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Monday, November 17, 2014

What A Wonderful World ...


"Yes, I think to myself,
What a wonderful world."
              ~ "What A Wonderful World"
                                          ~Bob Thiele & George David Weiss
                                                         ~performed by Louis Armstrong
                                                                ~ 1967

Seeing this sweet female white-tailed deer fawn
grazing on wild red berries on an October day on 
the Saucon Rail Trail, Hellertown, Pennsylvania
made me stop and think, "what a wonderful world!" 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Little Red Fox ...


"If you tame me, it would be as if 
the sun came to shine on my life."
                  ~ "The Little Prince"
                                ~ 1943
             Antoine de Saint-Exupery
                            ~ 1900-1944  
                          
Beautiful red fox pup peers out from behind the high grass on an October evening at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Candle On Wings ...


"If everyone lit just one little candle,
What a bright world it would be!"
                  ~ "One Little Candle"
                                    ~ George Mysels & Joseph Maloy Roach
                                                                                    1952

A white butterfly illuminates in the evening summer
sun at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.
 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

What's It All About Alfie ...

"What's it all about Alfie...
when you walk let your heart lead the way
and you'll find love any day ...
                                                 "Alfie"
                                                     ~Burt Bacharach & Hal David
                                                                          1966

The image of this man fishing alone at
Wehr's Dam, Orefield, Pennsylvania on a June evening
made me wonder if he could be thinking about his life
as in "What's it all about Alfie ..." 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014

Champagne On A Stem ...


"What is art? It is the response of man's
creative soul to the call of the real."
                  ~ Rabindranath Tagore
                                             1861-1941

Roses may very well be the champagne of flowers.
This beautiful Rainbow Sorbet Rose is captured
in monochrome in June at the Malcolm W. Gross
Memorial Rose Gardens, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Gentle On My Mind ...


"...You're waiting from the backroads
by the rivers of my memories,
ever smilin' 
ever gentle on my mind."
              ~ "Gentle On My Mind," 
                                                         ~ 1967

The words from that wonderful song seem to fill the air
on a May afternoon at Manasses Guth Covered Bridge as it 
crosses the Jordan Creek. The historic wooden covered bridge
in South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania was constructed
in 1858 and rebuilt in 1882. It is a 108 foot long Burr Truss
bridge with vertical siding. It was placed on the National
Register of Historic Places in 1980. 

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Doe In Winter



"How can a deer tell when a leaf falls silent in the forest?
She hears it breathing differently."
                                                                   ~ Richard Bach

Beautiful white-tailed deer doe seemingly poses for a portrait on a winter's day in the park last week. There is snow on her face after eating an apple, a wonderful sight to see!

Monday, January 13, 2014

A Journey Begins ...


"He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star."
                                                             ~ William Blake

Awash in the December sunlight, a leaf reflects as it begins its journey
down the Jordan Creek at Wehr's Covered Bridge Park,
Orefield, Pennsylvania. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

I Dream Of Winter ...


"Faith is the bird that feels the light
when the dawn is still dark." 
                                                     ~ Rabindranath Tagore
                                                                                  ~1861-1941

This Black-capped chickadee was perched on a winter's afternoon
today at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Gilded Canopy



"Autumn ... the year's last, loveliest smile."
                                             ~ William Cullen Bryant
                                                                              ~1794-1878

Gilded autumn leaves create a canopy this morning at one of my favorite spots on the Saucon Rail Trail, Hellertown, Pennsylvania.