Showing posts with label sentimental. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sentimental. Show all posts

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Daddy's Little Girl ...

“And you’re daddy’s little girl
You’re the end of the rainbow
My pot of gold
You’re daddy’s little girl to have and hold
A precious gem is what you are
You’re mommy’s bright and shining star
You’re the spirit of Christmas
My star on the tree
You’re the Easter Bunny to mommy and me
You’re sugar
You’re spice
You’re everything nice
And you’re daddy’s little girl.”
            ~ “Daddy’s Little Girl”
         ~ lyrics & music written by
          Robert Burke & Horace Gerlach
                               ~ 1906
         ~ recorded by the wonderful Al Martino
                              ~ 1967
To create this image I photographed the cover of Al Martino’s 1967 album “Daddy’s Little Girl” and blended it with “The Heart of Summer,” a photo I took a half century later in July 2017 of the heart of summer within the heart of summer … a father teaching his little girl to ride a bicycle on a gorgeous afternoon on the Saucon Rail Trail, Hellertown, Pennsylvania, such a sweet sight I was lucky to capture and showcase in sepia to enhance the nostalgic feel.

And that Al Martino album cover? I have it and the record itself, it’s something my parents played many times when I was growing up as I listened from my playpen!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Ballad Of Autumn Video ...

The legendary Bobby Darin's beautiful version
of the wistful "Try To Remember" from the
1960 musical "The Fantasticks" sets the mood
for this celebration of autumn showcased in
my original photos.

My greatest joy as a photographer is harmonizing
my favorite original photos to music to create a
lingering snapshot of the season. Enjoy!

Also on my YouTube channel at


Monday, December 7, 2015

The Christmas Wish ...

"For it is good to be children sometimes,

and never better than at Christmas,

when its mighty Founder was a child Himself."

                                            ~ Charles Dickens

                                                                 ~ 1812-1870

                                                                     ~"A Christmas Carol"

                                                          ~published December 19, 1843

Remember thinking about your Christmas wish list for Santa Claus?
This little girl's expression in this candid shot suggests she's doing just that as she rides
the Christmas Train - not to the North Pole, but through the rolling
Pennsylvania countryside.

Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves also
boarded the festive train in early December on the 
WK&S (Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern, Inc.) Railroad, Kempton, Pennsylvania.

The Hawk Mountain Line takes a scenic ride of six-and-a-half miles, on track
of the old Reading  Railroad, running along the Ontelaunee Creek, through
the farms and woods of Berks and Lehigh Counties.



Thursday, October 15, 2015

Morning Reverie ...

"Flowing water is at once a picture and a music,
which causes to flow at the same time from my brain,
like a limpid and murmuring rivulet, sweet thoughts,
charming reveries, and melancholy remembrances."
                                                ~ Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr
                                                                ~ 1808-1890

The waters of the Monocacy Creek spill like memories between the 
morning sun and shadows dancing on the dam - commonly called 
Monocacy Falls - on a beautiful October day at Monocacy Park,
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in this high contrast monochrome shot.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Path To Remembrance...

"When it hurts to look back,
And you are afraid to look forward,
Look beside you ...
I will be there."
                             ~ Anonymous

Sentimental thoughts swirl amidst
a fresh March snowfall on my favorite path
at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Sunday, December 28, 2014

I'll Remember You ...

"I'll remember you ...
To your arms someday I'll return to stay...
Love me always, promise always
Oooh, you'll remember too,
I'll remember you."
                "I'll Remember You"
                   ~ written by Kui Lee, 1964
            ~ recorded by Elvis Presley, 1966

Flares of a December sunset over a field
in Orefield, Pennsylvania echo in my mind
like the beautiful song "I'll Remember You,"
written by Kui Lee in 1964 and recorded by
the great Elvis Presley in 1966. 


Monday, November 10, 2014

Touching In Time ...

"If the hands of time were
hands that I could hold ...

Hand in hand we'd choose
the moments that should last ...

Until the hands of time would choose
to wave goodbye."
                                    "The Hands of Time"
                                               ("Brian' s Song)
                                          ~ Music by Michael Legrand
                                                 Lyrics by Marilyn & Alan Bergman 

Autumn leaves touch momentarily in the 
crest of the Little Lehigh Creek on an October morning
at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania in this
long exposure capture.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

I Will Remember You ...

"I will remember you
will you remember me?
Don't let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories." 
                       ~ Sarah McLaughlin, 1995

This dandelion puff on a May evening 
at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania
brought to mind that wonderful song. 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Snapshot ...

"So gather moments while you may
Collect the dreams you dream today
Remember, will you remember
The times of your life?"
                                        ~ "Times of Your Life"
                                                              ~ Paul Anka

When I snapped this candid shot recently at Trexler Memorial Park,
Allentown, Pennsylvania, it reminded me of Paul Anka's 1975 song
used as the theme of Kodak commercials.


Friday, November 22, 2013

Sentimental Journey ...

" God  gave us memories so that we may have roses in December."
                                                              ~ James Barrie

Seeing this rose petal nestled in the leaves at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania recently reminded me of the beautiful, sentimental words of James Barrie.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Falling Tears ...

"But I miss you most of all my darling, when autumn leaves start to fall ..."

~ "Autumn Leaves," French lyrics by Jacques Prevert, English lyrics by Johnny Mercer,
Music by Joseph Kosma, 1946.

Raindrops that looked like tears lingered on this leaf after the sun appeared this weekend at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania, reminding me of this line from the 1946 classic, "Autumn Leaves."

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Memories By Magnolia

"Memory believes before knowing remembers."
                                                                      ~ William Faulkner
A magnolia tree flower blooms in sepia in April at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.