Friday, November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving, 2017: Autumn Landscape Photographs of Bucks County, Pennsylvania

"I'm a success today because I had a friend who believed in me
and I didn't have the heart to let him down."
(Abraham Lincoln, who made Thanksgiving
a Federal holiday in 1863)

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I am grateful for all that love, joy an support that my wife, sons, family and friends bring to my life.  I am thankful for the companionship, laughs, and creative inspiration I have shared in many of my recent photo outings, and I am fortunate that in Bucks County, Pennsylvania we are surrounded by so much history and natural beauty.  I took all of the following autumn images between October 3, 2017 and November 21, 2017.  This collection includes state parks (Delaware Canal, Ralph Stover, and Tyler); local landmarks (Lake Afton and Cuttalossa Farm), historic bridges (truss and covered bridges), nature preserves (Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve and Five Mile Woods) and other picturesque spots.  Wishing you and your loved a holiday season filled with peace, joy, "malice toward none, with charity for all."

New Hope-Lambertville Bridge at Sunrise,
from New Hope, Pennsylvania (October 3, 2017).
Frankenfield Covered Bridge crossing Tinicum Creek,
Point Pleasant, Pennsylvania (October 3, 2017.
Delaware Canal State Park, Bucks County,
Pennsylvania (October 7, 2017).
Cuttalossa Road, New Hope, Pennsylvania (October 7, 2017).
Smithtown Creek, Pipersville, Pennsylvania (October 17, 2017).
Smithtown Creek, Pipersville, Pennsylvania (October 17, 2017).
Centre Bridge in early morning fog (crossing the 
Delaware River between Solebury Twp., Pennsylvania 
and Stockton, New Jersey, October 28, 2017).
Cabin Run Covered Bridge, crossing the Cabin Run Creek in
Point Pleasant, Pennsylvania (October 28, 2017).
 Cabin Run Creek in Point Pleasant,
Pennsylvania (October 28, 2017).
Cuttalossa Road, New Hope, Pennsylvania (October 28, 2017).
Smithtown Creek, Pipersville, Pennsylvania (October 28, 2017).
High Rocks Vista, Ralph Stover State Park,
Pipersville, Pennsylvania (October 28, 2017).
Delaware Canal and Towpath,
New Hope, Pennsylvania (October 31, 2017)
Delaware Canal and Towpath, 
New Hope, Pennsylvania (October 31, 2017)
Delaware River and American Flag, from The Lumberville–Raven 
Rock Bridge,Lumberville, Pennsylvania, (October 31, 2017).
The Lumberville–Raven Rock Bridge,
Lumberville, Pennsylvania, (October 31, 2017).
The Trenton Makes The World Takes Bridge,
officially the "Lower Trenton Bridge",
in early morning fog, November 2, 2017).
St. Andrew's Church reflected in Lake Afton, Before
Sunrise, Yardley, Pennsylvania (November 4, 2017).
First Light on Bowman's Hill, behind the Thompson-Neely Mill,
New Hope, Pennsylvania (November 7, 2018).
Cuttalossa Farm, New Hope,
Pennsylvania (November 7, 2018).

Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve,
New Hope, Pennsylvania (November 7, 2018).
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve,
New Hope, Pennsylvania (November 7, 2018).
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve,
New Hope, Pennsylvania (November 7, 2018).
Tyler State Park, Newtown, Pennsylvania (November 14, 2017).
Schofield Ford Covered Bridge,
Tyler State Park (November 14, 2017).
Five Mile Woods, Yardley, Pennsylvania (November 19, 2017).
Five Mile Woods, Yardley, Pennsylvania (November 19, 2017).
Five Mile Woods, Yardley, Pennsylvania (November 19, 2017).
Five Mile Woods, Yardley, Pennsylvania (November 21, 2017).
Five Mile Woods, Yardley, Pennsylvania (November 21, 2017).




Friday, August 18, 2017

Four Seasons: Landscape Photographs of Yardley's Picturesque Lake Afton

Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there
You've got a friend
(Carol King)

Lake Afton sits about two miles from my home in Yardley, Pennsylvania (lower Bucks County).  Most days, I drive past and admire this picturesque and peaceful spot.  Each year, I photograph Lake Afton in different seasons, lighting conditions and times of day:  with fresh snow in winter, budding dogwoods of spring, soft mist on a summer morning, and colorful foliage in autumn.

I have taken the photographs in this post over several years, and I hope there will be many new images in the years to come.  Until recently, summer was the missing piece of my collection.  Thank you to the Friends of Lake Afton (FOLA), a non profit organization which keeps the lake safe and looking beautiful. In recent years, the lake has had a problem with algae, particularly in the warm summer months.  FOLA has taken many steps manage this situation so that folks can enjoy the lake throughout the year.

WINTER

January 17, 2016
January 29, 2016
February 5, 2016
January 6, 2017
February 21, 2016
March 16, 2016
February 8, 2017
January 7, 2017

SPRING
April 29, 2017
April 2, 2010
May 14, 2016
April 22, 2016
April 23, 2017
April 28, 2017

SUMMER
July 11, 2017
August 3, 2017
August 11, 2017

FALL

October 25, 2014

October 24, 2015
October 26, 2015
November 20, 2015
November 23, 2016
December 6, 2015
December 15, 2016 (with setting supermoon)