Showing posts with label snowfall. Show all posts
Showing posts with label snowfall. Show all posts

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.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Buck In The Falling Snow ...

“… I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief …
For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”

           ~ “The Peace of Wild Things”
                   ~ Wendell Berry
                        ~ born 1934
         ~ American novelist, poet, environmental activist, cultural critic & farmer

A beautiful four point white-tailed deer buck strikes a majestic pose as a peaceful hush sweeps across the field as a midwinter snowfall begins cascading from the sky in this high contrast monochrome shot I captured in the park in the late afternoon of a February day.











Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Winter White ...



“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
                  ~Lewis Carroll
                        ~ 1832-1898
                  ~  “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”
                                 ~ 1865
                                      &
                   “Through The Looking Glass”
                               ~ 1871 
The first snowfall of the season gently wraps the landscape in the beauty of winter white at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania as sunset draws near. Though the first snow fell December 9, 2017, a few weeks before the official beginning of winter, it blanketed the late autumn day with hushed winter beauty.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

The First Snowfall ...



“Oh the first snowfall of the winter
Was a day that we all waited for …

Oh the first snowfall of the winter
Jingle bells wove their spells ever dear
Under wintry skies of gray
It was snowing hard all day
And it showed no signs of stoppin …

On the first snowfall of the winter
Oh, that first snowfall of the year …”
          ~ “The First Snowfall”
                   ~ written by 
       Paul Francis Webster & Sonny Burke
  ~ recorded by the wonderful Bing Crosby
                 on November 22, 1955
~ Crosby was the first popular singer
                  to record Christmas songs.
 All is quiet as the snow softly continues to fall as sunset draws near during the first snowfall of the season at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Though the first snow fell December 9, 2017, a few weeks before the official beginning of winter, it blanketed the late autumn landscape with the hushed beauty of winter.