Thursday, February 10, 2011


Sunset, cornfields, and I write this it is -3 degrees in Dayton...

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Midweek Blues

We are still in the deep freeze here with grey skies, snow, and cold weather. I thought I'd post a few summertime shots. I'm looking forward to springtime....
More photos with blue can be seen at The Dusty Cellar.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Barn Charm

I spotted this barn at the right time in the evening when the sun was low.It doesn't look like they have used much of their wood supply.
More barns can be seen at Bluff Area Daily.

Monday, February 7, 2011

My World

Last Sunday, I spent the afternoon in this observation room of Bruckner's Nature Center, a nature preserve dedicated to environmental education and wildlife rehabilitation. There was an array of bird feeders beyond the glass windows.
I experimented taking photos through glass...and facing the sun...not a good combination.
Bruckner's wildlife rehabilitation program cares for, rehabilitates and releases wildlife expected to survive in the natural habitat.
These two birds were housed in outdoor structures while being cared for. Here I experimented with the wire caging in the foreground. I'm not sure why the cage seemed to disappear in front of the eagle but not the owl.
More My World on the sidebar....

Monday, January 31, 2011

Barn Charm in My World

While driving in the country, I came upon this "three-addition" barn. It seems that each separate barn was built onto the last one. BTW this was last weekend when the sun was out and the sky was blue...unusual for Ohio this time of year when gray skies prevail.A close up of the first barn shows this blue vehicle tucked inside.
More My World on the side bar. Also linked to Barn Charm.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Barn Charm

I drove by this barn on Saturday, and turned around to drive back and get a shot. When I got out of the car, I noticed the little barn to the left.The larger barn is badly in need of repairs. I liked the green roof on a red barn.
Here is a shot of the little barn.
Barn Charm is hosted by Tricia at Bluff Area Daily.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Charleston Falls Preserve in My World

About five minutes from my house is a 216 acre nature preserve featuring this 37 foot waterfall. It is beautiful in the summer ( I plan to return in warmer weather to take photos) but I think it is more captivating in the winter when the falls are frozen, although it is quite a cold walk into the woods to reach the falls area. The park also has picnic areas, hiking trails, and winter cross-country skiing.

More My World on the sidebar....

Friday, January 21, 2011


Entitled "Celebration", this piece is the work of American born artist Christopher Ries.In Celebration, Ries uses the finest, colorless optical glass cut and polished in simple shapes.
As one walks around the work and views it at various angles, the refraction of light within appears to alter and change the designs which Ries has applied to the exterior.
Photos were taken at The Dayton Museum of Art.
Weekend Reflections is hosted by James at Newtown Area Photo.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Snowy Skywatch

White skies, white roads, white trees....we have snow and there is more on the way....
More Skywatch on the sidebar.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Midweek Blues

More Midweek Blues at The Dusty Cellar...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Barn Charm

Because Ohio is a farming state, there are many barns dotting the countryside. This one is a beauty as barns go. I particularly like the green roof and window shutters matching the green fence. Barn Charm hosted by Tricia at Bluff Area Daily.

Monday, January 17, 2011

My World Now and Then

There is still snow in my world. What a welcome surprise to see these holly berries!This is what it looked like in the summer. I think I like the winter shot better. Taken at Cox Arboretum.
More My World on the side bar.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Sunrise over this field reveals rows of corn stubble highlighted by the snow.See skies from around the world at Skywatch on the sidebar.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


I am back just in time to post snow in Ohio. We have had a few inches every day. The accumulation on the fence shows how much snow we got yesterday. My header shot is the next street over from my street.
(I have been dealing with some health issues but I'm looking forward to a new year.)