Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tawawa Park Fall II

I stopped at the park on my way home from work and took this and a few others. To see my favorite shot of the day -- checkout Reflections of Fall from my Think Focus Click Blog.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tawawa Park Entrance (Fall Archive)

I just love Fall colors. I took this sometime back. It is the entrance road to Tawawa Park in Sidney. I am hoping to get out and take some more pictures soon.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Fall Beans

I just love the color that Fall brings at harvest time. These beans are just starting to turn. Others have already lost most of their leaves. And in some places you can still see a sea of green.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Lighthouse State Park, Marblehead

Built in 1822, Marblehead Lighthouse is the oldest continually-operating lighthouse on the Great Lakes.
A windy and somewhat cool evening still found people relaxing along the rocky shoreline ...
... and even jumping in for a swim.
Lake Erie, choppy and angry ...

But still worth a sail ...
That's Sandusky across the bay ...
... where Cedar Point (once again the #1 amusement park in the world) is visible.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Adena Mansion & Gardens in Chillicothe

As mentioned in the previous post, Our Ohio is doing a television feature on Chillicothe. The Adena Mansion and Gardens will be part of that feature. These pictures were sent to me by Shannon Powell of Our Ohio.

Visit Our Ohio for show details.

Thanks Shannon - looks like a great place to visit.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Our Ohio to feature Chillicothe on public television

The following was given to me by Shannon Powell of Our Ohio.

Our Ohio television will be featuring Chillicothe in a special “Hometown Ohio” segment. The show will air this weekend! The television show airs on all Ohio Public Television Stations. To find out where to watch in your area, click here.

At Our Ohio we are proud to showcase some of Ohio’s best people, places and events from around the state. All of our efforts are dedicated to providing expert information on topics such as Ohio gardening, travel, cooking, history, animals, community involvement, where to buy Ohio farm products locally and more.

Our Ohio is Ohio Farm Bureau's way of communicating to consumers about Ohio agriculture. Our Ohio is a TV series, magazine, and Web site. Sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau and Nationwide.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Temple of Tolerance

Believe it or not this large stone man made temple called the Temple of Tolerance lies hidden in the backyard or should I say several backyards of this house -- 203 Wood Street in Wapakonetta.

I first found the Temple on Roadside America when I was researching interesting places in Ohio. What I didn't realize was that I passed it every time I visited historical downtown Wapak.

On my last visit I finally took a good look at this house as I passed it by and said to myself "OH My God that's the Temple of Tolerance I read about on the Net." Of course I had to stop and take a few pictures.

The main structure is massive and impressive. I have no idea how he managed to create it. The Temple of Tolerance complex artist/creator is Jim Bowsher. The temple was built in the late 1990's to present.

There are numerous other smaller monuments and temples that make up the complex and plenty of bricker brack. This Sun was my favorite capture of the day.

I'll use this definition of Tolerance posted on the artists backdoor to go with the rest of these pictures.

TOLERANCE - The person who has a tremendous reserve of patience and tolerance has a certain degree of tranquility and calmness in his or her life.

Such a person is not only happy and more emotionally grounded, but also seems to be physically healthier and to experience less illness.

The person possess a strong will, has a good appetite and can sleep with a clear conscience.

The Dalai Lama

I just scratched the surface when it comes to fully exploring and finding all the hidden treasures of this wonderful place. I am looking forward to coming back with my tripod in tow to take some longer exposures.

Check out this You Tube Video to meet the artist and to get some insight as to what this is all about.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Applefest 2009 Part IV (Apple Frogs and More)

I thought this Apple and Peanut Butter Frog craft and snack was a pretty nifty idea. My grandsons sure liked them.

Here they are working on one of the many free crafts they had for the kids.

There is always plenty to see and do at the Applefest.

There was even a Kiddie Tractor Pull.

My favorite Marshmallow Gun Vendor (son Tyler and his friend Ryan) were back at it.

I lost track on how many pictures I took for this next one, trying to capture a marshmallow coming out of the gun. As you can see I was unsuccessful.

The woodcarvers and their carvings are always interesting. I found this beaver quite funny.

My favorite picture of the day were these Honey Bears.

And yes there are still more Applefest pictures to come.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Applefest 2009 Part III (Car Show)

The annual car show was just getting underway while I was there.

Of course Betty Boop was in attendance. It's hard to pass on taking her picture whenever I find her. I promise the next time to do a full feature and to include the truck and trailer

I just love shooting old hood ornaments.

This car had a very interesting story.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Applefest 2009 Part II (People)

While attending this years Applefest, I took a few people pictures some candid and some not so candid. Pictured above are Mitchell, my nephew's son and my son Tony and his girlfriend Ashley.

Here's another one of Tony helping out at the Dunk-Tank.

I just love the blue eyes of Trinity, My nephews daughter, peaking out from behind the mask she made.

I missed the contest but caught this young man still hula-hooping afterwards.

I thought this picture of the vendor standing in her sea of mums made for colorful shot.

This one I will simply title King of the Skateboard.

I'm not sure what this guys story is, but I guess he didn't what his picture taken in all his fancy dress.

My favorite picture of the day was this one I captured of a UC Bearcat Fan.

The crops are little tighter than I like on some of these but I was walking around with my Canon 100mm lens.

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