As I write this on April 20th,
it is 37 degrees outside.
That's why I'm trying to stir up
warm memories of my trip to Cincinnati
just over a week ago
where spring was in full bloom!
This lovely gazebo is in
Glendale Park near my sister's house.
I love the aqua dome with matching sky.
Click on the photo above to see the painting detail
inside the dome.
While in Cincy, I wanted to get
around to as many scenic spots as possible.
My sister and brother-in-law Joe
took me to Spring Grove Cemetery...
the second largest cemetery in the country
behind Arlington Cemetery in Washington, D.C..
Spring Grove overflows with spring flowers, history and
I loved the florescent water in
And, the florescent duck heads.
Joe told me this ornate mausoleum
is haunted supposedly by a ghost dog!
Didn't want to get too close
and have it nip at my heels, but
it is a pretty, ancient building
softened a bit by flowering trees.
It sets by a large pond
where I saw this elegant swan
WAAAY across the water.
Had to use my telephoto lens.
It looked majestic against the glittery pond.
I zeroed in on this goose,
I heard loud flapping!
Was ghost dog on attack???
Turns out, it was a bird battle.
I think the swan NEEDED ghost dog
against this goose.
We drove around the large pond to
I LOVED this little gal
giggling with the geese.
And chasing the gander.
One evening, Joe took me to
After the arduous climb, I would call it more a mountain
of loose stones and rocks.
It's filled with fossils and has been the focus
of archaeological digs and studies.
Once up top, you can peer out over
the city, glittering in evening lights.
The sunset was spectacular
from atop Fossil Hill.
But, I was thinking they may find
our fossilized bodies
after Joe asked how we were going
to climb down the hill
IN THE DARK!
I was still frightened of ghost dog.
I hope the canine clings to the mausoleum.
A few more camera clicks,
and we clambored down the mountain hill.
I felt much more secure
photographing the sunset from my sister's
They live on a hill overlooking
the city of Sharonville.
Great to photograph before the
leaves fill in and block the view.
I stayed with my mother and
peeked out her curtains every morning to
check the sunrise.
Couldn't resist adding a little swirl to this
My last morning in Cincy,
I gazed through the curtains and saw
Still in my pajama pants,
I donned boots and hiked over to the pond
near my mother's home.
I don't know if you can see the two geese on
the left. It was such a peaceful scene.
It doesn't take long for
the sun to rise.
Ahhh...how I await spring here in Michigan!