Sunrise on the Maumee

Sunrise on the Maumee

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Last "Monitoring" of the Season

The plant monitoring season ended October 23.  
There wasn't anything to actually count, but we collected seeds for the Metroparks to plant and reintroduce to new park sites.
It was a beautiful morning.

Ostrich Barrens
You can just see the "blow out" on the right at the crest of the hill. 

Diane walking along the pipeline with Mary's Savannah on the right

Denise, Louise, Diane and Larry collecting seeds

Red Oak in Mary's Savannah

Red blueberry leaves under the Oaks in Mary's Savannah

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Around Loudonville

Last weekend my friend Cathy and I found ourselves sans husbands.  
So we made a girls weekend of it in Loudonville.

I have always been attracted to rural scenery and the gently rolling hills of central Ohio make it just that much more beautiful.

We spent most of our time riding around and storing up as much of the sights and smells of autumn as we could.

We'll need those memories in a month or two.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Fall Color Tour

On October 10 Dan and I joined the Porsche Club of America Rally Sport Region Color Tour in Pinckney, Michigan.

We reminisced about our first Porsche - a 993 (silver car on right).

It was a beautiful day.

The leaves were just beginning to change.

We all took a break in Mason, Michigan.  Dan and I had a snack at the Daily Scoop Ice Cream Shoppe. 
Mason has a beautiful court house.

We finished up at Johnny Carino's in Brighton, Michigan.  
We ate dinner with an engineer named Dan - whose wife was named Jonna.  Unreal.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Leather-leaved Grape Fern

A few highlights from monitoring this past Friday:

Leather-leaved Grape Fern near the old Scout garage

A sleepy bumble bee

Rattlesnake Root 
This rare species is a favorite of deer, so it is uncommon for us to see an intact plant.  This one was at least 6 feet tall.

The colors are just getting started.  This is across the street from the wet meadow (below) where the Rattlesnake Root was found.