Showing posts with label spring fever. Show all posts
Showing posts with label spring fever. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Sunset Snuggle ...



"Study nature, love nature,
stay close to nature.
It will never fail you."
                    ~ Frank Lloyd Wright
                                 ~ 1867-1959

The light of an April sunset wraps softly
around these precious goslings as the
baby Canadian Geese snuggle at 
Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.   
 

Friday, April 1, 2016

Waiting For You ...



"There's nothing half so sweet in life
As love's young dream."
                          ~ Thomas Moore,
                                    Irish poet
                                        ~ 1779-1852

A spring sunset beckons as a bud brushes a
beautiful blossom while it waits for the bud to bloom on my favorite magnolia tree at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Shilly-Shally ...



"If you never did you should.
These things are fun. And fun is good."
                   ~ Dr. Seuss
                         (Theodore Seuss Geisel)
                                      ~ 1904-1991 

This sweet little girl could heed these words of Dr. Seuss  as she seems to shilly-shally and dilly-dally over whether to give her hula hoop a whirl in this candid capture on a chilly April day at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania.   


The hula hoop is a toy hoop that is twirled around the waist, limbs or neck. The modern hula hoop
was invented in 1958 by Arthur K. "Spud" Melin and Richard Knerr, but children and adults around the world have played with hoops, twirling, rolling and throwing them throughout history.   

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Dance Of The Dogwood ...


                               "Legend Of The Dogwood"
                                                ~

At the time of the crucifixion, the dogwood had reached the size of the mighty oak tree. So strong and firm was the wood that it was chosen as the timber for Jesus' cross. 
                                                 
 To be used for such a cruel purpose greatly distressed the dogwood. While nailed upon it, Jesus sensed this, and in his compassion said, “Because of your pity for my suffering, never again shall the dogwood tree grow large enough to be used for a cross. Henceforth, it shall be slender, bent, and twisted, and its blossoms shall be in the form of a cross – two long and two short petals.

"In the center of the outer edge of each petal will be the print of nails. In the center of the flower, stained with blood, will be a crown of thorns so that all who see it will remember." 


Blossoms of a beautiful pink dogwood tree
dance in the May breeze on a sunny spring
afternoon in Allentown, Pennsylvania.





                         


 


    
 








Monday, March 21, 2016

Sittin' Among The Buttercups ...



"... I need you more than anyone darlin'
You know that I have from the start
So build me up buttercup don't break my heart..."
             ~ "Build Me Up Buttercup"
                          ~ The Foundations
                                     ~ 1968  

Framed by buttercups, this groundhog emerges from its burrow by the creek to survey a picture perfect May morning at Trexler Memorial Park, 
Allentown, Pennsylvania.  

 

Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Spring Seeker ...






“It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want – oh you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”

                          ~ Mark Twain
                                      (Samuel Clemens)
                                       ~ 1835-1910  

The rays of a waning winter sunset
brush this sweet robin perched atop
the highest branch of a tree at
Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania
as it dreams of the nearby spring
just around the corner.  


                                                                                                                                                                         


Monday, April 27, 2015

In The Fire Of Spring ...


"May this tenderness cling
When the fire of spring
Is a memory
May you still be my own
When a hundred years have flown ...
Love me tonight."
                                    ~ "Love Me Tonight"
       ~words & music by Don Robertson
         from the film "Fun In Acapulco"
         ~ recorded by the great
                           Elvis Presley, 1963

A beautiful blossom and breaking bud are in tandem in the fire of spring as the April sun sets on my favorite magnolia tree at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.