Showing posts with label shimmer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label shimmer. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Shimmer Of Blue ...



“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild …”
           ~ Stephen King
                         ~ born 1947

A beautiful tree swallow – known for its iridescent blue-green color upper parts – comes out of of its nesting box in early June at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

While there are young or eggs in the nest, adult tree swallows frequently dive bomb intruders, including curious humans, and attempt to drive them from the area – I personally know this to be true, and so does my camera!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Saturday Night Lights ...



"When I admire the wonders of a sunset
or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands
in the worship of the creator."
                                                       ~ Mahatma Gandhi
                                                                           ~ 1869-1948

A stunning  summer sunset echoes and shimmers on a Saturday evening across
Leaser Lake in the shadow of the northern Blue Mountain Ridge,
New Tripoli, Pennsylvania.

The 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. 



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Bridging Twilight ...


"Twilight drops her curtain down and pins it with a star."
                                              ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery
                                                                          1874-1942

Twilight begins to steal across the waning summer sky
like a painter of dreams over Easton, Pennsylvania as viewed from across
the Delaware River in Phillipsburg, New Jersey next to the historic
Northampton Street Bridge, commonly called The Free Bridge.
The bridge that spans the states was completed in 1896 and
survived damage from massive flooding from Hurricane Diane
in 1955. It underwent a thorough restoration in 1990, and is one of my very
favorite places to photograph.
 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Silence Is Golden ...


"Silence is golden, but my eyes still see ..."
                                ~ "Silence Is Golden"
                                          ~ The Four Seasons
                                                                      1964

A man takes in the silent beauty of a summer
golden hour at Leaser Lake, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania. 
The 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
to the north of the lake.