This video is from the state park on the north shore of the lake. It seems to me that the Buckeye Lake is up more than 1 foot, but local news is saying that they’re allowing the lake to rise 1 foot. This must be encouraging for businesses in the area.
The lake level has been down very low for quite some time. There were fears of a dam breach and repairs were made. Personally, I’m excited to see what the lake will be like after the changes and I am optimistic.
Constraints often improve an artist’s work. I don’t consider myself an “artist”, but I do undertake creative endeavors. Writing and photography are forms of art, I just don’t like to compare anything I do with so many other somewhat unrelated fields like painting. I have found that limits do free your time and keep your works withing boundaries, financial and otherwise.
A constraint I’m adding is far, far less time on Facebook. More time walking, writing and photographing. Less time arguing the finer points of politics and other things that Facebook is a lacking platform for.
It’s already led me to a Sunday afternoon hiking in a field. That’s when this photo was captured.
Today’s photo was a fun. I snuck up on deer and turkey in a large field. As I closed in, the turkey caught sight of me before the deer, raised hell, and took off into the woodline.
These long distance shots aren’t the highest quality, but they’re good enough to tell the story. Superzooms are so much fun because you can get into wildlife and other types of photography without a huge investment.
I read about the trees at Dysart Woods Park in Ohio and decided to check them out. It was awesome to be standing in the oldest forest in Ohio with these huge trees. They made one feel small.
There was one undeniable fact though. They were so old they were dying. Dead timber was everywhere.
In all of the posts that I read concerning the effects that coal mining may have in the area, they never mentioned just how poor of condition that these trees are already in. They’ll tell you that the coal companies are going to kill off 400 year old trees for shock value, but forget to tell you that these trees are falling over on their own already.
The Ohio State government has granted the coal company the permit to mine under sections of Dysart, so we’ll find out how this goes over the years to come.
Today was a windy and cold day which really isn’t all that bad if you’re going on a short hike at Dawes Arboretum. The place is usually crowded, but in the winter, it gets far fewer visitors. All that you hear on a winter day is the wind and the hawk’s screeching.
Dawes is an interesting place that is maintained by a trust from the Dawes Family. It’s a mix of nature and man’s interference. There are both areas of native plants in their natural setting and plants that are completely out of place, like a cypress swamp in Ohio.
A friend told me a weight loss tip a while back, “At least once a week go somewhere for a long hike.”. It’s been paying off and more than in weight loss. It improves your mental well-being to get out in the fresh air. You see things that may not be important, but that are interesting. It’s a great relief from the usual. It wasn’t like he was telling me something I didn’t know, but the advice made me think to actually plan and do it.
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