My morning walk today served as a reminder that here in southwest Ohio the seasons are changing...crisp air, bright blue skies, and that feeling that Mother Nature is on the move. Although I have always enjoyed those laid back days of summertime, I'm ready for the breath of fresh air that autumn brings to the Ohio landscape!
During mid-August, I had the opportunity to revisit the Erie Canal towpath for one glorious summer morning of exploring with my trusty Nikon...until those puffy cumulus clouds grew a bit too dark and threatening for my taste!
My summer ended on a high note when my daughter and her family made a long-awaited trip to visit us here in Ohio. My sweet Boys of Summer made their first trip to a major league baseball game at Cincinnati's Great American Ballpark. They were thrilled to watch their favorite New York Mets take on the Cincinnati Reds...and win! The highlight of the evening was taking possession of a game ball, thanks to some very kind and generous young Cincinnati fans sitting directly in front of us. They had watched Aiden and Jackson repeatedly trying to catch fly balls that came our way and when one fell right into their hands, they immediately turned around and presented it to a very grateful little seven year old baseball dreamer!
Now September is here and I'm ready to breathe in the cool, crisp autumn air while spending these golden days working on some new ideas for my art. Good times ahead...and updates on the way!