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Red Burst

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I made this photograph of maple tree leaves because of its color. But upon taking a second glance, I thought it kind of resembled the burst of fireworks when they explode, sending flames of bright color in every direction.

Ah, the joy of having an active imagination. To paraphrase Dr. Seuss, imagine the things that you will see that others do not.

This tree was photographed in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.


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May 15, 2018 at 8:51 am

Quiet Reflections

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Reflection is one of many words in the English language capable of different meanings, thus you need to consider the context in which it is used to know what the speaker or writer probably means.

Reflection can mean a reproduction of sometime in a mirror or shadow or it can mean to think about something tangible or intangible.

The two meanings usually have different contexts, but not always.

Shown is a reflection of clouds and trees in the placid water of Indigo Lake in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio.

This is a good place to visit if you want to reflect on something. Hence, you can reflect while gazing at reflections.

Walking in Springtime

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I usually make a visit to Columbus, Ohio, in mid April and when I’m there I make it a point to walk about German Village. Usually the trees are flowering and the tulips and other flowers are blooming. Spring comes a little earlier to Columbus than it does to Cleveland so it’s a nice reminder that yes, spring is coming.

In Case You Were Wondering What’s Here

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The proprietor of a cave in a mountain in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia no doubt knew that this sign could easily be seen from a rest area along Interstate 81.

It caught my attention and I mage an image of it. But I wasn’t curious enough to want to find the caverns and visit them. Maybe some other time.

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March 27, 2018 at 6:01 am

Huron River Portage

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The Huron River in quite wide in Ann Arbor, Michigan, near the Barton dam. The portage area is for canoes to portage around the dam. I did not see any canoes in the river on this November day.

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February 28, 2018 at 5:39 am

Tunnel of Trees

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This trail in the Barton Nature Area in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is a tunnel of trees. Come spring it will be a tunnel of green. This image was made in late November.

Some Frozen, Some Fluid

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You can tell where the ice field begins in Conneaut Creek in its namesake city in Northeast Ohio. Just south of the Old Main Street bridge the river turns into water, although there is water flowing under the ice in the foreground. Most of the time when I visit here, there are people fishing in the river along its banks. But on this day none were to be found. But a thaw is coming this weekend and the ice field will diminish and people fishing will again line the banks of the river.