Showing posts with label tree swallow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tree swallow. Show all posts

Monday, April 30, 2018

Peek Of Blue ...

“The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.”
               ~ J.M. Barrie
                     ~ 1860-1937
                 from “The Little White Bird”
                           ~ 1902
    ~  Barrie is the creator of Peter Pan, who first  appeared in “The Little White Bird”

A beautiful tree swallow – known for its iridescent blue-green color upper parts – peeks out of its nesting box on a May evening at Lehigh Gap Nature Center.

While there are young or eggs in the nest, adult tree swallows frequently dive bomb intruders, including curious humans, and attempt to drive them from the area – I personally know this to be true, and so does my camera!

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 Lehigh Heritage Corridor Trail (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.

Monday, April 2, 2018

I Will Remember Too ...


“I’ll remember you
Long after this endless summer has gone
I’ll be lonely oh so lonely
Living only to remember you …

To your arms someday I’ll return to stay
Till then I will remember too
Every bright star we made wishes upon
Love me always, promise always
Oooh, you’ll remember too
I’ll remember you.”
             ~  “I’ll Remember You”
                   ~ written by Kui Lee, 1964
        ~ recorded by the great Elvis Presley, 1966
 A beautiful tree swallow poses with a seemingly wistful expression, as if to say, “I will remember too” on a beautiful late May afternoon along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail) at Lehigh Gap.

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 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.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Shimmer Of Blue ...



“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild …”
           ~ Stephen King
                         ~ born 1947

A beautiful tree swallow – known for its iridescent blue-green color upper parts – comes out of of its nesting box in early June at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

While there are young or eggs in the nest, adult tree swallows frequently dive bomb intruders, including curious humans, and attempt to drive them from the area – I personally know this to be true, and so does my camera!