Springing into Spring

“It was one of those March days, when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold:

when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.”

~Charles Dickens


“The naked earth is warm with Spring, And with green grass and bursting trees

Leans to the sun’s kiss glorying, and quivers in the sunny breeze. ~Julian Grenfell


“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”…
“It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…”

―Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden


Let your joy burst forth like flowers in the spring…

“Only from the heart can you touch the sky.” ~Rumi

These photographs are from my walk this week on the Loveland Bike Trail and the Cincinnati Nature Center.  Happy Spring!!

Summer Fun

Bouncing on the water, holding on tight, our friend had tons of fun tubing behind our boat this past weekend!  Everyone looks forward to summer because there’s so much to do…Bicycling, concerts in the park, picnics, having a frosty cold drink on the deck, and of course fun in the water!  You know it’s summer when you smell freshly cut grass, blooming flowers, and the aroma of grilled food.

I enjoyed honing my photography skills snapping pics from a boat skimming the water at high speeds jostling my camera and I…


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Lovin’ Loveland Bike Trail

Last night was perfect for a 12 mile bicycle ride on the Loveland Bike Trail which is located only 10 minutes from my home!  The 70 mile paved trail follows an old railroad line and the Little Miami River.  As I was taking a photo of the Loveland office, where I began, this gentleman called out wanting me to take his photo…so I had to quickly snap.


A bit farther up the trail this guy and his beautiful dog were willing subjects.  Look at the blue eyes of the doggie…gorgeous!  I’ll bet that’s a great way to meet women!


What do you think of my beach cruiser bicycle…purchased on Craigslist for $60 and it looks brand new!  I love the little basket!


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Hidden Treasures in Hyde Park and Loveland, Ohio

Hyde Park is an upscale, trendy and centrally located town a few miles from Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.  A few days ago, I was shopping in the area and took a few photographs.


These brightly painted outdoor planters are so pretty!  Come Spring…they’ll be even prettier! Continue reading

Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Green

This is my first time participating in the online adventure travel and photography magazine Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge and this week the challenge is “Green”!  If you’d like to vote for me…go here.  Thanks very much!!

This is a “Hickory Horned Devil” that eventually morphs into a “Royal Walnut Moth” or “Regal Moth”.  It looks like it has sunglasses on!  It was about 4 inches long by 1 inch wide.  It was laying on a hiking trail at Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio.


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