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Monday, November 30, 2009

THE FIRST RIDGE IN THE FOOTHILLS OF THE APPALACIAN MOUNTAINS

MYWORLD A MY WORLD POST of a great metro park near Lancaster,Ohio

     Welcome to CHESTNUT RIDGE METRO PARK 486 acres, more than 70 species of birds, and a 2-acre pond.

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(THANKS GOOGLE)

First, a look at the  sky before heading out    100_4899 Looks a little “iffy” to me but by the time Ted R. and I reached the metro park things had cleared up.

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 In the early fall I sat under that tree on a warm Sunday afternoon and took a nap.

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Trail heads to top of ridge which I have hiked before. This happens to be a great park to take children for fishing,playground,and hiking.

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A trip around the  2-acre pond. In the summer there is some serious fishing going on.

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Make sure to read the “fishing rules” children 15 yrs old or younger. Photo bottom right Lockville Park probably next weeks That’s MY WORLD TUESDAY post.

Project22 Ted R. saying, “Thanks for stopping by.”

Saturday, November 28, 2009

SCENIC SUNDAY FROM LANCASTER,OHIO. TODAY’S FEATURE: “A WETLAND MITIGATION AREA” in Ohio

 

 FOR SOME GREAT SCENERY FROM AROUND THE WORLD THE “GO TO” SPOT IS SCENIC SUNDAY

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What we have here is the “ Coon Path Road Wetland Mitigation Area.” I have driven by this area many times on my way to play golf and have been intrigued by how and why the 26.5 acres is as it is. Looks like an interesting place to explore. Well maybe not.

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The scenic first photo was taken from Coon Path Road (road at bottom of photo). The entire area is enclosed by Rt. 33 bypass on the left, Rt 33 on the right and Coon Path at the bottom. (thanks Google for the aerial) 

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This is a a pooled mitigation site created in 2002 to compensate for unavoidable wetland impacts resulting from Ohio Dept. Of Transportation project.

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Upper right photo shows one of MANY “No Trespassing Signs.” I love railroad tracks and trains. I found it very difficult to not, “ just wander down the tracks.”

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Just a few of the signs telling me not to explore further. But, I did learn via the sign that this whole area is a “mitigation area.”

Wow what’s that??? Go to Google and find out. “The site has been planted with over 32,500 container grown plants, 500 bare root stems, and 200 gallon container sized trees to develop a diverse community of aquatic bed, non-persistent emergent, and forested vegetation.” CLICK TO READ THE WHOLE STORY. I just want to say thanks for all the work and effort that went into creating this area.

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This is what I call a true “multiuse area” railroad,power,pipeline,highway and unfortunately someone dumped some tires on the other side of the tracks. Yet, with a lot of work we have a scenic wetlands that is only going to improve with time. (Lancaster really did need a bypass)

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To see where this last photo came from and see many more photos CLICK. Above photo shows Coon Path Road where I took several of my photos.

As a kid I had the opportunity to walk many miles of the railroad tracks and explore the farmland marsh area. What made it really great was my good friend Allen and I skipped  school to do it. At the time I think we were in the 7th or 8th grade. As I recall the fishing was pretty good and there were no signs saying, NO TRESPASSING.

mypictr_Skype   JOE TODD SAYS, “THANKS FOR STOPPING BY.””

Thursday, November 26, 2009

SKY WATCH FRIDAY:: SKIES OVER LANCASTER,OHIO ON THANKSGIVING DAY 2009

 

100_4835 Big John and Paddington Bear say, “Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out beautiful skies from all around the world at SkyWatch Friday

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The parking lots at the malls won’t be empty tomorrow. Notice a few cars at  Wal-Mart today.

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I really enjoy all the different CLOUD FORMATIONS Most of these photos were taken from my backyard.

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Clouds play HIDE&SEEK click on link for some 4th grade insight concerning clouds.

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100_4826 Joe Todd & Linda want you to know, “You are always welcome”

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It's Raining, It's Pouring

It's raining, it's pouring,
The old man is snoring.
He bumped his head, and he went to bed,
And he couldn't get up in the morning. (NO RAIN TODAY)

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL

 

What else is there to say

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM JOE TODD AND LINDA AND ALL OUR TEDDY BEARS.

Mr. Turkey says, “EAT HAM”

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MAY YOUR STUFFING BE TASTY,

MAY YOUR  TURKEY  BE PLUMP.

MAY YOUR POTATOES 'N GRAVY HAVE NARY A LUMP.

MAY YOUR YAMS BE DELICIOUS.

MAY YOUR PIES TAKE THE PRIZE,

MAY YOUR THANKSGIVING DINNER STAY OFF OF YOUR THIGHS!!

HAPPY   THANKSGIVING   TO  ALL

(Thanks to my sister Sara for the email with the pictures and “poem”.) Where it originally came from I don’t know for sure maybe 123mycodes.com

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LINDASBEARS THANKS FOR STOPPING BY.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

WATERY WEDNESDAY,HAPPY THANKSGIVING,AND SKY WATCH FRIDAY. (FROM LANCASTER,OHIO)

 

To see the world of water stop by WATERY WEDNESDAY

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Camping/Fishing trip on LAKE PENAGE near Sudbury,Ontario. With BEAVER lodge thrown in at no extra charge.

Will probably be away from the computer for awhile so I would like to take this opportunity to say, “Happy Thanksgiving.”

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For beautiful skies from all over the world stop by SKY WATCH FRIDAY

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Some hazy autumn skies in AMISH COUNTRY Ohio. (nice campfire )

DSCN0492 I’m glad I had a get out of jail free card. If you are ever in this area of Ohio a must stop is LEHMAN'S HARDWARE . The (jail photo) was taken in Kidron,Ohio just outside the hardware store.

AS ALWAYS::: THANKS FOR STOPPING BY JOE TODD AND LINDA

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Monday, November 23, 2009

LANCASTER,OHIO THE “PRESSED GLASS CAPITAL OF OHIO”

     My thanks to William D. Eckman director of the Ohio Glass Museum.

    A My World Tuesday post. Click on link and discover the World.

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The Ohio Glass Museum 124 W. Main St. Lancaster,Ohio reflects the glassmaking industry in Lancaster and Fairfield County.

SHERMANEWING General Sherman and Senator Ewing welcome you to Lancaster, Ohio and suggest you visit the Ohio Glass Museum. (The history of glass making is fascinating).

Project1  Stop by the Gift Shop and check out the “pieces” by Anchor-Hocking, Lancaster Glass, Erickson, Heisey, Fostoria, and Fenton.

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Over the years Lancaster,Ohio has been home to more than forty different glass companies.

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Learn about glass making technology and check out the educational curriculum.

Project4  Yes that is a vault (upper right hand photo). Will that be the future “Treasures of Ohio Room?” The museum is located in what was once a bank and will eventually contain 12,000 square feet .

100_4692 I hang out with Senator Ewing all day and we both are glad you stopped by for a visit. There is a continuously showing movie called Born of Fire that Joe Todd didn’t take the time to watch so he is just going to have to come back for another visit.

After visiting the museum make sure to have lunch at The Four Reasons Bakery&Deli  and don’t forget the carrot cake. 

Saturday, November 21, 2009

LAKE ERIE, CEDAR POINT, MARBLEHEAD LIGHTHOUSE FOR SCENIC SUNDAY (CLOSE TO LANCASTER,OHIO) YET A WORLD AWAY

 

For some great scenes from around the world check out SCENIC SUNDAY. To be honest with you I thought about skipping this week. (sometimes my brain just doesn’t seem to work). Then I decided to stop by Eileen's blog and she had some great photos of several different lighthouses. So here are some pictures of Lake Erie.

cedarpoint  You can see Cedar Point amusement park in these photos.

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A little more info on Marblehead Lighthouse

100_2918 As usual Linda and I are starting to get hungry so we head over to Sandusky,Ohio.

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We had a shore lunch at Shoreline Park, and enjoyed  the scenery.

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joetoddblogpic JOE TODD SAYING, “THANKS FOR STOPPING BY.”

Thursday, November 19, 2009

HOCKING HILLS OHIO,FORT MYERS BEACH,SANIBEL/CAPTIVA,SKY WATCH FRIDAY

100_4009 Ted R. suggests you stop by SKY WATCH FRIDAY TO SEE SOME BEAUTIFUL SKIES ALL AROUND THE WORLD.

NUMBER 1. Ohio Fall Skies

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These sky photos were taken in the Hocking Hills area of S.E. Ohio. CLEAR CREEK METRO PARK 

NUMBER 2.  Heading south to Fort Myers Beach, Florida.

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These photos were taken from the 6th floor of the condo Linda and I were staying in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. The photos show a controlled burn taking place south east of the condo.

NUMBER 3. Sky, Trees, and beach, On the beach at SANIBEL/CAPTIVA 

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Blue are the tears
On my saddest day,
Blue is the ocean
To wash them away.

Blue is the sapphire
That glows in the light,
Blue is the moon
that shines at night.
Blue sounds like sad music
Mellow and low,
Blue is the bruise
On my big toe.

Blue tastes like a hot meal
On a rainy day,
Blue is the feeling of
A spring day in May.

Blue is the rhythm
Of beating drums,
Blue is the sound
Of annoying hums.

Blue is a very good
Color you see,
Blue is the rhythm
of you and me!

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5th grade  I don’t know who Lindsay is but I want to say thanks and what a great poem. When I was in the 5th grade I couldn’t write a poem like that and I couldn’t do it today.

100_4268 Ted R. intrepid roving reporter at the beach. “THANKS FOR STOPPING BY”  Linda and I just got some bad news, A good friend of ours just found out she has an  aggressive cancer ( Sandy H.) Please keep her in your prayers.