Monday, October 25, 2010

My World

It is that time of year when deer come out of the woods and into the harvested fields looking for a bit of leftover corn or beans.
This mother and her fawn were about to cross the road and enter the field when they spotted me.
They turned around and headed back into the woods and then I saw a second fawn. This happened in less than a minute, and then they were gone.Check out more My World photos on the sidebar.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Weekend Reflections

This was taken on a walk in one of my favorite parks, and the same park as my header shot. Fall is the best time of year for walking.Weekend Reflections is hosted by James at Newtown Area Photo.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


The signature feature of Eagle Park in Dillon is this bronze eagle sculpture. The park is at a main intersection and serves as a trailhead for the recreational path around the lake. When enlarged, golden aspens can be seen by the buildings.More Skywatch views on the sidebar.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Blue Boats

Blue boats from three different states...This shot was taken at Acton Lake in Ohio.
"No Agenda" is on dry land in Dillon, Colorado.
This scene is in Rockport Harbor, Massachusetts.
More Midweek Blues are at The Dusty Cellar.

Monday, October 18, 2010

My World Then and Now

This park is one of my favorite places and I took this photo a month ago.
This shot was taken in the same spot yesterday. Autumn is changing the scenery so quickly. The trees are not as bright this year as last year, but fall is still enjoyable.
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Friday, October 15, 2010


I can't decide which I like better, the golden aspens or the mountains taken in Dillon, Colorado.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Skywatch Colorado

I am visiting my daughter in CO. There is snow on the mountains but the weather is surprisingly mild. What a beautiful state CO is....

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Autumn brings changes.
Nature and life are transformed.
Beauty rests within.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Midweek Blues

Last sale of the summer....I'll take the blue one....More Midweek Blues can be found at The Dusty Cellar.

Monday, September 20, 2010

My World in The Wilds

The Wilds is a 10,000 acre wild life conservation center in Southeast Ohio. It is home to rare and endangered species from around the world living in natural, open range habitat.I took the safari tour this Saturday, which lasted about 2 1/2 to 3 hours. It was an extremely bumpy ride, but our tour guide stopped often so we could take pictures.
These wild horses followed our tour bus for almost half of the trip.
The White Rhino is a threatened species. The wide open spaces of The Wilds allows them to live in natural social groups which foster breeding.
This is an endangered One-horned Asian Rhino.
The Scimitar-Horned Onyx has been extinct in the wild since the mid 1970's.In 2007 an Onyx born at The Wilds was part of a group sent to Tunisia for a reintroduction project.
There are fewer than 3000 Grevy's Zebras (endangered) remaining in the wild.
Hunting for their skins and competition for food and water with domestic livestock are contributing factors in the decline in Grevy's Zebras.
Two large humps of fat are one of the distinguishing features of the Bactrian Camel. This fat allows the camel to survive long periods without food or water.
There are less than 1,000 wild Bactrian Camels left.
And this is me taking pictures at the back of our tour bus. What a fun trip this was.
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Friday, September 17, 2010

Weekend Reflections

When I see pumpkins, I know it's fall. Hershberger's farm, in the heart of Amish country, sells home baked goods and seasonal home grown produce.In addition to the baked goods and produce, they also offer pony rides and a petting zoo to get to know the animals at the farm situated between Charm and Berlin.
Weekend Reflections is hosted at Newtown Area Photo.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Midweek blues

I've only been home three days and I miss the beach already. My daughter bought a wall hanging stating "If you're lucky enough to live by the beach, you're lucky enough". I guess that sums it up. It was summer when I left the beach, and I came home to autumn.....Midweek Blues is hosted at The Dusty Cellar.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I Is For....

This tiny Ice Cream Shoppe backs up to an ocean inlet. Inside seating offers a view through the back window.Within walking distance of the ice cream shoppe, this oceanfront house is decorated with Ivy.
A front view...looks like the windows are open to catch the ocean breeze.
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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Myrtle Beach

I've just returned from the family vacation at the beach. Warm with kids and was over too soon....

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 for Girls

These two Mennonite women are enjoying a slower pace of life in Holmes County. Riding a bicycle allows more time to look around and enjoy the beauty of their surroundings.More Midweek Blues at The Dusty Cellar. More ABC on the sidebar.

Monday, August 30, 2010

My World

It has been said that Ohio likely has more advertisement barns than any other state. I came across this unusual barn in Holmes County, home of the Amish community.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Weekend Reflections

A quiet spot to sit and reflect....Weekend Reflections is hosted by James at Newtown Area Photo.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Somewhere around 6:30am yesterday, I stepped out the front door to pick up the newspaper and this is what greeted me. What a wonderful way to start the day.Skies from around the world are at Skywatch on the sidebar.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Midweek Blues

The Blue Angels returned to the Dayton Air Show this summer demonstrating a mix of amazing maneuvers and precision flying. I posted more photos from the air show here.More blue photos are at The Dusty Cellar.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Located in downtown Dayton, the Five Rivers Fountain of Lights is created by five water jets that shoot 2,500 gallons of water per minute toward the center of the river.

The powerful center geyser rises from the jets two hundred feet in the air. The fountain is equipped with directional wind sensors. If the wind is blowing in a direction and at a velocity that could interfere with area traffic or other activities, individual jets of the fountain will not operate.The fountains are on a daily run schedule operating at sixteen minute intervals. Enhancing the beauty of the fountains are stainless steel spires that are lit throughout the year by 25 "intelligent lights" that can produce an infinite variety of colors.
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Monday, August 23, 2010

My World

Warm humid weather and sufficient rain have contributed to the abundant corn crop in Ohio. When driving in rural areas, corn fields are visible in every direction. Last year's corn harvest was a record high; and USDA forecasts possible record yields yet again. This may be less than exciting, but this feeds America.
Views from around the world can be seen at My World on the sidebar.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Special Delivery

Could it be true.....
The florist shop with the clever eye-catching sign.....

Friday, August 20, 2010

Weekend Reflections

Reflecting the surrounding fields, these unique doors open to the local Audubon Nature Center.Weekend Reflections is hosted by James At Newtown Area Photo.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Midweek Blues

Buoy (boo-ee or boy)...a marked float, sometimes a signal, can be used as anchorage, or a mooring place away from shore. Or as a decoration, I think it dresses up the place.More Midweek blues at the Dusty Cellar.