This is a test of my phone’s ability to post directly to my blog. It is some flowers I took a picture of at the store the other day.
Osprey At Buckeye Lake, Coffee On Motorcycles, And Spring
Osprey At Buckeye Lake In Ohio.
This past weekend was my first encounter with Osprey. They were at Fairfield Beach in Buckeye Lake, Ohio. They were so beautiful to watch as they circled the air and fished out of the lake. I had to look them up online to find out what type of bird they were.
I’m not sure if they are rare or if I just never seen them before. I found this information at the ODNR that tells more about the Ohio Osprey reintroduction program started in 1996.
Spring Feels Like It’s Here
April 8th was the first day I could say it really felt like Spring in Ohio. That’s not bad for timing. A little early actually. Some warmth, sunshine, and plants starting to come to life are my ideas of when Spring actually starts.
Coffee On Motorcycles Project
For 2017 I have a new project in mind. It’s called Coffee On Motorcycles. I’ll be taking a thermos full of hot coffee or cold tea with me and stopping to photograph wherever I think a good place to stop and have a coffee break is.
I got the idea from stopping smoking. I used to love to stop and just take in the scenery while I had a smoke. Obviously, that’s bad for you so I quit in Spring of last year. Great, right? Well, not completely. I gained weight. I knew I would and while quitting, I didn’t care.
While stopping smoking has been great, it could be better. I won’t consider it in the green until the weight I gained is gone, and then some. To make that weight loss a reality, I can’t stop in bars for a beer very often while I’m out on the bike.
Now before all you nervous nellies e-mail me about the dangers of drinking on a bike, I say bullshit. You can have an occasional beer while out riding. One doesn’t make you drunk. It does make you fatter though, but that’s a long story to tell you about that science. You can have coffee at a bar too though!
This project should be a fun way to fill that void left by losing the smokes and bars. In this case, with the Osprey and the beach, it was great.
The Forsythia Bloomed This Week
The wives tale I’ve heard is that there are 3 more snows after the forsythia blooms and a signal to the end of winter. It’s usually close to correct.
No matter the accuracy, it’s always a welcome alarm that it will not be long until we can get the motorcycles out.
If you don’t have a forsythia bush, I suggest getting one. Just find a neighbor and ask for some clippings. Dip them in root starter and stick them in the ground. It’s that simple and cheap.
I’ve seen this all over Ohio. After seeing it in my backyard, I photographed it and found out it was called Fleabane.
The flower gets it’s name from it’s rumored ability to ward off fleas and and other insects.
I need exercise, so I’ve been walking around Dawes Arboretum quite a bit. It’s really nice to walk out there as there is so much to see along the walk. I take my camera and it never fails that I get at least a few good photos out of the walk. Here are a few from today.
|Wildflower Meadow at Dawes Arboretum In Newark, Ohio|
|Abandoned Corn Crib At Dawes Gives Some Interesting Light Patterns.|
|Butterfly On Goldenrod.|