Buckeye Trail

A few days ago a friend and I went to Buckeye Trail right on the Brecksville-Peninsula border.  This portion of the trail starts (or ends) at Blue Hen Falls and has a moderate difficulty level.  (The entire Buckeye Trail winds all around Ohio and is 1300 miles long.)  This area is located in the Cuyahoga…

Playing Catch Up – West Creek

I think this is going to be the last “Playing Catch Up” post.  I have some more random photos to share, but they can be….randomly shared. 🙂 hehehe West Creek Reservation is right here in Parma, so I go there quite often.  There is a lot of area to explore.

Playing Catch Up – Night Market

I just discovered this street festival this summer.  The only reason I knew about it was because my taiko group, Yume Diako, was supposed to perform at it back in June, but the whole thing got rained out.  It is primarily an asian festival, but there are other things, too.  There are a ton of…

Playing Catch Up – Lavender Festival

Back in July a couple of friends and I went to a Lavender Festival.  It was a fun and relaxing day and the whole lavender farm smelled great. First, we got to pick our own bouquet of lavender – they had around 17 different types. They had some crafts there, too.  You could paint a…

Playing Catch Up – Cuyahoga National Valley

Once again Josh took me to some creepy places. “Egg tunnel” that leads to a path to this random Mater Dolorosa Cemetery. It started pouring so we went stopped at this adorable ice cream shop. Haunted covered bridge. Another awesome cemetery.  The fog looked pretty awesome.

Playing Catch Up – Adventures in Salem

My friend Josh lives in Salem, Ohio and he took me to some creepy, haunted places out there. 🙂 Cool view Pretty path leading to an old haunted lock Bowman Cemetery.  Really creepy!  

Playing Catch Up – Isaac Lake

I went on a little adventure with my friend Santino in the woods behind Isaac Lake.  At that time of year (late spring-early summer) that area is blooming with Dame’s Rocket, but you really have to catch it at the right time.  Too early or too late and there aren’t that many blooms, but if…

Playing Catch Up – Nature Walk in Peninsula

The nature adventures continued in my absence from WordPress.  This one is in Peninsula, Ohio in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  This general area is about 30 minutes or so away from home, which isn’t too bad if you ask me. There are some old locks in the area, a tunnel and train tracks to…

Nature Walk

This was a little walk I took Reno on back in January when it was almost 60 degrees out!  Crazy!

Winter Walk

A couple of days ago my friend and I went on a little winter nature hike at Huntington Beach.  It was very pretty.


Another beautiful autumn day.  60 degrees at mid-November!  Whaaaat??  I’m lovin’ it. GIANT leaf!!! I was taking a picture of this guy…. And I turned around and there was this guy!  Right behind me and I didn’t even know it….just staring at me.  It was pretty awesome! Jake and I have this theory that all…