Tuesday, August 31, 2010

G...is 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

Skywatch

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

Fountain

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.
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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.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Environmental Emergency

Grand Lake St. Marys, Ohio's largest inland lake (nearly 13,500 acres), continues to struggle with degraded water quality.
A popular recreational sight for boating, fishing and swimming, all water activities are now prohibited due to an outbreak of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae). State actions for water quality improvement are underway including treatment of the polluted lake by replacing the bacteria with non-harmful algae and aeration. However, one of the primary causes of surplus nutrients entering the lake is the amount of farms in the watershed area. The Agriculture Dept. is addressing this problem.


This last photo clearly shows the greenish cast to the lake water.
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Monday, August 16, 2010

My World

This piece of farm equipment that looks like a ladder is called a bale elevator.It carries bales of hay to feed the animals up to the hay loft, or bales of straw used as bedding.
Of course the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Weekend Reflections

This little gazebo offers a shady shelter to pause and be refreshed by a cool breeze.
Taken from inside the gazebo...
Weekend Reflections is hosted by James at Newtown Area Photo.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Midweek Blues

The Formidable, docked in Rockport harbor, stands tall against the blue sky.
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Dayton Dragons

Fifth Third Field is home to the Dayton Dragons, a minor league baseball team. The Dragons have the best fan base ever as they are on a 20 home game losing streak and the packed house continues to be a sell out each game.More ABC on the sidebar.

Monday, August 9, 2010

My World

Cox Aboretum, part of the Dayton Metropark System, is a beautiful 189-acres of parks and gardens.It is a special place to escape among trees, shrubs, gardens, forests, and prairies.
There are plenty of walking trails and paths.
Several ponds....
And places to just sit and relax....
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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

C...is for Cadet Chapel

The Cadet Chapel of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs is built in the Expressionist Modern style. The striking exterior of the cadet chapel, made of steel, aluminum and glass, has 17 pointy spires resembling fighter jets soaring up to the sky.Continuous panels of brilliant stained glass diffuse light into the chapel.
The bright glass panels rise to form the ceiling.
View of the exterior side of this modern building.
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Monday, August 2, 2010

My World

For all of Ohio's history, farming has been a major component of the state's economy. Therefore, the countryside is dotted with barns. Here are a few of my favorites. This barn is close to my home and I see it most every day. That old piece of equipment is always out front.For the bicentennial year, a barn in each of the counties was painted with this logo, my header shot is one of the bicentennial barns also.
Ohio has many barns with split rail fences such as this one.
I am always looking for a red barn to photograph, although most of the barns in Ohio are white.
This is a larger view of the previous barn.
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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sunday

Little church in the little town of Phillipsburg....town population 628 people...