May 15 2013

Mapleside Farms in Brunswick



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From the Mapleside Farms website: “Mapleside Farms is a 100-acre fully functioning apple orchard located in Brunswick, OH. Mapleside Farms has long been a destination for families and friends to get together to enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal, fresh homegrown produce, piping hot home baked pies and an amazing view of the Northeast Ohio countryside. It’s the kind of place where children who once came to Mapleside with their grandparents now bring their own grandchildren to share the same traditions”.

Check them out at

Today’s Quote:

“Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men”. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Jun 14 2012

Brunswick Balloon Launch


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Last night there was a Balloon Launch at Brunswick High School. Students, Brunswick residents and relatives of the victims filled the stadium to remember the four Brunswick High School students killed in a car crash in Columbia Township on June 3– Jeffrey Chaya, 18, Blake Bartchak, 17, Kevin Fox, 18 and Lexi Poerner, 16.

The only survivor, Julia Romito is recovering at home. Please remember to keep her in your thoughts and prayers as she continues to recover.

Today’s Quote: “Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality”. ~Emily Dickinson

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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. –

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





Nov 11 2011

Ripples on the Pond


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Today’s Photo: Ripples on the Pond

This is a photo of the small pond at the bottom of hill at Mapleside Farms in Brunswick, Ohio. By taking the photo low to the ground with a wide angle lens it creates an illusion that the pond is much larger than it actually is.

I hope everyone has a great Veterans Day and a great weekend. I will be out of the county until Monday afternoon but I am still hoping to post a photo before the day is over.

Today’s Quote:

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

Oct 12 2011

Fall in Medina


Fall in Medina

Today’s Photo: Fall moves in.

This photo was taken at a small pond in Medina County. It’s getting colder out but the colors are amazing!

Today’s Quote:

All art is but imitation of nature -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Oct 3 2011

After the Storm


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Today’s Photo:  Mapleside Farms

It is easy to see why Mapleside Farms in Brunswick, Ohio was recently voted the most beautiful farm in America. This photo was taken shortly after a storm passed over the farm. The purplish tint
to the photo is really how it looked that evening. Families, including my own have been coming to this farm for generations to enjoy the food and the view. Here is a history of the farm from their website:

“The land where Mapleside Farms sits was first settled by the Tillotson family from Massachusetts. They were drawn there in 1817 by the area’s fertile soil. Elmer and Clara Eyssen bought the farm from the Tillotson family in 1927 and moved
their family from Lakewood way out into the country. At that time the land consisted of the current property plus many acres across Pearl Road as well as some property on Center Road/Rte. 303. In the earlier years of this beautiful farm, a large stand of maple trees on the side of the hill were used for maple syrup production and became Elmer and Clara’s inspiration for naming their land, Mapleside Farms.”

The farm was recently purchased by Greg and Kelly Clement who are both lifelong Brunswick residents and grew up with Mapleside as an important part of their lives. They have made many wonderful improvements while still keeping the original feel of the farm. I have no doubt that Mapleside will be enjoyed for many more generations.

For more information please visit their website:

Quote of the day:

God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees, and flowers, and clouds, and stars.- Martin Luther