Category Archives: Beaches

Mardi Gras in July – Fairport Harbor Mardi Gras Parade

On July 3, Andy and I got to participate in the annual Mardi Gras parade in Fairport Harbor, Ohio.  Fairport Harbor is generally a sleepy little town on Lake Erie.  It comes alive in summer thanks to it’s very lovely … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is all things “green”.  A fitting topic for those of us in the north saying goodbye to green for a while.  I chose photos from my file at random – some quirky – that … Continue reading

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August sunset

Seen enough Lake Erie sunsets?  Me either! Sunset off Mentor Beach Park, Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio, USA.

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Last chance – Voting for my photo ends tonight!

If you already voted for my photo in the Lake MetroParks beach photo contest, a big thank you!  If not, you still have time, the deadline is midnight EST tonight, July 31.  Here is the link, LMP Photo contest.  This … Continue reading

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My photo made the final cut!

Some exciting news came in my Facebook feed this AM – one of my beach photos made the final cut in the July Lake Metroparks photo contest!  If you like this photo too, would you click over to this link … Continue reading

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Lake Erie Bluffs, Lake MetroParks

Have you been to Lake County’s newest park?  Lake Erie Bluffs has been open for several weeks and a beautiful park it is!   We got a chance to visit for the first time on July 8.  It was a … Continue reading

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Bumblebees

A few days ago we found a large stand of milkweed in beautiful, pink bloom at the back of the beach at Lake Erie Bluffs.  The fragrant flowers were full of bumblebees!  Several other varieties of bees and flies were … Continue reading

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Mardis Gras Boat Parade, Fairport Harbor

Mardis Gras in New Orleans is long over but the fun goes on in Ohio.  The tiny town of Fairport Harbor hosted their own party on the shores of Lake Erie this weekend.  On one of the hottest, most humid … Continue reading

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Beach Daze

Summer! Headlands Beach State Park, Mentor, Ohio, USA

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Killdeer on the beach

Isn’t this a lovely watercolor of a killdeer?  But wait, it’s NOT a painting!  I took this photo at sunset on Headlands Beach using the digital zoom on my 10Mp Lumix camera.  This pretty bird led us on a merry … Continue reading

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