In the blog I posted yesterday, I wrote about the erosion that closed a neighborhood beach on the shores of Lake Erie. As I was telling how erosion had led to the closing of the beach, I was remembering some pictures I had taken of families having fun on that beach. So today I dug into my archives and found those pictures to share with you.
It was almost dusk on the 4th of July, a major holiday in the United States, when I decided to get some pictures of the sunset. I headed to Overlook Park in Mentor-on-the-Lake, arriving in the very late afternoon and captured the picture at the top of this page. As the sun slowly set over Lake Erie, I took the following pictures:
Now you can see that it really was a great little beach. Located on Lake Erie and surrounded by a quiet neighborhood, it was the perfect place for families to spend an afternoon or evening playing on the beach…especially at the end of a hot summer day when the breeze off the Lake cools the air.
My favorite picture from that little photoshoot is this one:
Could there be a more relaxing place to spend the holiday? One of the larger parks in Cleveland sets off fireworks in the sky over the Lake. Crowds gather in the park or in boats anchored offshore to watch the colorful display, but some people like to get away from the crowds, and there couldn’t be a better spot than this pretty little park.
Postscript: Tomorrow I will post a few family photos taken two years earlier at this exact spot. When I search through my photo archives, I find pictures I don’t remember taking. If you are a photographer with a large collection of pictures, you might have fun digging into your archives!
Thanks for visiting today.
See you soon!
A late afternoon walk in the park garnered nothing more than the usual suspects: the chickadees, nuthatches, woodpeckers, and other little birds. Then as the sun sank lower, it cast a soft glow on the scene, and I decided to go for a landscape shot of the power towers. Not my usual style, but I like it. I hope you do too. These wires lead to a power plant on the shores of Lake Erie, just a mile or less from where I was standing.
Several months ago, our Metropark opened up a new location, a small park with a beautiful overlook and a great view of Lake Erie. There was even access to a beach for walking, skipping stones, or picnicking. A few days after the park opened, Bob and I decided to see what it was all about, so we took Gulliver and headed to the park. When we arrived and hiked down a short path to the bluff overlooking the Lake, we found a few people already in possession of the best view on the headland. They had even brought out their lawn chairs and were obviously settled in to wait for the sunset, so we hiked a little distance down the trail to find out what else was available. Eventually we discovered that the trail led us down the hillside to the beach, a great place to capture pictures.
I only made a very brief entry in my journal that evening and it doesn’t begin to cover the delight of our discovery. Here’s what I wrote:
Went to the new metro park in perry to take pictures of the sunset. Color wasn’t spectacular but it was a peaceful evening.
And here are some of the pictures I took during our two hour sojourn. In this case.I think the images from the camera make a much truer impression than the words. What do you think?
That’s it for this very belated post. I’m hoping “Better late than never,” is a truism that works this time.