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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Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Another fall foliage shot as Autumn quickly slips away. The Troy courthouse is the domed building in the distance. This was taken two weeks ago; now all the leaves have fallen.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Quilt Barns

Quilt patterns have been painted on rural barns throughout Ohio. Although not searching for them, I do take a shot whenever I see one. Here is a sampling.

I like the rustic weathered look of this barn, my favorite.
This barn has an appealing design even without the quilt square.
I liked this one because the quilt square is a symbol of Ohio
This has a typical country look.
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Friday, November 6, 2009


Rain, rain go away.....
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Thursday, November 5, 2009


The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge spans the Ohio River between Covington, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio. This historic suspension bridge opened in 1867 and served as a prototype for Roebling's Brooklyn Bridge. This shot was taken from the Kentucky side facing Cincinnati.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Path by the levee...

Path by the river...
Summertime path....
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Monday, November 2, 2009

Morning Light

Autumn is slipping away. Early this morning I took this photo of the tree near our back yard deck. It was dressed in bright yellow last week....

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Fishing in the City

This is the other side of the lake where I took the reflection shot I posted Fri. It doesn't look like the same lake from this viewpoint. These two guys fished the whole time I was there, but I don't know if they caught anything.
I was standing on this bike/walking path.