Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Springhouse Of The Autumn Moon ...

“I love the autumn – that melancholy season that suits memories so well.”

                    ~ Gustave Flaubert

                       ~French novelist


The moon peeks over the Springhouse at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania, as dusk settles in in this painterly, HDR scene I captured on a beautiful mid-November evening.

The log cabin was part of Springhouse, the summer home of General Harry Clay Trexler (1854-1933), an American industrialist who built a business empire in Allentown. The park is his namesake.


Monday, November 15, 2021

Sweet November Surprise ...

“In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.”

   ~ Aristotle

   ~ 384-322 B.C.

I spotted the sweetest sight of summer – a beautiful white-tailed deer fawn – with its spots in November!

The spots on these fawns begin to fade at three to four months old, so I was very surprised to see this cutie, framed by the early evening light, on November 9, 2021 at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania. This little one must have been born a bit later than usual.

A sweet November surprise!


Thursday, November 11, 2021

Kittatinny Color Pop ...

“For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.”

     ~ Henri Cartier-Bresson

      ~French photographer


It’s a Kittatinny color pop as evening shadows begin to fall during an early November sunset across the Kittatinny Ridge, also called Blue Mountain, in this artistic shot I captured along the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L Trail) at Lehigh Gap.

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).

Running from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol, the D&L Trail passes through the Lehigh and Delaware rivers and their canals in Pennsylvania.

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.