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Thursday, December 31, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR (PLEASE BE SAFE OUT THERE IN THE NEW YEAR)

SNOW AND ICE IN LANCASTER,OHIO TODAY

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SOME OF OUR YEAR

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odin "Old Man Time" with his long beard AND LINDA AND I SAY KEEP ON WANDERING

myyoutube Our year of wandering

Thanks to Wikimedia Commons for fireworks photos 

Monday, December 28, 2009

A HOCKING HILLS HIKE to show a little of MY WORLD

 ( A GREAT WAY TO SPEND SOME QUALITY TIME IS TO CHECK OUT MY WORLD TUESDAY)

MYWORLD In the Hocking Hills we have Clear Creek Metro Park. An area of  scenic cliffs and rugged rock formations. This is part of MY WORLD. To discover more parts of our interesting world click on the link or logo.

     There is an interesting area I have been wanting to explore. In a previous post  I have talked about and shown photos of the Thomas Cabin and the Mathias Cabin. These two cabins are separated by a ridge that runs between them. The top of the ridge is about 100 feet higher in elevation than the two cabins.

For this post I am going to start at the high point of the hike and work backwards.

RIDGEHIKE2    This is the highest elevation of the hike. At my back is another cliff about forty feet high and no easy way to climb (and I’m not prepared to climb it today anyway). I am standing on the spine of the ridge and it falls off to my front, right, and left.

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 Top left photo shows the cliff at my back. Top right photo shows skyline and the two bottom photos show the woods to the left and right.

100_5705 A close up of the Black Hand Sandstone  that predominates in this area. We will now start to head back down. (That sand stone is just a little weathered which is how I feel today)

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After going about 100 feet I found a level spot bottom left photo. I sat down by a tree took a couple photos of the sky through the trees and took a nap. (The sun was out and I did dress warmly) and down we go ( Love those Gnarly Trees )

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Top left photo (where I had been) then down—down—and looking back up.

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The top two photos show what I think is the remnants of an old “spring house”  Just another view below left

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Old Man's Cave Hocking Hills State Park, Logan Ohio USA

LARGE FORMATIONS OF Black Hand Sandstone

sun2 The sun was out and the days are getting longer. If I just weighed about 30 pounds less than I do now this hike would have been much easier. You know in the spring I’m going to have to climb that last cliff and explore the rest of the ridge between the cabins. As Always Thanks for stopping by….

YouTube video of Clear Creek Metro Park Jan 2009 shows photo of one of the cabins.

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Saturday, December 26, 2009

CHRISTMAS SKIES FOR SCENIC SUNDAY

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FOR MORE MORE SCENES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD CHECK OUT SCENIC SUNDAY

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And a Bird in a Peach Tree::::

croppedbird Thanks for stopping by. Don’t have much to say today because I ate way to much yesterday LOL….

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

SKY WATCH FRIDAY::CADILLAC MOUNTAIN::ACADIA NATIONAL PARK::

 

skywatchlogo A Sky Watch Friday post. Check out skies from all around the world. Today we are going to the ARCHIVES  for a photo taken near the summit of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park.

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joetodd2022 Joe Todd says “Thanks For Stopping By”  If you have time click on the really cute picture of yours truly to view my YouTube  video of trip. (a little long). Off to wrap presents. Nothing like waiting to the last minute.

Monday, December 21, 2009

OHIO’S OWN HOCKING HILLS STATE PARK.

Back to Ohio’s own Hocking Hills State Park  FOR MY WORLD

MYWORLD Stop by THATS’S MY WORLD and learn more about the world we share.

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Enjoy winters splendor on the 6-mile trek  from Old Man’s Cave to Ash Cave.  Refreshments are available at Cedar Falls for a donation. A shuttle bus returns hikers to Old Man’s Cave. 45th Annual Winter Hike January 16, 2010.

     Since refreshments are going to be at Cedar Falls I think I’ll check it out in advance.

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Weather in Ohio sure can change fast. These photos were taken just a day apart.

If your visiting this area a great place to stay is The Inn At Cedar Falls

100_5659 I mentioned this Inn in a previous post and will be planning a holiday outing in the near future. As Always Thanks for stopping by.. (Christmas shopping almost done but still way behind on commenting)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

A SCENIC SUNDAY AS THE SEASONS CHANGE AT CLEAR CREEK METRO PARK near Lancaster,Ohio

 

scenicsundaylogo For great scenes from around the world check out Scenic Sunday. Near Lancaster,Ohio we have Clear Creek Metro Park 5255 acres of oak and hickory forests interspersed with giant hemlocks and ferns, along with the last remaining Ohio colonies of rhododendron.

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AND THE SEASONS CHANGE

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THEN WE HAVE WINTER AND IT CAN BE A WONDERLAND.

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100_5590 I’ve gotta get off the pot. I’m way behind on commenting, two strings of lights went out on the Christmas tree and of course I haven’t started my Christmas shopping. I have been out in the snowy woods enjoying nature and taking a lot of pictures which I will be sharing with you. As Always Thanks for Stopping By. Joe Todd and Linda.

  lindasnowcabin  Linda at the back of the cabin beside one of the last remaining Ohio colonies of rhododendron.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS & (Thanks Sara for the traditional “Meatless Thursday Meal”)

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The second photo from top are of a few of the decorations at my sister Sara’s house. She and her husband Larry invited us over for the traditional “Meatless Thursday” meal. Linda and I didn’t go away hungry.

From Joe Todd, Linda, Teddy Bears and the Snowmen--- Happy Holidays--

Thursday, December 17, 2009

SKIES OVER BALTIMORE,OHIO AND THE VFW FOR SKY WATCH FRIDAY

     Just north of Lancaster,Ohio but still in Fairfield County we have Baltimore,Ohio “A Place You Can Call Home” and that is where we are going for this Sky Watch Friday

skywatchlogo Baltimore, Ohio was a major player when the Ohio-Erie canal was in it’s hey-day.(Previous Post)

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Where did the sun go?

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joetodd Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I PISSED OFF THE LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER?????

 

     I wonder if I pissed off the railroad engineer, locomotive engineer, train operator, train driver or engine driver. I saw this locomotive near a railroad crossing here in Lancaster. The locomotive was just sitting there so |I jumped out of my car to take some photos.

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As soon as I got close enough to start taking some photos… Going-Going-Going-Gone.

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Actually, I was just heading out of town to do a little more exploring in the Hocking Hills (which I did) saw the locomotive and thought (photo opportunity). Then on the way home I saw a field that probably had a hundred or more wild turkeys.

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So who knows what you are going to see on your way to and from exploring..

LOVECOMMENTS Thanks for stopping by