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)

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Spring 2017 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania: Landscape Photographs

The combination of rustic landscapes, historic architecture, and blooming flowers and trees make Spring a beautiful time in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Between late March and early June, I photographed some of my favorite locations in the county, ranging from Yardley and Morrisville in the south to Upper Black Eddy and Pipersville in the north.  Below is a collection of my spring 2017 photographs in chronological order. 

"Trenton Makes" bridge at Sunrise,
Morrisville, New Jersey (3/22/17).
Trees in Morning Mist, Patterson Farm,
Yardley, Pennsylvania (4/5/17).
Patterson Farm and Reflection in Morning Fog,
Yardley, Pennsylvania (4/5/17).
Mahlon Taylor House, Washington Crossing
 Historic Park, Pennsylvania (4/11/17).
New Hope-Lambertville Bridge at Sunrise,
New Hope, Pennsylvania (4/15/17).
Tohickon Creek Waterfall, Dark Hollow Road,
Pipersville, Pennsylvania (4/15/17).
"Trenton Makes" Bridge at Dusk,
West Trenton, New Jersey (4/16/17).
The Old Library Reflected in Lake Afton,
Yardley, Pennsylvania (4/23/17).
Thompson-Neely Grist Mill,
New Hope, Pennsylvania (4/23/17).

Thompson-Neely House,
New Hope, Pennsylvania (4/23/17).

Stone Bridge over Pidcock Creek,
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve,
New Hope, Pennsylvania (4/23/17).
The Pond, Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve,
New Hope, Pennsylvania (4/23/17).
The Delaware Canal and Towpath,
Yardley, Pennsylvania (4/28/17).
Lake Afton With White Dogwood,
Yardley, Pennsylvania (4/28/17).

Pink Dogwood Flowers with Reflection of 
the Old Library in Lake Afton, 
Yardley, Pennsylvania (4/29/17).
Loux Covered Bridge crossing the Cabin Run Creek, 
Plumstead Township, Pennsylvania (5/2/17).
Delaware Canal State Park,
Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania (5/7/17).
Cascading Water of Smithtown Creek, 
Pipersville, Pennsylvania (5/7/17).
Route 32, New Hope, Pennsylvania (5/9/17).
Inside the Stone Bridge at 
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve,
New Hope, Pennsylvania (5/16/17).
Pidcock Creek in early morning light,
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve,
New Hope, Pennsylvania (5/16/17).
Garden of Reflection 9/11 Memorial
Yardley, Pennsylvania  (5/20/17).
Garden of Reflection 9/11 Memorial,
Yardley, Pennslvania (5/20/17).
Historic Mill at Cuttalossa Farm,
New Hope, Pennsylvania (6/4/17).
Cuttalossa Road, New Hope,
Pennsylvania (6/4/17).
Cuttalossa Farm, New Hope,
Pennsylvania (6/4/17).

Washington Crossing Bridge spanning
the Delaware River at dusk, 
Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania (6/7/17).