Part one of a three-part series from Holden Arboretum Gingko treeWhen I was a young girl, the home I lived in, the big white house my grandparents built in 1907, was framed by sycamore trees. These trees were one of the dominant features of that property and the focus of many of my lasting memories of those …


Hello! Today has been a busy day, and now it is late, so I am off to bed and hopefully a good night's sleep. I'll be back tomorrow with more pictures to share.

Beauty past its prime

The leaf was transformed by the beam of light, but a pile of sunflower chips lit up the day for this greedy little nuthatch. That's it from my corner of Ohio for this first cold day of fall. Thanks for coming by.

Take a hike!

Pack up the camera, put a leash on the dog, pick up the grandchildren and head to the Holden Arboretum for a hike. That's what we did on this gorgeous Sunday afternoon. Once we reached the arboretum, we took the trail that leads, via the Molly Offutt Memorial Boardwalk, into the Pierson Creek valley. It …

Senior citizen

Walking the trail in a new park today, we passed this old tree trunk.The land that is now a park was once used for farming, and many of the trees have grown up since the farmers moved away; however, this "senior citizen" has been around for a long time. It may have seen better days, …

How long?

How long will it be before this... becomes this... ...or eventually this? And does it matter? Each one has its place in nature, and, to my eye, each one has a beauty of its own.