Monday, June 9, 2014

Champagne On A Stem ...


"What is art? It is the response of man's
creative soul to the call of the real."
                  ~ Rabindranath Tagore
                                             1861-1941

Roses may very well be the champagne of flowers.
This beautiful Rainbow Sorbet Rose is captured
in monochrome in June at the Malcolm W. Gross
Memorial Rose Gardens, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Never My Love ...

"What makes you think love will end
When you know that my whole life
depends on you ...
Never my love ..."
                        "Never My Love,"
                               ~ The Association, 1967

The life of the rosebud is intertwined
with that of the rose in full bloom, which colors it with life
on a June day at 
the Malcolm W. Gross Memorial Rose Gardens,
Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Stardust Memories ...


 
"Belle" is on the marquee of The Nineteenth Street Theatre/Civic Theatre
on a June evening. The Nineteenth Street Theatre is an historic community
center that hosts theatre, arts education and film. It is the oldest cinema in
Allentown, Pennsylvania, opening Sept. 17, 1928. In July 1957, the property
was purchased by Allentown's Civic Little Theatre. It is located in the heart
of the quaint West End Theatre District.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Up On The Roof ...


"...On the roof's the only place I know
where you just have to wish to make it so ..."
                       ~ "Up On The Roof"
                                     ~ The Drifters, 1962

This robin may have been wishing while perched up on the roof of the
Heritage Fly Shop on the Little Lehigh
on a June day at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Don't Blink!


A car flashes by Blink Optical Boutique and other merchants on a June evening
on Nineteenth Street in the West End Theatre District,
Allentown, Pennsylvania.
The driver likely was going to fast to appreciate the quaint beauty of the area.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Spring Dance ...


"So the darkness shall be the light,
and the stillness the dancing."
                                       ~ T.S. Eliot
                                                      1888-1965

Blossoms of a flowering tree dance
in the evening breeze this spring at
Trexler Memorial Park,
Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

I Will Remember You ...

"I will remember you
will you remember me?
Don't let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories." 
                       ~ Sarah McLaughlin, 1995

This dandelion puff on a May evening 
at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania
brought to mind that wonderful song. 

Groovin' ...


"Groovin' on a Sunday afternoon ...
We'll keep on spending 
sunny days this way ..."
                   ~ "Groovin'"
                                     ~ Young Rascals
                                                       1967

This man seems to enjoy strumming his guitar
and singing on a sunny day in May at Trexler Memorial Park,
Allentown, Pennsylvania in this candid capture. 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Doe Eyes ...

"The eyes are the window to your soul..."
                                  ~ William Shakespeare
                                                                     (1564-1616)

Sweet and gentle white-tailed deer doe 
shows off her beautiful eyes this evening in the park.
I've been blessed to photograph this doe and her
fawns for the past two years. 

Friday, May 30, 2014

Aspirations ...


"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, 
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead."
                                                       ~ Louisa May Alcott
                                                                           (1832-1888)

Sweet and gentle mourning dove is perched on a wire
on a May afternoon at Wehr's Covered Bridge Park,
Orefield, Pennsylvania. 

All You Need Is Love ...


"... All you need is love, love
Love is all you need."
                           ~ Lennon & McCartney
                                               1967

You can just hear the Beatles singing their great song
when seeing the simple joys of childhood
and family love in focus in this candid shot
 on Memorial Day at Wehr's Dam, Orefield, Pennsylvania. 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Gentle On My Mind ...


"...You're waiting from the backroads
by the rivers of my memories,
ever smilin' 
ever gentle on my mind."
              ~ "Gentle On My Mind," 
                             ~ 1967

The words from that wonderful song seem to fill the air on a May afternoon at Manasses Guth Covered Bridge as it crosses the Jordan Creek. 

The historic wooden covered bridge
in South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania was constructed in 1858 and rebuilt in 1882. It is a 108 foot long Burr Truss bridge with vertical siding. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. 

City Chat ...

It's almost summer in the city on Memorial Day weekend
on Nineteenth Street in the quaint West End Theatre District,
Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Red Wing


"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer,
it sings because it has a song."
                                      ~ Lou Holtz

Male North American cardinal brings a pop of red
to the landscape on a May evening at 
Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

How Sweet It Is ...


Beautiful white-tailed deer doe looks blissful
grazing on a May evening in the park. I've been blessed to
photograph her and her fawns for two years, always wonderful 
to see. It's an amazing feeling to me when she sees me,
recognizes me and walks over like an old friend!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Call Waiting ...

You never know what  you'll see on the trail!
This man's parrot waits for him to pay attention to him
instead of the phone in this candid shot taken recently
at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Grand Old Flag...


"You're the emblem of the land I love,
the home of the free and the brave ..."
                           ~ "You're A Grand Old Flag,"  ~ George M. Cohan

Old Glory waves proudly in the wind in the May breeze
at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.  

With honor and gratitude on Memorial Day to those members of 
the armed forces who died serving our great country. 

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

In The Pink ...

"I believe in pink ... I believe that tommorrow is another day,
and most importantly, I believe in miracles."
                                                 ~ Audrey Hepburn

Nothing says spring like a flowering cherry tree on an 
April day at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

The Lone Wild Bird ...


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

They Call Me Mr. Chippy ...


This cute chimpmunk enjoys a sunny April day at
Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Do Be Do Be Do ...

 
"Do Be Do Be Do ..."
                     ~ Frank Sinatra

This bee was so covered in pollen it was probably ready
to sing on an April day at Trexler Memorial Park, 
Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

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.

Dreamer Of Dreams ...


"We are the music makers,
and we are the
dreamers of dreams ..."
             ~ Arthur O'Shaughnessy
                         (1844-1881)

A dream like view of a beautiful magnolia bud
on an April day at Trexler Memorial Park,
Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Angels Of The Morning ...


"Ballet in the air ...
twin butterflies until, twice white
They meet, they mate."
                        ~ Matsuo Basho, 1644-1694
                                 Japanese Haiku 

Mating white butterflies on an April morning at 
Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Cherry Sundae ...


"Slow down it's Sunday ..."
                           ~ "Sunday In New York"

 Who needs a sundae with a Sunday view as sweet as these
Kwanzan Cherry Trees lining North Ott Street near
Cedar Creek Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania
in May.

There are 46 Japanese Flowering Cherry Trees in the
vicinity. The original trees date to the late 1950s
or early 1960s.

As Bobby Darin sang, "Slow down it's Sunday!"

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Good Morning, Robin Hood Dell


"For in the dew of little things
the heart finds morning 
and is refreshed."
                          ~ Kahlil Gibran

A beautiful April morning at Robin Hood Dell, Lehigh Parkway,
Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Traces Of Time ...


"Let your life lightly dance on the edges of 
Time like dew on the tip of a leaf."
           ~ Rabindranath Tagore

Spending time this March in the charming, Victorian town of
Belvidere, New Jersey, located on the banks of
the Pequest and Delaware Rivers. 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Carpe Diem!


Carpe Diem!

Beautiful white-tailed deer doe seems to seize the day
as she enthusiastically crunches on an apple
in the park on an April evening. 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

With A Song In My Heart ...


"...I always knew I would live life through
with a song in my heart for you."
                          ~ "With A Song In My Heart"
                                       from the Rodgers & Hart
                                  1929 musical "Spring Is Here"

Sweet robin today at 
Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.