One of three hiking trails I weekly walk is the Zoar Valley Trail, part of the Ohio and Erie Canal Tow Path corridor. The trailhead I use begins near the Historic Village of Zoar and accommodates hikers, bike and equestrian traffic. The river increasingly is used as a recreational waterway. Eventually this trail which begins near Cleveland, travels through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and 4 county park systems will reach the Ohio River following the old canal route. The portion I routinely walk has served as canal, fish hatchery and a sawmill trace. It has been nicely repurposed , which is the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge theme of the week.
Another Wordless Wednesday
These geese were enjoying our spring like mid-January day. Gracing the sky with formation, teamwork, and honky tonk in flight. More graceful pictures can be found at the
I thought perhaps getting shots of Bluejays and Cardinals along the trail would be a good starting point to try and capture bird photos. Its not been all that easy. I like to be moving and waiting is required (or a good dose of luck) to get a good photo. Anyway, here are a couple of winters bold ones. I hope to look back at these and believe that I’ve made some progress in a few weeks.
My Friday Friends
Cee’s Weekly Photo Challenge is Dark and Light. I took this photo on Decembers last day at sunrise. The Tuscarawas River was running high and swift. This ice bauble formed as water lapped upon the swamped grass bank. Clear waters are transparent to the underlying bank while the bauble captures morning’s first rays.
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. Matthew 7:23-25 NIV
Daily Post Weekly Photo challenge – Resilient
My Friday Friend is this song sparrow spotted on the frozen waters of the old Erie Canal bed on the Zoar Valley Trail. I can’t help but think he’s chirping to the tune to Frozen.
My Friday Friend. With winter’s first blast rolling through with some punch, I thought it was time to bring out a little summer. Always graceful in flight, these gulls are part of beach charm. That is until they become robbers and beggars.