Category Archives: Nature

Full Flower Moon at Observatory Park

If you were outside on the nights of May 24 and 25th and had the good luck to have clear skies, you would have seen a beautiful sight – the Full Flower Moon. The Flower Moon was so named because … Continue reading

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Ice Bubbles

Foolishly I thought we might be done with winter here on the North Coast.  Today we woke up to 3″ of wet snow.  Guess we will be having a white St. Patrick’s Day!  I was considering going shopping today for … Continue reading

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Fun in the parks! Lake Metroparks Adapted Programs

One of the gems here in Lake County, Ohio, is our Lake Metroparks system.  Great places to hike, play and swim are minutes away from our homes.  Each season they publish Parks Plus!, a big book of programs and activities … Continue reading

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The Rhododendron Thermometer

This winter’s first REALLY cold temperatures are predicted for the North Coast next week, a high of 12 degrees F (!) for Tuesday.  Time again to talk about the Rhododendron Thermometer.  The illustration above shows leaf droop as temperatures drop. … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Photos

This photo challenge was, well, challenging!   My family had a lot of fun this year.  We only left Ohio twice, and even then we just went over the border into Pennsylvania.  We went to a lot of beautiful and … Continue reading

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Waiting for Snow

Measurable snow, plowable snow, shovelable snow – these terms have all popped up in the last few days here on Northeastern Ohio television and radio stations.  Plow guys are checking their hoses and hydraulics.  Homeowners are gassing up their snowblowers … 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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Turkey Trot

A couple of weeks ago I was mightily surprised to see a flock of wild turkeys in a field near Andy’s workplace.  Today I got a chance to see them up close.  I counted 16!  Only had my phone so … Continue reading

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Son of Porch Toad

Another toad!  My mother went outside to sweep the dried leaves off the porch and found Son of Porch Toad on her deck.  This toad made himself a cozy bed in a re-purposed skillet.  Kind of ironic, eh? Son of Porch … Continue reading

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Porch Toad Returns!

Actually, Porch Toad never left.  I am the the one who returned.  I am at my mom and dad’s for a few days.  My mother and I came home after dark last night to find Porch Toad waiting for us. … Continue reading

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