Seeing Things, Saying Things

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Old Black Water, Keep on Rollin’

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It’s winter in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and I’m viewing it from aboard a Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad train in a dome car.

Riding the train is a good way to see the park on a cold, snowy day. You are warm and toasty inside the passenger car as the park rolls past your window.

The snow had stopped falling by the time the train crossed the Cuyahoga River north of Peninsula on the return trip to Akron. I’ve photographed and seen the river her many times, but not from this vantage point.

On this day the water looked black, not blue, and it reminded me of a line from a Doobie Brothers song of years ago.

The river looks beautiful from here, but I’d rather not get any closer to it than this on a day like this.


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