It was late in the afternoon and the light was fading fast. I was headed for a nature preserve where I anticipated nice Fall color for landscape photography. The GPS and local signage let me down as I drove well beyond the expected mileage to reach my destination. Thankfully, I came across this lovely property and stopped for a couple quick photos. Sometimes getting lost has it’s advantages!
The Trexler-Lehigh County Game Preserve has always been one of my favorite places. When I was young, my family had picnics there every summer. My favorite part of the preserve was driving across Jordan Creek. The road goes right through the water! Cars still do that today and you know what? It’s still fun! Here’s a scene looking upstream from that very spot where the cars drive through the creek!
Schlicher’s Covered Bridge was built in 1882 and is located in Lehigh County, Pa. The current version is a reconstructed replica of the original which was replaced in 2013 for safety reasons due to extreme deterioration. This bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and crosses the Jordan Creek. It is sometimes referred to as the “deer pen bridge” since it is surrounded by the Trexler-Lehigh County Game Preserve and deer are often seen grazing nearby. My dad and I would often drive around the state in search of covered bridges. I would photograph them and then he would create an oil painting from the photo. He would have loved to paint this scene!
I pass the water lily pond every day … twice! In Spring it comes alive with pretty yellow water lilies. In Fall, it is one of my favorite spots for reflections. It is home to frogs, ducks, geese and an occasional heron. It was picture perfect on this late Fall afternoon so I dashed home for my camera and spent a few minutes enjoying and photographing the view!