Monday, October 31, 2011

Floating Leaf

There is just so much going on in this photo; The texture of the creek bed, rippling water, tree reflections and shadows, not to mention the wonderful colors.


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Fading Fast!

The fall colors behind my house are going fast! We better enjoy them while we can 'cause pretty soon it's just gonna be a black, white and grey world.


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Queer Creek

This is Queer Creek, down in Hocking Hills. Barbara and I went down and hiked a little known trail, before heading back up to Sunbury just in time for a dinner with friends from our VC/DC Motorcycle Group.


Friday, October 28, 2011

Fall Morning on Curve Road

This was taken on Curve Road while on my way to, what I eventually found out, my last day at work for The Sunbury News/Delaware Gazette newspapers.

I dunno.. maybe this scene was God's way of telling me to see the beauty in every day, to be glad and rejoice in it.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Stowaway Leaf

I love this photo! This leaf hitched a ride on my driver's side window when I left my drive this morning and was still on there when I pulled over for lunch over 4 hours later! So of course, I had to record his epic travels. Not sure when it finally decided it had arrived at it's destination.  :-)


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dock Side at Alum

It's weird how fast the weather can change in Ohio, especially in the fall. Yesterday was beautiful, today was another drizzling, overcast one.

Usually there are people fishing off of this dock. Guess it was just to dreary for them today.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fall Cove on Alum

This is a shot of a cove at Alum State Park. I love fall and it's colors. Just not to keen about what's around the corner.


Monday, October 24, 2011


I am not 100% sure, but I believe this little common flower (weed?) to be Chicory.  Anyone know for sure?


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Stink Bug

I was pumping gas when I seen this little fella scurrying across lot. I can only imagine what the people inside the gas station might have been thinking and wondering as I knelt down to shoot a few frames! LOL


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Salvation Army Toy Ride

This morning, Barbara and I left the house on our bikes in 37 degree temps to ride an hour up to Mount Vernon, OH for the Salvation Army's First Annual Toy Ride. Of course, I left my good cameras at home on the counter. This photo was taken with me Verizon LG cell phone, so the quality is crappy. 

It's after the 40 mile Toy Ride (on top of the hour ride to get there) and everyone's going into the Salvation Army for a much needed chili lunch. YUM!


Friday, October 21, 2011

A Little Color

Was a dark, drizzling day today. Sometimes, just to get through a day such as this, one needs to zero in tightly on a little color. It was nice to notice this hanging yellow leaf contrasting against the dark wet bark of it's tree.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Grey Day Silos

It was a grey, overcast day today. Pretty flat lighting. This is along Rt. 3 north of Sunbury. Just another pair of silos and old barns going to rot. Perhaps this will be the only record of them ever being there.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Color Bursts

It was a slow day today and wasn't feeling all that creative. So, in order to fulfill my Project 365 assignment here is a colorful shot of some pretty fall leaves. BEFORE they fall!


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Doodle Dips' Gourmet Dogs!

If you've been following this Project 365 Blog for any length of time you know by now that one of my favorite places to visit is Joe Thurston's "Doodle Dips Hershey Ice Cream Shop" in Sunbury.

Well, now I have a whole new reason to stop in there; his new selection of "gourmet" hot dogs. He has a menu of five or six specialty ones and the choice for today's lunch was difficult. Guess that means I'll just have to visit him again REAL soon.

Check out these two great tasting dogs. My favorite one was the Slaw Dog. He makes his own slaw, sweet and crisp!

Taco Dog

Slaw Dog


Monday, October 17, 2011

Cropped Leaves

On my way home. I kept looking for something interesting to photograph. Nothing. Zilch. Sooo, while waiting for the light to change at Cooper Rd. and Schrock, I just clicked a few frames out the window at the trees that line the road.
Gotta wonder what the people in the car behind me were thinking.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Barnyard Shed

I really like the colors in this photo, but what makes it are those awesome trees leaning into the photo. For me, all the angles in this photo work really well together!


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pumpkin Bale

Our "Egg Lady", where we go to buy fresh eggs, had this nice fall arrangement set up by her driveway. I was sicker than a dog but was tired of being cooped up in the house so I rode along with Barbara. I took the photos from the car window.. after I had Barbara back up, pull forward.. no, back up a bit more.. more... more.. there!  :-)


Friday, October 14, 2011

Turkey Vulture

Can't seem to find anything around you that's interesting enough to shoot?  Look up! Ya never know what's overhead. I snapped several shots of this old Turkey Vulture flying above me. He must have smelled my socks. This one was the most interesting as I liked how his wing tips were spread.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Loose Pane

Found this cool, old loose window pane on a barn that was just off the road a bit. I used the telephoto lens to reach out and get it. Still had to crop in tight to get the frame that I was wanting.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fall on Hoover's Shore

What can I say? Beautiful colors and nice reflection. Hain't it purdy? ;-)


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Autumn Fowls

The trees, they are a changin'.

That is always quite evident along the rivers and lakes and even though you can't see the trees in this photo, their reflection tells the story. And as an added bonus, a little wildlife. This heron on the left didn't seem bothered at all by the drake mallard swimming past him. In fact, the duck swam back and forth a few times.

It was a very peaceful view.


Monday, October 10, 2011

Unknown Grave

A few dozen steps into the woods and about 10 yards off of the trail lies this strange maker for a grave. I didn't go over to inspect it. I made a few photos and walked away pondering all the possibilities for the reason of such a sight.


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Goat Milk Soaps

I've spent all of this morning taking individual photos of my cousin Maureen's Hand Made Soaps. The photos will go on her blog and also on the new web site that she is building. She uses all natural ingredients, including goat milk, and no dyes or synthetic stuff. This is the photo that I took to show all of the scents she is currently making. Her blog is:

"Cleansing Touch" Handmade Goat Milk Soaps
Left to Right, Bottom to Top:
Patchouli/Gardenia/Orange Blend, Lavender, Indian Summer, Apple Jack
Twist of Cinnamon, Vanilla, Grapefruit, Tea Tree with Rosemary
Peppermint/Eucalyptus and Lemon Grass


Saturday, October 8, 2011

HoneyDip Donuts

Oh my. Totally threw the ol' "watching our weight" plan right out the window today! Ever since late Friday evening Barbara and I both had a hankering for a good donut, so this morning we got up and headed over to HoneyDip Donuts, had a nice breakfast of eggs and sausages and then walked out with this box of yummies.

A few today. A few on Sunday.

Well, okay. Maybe more than just a few.  :-)


Friday, October 7, 2011

Autumn Battle

I re-visited the park today. The weather has been awesome this week!

I like this photo as it shows the transition of the fall colors. It's as if they are doing battle to see which one will survive. Well, we all know the outcome of this scenario! Better enjoy it while we can. 


Thursday, October 6, 2011

An Autumn Trail

Okay. This was actually taken yesterday, same time as the Fall Canopy one. I didn't have time to photograph anything today. It happens.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Fall Canopy

A walk in the park found me under this beautiful fall canopy. 


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Green Fling

This is actually a photo of a deer that was along the road I was driving down. Well, it would have been one of a deer if I had been prepared. I had the wrong setting on my camera and the shutter stayed open for several seconds and while I swung it up to change it, this blurry, motion-filled abstract was created.

I like this. It's what I call a "happy accident". Works for me!


Monday, October 3, 2011

Alum Creek Doe

I left work about 15 minutes later than usual today with still no photo for my daily "Project 365". So, I pulled into Alum Creek State Park to shoot a completely different photo than what you see here. I'll save that idea for another day. Today, I want to share this pretty little doe. She was with a group of 4 and was the only one curious enough to stand still for a few shots with my zoom lens.

I thank her for that.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Driving Into Fall

I came home from church this morning and found yet another reminder that fall is going ahead as planned whether I want it to or not. It's not that I dislike fall. I just don't like what comes after it. Perhaps.. and I am hoping this to be true.. this winter things will be different for me and I will be able to even enjoy it. We'll see. In the mean time, I can't help but like the beautiful fall leaves such as this one in my drive way.


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Waitin' on Ralph

My cousin Ralph lives in Marion and I live in Columbus. Whenever we can find time to hook up for a few hours, we meet at a certain parking spot in the Polaris Mall area of southern Delaware County. Today we found such a time. I arrived about 15 minutes earlier than him but that was okay as I was enjoying sitting there listing to a new Glenn Kaiser CD. I had a loud, rockin' good time.