Category Archives: Seasons

Ice Cream and so much more!

One of the joys of living in a part of the world with seasons is when the turn comes from winter to spring.  That’s when all the lovely ice cream parlors, hot dog stands and other seasonal eateries open. For … 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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Spring Break in Lake County

Spring can’t come fast enough for me!  I  have definitely had enough snow, wind and ice.  Slush covers every street and parking lot, salt is encrusted on my car.  I no sooner get it washed than the cycle starts again. … 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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Holiday Epizootic

It’s the Christmas holidays and I don’t know if it’s the weather – warm to cold, cold to warm –  or because we are all out there bumping into each other and spreading the germs around but the seasonal “bug” … Continue reading

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A Taste of Sunshine in the Dark of Winter

Here on the North Coast we rejoice in spring, when the snow and ice retreats, Jack Frost returns to the North Pole and the growing season begins.  We also mourn when the last of the summer berries and tomatoes, the … Continue reading

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Glee Thriller at Lake Metroparks Halloween Hayride

First of all, in my opinion, Lake Metroparks is one of the gems of Lake County, Ohio.  Most of you know my son Andy.  Andy has Down syndrome and while he could participate in many park activities and visits the … 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 Today – Swimmers and Boaters

Getting ready for Memorial Day weekend here on the North Coast, summer’s almost here! The shrink wrap is off the boats and they’ll be in the water soon. However, these guys will be the only ones swimming in Lake Erie: … Continue reading

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