Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
“To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle.”
~ Walt Whitman
A window in the historic Bogert’s Covered Bridge in Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania, perfectly frames the sweetness of spring on a beautiful May evening as the Little Lehigh Creek flows gently beneath the bridge.
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.
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.