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.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
"Once upon a time, the world was sweeter than we knew ...
But somehow once upon a time never comes again."
~ "Once Upon A Time"
~ Charles Strouse & Lee Adams
from the 1962 musical "All American"
Harkening back to a simpler, sweeter time,
a beautiful October morning frames the historic beauty
of Rex's Covered Bridge, North Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania.
Though diminutive in size, it's well traveled in this
picturesque rural area where it crosses the Jordan Creek.
Rex's is a wooden, 150-foot-long Burr Truss bridge
constructed in 1858. It has narrow horizontal siding
and a gable roof. It was listed on the National Register
of Historic Places in 1980.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
"The leaves fall, the wind blows,
and the farm country slowly changes
from the summer cottons into
its winter wools."
~ Henry Beston
Chilly November winds whip the waters this weekend
at Leaser Lake, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania, but that doesn't
detract from the beauty of this autumn day
at the lake in the shadow of the northern Blue Mountain Ridge.
Leaser Lake's namesake is Frederick Leaser, who in September 1777
with his farm team hauled The Liberty Bell from Philadelphia
to Allentown where it was concealed in Zion Reformed Church.
His homestead is located one mile north of the lake.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
is that they're more like reading the book then seeing the movie."
The historic Hotel Belvidere, built in 1831, is located in the quaint, scenic town of Belvidere, New Jersey. Belvidere is a charming Victorian town I visited this weekend, located on the banks of the Pequest and Delaware Rivers.
George Washington traveled through Belvidere at 10 a.m. July 26, 1872 when he camped at Morristown.