IN THE YEAR 2000, after teaching literature and writing in elementary and middle school classrooms for 33 years, I retired, left my classroom, and took up a new hobby: Photography! I have always enjoyed spending time in nature, so with extra time on my hands and a new digital camera in my backpack, I headed outdoors and began walking the trails near my home in northeast Ohio.
Over the years, trailwalking and backyard birding have become my favorite pastimes, and I have accumulated thousands of pictures. While searching for a way to preserve and share my collection, I discovered Blipfoto, a wonderful online community of photographers where I have been posting pictures since 2008. When I can find the time, I also blog about things I see and people I meet along the trail.
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Come back any time to join me for another trek along the trails.
A pictorial review, created with images captured along the trail.