest in the country. It is open only to pedestrian and bicycle traffic, as well as the occasional rider on horseback.
Bogert’s Covered Bridge is a wooden Burr Truss bridge with vertical plank siding and a gable roof. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
Sunday, January 19, 2020
“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.”
In the shadow of the northern Blue Mountain Ridge, a frosted, frozen and snow covered Leaser Lake glistens with winter’s artistry as a man walks his dog across the frozen water on a sunny February afternoon in New Tripoli, Pennsylvania in this selective color shot.
I really enjoyed being able to actually walk on the lake and take photos!
Leaser Lake’s namesake is Frederick Leaser, an American patriot who in September 1777 with his farm team hauled The Liberty Bell from Philadelphia to Allentown where it was concealed in Zion Reformed Church for protection during the Revolutionary War. His homestead is located one mile north of the lake.
Leaser Lake was built by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission for water-oriented recreation and opened for public use in 1971. Lehigh County leases this area from the state and operates and maintains the park. The land north of the lake was purchased by the county in the early 1970s. It is entirely wooded and is used for nature study and as an addition to the State Game Lands No. 217.
Thursday, January 2, 2020
“If you are not filled with overflowing love, compassion and goodwill for all creatures living wild in nature, you will never know true happiness.”
~ Paul Oxton
~ founder & director of
Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation
My favorite white-tailed deer doe enjoys an apple on a beautiful late April evening in the park in this selective color shot.
I’ve been blessed to photograph this doe and her fawns since 2012, and it’s a true joy to me personally and as a photographer.