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Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’

Summer Lovin’ weekly theme by Krista. I love summer.   School starts back August 19th. Savoring every moment.

 

A mixture of the farm in Ohio and the beach in St. George Island Florida

sunrise dogwalk

Sunrise dogwalk at St. George Island Florida.   I don’t know these people but I liked their silhouettes and  reflections in the  tidal pool.

 

 

 

summer swing

Kim, Anna, Laura and James laughing with Penny.

 

michael Henry

Michael and Henry in summer rain.  It almost looks as if Michael is riding Henry.

maura smoreMaura eats a s’more

 

 

smore making

Learning the art of s’more making

 

 

 

jumping and the corn

Jumping by the corn.  Maddie, Laura and Anna.

 

 

in the corn (1)

Mark and Jack and Michael walking into the corn for the experience of it.

 

 

 

family on stumpFamily posing with the stump, well actually the giant log that never was growing out of the ground.

 

 

 

beach panorama

Summer by the ocean.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Buckeye Weekend

Ohio Buckeye Tree in the Front YardBuckeye Tree

 

Grandchildren update………

 

Anna and Henry

Anna and Henry

Michael

Michael adjusts his handkerchief

Jack and Game Ball

Jack received the game ball

Maura and her baby

Maura adjusts her baby

pumpkin

The Pumpkin that grew from one of last year’s pumpkins.

Sock Monkey and Boa

Why it’s fun to visit the family and rejuvenate for a new week!

 Anna holds the giant sock monkey up at the door, sporting the boa I knit with some yarn (Twist and Twirl) my friend Donna gave me last year.

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Ohio Katydid and the Kids Via My Son Mark

A fun series to receive on the phone from my son Mark.

Looks like a depth of field exercise, too.

This is a “leaf bug” or katydid.  A relative of the grasshopper and also called a bush-cricket in some parts of the world.   Looks like such an interesting creature and is the perfection of camouflage.

Thanks Mark for sharing your Katydid and Kids study.  love you. Mom

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Can you see him/her?

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Can you see him/her? Probably snacking on the foliage.

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<3 Responsible Dog Owners

Photographed during  a walk this summer, I’m always trying to keep up….  as I was looking for a photo to post tonight, I was reminded me of an ongoing issue in the city. Probably in most cities and towns across the nation.

There are responsible dog owners (xxooxx)               and irresponsible dog owners   :-(.

You read about it on the neighborhood list-serve. Complaints.   Or see it when you take a walk in the nearby park.  Or find a deposit on your lawn.  Uh-oh.  I think there are more responsible dog owners than not but thought this was a good illustration of  a couple of responsible ones.

Laura and Anna walking Penny and Henry in mid-July.

Noticed the little blue bags this evening, two months after I took the photograph

Noticed the little blue bags this evening, two months after I took the photograph


Road Trip Passenger Seat View

From Virginia to Ohio, through West Virginia in between.  It’s a little more than 350 miles.  Sunday afternoon and the holiday weekend travelers were on the highway.  A tractor trailer had overturned and rolled through the median- you could see the jersey barrier broken up and then the missing guard rail along the other side of the highway.on Route 77- all traffic on the  road was actually stopped for a time

Thunderstorms, lightning, magnificent clouds, sunlight behind clouds, wet pavement and teaming rain, then some bright sun for the weather report.

Shooting through glass is never ideal.  I got to be in the passenger seat this trip.  Good to be back in Ohio with the family, safe and sound.

 

Route 77 West Virginia

 

 

 

 

Holiday traffic

 

 

 

 

 

Dog getting air when traffic stopped

 

 

 

Charleston WV Capitol

 

 

 

 

Ravenswood

 

Ravenswood Trailer Park

 

 

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Bridge over Ohio River

 

Ravenswood Bridge connecting West Virginia and Ohio   a two lane cantilevered bridge

 

 

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Driving Over the Ohio River on Ravenswood Bridge

One Nation Under God

 

Side of a truck trailer parked, taken through the driver’s side from the passenger seat

 

 

Smokestack and Clouds

 

Clouds and smoke at dusk

Smokestack

Smokestack through the driver’s window

 

Nelsonville Ohio    Information on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway  if you are thinking of taking an old fashioned train ride

 

Nelsonville Ohio


Hail Stones and Shifty Weather

Sun, clouds, half sun, half clouds.  Thunder. Lightning.  Still some blue sky.  

I don’t usually report on the weather but my sister and I have relocated to the midwest and with a flat terrain, it’s different to experience weather with a giant bowl of a sky overhead instead of jigsaw puzzle pieces of sky, broken up by buildings and trees and land. 

Maura got a penny so we could compare the size of the hailstones. She called it the “ice show”  

The kids ran around and collected them and put them on the concrete drive.  Steam rose from the asphalt after the storm as the temperature had been so hot.  

Single Hailstone

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hail stones and a penny

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hailstones

 

 

The newest addition to the family – Airedale Terrier  puppy  Henry.  

Here is he checking out the hailstones.

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Afternoon Ohio SkyLate Afternoon Ohio Sky

 

 

 

A tall shadow at dusk

 

 

 

Tall shadow at dusk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Longaberger Baskets Home Office Guest Blog

Laura drove past the home office of        longaberger  ( click for building specs)
Longaberger Baskets in Newark Ohio
Thanks for the shot today Laura! (taken March 25th )

I have to go there one of these days soon.

This basket shaped building was listed in the book of Ohio Oddities and you can tour the building but if you have a large group,call first.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: A Day in My Life

The challenge came out Friday but this day is Saturday night til Sunday night- Easter!  Not an ordinary day.


Fall Colors Along the National Road- Route 40

When  I was a kid we piled in the car in NJ and drove to Illinois every summer.  This is the route we took.

I drove it home to Pittsburgh a couple of weeks ago on my way back from Columbus.

Route 40 The National Road.  I pulled over to catch the autumn hues in the background hills along the way.

There were interesting and quirky scenes but this is the one that stayed with me for the time since I drove along this highway instead of the interstate.


Stink Bug at the Gas Station Trying to Hitch a Ride

I was filling up the tank and a stink bug started crawling up the car window.  Caught his climb with the iPhone and the reflection of the parked car and building make for an interesting perspective. At least to me.  He is definitely a bit soft on the focus but I still liked the composition. Plus he looks about the size of the other car! BIG!


Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge

This week’s challenge was something to think about on my trip from Pittsburgh to Columbus Friday afternoon.  Sorting through images I had in the archives. (in my mind, obviously)   Nothing jumped out.  And then-

an opportunity presented itself, right in front of me. Standstill traffic.  On Route 70 West, Friday afternoon.

A 3 1/2 hour trip took almost SIX hours to drive today due to congestion from road work and merging to a single lane and perhaps a bad accident that was cleaned up by the time I got to the site.

I saw police and emergency vehicles driving the other direction with lights and sirens.

A truck reflected the sky AND an old fashioned airplane is in the left door panel.  It looks like a bird. The sky seemed to merge with the reflection in the shiny truck.  Nature and machine-made merge.  I waited to merge to the left single lane. Other interpretations of merge are here


Shoot Where You Are

Culled from the day’s catch- didn’t photograph any food making today but here is what I photographed on Saturday.

School’s out for the summer  so I’m not in my home territory.  Most days I shoot photographs as I drive around the city. But I am seeing different scenery these days.  We went to a T-ball game on Saturday morning.

Four Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies fell out of the van onto the pavement and their bright orange caught my eye but I thought, nah, four bitty snack crackers are not worth a photograph since we have to get to the game and haul  the fold-up chairs and the bag of snacks for the team.  I mean another day I could do a Snack Cracker still life but we were in a rush.

Imagine my surprise when we returned to the van. The neon orange obliterated.  Ants working hard to live.

 

 

and a close up detail

 

and then as we pulled out of the school parking lot by the baseball fields, there was a church parking lot and a scene I wanted to photograph. This is when you are probably annoying to your daughter-in-law but she doesn’t mind and pulls over by the dumpster and I got out and took about 4 quick shots on the gray day.

 

 

 

and the detail. My DIL asked if I wanted to come back and pick it up to take back home since it wasn’t broken!

 

A quick trip to the zoo and the reptile house.  The kids got a chance to touch the Rosy Boa. I photographed the Pythons devouring rabbits but it is too graphic.

 

The Columbus Zoo has a lovely 1914 Carousel, restored.  The youngest 3 grandkids took a ride.

 

 

and youngest granddaughter Maura in a quiet moment


Water Tower Message Completed

It was a wonderful milestone birthday celebration and there are photos of sparklers and candles and fireworks seen from the backyard. They are still in the camera.

The cake Laura baked, Erika’s garden eggplant, Mark grilling shrimp, the kids enjoying Grandma’s birthday party, the card they made for me- waiting on the flash card til tomorrow.  Below is the breakfast of a special raisin loaf (avert your eyes, Greg) that Marlene (Erika’s mom) brought up from Roanoke.  You might remember we were supposed to go to VA for the fourth celebration but they lost power in the violent storm almost a week ago and still don’t’ have it back.

And a crazy couple of shots from a sweltering parade July 4th AM.  They are in the camera on the flash card and not uploaded tonight.  But I wanted to return to this scene on Tuesday to photograph the sign on the water tower I had photographed on Monday..

No longer just d-e-l-a-w .  You might have seen the partially painted message on Tuesday’s post d-e-l-a-w-

I offered to return the library items and took Murphy for a ride, cranked up the AC and left the rear window open a crack for that rush of air he likes to feel on his nose.

Pulled over right after the railroad track and got out and took three shots.  How those men were able to paint in this extreme heat I can’t imagine.

I didn’t know this area was considered a playground but it is complete and here is the photo of it.

And isn’t this handy?  A drive through library return?  I ‘ve never seen one where you drive through. In the city they have large metal depositories outside the library but nothing this convenient.  A smart design.


What Exactly is an Informal School?

My sister read the sign on the building as we were driving back and forth from La’s and James’ home. Next time she handed me the camera and I pulled over and shot the facade.  I went to read about what it meant by informal school.  The building reminds me of growing up. Someone has restored the building for sure.  Click Here for info about the school.


Firefighter Takes a Moment to Pose

Mark and Erika were cleaning out the garage on Sunday afternoon. Anna was helping. Maura napping. When you start a major project like that it’s difficult to stop. You don’t want to lose momentum! It’d be tough to get back to the task. They were readying the space for pulling the cars in as the frost is coming.  BUT- Michael and Jack really wanted to go to the Fire Department Day.  I was packed and ready to head back to Pittsburgh- E asked if I could take the boys to the Fire House.  An unexpected good time to share!  I drove the boys to see the fire trucks and I am so glad we went.  We saw them burn and extinguish two rooms, one without a sprinkler system and one with. Yikes!  Will post the one without the sprinklers as it is more dramatic. Michael, Jack and I had a great time together. They climbed into all the emergency vehicles and ate popcorn and there were free balloons.  I  love when they read all the car logos in the parking lot.

Spectators at the Firehouse Demonstration


Harvest Gold, Burnt Orange, Avocado Green

These colors speak of an era. You find them together. Appliances used to be Avocado Green and Harvest Gold. Not sure about the Burnt Orange.

Greyhound Bus Stop Ohio Exit #178 at the BP station.  from the Archives. Check out the filing cabinetswith the same colors. 

A place to wait.
Puddles in the seats.
A phone booth.
Taken in 2011.
Evokes another time.


Jack and the Giant Curly Fry

 

=Jack examines his French Fry at the Ohio State Fair.

Dining at the Ohio State Fair. One fry was like an entire potato! From the archives.


A Day of Remembrance

Memorial Day War Memorial in late afternoon light

Muskingum County World War II/Korean War Memorial Zanesville Ohio

Family members plant flowers, trim grass, pull a few weeds, decorate graves of loved ones.

One time Mary and I scrubbed lichen off the granite with our toothbrushes. I saw a watering can hang from  a spigot, a metal pipe in the ground. Boy Scouts place American flags by white stone veterans’ graves.

I remember when Bill played taps and as the clear notes sounded, the wind kicked up, blew swirls of dust and leaves, the sky got dark. And we all felt  a shivering chill.

Each helmet  bears a soldier’s name.


Apple Trees Arch- Ohio Orchard-October 2009

Photo from the archives. V suggested posting an occasional favorite photograph  from before I started the blog.  She requested this one.

Ohio Orchard Apple Season October 2009

Anna, Erika, and Michael. Maura born a month later. Jack home napping with Dad.


303.6 lbs at Birth

Beco (long e) was one today.  A first birthday party was held at the Columbus Zoo.  We got there late in the afternoon.  Saw the carved ice sculpture but not the creation of it.   A piece of the trunk had broken off. He’s an Asian elephant.

His name and a number 1 still visible! When we got there no one paid much attention to the ice sculpture. The line into the Elephant House was loooong!


Jack and His Dad Climb Firehouse Hill – Columbus Ohio 2-20-2010

Saturday Afternoon Sledding on Firehouse Hill, Orange Rd- Columbus, Ohio


Seen Near a Gas Pump in Columbus

United Dairy Farmers' Cracked Asphalt by Gas Pump Columbus OH


California Rabbits Ostrander Ohio

Five Rabbits

Bunnytown at Leeds Farm Ostrander Ohio


Roadside Custard Stand – Route 322 Ohio

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