In my previous post I showed you images of the train that we were able to ride last Sunday.  You can read more about it here on their website

Sitting in the passenger car, traveling maybe 30 miles an hour, moving through wooded areas and passing the backyards of a small town, we could hear and feel the sounds of that engine, the rhythm of the wheels on the track.  Beyond the windows the world seemed to crawl by.  We could look toward the engine and see the billows of smoke coming from the stack.  And a Conductor came through and punched our tickets.

My daughter was able to enjoy a quiet moment while her husband and son were on another part of the train.  Like her, I’m drawn to the view out the window, the blur of the woods as we glide by, and I wonder….what could be around that bend.

May your day be filled with cool breezes and a moment to relax.

Each image process in Light Room 3.


Safe return

We have returned from a fun weekend trip to Illinois to visit family…including that Grandson.  More photos to come later this week.

And our electricity has returned as well.  We were one of those thousands/millions of people without power due to the strong storms that came through the Midwest on Friday. 

Though it’s nice to connect with you online, it is even more exciting to me that now I can do laundry!



 We loved watching this scene last week on Lake Erie.
Kids taking sailboat rides, but also waiting for the wind to pick up.
Each time I look at this I think of this poem, by
Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1916):
But to every mind there openeth,
A way, and way, and away,
A high soul climbs the highway,
And the low soul gropes the low,
And in between on the misty flats,
The rest drift to and fro.

But to every man there openeth,
A high way and a low,
And every mind decideth,
The way his soul shall go.

One ship sails East,
And another West,
By the self-same winds that blow,
‘Tis the set of the sails
And not the gales,
That tells the way we go.

Like the winds of the sea
Are the waves of time,
As we journey along through life,
‘Tis the set of the soul,
That determines the goal,
And not the calm or the strife.

Summer Days… again

Just another favorite photo from our two day break on Lake Erie.
Can you see the reflection of the cloud in the water?
That is Kelly’s Island in the distance, for those of you familiar with this area.
“After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on – have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear – what remains? Nature remains.” –Walt Whitman