Springing into Spring

“It was one of those March days, when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold:

when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.”

~Charles Dickens


“The naked earth is warm with Spring, And with green grass and bursting trees

Leans to the sun’s kiss glorying, and quivers in the sunny breeze. ~Julian Grenfell


“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
“Winter is dead.”
―A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young


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Autumn at Long Branch Farm

Long Branch Farm is a Cincinnati Nature Center property, located in Goshen, Ohio with 632 acres and 5 miles of hiking.  I live very near here and trail jog five or six times a week with my dog…Jake.  Many days while I’m jogging, I’ll wish I had brought my camera because everything is so beautiful, but when you have a dog like Jake with you…that’s not an option.  So I laced up my shoes, while Jake was prancing around thinking he was going, and left without him to take photographs.  I usually jog about 4 miles and cross the creek about 3 times.  This is an area where you jog along the trail bordering the creek.


There’s a moss covered pond that looks quite pretty in the early morning sunlight…


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