Feb 15 2012

Inside the President James A. Garfield Memorial


"james a garfield monument"

Today’s photo was taken inside the President James A. Garfield Memorial in Lakeview Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.

From the Lakeview Cemetery website: “Designed by architect George Keller, the Garfield Monument was dedicated on Memorial Day, 1890. The Garfield Monument stands 180 feet tall and is constructed of Berea Sandstone. Around the exterior of the balcony are five, terra cotta panels by Casper Bubel, with over 110 figures all life size, depicting Garfield’s life and death. The panels include Garfield as a teacher, as Major General in the Civil War, an orator, taking the oath of office and laying in state in the rotunda of the Capital in Washington DC”.

For more info: http://www.lakeviewcemetery.com/garfield.php

Today’s Quote: “A brave man is a man who dares to look the Devil in the face and tell him he is a Devil”. – James A. Garfield

Feb 14 2012

An Autumn Sunset


Mapleside Farms

Today’s photo was taken at Mapleside Farms last fall. If you have never been to this farm on a summer evening you really are missing something special. – www.mapleside.com/

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Today’s Quote: I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. – Mother Teresa





Feb 13 2012

Harkness Chapel at Case Western Reserve University


Harkness Chapel

Today’s Photo is of the Florence Harkness Chapel located on the campus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Harkness Chapel was built to honor Florence Harkness Severance, the only daughter of Stephen and Anna (Richardson) Harkness. The Chapel was designed by architect Charles F. Schweinfurth and construction was completed about 1901.

For more info: http://music.case.edu/facilities/harkness_chapel.php

Today’s Quote: Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither. – C. S. Lewis

Feb 10 2012

Backstage of the Ohio Theater


Backstage ohio theater

Can you guess what this photo is? This photo was taken backstage at the historic Ohio Theater in Playhouse Square. These ropes are stretching toward a light at the top of the theater. The ropes control some of the curtains and effects in the theater. I just thought it was kind of a cool angle and now you can say you know all the ropes when it comes to the theater.


Today’s Quote: “A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world”. – Oscar Wilde

Feb 9 2012

Cleveland National Air Show


Marine Bell Boeing V-22

Last summer we took the kids down to see the Cleveland National Air Show at Burke Lakefront Airport. It was the last day of the show and the kids were having fun so we stuck around till the very end. I am glad we did because I was able to catch this U.S. Marine Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey returning home after the show. Notice the Marine hanging out of the side waving to the few of us that were still there.  It’s a pretty impressive machine and a pretty impressive show.

The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is a tilt-rotor aircraft with both a vertical takeoff and landing capability. It is designed to combine the functionality of a conventional helicopter with the high-speed performance of a turboprop aircraft.

For more info on the Cleveland Air Show: http://www.clevelandairshow.com/

“Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong” – James Bryce

Feb 8 2012

Cleveland’s Bridges


Boating on cuyahoga

Today’s photo was taken near where Cuyahoga River meets Lake Erie on a warm summer evening. I like this photo because it shows not only the river but a few of Cleveland’s amazing bridges and buildings in the background.

Check out more about Cleveland’s historic bridges: http://ech.case.edu/ech-cgi/article.pl?id=B19

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment” – Jim Rohn

Feb 7 2012

Amish Country Barn


country barn

Today’s Photo is of a barn in Ohio’s Amish Country, the world’s largest concentration of Amish. There are several Amish communities within an hour or so drive of Downtown Cleveland.  These areas are known for their shopping, food and furniture. For more information on how to visit: http://www.experience-ohio-amish-country.com/middlefield-ohio.html

“Of liberty I would say that, in the whole plenitude of its extent, it is unobstructed action according to our will. But rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law,’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual.” – Thomas Jefferson quote

Feb 6 2012

Sunset on Lake Erie


sunset on lake erie


Today’s photo is of a sunset behind the breakwall on Lake Erie. We are lucky to have such a beautiful lake to enjoy.

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator. – Mahatma Gandhi

Feb 3 2012

Cleveland Skyline


best Cleveland skyline

Today’s photo is a reworked version of a panoramic shot of the Cleveland skyline I took last summer. It’s one of my favorites because it includes Cleveland Browns Stadium, the Terminal Tower, Key Bank Building, 200 Public Square (BP Building), the William G Mather, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Great Lakes Science Center and Voinovich Park. Have a great weekend and enjoy the weather.

Today’s Quote:  Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. – Twyla Tharp

Feb 2 2012

Country Birdhouse


Bird Hotel

Today’s photo is of a cool looking birdhouse on a farm about 45 minutes East of downtown Cleveland.

Today’s Quote: “More than 15 percent of the jobs in Ohio are tied in some way to agriculture. A strong agriculture means a strong economy”. John Fisher