Thursday, December 03, 2009

SKIES OVER CHESTNUT RIDGE METRO PARK (FOR SKY WATCH FRIDAY)

We will head back to Chestnut Ridge for this SKY Watch Fridayskywatchlogo Only about 20 minutes drive from my home in Lancaster,Ohio I have found a great place to hike and view the sky.

columbus Chestnut Ridge Metro Park rises more than 150 feet—reaching an elevation above sea level of 1,050 feet. The above photo shows the skyline of Columbus, Ohio. (Photo was taken from an overlook on the trail)

     Now on the way to the metro park the skies had me a little worried:

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Fortunately, many Ohio Farmers have already harvested their corn crop. As a matter of interest;  Ohio corn growers planted an estimated 100,000 more acres of corn in 2009 than they did last year.

    Well the hike is about over but I think one more look at the sky through the trees is appropriate.

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As the sun goes down on the ridge a few of the oak leaves are highlighted.

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34 comments:

Quiet Paths said...

I really enjoyed this collection of photos. Love the sky through the trees.

Photo Cache said...

Looks like a wonderful place to visit. The sky images you captured are delightful. Love the clouds.

Linda Jacobs said...

Looks like a gorgeous place! I like that skyline way in the distance. Good place for it!

Julie said...

I particularly like the shot in the first montage which shows the blue breaks in the clouds together with the silhouette of the power pole. Nicely composed.

clairz said...

Lovely shots, thank you for sharing. Funny, I'm viewing your world from an altitude here of 3900 feet, and looking out my window at mountains that reach almost 9000 feet. It's wonderful, this traveling around the world on Skywatch!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hey Joe, We enjoy hiking up a mountain also... When I know there are views to be seen---that hike UP is worth it. One time we did a NINE mille hike up and down a mountain. When we got to the top--the fire tower (where the view could be) was closed... I was really upset.... Not my favorite hike..
Betsy

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Joe: Fun post with the skies over the park.

Sylvia K said...

What lovely clouds and trees! Terrific captures, Joe! What a beautiful place!

Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Skies have been grey over Ontario, too. Let's hope the sun comes out soon!

Evelyn Howard said...

Great photos

Eve said...

That looks like a wonderful place for a hike! Beautiful skies too! :)

SquirrelQueen said...

What a wonderful place, you are lucky to have this so close to home. The skies are beautiful.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Joe I did not know there were so many places around Lancaster. I am still trying to figure out where the mill is ;-) No since of direction.

Ebie said...

The bare trees are just beautiful! The transition of colors of the sky looks like winter is on its way!

eileeninmd said...

Great sky photos and mosaics. the second mosaic with the trees is my favorite.

Quilt Works said...

Lovely colors, and I like how you framed the shot!

I really like the texture and shape of the clouds!


... "Look what I saw from the gazebo"

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Joe - beautiful skies as always. Wanted to thank you for the historical marker db link. We have always wanted to find something like that. When we were towing the big 5-wheel we couldn''t usually stop at them. It should be easier with our littler rig, bug it still is nice to be able to read more.

SandyCarlson said...

Really nice.I enjoy your blog.

Ann said...

Looks like your sky and my sky are thinking the same thing - people need to drink more water. LOL

You nake the collage very nicely.

Carolyn Ford said...

A little worried? Wow! My heart would have been thumping big time! Knowing all went well...I will say these are amazingly beautiful!

Sally in WA said...

Nice series of photos. I like the view overlooking Columbus in the distance.

Thanks for the visit. Have a great weekend, Joe.

Robin said...

Looks like a great place to hike. Glad the weather held out for you.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Wonderful sky photos - fantastic collage.
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rainfield61 said...

The sky behind the trees is not the actual sky it supposed to be.

When the sky is wide and open......

Deborah Godin said...

Wonderful collection of skies. I usually get to see some of them from over here on the Erie north shore. Great SWF!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I like Sinatra. I also like your blog. My nephew was killed in VIETNAM. i saw your picture and it reminded me...

I was in during the Korean War. Seems like a long time ago now.

Helena said...

These are wonderful photos! Those clouds would've had me a little worried too. :)

Have an awesome day, and thanks for visiting my blog,

Lena

Tammy said...

Those stormy skies are incredible!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

So dramatic! A very beautiful walk. Thank you. And thank you for visiting. What a contrast in landscapes!

JOE TODD said...

Going back to Chestnut Ridge metro park for Scenic Sunday and Shadow Shot Sunday . Thanks to everyone for stopping by

Carletta said...

Lovely varied skies Joe!
Those first ones show dramatic cloud shapes - lovely.

Ratty said...

I like that view of the sky through the trees. I see a very similar view when I go hiking. It's one of the main reasons I go.

Rajesh said...

The views of the cloudy sky in Chestnut Metro Ridge Park is beautiful.

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DoanLegacy said...

Beautiful images, and a wonderful post!