Thursday, August 17, 2017
“Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week.”
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It’s a postcard perfect summer Sunday afternoon at the historic Heller-Wagner Grist Mill, located just off the Saucon Rail Trail, Hellertown, Pennsylvania.
The Grist Mill dates back to the 18th century and operated into the 1950s. The Borough of Hellertown took ownership in 1965, and nearly two decades later it was turned over to the Hellertown Historical Society. The Grist Mill is now an historical museum and a portion of it, the Tavern Room, may be rented for private functions.
The Wash House can be seen at right. It is the smallest stone structure overlooking the mill chase and ponds. Built in the 1700s, it most likely served as housing for early millers and their families, along with a portion of the Grist Mill. It is now referred to as The Wash House, because after the construction of the Miller’s House in the 1800’s, it was utilized to wash sacks for the grain and possibly as the family’s wash house.
The Grist Mill grounds also include The Miller’s House, home of the offices of the Hellertown Historical Society; and the 1860 Walnut Street Pony Bridge and a barn across the street.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
“I find my happiness where the sun shines.”
~ Author Unknown
This alligator is just whistlin’ dixie on the sunny side of the lagoon on an October afternoon in the Lowcountry of Beaufort County, South Carolina.
This autumn day was the first time I had the chance to photograph an alligator, and this one lazed in the sun for a very long time!
Monday, February 13, 2017
“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”
~ Henri Matisse
Beautiful flowers pop with color in the window of Fragrant Designs Florist, Belvidere, New Jersey, greeting the town reflected in the window on a rare warm February afternoon just after Valentine’s Day.
Belvidere, one of my very favorite places, is a charming Victorian town on the banks of the Pequest and Delaware Rivers.