Friday, October 31, 2008

DAY 106 - Happy Halloween All!


Thursday, October 30, 2008

DAY 105 - Frosty Morn

Today's the frostiest morning so far this fall. It's 9:00 now and only 25 degrees out . Still a really heavy, cold fog. I guess it's time to take the hummingbird feeder down.

And the poor lilac bushes are shivering.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

DAY 104 - Halloween's a Coming. . .

Here are some more shots from Dillon's Halloween Weekend.

A group of frequent campers set up their own little graveyard, complete with headstones for all of them. (More shots of this tomorrow.)

It's usually deer that these big trucks have a confrontation with. . .

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

DAY 103 - More Halloween at Dillon (2)

This campsite had a huge display in a tent -- a monster wedding scene.

Monday, October 27, 2008

DAY 102 - Halloween at Dillon State Park (1)

Every year Dillon State Park has a Halloween Weekend. We are so lucky to live really close to the park. This last weekend was the spooky event.

The campers really go out -- decorating their sites with everything Halloweeny, cute and scarry.

More on Halloween at Dillon tomorrow. . .

Sunday, October 26, 2008

DAY 101 - Salt Creek Covered Bridge

Ohio has quite a few covered bridges, but only one still exists in Muskingum County. This is the Salt Creek Bridge in the eastern part of the county.

It's been restored, but still shows the ravages of time -- holes, cracks, wear and tear.

And, unfortunately, graffiti.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

DAY 100 - Best of the Fall Color

DAY 100 -- I finally made it!! Here are some shots of the last of the best fall color.

Trees are starting to bare up now. Tomorrow is suppose to be really windy, so that will take care of more leaves on the trees.

Friday, October 24, 2008

DAY 99 - Dew on the Flag

After the heavy fog lifted, dew drops still rested on the flag.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

DAY 98 - Greenwood Cemetery

Greenwood Cemetery was formed in 1835 and has 47,000 graves spaces. It was the first public cemetery in Zanesville and was called the City Cemetery until changed to its present name in 1885.

The stone arch at the entrance was erected in 1887 when the name was changed from City Cemetery. At that time the cemetery was out in the country. It was reached by pedestrians on a board walk up the hill along the National Road.

New Soldier's Field in Greenwood Cemetery contains space for 430 graves. The first veteran buried in Soldier's Plot was William Dennison, who fought in the Revolutionary War.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

DAY 97 - Yesterday's Visitor

As I walked out of the garage yesterday, something over in the corner of the door caught my eye. I haven't seen one of these in years -- and especially one so big. He/she must have been about 5" long.

The mantis was most cooperative while I took pictures, some with the camera almost on top of him.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

DAY 96 - Fall on the River

Last weekend was peak color in the area. Some rain and wind have really started to bare some of the gorgeous trees. I'm so glad we took a long ride to "shoot some color" when we did.

The reflections on the river were simply gorgeous!

This is one of the nicest and largest houses along with river south of town. What a view!

And the trees, lots of huge, old sycamores with their branches reaching over the water.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

DAY 95 - First Presbyterian Church

I love these old churches. This one is in the little town of Dresden (Longaberger Basket's home).

Saturday, October 18, 2008

DAY 94 - Weinie Roast

Our neighbors up on the hill across the road look to be having a Halloween weiner roast today.

They've been setting up for it all week -- tents, hay bales, two huge piles of firewood, tables and chairs, and I think they've set up a haunted trail through their woods. I wasn't invited. . .

Friday, October 17, 2008

DAY 93 - A Little Politics

Signs -- Signs -- Signs

Republican Headquarters in a former Lazy-Boy store

Democratic Headquarters downtown

Thursday, October 16, 2008

DAY 92 - Halloween at Night


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

DAY 91 - Little Red Outhouse

Pretty red house and its matching outhouse! I love the little crescent moon cutout on the side of the outhouse.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

DAY 90 -- More Fall Eye Candy

Old sycamore tree on the river bank

We stopped at a little country church -- what a peaceful little spot. We talked with two of the church ladies who said you can often find the pastor sitting under the trees smoking his pipe, looking across the road at the river.

Monday, October 13, 2008

DAY 89 - A Little Fall Color for You

We look a long ride -- both Saturday and Sunday -- to search out some fall color. Did we ever find some!

We drove parallel to the Muskingum River for awhile, then crossed the river and headed into the hills and hollers of southern Muskingum county. Color is about a week away from peak.