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

Monday, July 13, 2020

Water Colors ...


“Life is art, paint your dreams.”
        ~ author unknown
The poetic beauty of an afternoon in summer, my most favorite of seasons, streams through a late June afternoon in Henry’s Woods at Jacobsburg State Park, which spans between Wind Gap and Nazareth, Pennsylvania, in this painterly image.

Jacobsburg offers environmental education programs from the preschool environmental awareness programs to high school level environmental problem solving programs, historical programs, teacher workshops and public interpretive programs. Once the site where the famous Henry Rifle was made, the Jacobsburg National Historic District lies almost entirely within the park. Henry’s Woods offers very scenic hikes and the rest of the center grounds have multi-use trails.

The park surrounds the Bushkill Creek.

The original land for the center was purchased by the Department of Forests and Waters from the City of Easton in 1959. In 1969, additional land was purchased using funds from Project 70. This brought the total land area of the center to its present size of 1,168 acres.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Things Are Looking Up ...


“In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.”
      ~ Aristotle
      ~ 384-322 B.C.
I spotted the sweetest sight of summer – a beautiful white-tailed deer fawn – looking up into the summer sky on a late June afternoon on the grounds of Boulton in Henry’s Woods at Jacobsburg State Park, which spans between Wind Gap and Nazareth, Pennsylvania. This fawn’s twin was grazing nearby.

Boulton was an early American industrial community in the heart of the Jacobsburg National Historic District – once the site where the famous Henry Rifle was made – which lies almost entirely in the park. Henry’s Woods offers very scenic hikes and the rest of the center grounds have multi-use trails.

Jacobsburg State Park offers environmental education programs from the preschool environmental awareness programs to high school level environmental problem solving programs, historical programs, teacher workshops and public interpretive programs.

The park surrounds the Bushkill Creek.

The original land for the center was purchased by the Department of Forests and Waters from the City of Easton in 1959. In 1969, additional land was purchased using funds from Project 70. This brought the total land area of the center to its present size of 1,168 acres.

For more information on the Henry family visit the Jacobsburg Historical Society’s website at http://www.jacobsburghistory.com/.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Freedom Was Born On The Fourth Of July ...



“No other date on the calendar more potently symbolizes all that our nation stands for than the Fourth of July.”
      ~ Mac Thornberry
        ~ born 1958
William McClellan “Mac” Thornberry is an American politician serving as a U.S. Representative from the Texas Panhandle. He has served since 1995, when the House seated its first Republican majority in 40 years, and signed the “Contract with America” authored by then Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Freedom was born on the Fourth of July, and America’s birthday celebration flashes across the night sky in Fourth of July fireworks set off at Dorney Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Happy Birthday, America! Bravo!
How wonderful it would be to have fireworks – and the fire of patriotism – in our hearts every day!