Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Icy Weather Makes Trees Sparkle

A winter storm that came through late Sunday and into Monday brought a mixture of ice and snow. Even after the storm pulled away, bitter cold temperatures remained. When the sun came up this morning, the trees were still coated with ice and many branches were shining as if they were lined with light. Here are a few photos which attempt to capture the sparkle. (Click on any image for a larger view.)





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The February Waning Moon

It was bitter cold out this morning, but the cold air made for a crisp photo of the waning moon.




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Chair Factory Falls Winter Photos

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, here are a few photos taken this past weekend at Chair Factory Falls, part of Lake Metroparks. (You can find the video here: Winter Thaw at Chair Factory Falls, Lake Metroparks )


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Monday, February 21, 2011

Winter Thaw at Chair Factory Falls, Lake Metroparks

We visited Chair Factory Falls, part of Lake Metroparks, last October to take some fall photos and video. As there was a big winter thaw this past week, we decided to go back to the falls to see what it looked and sounded like with the increased water flow. It was beautiful. Despite the occasional sounds from I-90 only a few hundred feet away, the sound of the waterfall was peaceful and relaxing. A new video of winter at Chair Factory Falls is below, and I will post some photos soon.





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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sun Dog and Halo in Advance of Winter Storm

A winter storm – described by weather people as a “monster” – is heading across the country. The first wave has already blanketed northeast Ohio with a heavy dose of snow. The second wave, which promises more snow and ice, will arrive later today. Still, there was something beautiful to see in advance of the storm. While I was out yesterday morning, as the sun was rising in the sky, I spotted a halo around the sun along with a “sun dog.” Luckily I had my small camera with me so I could capture the view and share a picture with you.


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