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

Monday, August 12, 2019

Fawns On A Summer Evening ...

“In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.”
         ~ Aristotle
            ~ 384-322 B.C.
It’s always the sweetest sight of summer to see a white-tailed deer fawn, and to see two together is twice the joy!

I captured this shot of brother and sister twin white-spotted fawns on a gorgeous early July evening the park, as sunset was looming and their mama doe stood close by.

The fawn on the left I call Buttons, as I’ve been photographing him since he was a precious fawn, then a sweet button buck and now a beautiful yearling, tossing him many apples, which he loves eating, along the way. His twin sister is with him in this image, though she is usually a bit more shy about posing for the camera.

It’s a true joy and blessing to me personally and as a photographer to watch this these sweet fawns grow.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Reflections On A Summer Afternoon ...

“Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”
    ~ Henry James
      ~ 1843-1916
The poetic beauty of an afternoon in summer, my most favorite of seasons, reflects on an August day at Leaser Lake, in the shadow of the northern Blue Mountain Ridge, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania.

Leaser Lake’s namesake is Frederick Leaser, an American patriot who in September 1777 with his farm team hauled The Liberty Bell from Philadelphia to Allentown where it was concealed in Zion Reformed Church for protection during the Revolutionary War. His homestead is located one mile north of the lake.

Leaser Lake was built by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission for water-oriented recreation and opened for public use in 1971. Lehigh County leases this area from the state and operates and maintains the park. The land north of the lake was purchased by the county in the early 1970s. It is entirely wooded and is used for nature study and as an addition to the State Game Lands No. 217.

Monday, August 5, 2019

I Remember Mama ...

“There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.”
              ~ George Sand
        ~ pseudonym of Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, French novelist & memoirist
               ~ 1804-1876
It doesn’t get sweeter than this, seeing a beautiful white-tailed deer fawn and its mama doe in a tender moment a gorgeous early August evening in the park – a honey of a summer sight!