Thursday, December 31, 2009


Roadside captures...two more shots taken while driving home from NC. I always leave before daylight; and once the sun begins to rise, I frequently stop to take a few shots. The low morning sun lit up the top of these grasses.
This scene is on the left side of the grass above.
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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

On the Road

A few early morning shots I stopped to take while traveling back to Ohio from Christmas holiday in N.C.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Peaceful Reflections

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Wild and Wonderful

Crossing into West Virginia, the welcome sign greeted me to "Wild and Wonderful West Virginia". I didn't find out what was so wild and wonderful but loved the sign.While driving through on the interstate, I noticed a golden dome gleaming in the sun. I took the next exit and went to investigate. The building is the State Capital, the tallest building in W.V.
This is the beautiful dome that I spotted from the interstate.
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Monday, December 21, 2009

Snow in My World

A light snow blanketed Dayton ( S.W. Ohio) this weekend, just enough to transform the ordinary into a winter-wonderland.

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Sunday, December 20, 2009


St. Francis Church in the little town of Cranberry Prairie is a High Victorian Gothic Revival structure with a spire rising 110 ft.
A peek inside....

Friday, December 18, 2009

Weekend Reflections

I took this shot somewhere in Colorado in the month of October. I'm not sure exactly where it was...possibly Rocky Mtn Natn Park...

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Skywatch Silos

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


V is for vines...crawling and spreading over all....
the window is in the tree....
this old brick house, sitting in the middle of a field, has been abandoned for a long time...
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Monday, December 14, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009


First Baptist Church of Dayton is located in the heart of downtown Dayton. I particularly like the yellow brick building combined with a red roof.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Weekend Reflections

Cox Arboretum, part of the Dayton Metroparks, is 189 acres of natural areas. The facility hosts year-round educational programs about sustainable horticulture, plant science and conservation.
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Thursday, December 10, 2009


Although the weather has been very cold in Ohio, no snow storms here as in other parts of the midwest. This is a sunset with a dusting of snow....please enlarge to see our snow...

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Safety in Numbers

Flock of Gulls at Lake Erie...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Union Terminal

Cincinnati's magnificent art deco style railroad terminal building is now the home of Cincinnati Museum Center. Visitors approach the massive 10 story, arched, limestone and glass east facade of the building through a quarter mile plaza.
The main concourse (rotunda) interior dome spans 180 ft. with a clear height of 106 ft.
German artist Winhold Reiss designed two 22 ft. high 110 ft. long color mosaic murals.
The terminal now holds a history and science museum, children's museum, omnimax theater, a historical library, and an operating Amtrak passenger service.
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Monday, December 7, 2009


Four bridges span the Ohio River in this shot (click to enlarge) , reaching from Ohio to West Virginia on the SE border of Ohio. The coal barges in the right hand corner are on the West Virginia side.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Dayton, Ohio

Downtown Dayton through the trees....
A closer look at the Dayton skyline.....Dayton, located in SW Ohio, is considered a small city with a population of approx. 165,000.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Located near the Dayton Art Museum, the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in downtown Dayton has served the community for over 75 years.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Weekend Reflections

Autumn is quickly fading...and I resent it leaving so soon. Most of the colorful leaves have fallen or turned brown.

There are still spots of color here and there. But not many....
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Thursday, November 19, 2009


County courthouse in the setting sun...

A little closer...
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Riverscape Metropark

Riverscape Metropark in the heart of downtown Dayton is a favorite community gathering place.

There are year round activities at Riverscape including summer concerts, major community festivals, and winter ice skating.
Located along the Great Miami River, this urban park is an excellent place to watch migratory and resident birds.
The bicycle and walking paths encourage family outings.
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Monday, November 16, 2009

More Amish Country

Autumn is a busy time of year in the Amish community. These corn fields stand waiting to be harvested. Click on the photo to enlarge.
For the Amish, harvesting corn means making shocks and waiting for the ears of corn to dry before they are hauled to the barn, husked and fed to the livestock.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Amish Country

Millers Buggy Shop in Holmes County is the place to go for buggy sales and repair.

A front view of the shop suggests it might need some repair.
Slow moving buggys use the same roads as cars and extra caution is needed when driving in Amish country.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Kreativ Blogger

I am happy to accept the Kreativ Blogger Award from Carolyn at Ford Family Photos. Thank you , Carolyn. I am asked to write seven things about myself that the blogging community would not know. Here goes:

1. My father built me a dark room in our basement when I was 14 yrs old so I could develop my own film.
2. I used to own a motorcycle.
3. I married a Marine, who was also my high school sweetheart. We have moved 20+ times since we've been married.
4. We have six children. The youngest is in Grad school in Dallas, Texas.
5. I did nothing with photography for the 20+ years I raised children.
6. I began blogging in Jan. 2009; and Grace and Bradley at The Amazing Life were the first to comment on my blog.
7. My first camera was a Kodak Brownie. I now have a Nikon D90.

Next, I am to pass the award on to bloggers that I have enjoyed following and I would like to get to know a little better. I would like to pass the award to :
1. Grace and Bradley at The Amazing Life. Their blog is well named as they really do have an amazing life with all their travels and experiences.
2. Sylvia at Sylvia From Over The Hill. Sylvia is the friendliest blogger I know, I see her everywhere I visit, and I feel like I've been to Seattle through her lens.
3. Janie at Janie and Steve's Utah Trails who I love to go riding through the mountains of Utah with.
4. James at Newtown Area Photo who I started following when he lived in Irving TX so I could see the sights where my daughter goes to school.

I realize that some people do not like these awards that get passed around. I never liked them either. But this time I joined in because it seemed like a fun way to get to know a bit about others. And I do always read the posts when others have written about themselves. Thanks again, Carolyn.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Weekend Reflections

This autumn reflection shot was taken at Tawawa Lake in Sidney. When enlarged you can see a solitary figure fishing on the other side of the lake.

This shot was taken at the same time from a different angle without many leaves in view. The people to the left in this photo are also taking pics.
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Thursday, November 12, 2009


The Big Four Bridge in Sidney (OH) is a local landmark that has carried rail traffic since 1923. This multi-span concrete structure was built after a devastating flood in 1913 wiped out the town bridge.I took this shot from the Gearhart Road Bridge, a metal truss bridge no longer in use.
The beauty of the Big Four Bridge is these massive concrete arches that span two roads and the Great Miami River.

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