Showing posts with label waterfowl. Show all posts
Showing posts with label waterfowl. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Summer Swan ...



“Happiness, not in another place but this place … not for another hour, but this hour.”
                        ~ Walt Whitman
                               ~ 1819-1892

A beautiful mute swan glides on the water as sunset knocks on the door of a sweet summer evening along the Saucon Rail Trail, Hellertown, Pennsylvania, perhaps reflecting on the beauty of this sunkissed moment.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

I Hope You Dance ...




“I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

I hope you dance
I hope you dance

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Livin’ might mean takin’ chances, but they’re worth takin’
Lovin’ might be a mistake, but it's worth makin’
Don’t let some hell-bent heart leave you bitter
When you come close to sellin’ out, reconsider
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

I hope you dance
I hope you dance …”

               ~ “I Hope You Dance”
     ~Written by Tia Sillers & Mark Sanders
               ~ Recorded by LeeAnn Womack
                            ~2000                                               
The light of sunset dances on a beautiful mute swan spreading its wings on the chilly waters of Lake Muhlenberg on a November evening at Cedar Creek Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Cuddling As The Clouds Roll By ...



"One touch of nature makes 
the whole world kin."
               ~ William Shakespeare
                                ~ 1564-1616

This female mallard brooding her eight ducklings after a dip in the pond is a sweet sight on a spring evening at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania, as a white feather and reflections of clouds roll by in the water.

Female mallards brood their young regularly, particularly at night, as they easily chill. Brooding also keeps them safe.


         

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Sunset Snuggle ...



"Study nature, love nature,
stay close to nature.
It will never fail you."
                    ~ Frank Lloyd Wright
                                 ~ 1867-1959

The light of an April sunset wraps softly
around these precious goslings as the
baby Canadian Geese snuggle at 
Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.   
 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Painting The Snow Goose ...


"The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white.

Neither need you do anything but be yourself."

                                    ~ Lao Tzu

                                                    ~ died 531 B.C., China

 

A painterly portrait of beautiful snow goose braving the whipping March winds as the sun sets on a late winter day at
Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Coquette ...



  "In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different."

                    ~ Coco Chanel

                         ~1883-1971                                     

Beautiful mute swan strikes a coquettish pose while gliding along Lake Muhlenberg on a sunlit, chilly spring morning at Cedar Creek Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

 

 

                                                              

Monday, June 8, 2015

Love Flows Sweetly ...



"Sweet spring full of sweet days and roses,
a box where sweets compacted lie."
                                             ~ George Herbert
                                                             ~ 1593-1633

Sweet mallard ducklings swim close to their mama
as a June sunset kisses them with light on the pond
at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Monday, June 1, 2015

Love Is All Around ...


"Love is all around me and so the feeling grows
It's written on the wind, it's everywhere I go ..."
                                 ~ "Love Is All Around"
                                          ~ Recorded by The Trogs, 1967

Adorable Canadian Geese goslings form a fuzzy ball of love
as they cuddle in the light of a May sunset at 
Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Swan Of A Spring Morn ...


"The swan, like the soul of a poet,
By the dull world is ill understood."
                   ~ Heinrich Heine
                     ~ 1797-1856
                   ~ "Early Poems - Evening Songs"

Droplets of chilly spring waters cascade across a beautiful mute swan as it glides in the morning sunlight like poetry in motion on Lake Muhlenberg, Cedar Creek Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

He's So Fine ...


"He's so fine, wish he were mine ..."
                       ~ "He's So Fine"
                                      ~ The Chiffons,
                                                         1963

It seems this white domestic duck may have been
impressed with the other duck's splashing antics, thinking, 
"He's so fine!" on a June evening at 
Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Ah, summer love! 

Sweet Life ...


"We're living such a sweet life
Oh what a neat life, making our
dreams come true ..."
                         "Sweet Life"
                                         ~ Paul Davis
                                                       1978

Adorable mallard ducklings are 
just beginning their sweet life in
June at Trexler Memorial Park,
Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Wishes, Hopes and Dreams...


Wishes, hopes and dreams is what came to my mind
when I saw these adorable goslings posing recently
at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Lone Wild Bird ...


The only snow goose I've seen this year at
Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania
poses on an April day.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Love In The Wings ...



Precious Canadian geese goslings nestle in the wings of their
mama on the day before Mother's Day 2014 at
Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Out Here On My Own ...


"Always reaching
For that rising star
To guide me far
And shine me home
Out here on my own."
                ~ "Out Here On My Own"
                              from the 1980 musical film "Fame"

 Canada goose in the windswept waves on a chilly April day
at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.