Showing posts with label wistful. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wistful. Show all posts

Monday, April 11, 2016

Ballad Of Autumn Video ...

The legendary Bobby Darin's beautiful version
of the wistful "Try To Remember" from the
1960 musical "The Fantasticks" sets the mood
for this celebration of autumn showcased in
my original photos.

My greatest joy as a photographer is harmonizing
my favorite original photos to music to create a
lingering snapshot of the season. Enjoy!

Also on my YouTube channel at


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Whistlin' Dixie ...

"... In Dixie's Land, where I was born in,
early on one frosty mornin'...
I wish I was in Dixie ...
Away, away, away down South in Dixie!"
                              ~ "Dixie" ("Dixie's Land")

Striking up a banjo and fiddle on a sun 
streaked summer's day, this couple fills the air with the sweet sounds of Dixieland.

I loved hearing these wonderful tunes echo 
through Lehigh Parkway, Allentown,
Pennsylvania as I snapped this
candid scene. 

Perhaps they are wistfully thinking of home as
their music makes the summer even sweeter.


Sunday, December 28, 2014

I'll Remember You ...

"I'll remember you ...
To your arms someday I'll return to stay...
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 Elvis Presley, 1966

Flares of a December sunset over a field
in Orefield, Pennsylvania echo in my mind
like the beautiful song "I'll Remember You,"
written by Kui Lee in 1964 and recorded by
the great Elvis Presley in 1966. 


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A Child's Dream of Winter ...

"When I no longer thrill to the first snow of the season,
I'll know I'm growing old."
                                   ~ Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson

This brightly colored sled left behind by a child
shines like a beam of happiness after this season's
first significant snowfall on a November evening
at Trexler Memorial Park, Alletown, Pennsylvania,
a reminder to always see the season's first snowfall
with childlike wonder. 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Nothing But A Memory ...

"I thought if I could touch this place or feel it
This brokenness inside me might start healing
Out here it's like I'm someone else
I thought that maybe I could find myself ...
Won't take nothing but a memory."
                                 ~ "The House That Built Me"
                                       ~ Allen Shamblin & Tom Douglas
                                        ~performed by Miranda Lambert

Wisps of memories seem to dance around the window
inside Bogert's Covered Bridge on a September day, such as
"Tess & Eric 4Ever" etched to the right of the window.

This beautiful, historic bridge has listened to their story
 and countless others over the course of centuries.

The bridge spans 145 feet over the Little Lehigh Creek 
in Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania. Built in 1841,
it's history traces back to the mid-1700s when the Bogert family
moved into a log cabin next to the future site of the bridge. 
It is the oldest covered bridge in Lehigh County and among
the oldest in the country. It is open only to pedestrian and bicycle traffic,
as well as the occasional rider on horseback.

Bogert's Bridge is a wooden Burr Truss bridge with vertical plank
siding and a gable roof. It was placed on the National Register of
Historic Places in 1980.


Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Summer Wanes ...

"The summer knows ...
one last caress
it's time to dress for fall ..."
      ~ "The Summer Knows,"
           Theme from "Summer of '42"
                ~ Michael Legrand, 1971

Bright pails, a melancholy mood ...
A few autumn leaves scatter around pails
left behind by children catching tadpoles
in the Jordan Creek at Trexler Nature Preserve,
Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.
On this September afternoon it reminded me
the waning summer will soon give way to fall.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Deep Purple Dreams ...

"When the deep purple falls ...
through the mist of a memory
you wander back to me ...
here in my deep purple dreams."

                       ~ "Deep Purple"
                               ~ composed by Peter DeRose, 1933
                                ~ lyrics by Mitchell Parish, 1938

Twilight sweeps across the summer sky
like deep purple dreams at
Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

What's It All About Alfie ...

"What's it all about Alfie...
when you walk let your heart lead the way
and you'll find love any day ...
                                                     ~Burt Bacharach & Hal David

The image of this man fishing alone at
Wehr's Dam, Orefield, Pennsylvania on a June evening
made me wonder if he could be thinking about his life
as in "What's it all about Alfie ..."