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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.


Written by csanders429

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.

Written by csanders429

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.

Late Fall Colors

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It may not be brilliant color, but the late fall foliage along the Portage Hike and Bike Trail is still an impressive and colorful sight. The scene is near Kent, Ohio, and was made on a late November day that was sunny although seasonably cool.

No Bird Activity Today

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I thought there might be some waterfowl hanging around this wetlands in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park on the edge of Peninsula, Ohio.

In a previous visit there had been a number of ducks flying around and landing in this pool of water.

But on this day no birds were to be. It’s still a pretty view, though.

Following the Cuyahoga River

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A river is a river is a river. Or so it might seem. Shown above are three images of the Cuyahoga River in Northeast Ohio that were made in three different locations.

Yes, the river looks much the same at all three places, but there are some differences.

In the top image it is coming through downtown Kent passing through a park and running alongside the CSX railroad tracks. The image was made from the West Main Street bridge.

At this point, the Cuyahoga is fairly narrow and has more qualities of a creek than a river. But that will change.

The middle image was made from aboard a Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad train north of Peninsula, Ohio, in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

The bottom image was made from aboard the same train south of Peninsula in the park.

The river is wider here, yet still lined with trees. It is hard to believe that a few miles north of here the Cuyahoga turns into a waterway hosting large Great Lakes freighters and at one time was used as an industrial sewer.

In the early 20th century, there was a proposal to widen the Cuyahoga between Cleveland and Akron to open it to boat traffic.

The cost of that project, though, kept if from happening. We can only imagine and even shudder at what the Cuyahoga valley would look like had that project been undertaken.

Written by csanders429

November 29, 2017 at 7:25 am