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

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Shoot The Moon ...


“The summer days are gone too soon
You shoot the moon
And miss completely
And now you’re left to face the gloom
The empty room that once smelled sweetly
Of all the flowers you plucked if only
You knew the reason
Why you had to each be lonely
Was it just the season?

Now the fall is here again
You can’t begin to give in
It’s all over

When the snows come rolling through
You’re rolling too with some new lover
Will you think of times you’ve told me
That you knew the reason
Why we had to each be lonely
It was just the season”
   ~ “Shoot The Moon”
  ~ written by Jesse Harris
 ~recorded by Norah Jones
            ~ 2002
~ The track was part of “Come Away With Me,” Jones’ first full-length album that received Grammy Awards for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album, and reached the top of the Billboard 200 chart and several jazz charts.

The moon rises over the Kittatinny Ridge on a warm and beautiful last full weekend of summer, my most favorite of seasons, on a September evening along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail) at Lehigh Gap.

Yes, the summer days are gone too soon!

In the shadow of the Kittatinny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain, the Lehigh Gap in Slatington, Pennsylvania, is a crossroads where the Lehigh Gap Nature Center’s trails connect two historic trails – the Appalachian Trail and the Delaware 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.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Summer's Sweet Au Revoir ...


“One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.”
                     ~ Henry David Thoreau
                         ~ 1817-1862
Sunset sweeps across the Kittatinny Ridge on a warm and beautiful last full weekend of summer, my most favorite of seasons, on a September evening along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail) at Lehigh Gap.

In the shadow of the Kittatinny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain, the Lehigh Gap in Slatington, Pennsylvania, is a crossroads where the Lehigh Gap Nature Center’s trails connect two historic trails – the Appalachian Trail and the Delaware 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.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Play Misty For Me ...


“Look at me
I’m as helpless as a kitten up a tree
And I feel like I’m clinging to a cloud
I can’t understand
I get misty just holding your hand

Walk my way
And a thousand violins begin to play
Or it might be the sound of your hello
That music I hear
I get misty the moment you’re near….”
         ~ “Misty”
~ “Misty” is a jazz standard written in 1954 by pianist Erroll Garner, and lyrics by Johnny Burke were added later. It became the signature song of Johnny Mathis, appearing on his 1959 album “Heavenly.” Artists recording versions include Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra and Sarah Vaughn.
  
“Misty” was part of the soundtrack of the 1971 film “Play Misty For Me,” starring and directed by the wonderful Clint Eastwood in his directorial debut.

The mist rolls through a hillside after a summer rain shower on a steamy early September evening at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.