Monday, January 28, 2019
“Flowers and butterflies drift in color, illuminating spring.”
~ author unknown
A Red Admiral butterfly alights on a late spring afternoon in early June 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, June 20, 2018
“… Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike
They’ve all come to look for America …”
~ Simon & Garfunkel
Though it’s not the New Jersey Turnpike, cars are headed toward The Garden State as traffic crosses the Delaware River over the historic Northampton Street Bridge, commonly called The Free Bridge, into Phillipsburg, New Jersey from Easton, Pennsylvania on a late spring evening in this high contrast monochrome shot I captured in early June.
The Free Bridge, which spans the two states, was completed in 1896 and survived massive flooding from Hurricane Diane in 1955. It underwent a thorough restoration in 1990 and is one of my very favorite places to photograph.
Monday, June 18, 2018
“Here’s looking at you kid …”
~ Humphrey Bogart to Ingrid Bergman
in the 1942 classic film “Casablanca”
A beautiful white-tailed deer button buck turns to glance across the Jordan Creek as if to say “Here’s looking at you, kid” before leaving to continue his trek through the Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania on a late May evening.