USS Constitution – Early Morning View


America’s ship of state looks stunning in the morning light. The white stars and trim paint on the stern combined with the masts stretching up to the sky are breathtaking.

Maple Hill Farm


This house and barn are a part of the Beaver Brook Association which maintains the conservation lands where I spend much of my free time these days. I love these old farmhouses that have been added on to and connect to the barn. I couldn’t get the entire building into the frame on my dSLR and instead used the panorama function on my iPhone to make this image.

Spring Peepers


In one of my posts last week, I made a comment about the sounds of spring in the forest. My friend Teri asked about the sounds and I told her they were the sounds of spring peepers. Spring peepers (Pseudacris crucifer) are small choral frogs that are named for the chirping call they make in early spring. With an abundance of time on my hands given the current state of affairs, I went to a pool that I know to have these little creatures to make some photos and an audio recording.

If you’d like to hear their sound, click here

This tune is dedicated to you, Teri.

BTW, check out Teri’s blog What’s Happening Ohio