Showing posts with label september. Show all posts
Showing posts with label september. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

The Zinnia ...


“When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.”
               ~ Georgia O’Keeffe
                         ~ 1887-1986
A beautiful zinnia gushes with color on a late summer evening in early September at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.

Zinnia is a genus of plants of the sunflower tribe within the daisy family. They gush in color, including white, chartreuse, yellow, orange, red purple and lilac. Their tendency to attract butterflies and hummingbirds is seen as desirable. The genus honors German master botanist Johann Gottfried Zinn (1727-1759).

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Fording A Summer Evening ...


“I saw that my life was a vast glowing page and I could do anything I wanted.”
                         ~ Jack Kerouac
                             ~ 1922-1969
As the summer wanes, a couple ford the Jordan Creek by motorcycle on a beautiful early September evening at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania in this selective color shot.

For more than 50 years kids and kids at heart have enjoyed driving through the creek.

The ford at the preserve is one of my very favorite places to be and to photograph.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Young Dreams ...


“Dream no small dreams.”
    ~ Victor Hugo
   ~ 1802-1885
A beautiful Juvenile Red-Tailed Hawk casts its eye across the landscape from a high perch on a late September afternoon kissed by the autumn sun on the Kittatinny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain, along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail) at Lehigh Gap, Slatington, Pennsylvania.

The Lehigh Gap is a crossroads where the Lehigh Gap Nature Center’s trails connect two historic trails – the Appalachian Trail and the D&L Trail.

The Appalachian Trail, a foot path, follows the ridge on both sides of the Lehigh Gap, running 1,245 miles south to Georgia and 930 miles north to Maine. Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.

Background texture by Jai Johnson added for artistic effect.