Showing posts with label winter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label winter. Show all posts

Monday, February 19, 2018

The River Wild ...

“Roll forth, my song, like the rushing river.”
             ~ James Clarence Mangan
                  ~ 1803-1849 
The rushing winter rapids of the Lehigh River come to a beautiful crescendo on a January afternoon at Lehigh Gap along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail).

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.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Cotton Candy On The Kittatinny ...



“The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.”
                  ~ Pamela Hansford Johnson
                          ~ 1912-1981
The cotton candy, bubblegum pink of a winter sunset brushes the snow sugared Kittatinny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain, and reflects in the Lehigh River on a January evening along the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail) at Lehigh Gap.

In the shadow of the Kittatinny Ridge, 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.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Chickadee's Winter Reverie ...



“Our love is a dream, but in my reverie
I can see that this love was meant for me …

My dreams are as worthless as tin to me
Without you, life will never begin to be
So love me as I love you in my reverie
Make my dreams a reality, let’s dispense with formality
Come to me in my reverie …”
               ~ “My Reverie”
      ~ 1938 popular song, lyrics by Larry Clinton, melody based on 1890 piano piece “Reverie” by French classical composer Claude Debussy
        ~ recorded by artists including Bing Crosby, Glenn Miller, Eddie Duchin, Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughn & Ella Fitzgerald

Sweet Black-capped Chickadee seems to be in its own winter reverie on a rare warm February day at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

This North American songbird is the symbol of Massachusetts, Maine and New Brunswick, Canada.