Posted on August 1, 2017
My wife had to carry most of the load in central Ohio over the past week or so while I was on my annual Michigan fishing trip. Based on the following pictures, many of which are hers, she had no trouble discovering things of interest.
First there were the birds, a few of which when captured in unusual or even comical poses. Some just a little different than the usual “mug” shot.
Sometimes a bird picture was obtained as my wife happened to look up as she studyed an interesting “bug” and there were apparently no shortage of those.
Summer flowers grace areas along the reservoir.
Finally a few pics from my fishing trip to the Rifle River Recreation Area. It always feels like a homecoming when I head north bringing back many fond childhood summer vacation memories. I always think I’ll take more pictures on this trip but it’s hard to wear two hats so I mostly just allow myself to be there and fish.
Each trip into nature marks the passing of time. Summer moves along, things seen are ever changing, birds fledge and mature under parent’s attentive care, caterpillars and butterflies continue their amazing dance of life, wildflowers and bees are ever present companions, by late July the days have grown noticeably shorter.
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Category: birding in central ohio, butterflies, Central Ohio Nature, Central Ohio Parks, Griggs Reservoir, Griggs Reservoir Park, Michigan State Parks, Nature Photography, Ohio Insects, Ohio Nature, Paddling and Nature Photography, photography, Wildflowers Tagged: 2-marked Treehoppers, American Goldfinch, American Robin, Blue Jay, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Boneset, Canon 80D Sigma 150-600mm lens, Canon SX260, Cardinal Flower, Catbird, Cedar Waxwing, Chipmunk, Clouded Sulphur, Common Loon, Eastern Phoebe, Eupatorium Borer Moth, Evening Primrose, Great Blue Heron, Green Bee, Green Heron, Milkweed Tossock Moth Caterpillar, Monarch Butterfly, Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar, Monkey Flower, Northern Flicker, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Orange Sulfur, Orchard Orbweaver, Panasonic FZ200, Panasonic Lumix G7 100-400mm, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Robber Fly, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Sneeze Weed, Solitary Sand Wasp, Swamp Rose-Mallow, Sycamore Tussock Moth Catapillar, Tall Blue Lettuce, wasp, Wingstem, Yellow Jacket Hover Fly
Posted on August 8, 2013
I’ve always amazed myself by how I react to a beautiful scene if I’ve driven 1000 miles versus just a couple of miles near home. Why we humans have a harder time getting excited about things close at hand versus far away is probably due to a number a factors not the least of which is the emotional investment of a long journey. Nonetheless a few years back I decided to make a concerted effort to appreciate natural beauty close to home. What better place to begin this adventure than Griggs Reservoir less than two miles from our house and within the city limits of Columbus. Below is a celebration of that beauty.
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Category: birding in central ohio, canoeing in central ohio, Central Ohio Nature, Griggs Reservoir, photography Tagged: Belted Kingfisher, Button Bush, canoeing, Fragile Forktail, Great Egret, Griggs Reservoir, Indigo Bunting, Ironweed, Joe-pye Weed, Painted Turtle, photograpy, Swamp Rose-Mallow
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