Showing posts with label selective color. Show all posts
Showing posts with label selective color. Show all posts

Monday, March 26, 2018

No Winter Lasts Forever ...

“No winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn.” 
              ~ Hal Borland
                        ~ 1900-1978
     ~ American author, journalist & naturalist

A beautiful hyacinth at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania droops into the spring snow a day after a snowstorm on the first full day of spring March 21 brought more than a foot of snow to the region.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

No Skating ...

“In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.”
              ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
                    ~ 1803-1882
A midwinter snowfall cascades around the “No Skating” sign at the pond on a February afternoon at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Monday, May 2, 2016

We'll Have Manhattan ...

"...I've a cozy little flat in 
What is known as old Manhattan,
We'll settle down
Right here in town.

... We'll have Manhattan,
the Bronx and Staten Island too ...

The great big city's a wondrous toy
Just made for a girl and boy -
We'll turn Manhattan
Into an isle of joy."
                          ~ "Manhattan"
               ~Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart, 1925
~ A popular song and part of the 
Great American Songbook, often known as
"We'll Have Manhattan" 

An artistic view of beautiful tulips in full
bloom in Lower Manhattan on a gorgeous April day in New York City, settled down in town to turn Manhattan into an isle of joy.   


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Cycle Of The Road ...

"Nothing behind me,
everything ahead of me,
As is ever so on the road."
                    ~ Jack Kerouac
                                ~ 1922-1969
                          ~ "On The Road"
                                   ~ 1957

With a Pennsylvania sundown behind him
and a Jersey road ahead, this motorcyclist
crosses the Riverton-Belvidere Toll Supported
Bridge, which spans the Delaware River.

I shot this on an unusually warm February
evening, the spring like air breathing hope into all of life's possibilities.

The bridge, which opened in 1904, links
Belvidere, New Jersey and Riverton,

Belvidere, one of my very favorite places, is a charming Victorian town located on the banks of
the Pequest and Delaware Rivers.  



Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Whistlin' Dixie ...

"... In Dixie's Land, where I was born in,
early on one frosty mornin'...
I wish I was in Dixie ...
Away, away, away down South in Dixie!"
                              ~ "Dixie" ("Dixie's Land")

Striking up a banjo and fiddle on a sun 
streaked summer's day, this couple fills the air with the sweet sounds of Dixieland.

I loved hearing these wonderful tunes echo 
through Lehigh Parkway, Allentown,
Pennsylvania as I snapped this
candid scene. 

Perhaps they are wistfully thinking of home as
their music makes the summer even sweeter.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Sign Red No Skating ...

"That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet."
             ~ Emily Dickinson

Waxing nostalgic on a quiet winter's day
by the pond at Trexler Memorial Park,
Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Never My Love ...

"What makes you think love will end
When you know that my whole life
depends on you ...
Never my love ..."
                        "Never My Love,"
                               ~ The Association, 1967

The life of the rosebud is intertwined
with that of the rose in full bloom, which colors it with life
on a June day at 
the Malcolm W. Gross Memorial Rose Gardens,
Allentown, Pennsylvania.