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The Horizontals of Winter

Spruces frosted, roofs white, the horizontals stage themselves as they never can in spring and summer. Striated banks that rise from the river exhibit the perspective forced upon them by the ages, layer upon layer of sediment lifted and thrust into position by the churnings of the earth. Gentle angles of leafless trees hold the pure white snow, their crooked…

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Rocks Have Attitude

They tilt, in one direction or another. On College Hill in Easton, they dip to the southeast. This is one clue to decoding the riddle of the land we occupy for the tiny speck of time that is the present. We are within the puzzle, and typically we walk around oblivious of the signs of the millions of life forms…

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Remnants of the Past: the Lehigh Canal

The pillar formations of the stacked rock walls of the Lehigh Canal stand solidly upright after 185 years. About half of that time they were unmaintained and unused. The pillar and gap construction pattern probably contributed to the stability, by reducing the pressure of the forest against the walls. But what use could the gaps have served? From old photos…