Wednesday, August 1, 2018
“The summer night is like a perfection of thought.”
~ Wallace Stevens
~ American modernist poet born
in Reading, Pennsylvania
~ Pulitzer Prize Winner for Poetry for his “Collected Poems” in 1955
The warm air melds with the chirping of birds and crickets, the only sounds in the still beauty of a July evening at Schlicher Covered Bridge in summer, my most favorite of seasons.
Schlicher Covered Bridge is an historic wooden covered bridge located in North Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania. It is a 108-foot-long, Burr Truss bridge that crosses the Jordan Creek and was constructed in 1882. It has vertical plank siding and a gable roof. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. It underwent needed renovations a few years ago.
It can be accessed from the Covered Bridge Trail at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
“It was a splendid summer morning and it seemed as if nothing could go wrong.”
~ John Cheever
A stunning summer morning frames the historic beauty of Rex’s Covered Bridge, North Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania in late August.
Though diminutive in size, it’s well-traveled in this picturesque rural area where it crosses the Jordan Creek.
The wooden 150-foot-long Burr Truss bridge was constructed in 1858. It has narrow horizontal siding and a gable roof. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.