Showing posts with label summer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label summer. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

You Rock ...


“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”
    ~ Theodore Roosevelt
       ~ 1858-1919
  ~Naturalist & Conservationist
 ~ 26th President of the United States of America
       ~ 1901-1909

I found this painted rock with the phrase “You Rock” along the Saucon Rail Trail, Hellertown, Pennsylvania, on a beautiful summer afternoon in late August.

This painted rock is likely part of the The Kindness Rocks Project, which was founded by Megan Murphy of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, who wanted to spread encouraging messages to strangers by writing them on rocks she found on the beach. The practice spread and launched similar projects across the United States.

The grassroots project encourages people to leave rocks painted with inspiring messages along the path of life. People are encouraged to take one, share one or add to the pile. You can see just how much impact she’s made when looking up #TheKindnessRocksProject. Learn more about how to join the movement at http://thekindnessrocksproject.com.

“You Rock” is a slang phrase of praise or encouragement conveying “You're awesome (at something)” or “You can do it!”

Monday, August 6, 2018

Raptor In The Grass ...


“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
   ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
    ~ 1803-1882
 A red-tailed hawk peers through the tall summer grass on its hunt for prey on a beautiful late August morning at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Summery ...



“The summer night is like a perfection of thought.”
               ~ Wallace Stevens
                    ~ 1879-1955
     ~ American modernist poet born
               in Reading, Pennsylvania
   ~ Pulitzer Prize Winner for Poetry for his “Collected Poems” in 1955

The warm air melds with the chirping of birds and crickets, the only sounds in the still beauty of a July evening at Schlicher Covered Bridge in summer, my most favorite of seasons.

Schlicher Covered Bridge is an historic wooden covered bridge located in North Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania. It is a 108-foot-long, Burr Truss bridge that crosses the Jordan Creek and was constructed in 1882. It has vertical plank siding and a gable roof. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. It underwent needed renovations a few years ago.

It can be accessed from the Covered Bridge Trail at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.