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

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Green On Greens ...

“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.”
                    ~ Pedro Calderon de la Barca
                           ~ 1600-1681
A small green heron is perched in a tree overlooking the pond on a warm July evening at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Doe's Summer Portrait ...

“Color is descriptive. Black and white is interpretive.”
             ~ Elliott Erwitt
                ~ photographer
             ~ born 1928
Leaves softly frame the face of my favorite white-tailed deer doe as she peeks out of the trees in this black and white portrait I shot in the late afternoon of a mid-August day in the park.

I’ve been blessed to photograph this doe and her fawns since 2012, and it’s a true joy to me personally and as a photographer.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Shoot The Moon ...

“The summer days are gone too soon
You shoot the moon
And miss completely
And now you’re left to face the gloom
The empty room that once smelled sweetly
Of all the flowers you plucked if only
You knew the reason
Why you had to each be lonely
Was it just the season?

Now the fall is here again
You can’t begin to give in
It’s all over

When the snows come rolling through
You’re rolling too with some new lover
Will you think of times you’ve told me
That you knew the reason
Why we had to each be lonely
It was just the season”
   ~ “Shoot The Moon”
  ~ written by Jesse Harris
 ~recorded by Norah Jones
            ~ 2002
~ The track was part of “Come Away With Me,” Jones’ first full-length album that received Grammy Awards for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album, and reached the top of the Billboard 200 chart and several jazz charts.

The moon rises over the Kittatinny Ridge on a warm and beautiful last full weekend of summer, my most favorite of seasons, on a September evening along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail) at Lehigh Gap.

Yes, the summer days are gone too soon!

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.