Showing posts with label trees. Show all posts
Showing posts with label trees. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Until Next Summer ...



“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 trail running through the State Game Lands to Bake Oven Knob, Germansville, Pennsylvania is spun into a summer memory as my most favorite of seasons shows off the last of its sun-dappled beauty on a mid-September afternoon.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Miss Scarlett ...


"How beautifully leaves grow old.
How full of light and color are their last days."
                  ~ John Burroughs
                               ~ 1837-1921

The vibrant scarlet foliage of this beautiful red maple tree is not "Gone With The Wind" on a breezy November afternoon at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Autumn In Dixie ...




“I was born and raised on a Carolina sea island and I carried the sunshine of the low-country, inked in dark gold, on my back and shoulders.”
                     ~ Pat Conroy
                           ~ 1945-2016
                                                                    
Autumn’s colors dance with Spanish Moss in the Dixieland breeze on a sunlit October day in the Lowcountry of Beaufort County, South Carolina.

The Legend of the Spanish Moss
The story says that Gorez Goz, a bearded Spanish villain, journeyed to our shores and spied a beautiful Indian maid. He bought her for a yard of braid and a little bar of soap.

The Indian maid was so afraid of this bearded beast that she fled cover over the hill and glade with him in pursuit. Tiring, she climbed to the top of a tree, with the Spaniard close behind. She dove from the tree to the stream below. The villian’s beard and whiskers became entangled in the branches holding him back while she got away.

Gorez Goz’s life was at a loss, but his beard lives on as dangling Spanish Moss!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Fording A Spring Morn ...


"Joy comes in the morning."
                            ~ Psalm 30:5

God's creation renders a soft spring morning
at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania as an adorable dog splashes at the ford of the Jordan Creek.

This serene image paints why this is one of my
very favorite places to be and to photograph,
and radiates the words of Psalm 30:5, "Joy comes in the morning."

 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

January On The Jordan ...



"I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty
page and I could do anything I wanted."
                            ~ Jack Kerouac
                                ~ 1922-1969

The light of approaching sunset dances and glows on the icy waters of the Jordan Creek at
Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, 
Pennsylvania on a gorgeous winter day.

This view of the flowing creek speaks to
me of following your dreams, possibilities,
and the inspiriting words of Jack Kerouac.

I captured this scene soon after the historic
January Blizzard of 2016. In a winter shorn
of snow until the blizzard, the storm plonked
31 inches of snow on nearby Allentown
in a 24 hour period.     
 

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Flight Into Sunset ...


"Softly the evening came ..."
                                     ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
                                                                 ~ 1807-1882 

 

Canadian Geese fly into a fiery sunset as the evening softly
comes to Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania
on the first day of winter in December 2014.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Jersey Autumntide ...


"Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains,

a torch flung to the trees."

                               ~ author Faith Baldwin

                                                     ~ 1893-1978

 

A beautiful pop of autumn color blazes brightly in the hilly terrain
of historic Phillipsburg, New Jersey overlooking The Northampton Street Bridge
as viewed from across the Delaware River in Easton, Pennsylvania
at a November sunset.

The Northampton Street Bridge - commonly called The Free Bridge - that spans
the states was completed in 1896 and survived massive flooding from
Hurricane Diane in 1955. It underwent a thorough restoration in 1990
and is one of my very favorite places to photograph.

 

                                              

 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Shouldering The October Sky ...


"Quiet thoughts come floating down
And settle softly to the ground
Like golden autumn leaves around my feet
I touched them and they burst apart with sweet memories ..."

                                                ~ "Memories"
                                                            ~ Recorded by the great
                                                                                 Elvis Presley
                                                                                          ~ 1968

A peaceful silence whispers of quiet thoughts and sweet memories 
at a place where the trees seem to shoulder the October sky
at Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania. 



                                                               

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Spring By Heart ...


"It is spring again. The earth is like a child
that knows poems by heart."
                                            ~ Rainer Maria Rilke
                                                                ~ 1875-1926

A boy and his dad flying a colorful kite
in a sunkissed May breeze looks like
spring by heart at Trexler Memorial Park,
Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Sittin' On Top Of The World ...



"Such a feelin's comin' over me
There is wonder in most everything I see
Not a cloud in the sky, got the sun in my eyes
And I won't be surprised if it's a dream...

I'm on the top of the world lookin' down on creation
And the only explanation I can find
Is the love that I've found ever since you've been around
Your love's put me at the top of the world."

                                         ~ "Top Of The World"
                                                ~ recorded by The Carpenters
                                                                          ~ 1972

Take a seat on top of the world
and soak in the autumn vista
on a beautiful October day at
Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.