The daughter and son-in-law of friends of ours in Columbiana, Ohio – in addition to being a occupational therapist and family physician, respectively – like to play around with farmer stuff. They are currently growing hops in their front yard and have a bee hive in their back yard. That’s way more ambition than I had, even when I was working! I think they are hoping to brew beer from the hops, but I don’t know their plan for honey. Maybe mead? We’ll have to see. We visited their place while they were off at work in order to check out the progress and to take a few photos.
Yes, Avon and Avon Lake are two different towns, next to each other. As you might expect, Avon Lake is on the lake (Erie) while Avon is inland a few miles. We were treated to a nice finale to our day on Friday.
Visiting family in Avon Lake, OH for the 4th of July.
Spotted this scene in a shop window on a recent trip through Marietta, Ohio.
Kathy will occasionally mention that a particular photo would make a good jigsaw puzzle. This is one of them. Fall is coming!
This is certainly not a new term in photography or even a new use for an old one. But it’s a way I’ve described some of the images I’ve made during our various travels. They aren’t people pictures and they aren’t (necessarily) historical landmarks, but it’s a way to describe the details that make up the greater part of the whole.
These are some of my “urban landscape” photos from our recent visit to Millersburg, OH.
While we were in Ohio visiting my brother Bob, we went to Millersburg for dinner. Here are a few photos that I took while waiting for our table at a local restaurant that happened to be right across the street from the Holmes County Courthouse. It’s a classic building in classic (I’m sure there’s a proper word for it) courthouse architecture.
I’ve not been able to come up with a lot of words lately, but I have been making gradual progress on processing some photos. Here are a few more from our now-not-so-recent trip to Ohio at the end of June. Much more work to do, so I may just spit out a bunch of photos as I get to them.
I know my thousands of readers will go elsewhere if I don’t keep their attention. 🙂
Our Thanksgiving visit to Ohio and Pennsylvania, despite not being a “photography trip” per se, resulted in a number of decent photographs, one of which I liked well enough to use for this month’s calendar. I like to keep with the holiday theme for December whenever possible, and I’m usually able to come up with something.
Firestone Park, named for Harvey Firestone (the tire guy), is located in Columbiana, OH. Kathy & I lived here before migrating south to North Carolina. And a late November visit reminded us why we moved!
Firestone Park has an annual “Joy of Christmas” light festival, and we had a chance to pay a visit one evening while we were there. I didn’t take a tripod with me, figuring I wouldn’t do a lot of photography, but who can resist Christmas lights? And with ISO 6400 or higher, who needs a tripod, even at night? 🙂
I hope everyone has an exceptional December and a warm and joyous Christmas holiday season!