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Thank you for following along on our journey through the Mystic Woodland this week 🌲 The week ended with a wonderful night of friends, family and colorful photography for my artist reception at @24karrotkitchen. Thanks to all who came out to support my creativity! And an extremely big thank you to Kathleen, Paul, Sean and everyone else at 24K who made this night possible. I think the display is getting better each time I do this, and I’ve been very lucky to find great venues to display my specific style of photography (I mean...look at all that gorgeous greenery 🌿) since getting back into to showing it IRL again. Next, maybe @marketbleu ? πŸ’™ . . #fineartphotography #photographyexhibit #naturephotography #fantasyphotography #localart #clevelandartist #clevelandphotographer #cle #clethatilove #ohioexplored #ohio #clevelandmetroparks #brecksvillereservation #trees #forest #travel #gallery #exhibition #artforsale #artishealing #healing
When was the last time you flew a kite? I remember flying one with my grandma about 30 years ago, but not since then . Then my son found one last week that was given to us, and has been asking to use it ever since. So I decided today, a warm and windy day, was as good a day as any to head to @clevemetroparks Acacia Reservation and get this thing flying . Of course, life with toddlers is full of surprises, and it turns out that a 2 essential parts of the kite were missing...the 2 parts necessary to actually fly this thing. So, as any mom would do, I spent a decent amount of time scavenging for sticks from surrounding trees to rig the kite to fly . After a LOT of trial and error, I finally got it to *kind of* work. The kite never actually got more than 8 feet off the ground before it would crash land into the ground. But my kid didn’t care. We ran around like maniacs, laughing hysterically, just so Archer could fly his kite for one minute . And now my heart is full. It was great to have a moment of connection with just Archer. He’s a spirited kid and, truth be told, it can get a little overwhelming and tiring sometimes. Sometimes I need a moment like this to remind me of how great of a little human he is . I hope you all have many special moments with your special people this weekend ✌️ . . . . #clevelandmetroparks #acaciareservation #clevelandohio #endofsummer #letsgoflyakite #diymom #toddlermom #toddlermoments #boymom #girlmom #fridayvibes #freemama #stayathomemom #workfromhomemom #smallbizowner #womanownedbusiness #goaldigger #connection #preschooler #momandson
Likely the last cross sections of the season. Got some fresh meat for the occasion #hydrologyseasonals #hydrology #thisismyoffice #clevelandmetroparks #westcreek #millstream #lazers #scaredfrog #fishes #fish #endofsummer #endoftheseason #bridge #🐸 #🐟
Soaking up the last heat of Summer walking through the park and visiting the Nature Center with my boy. ❀️ We were both pretty proud to show off our Cleveland Browns gear today! πŸŽ‰ Have a fantastic weekend!
Mystic Woodland VI β€’ The journey ends, for now, back at the creek, where we pause on the bridge for a few moments. Letting the stories of the landscape sink in. . From the moment I created these images and the many years since, I’ve been on quite a journey. This journey has taught me something very important: Nature and Creativity are catalysts for healing. Immersing yourself in these things isn’t that hard to do if you give yourself permission to do so. Next time you’re overwhelmed, step outside and stand on the earth barefoot. Or grab some markers and pens and without any self judgement about your abilities, start drawing. Bake a cake. Plant a flower. Go to the trees. . . Remember the creek that is gradually smoothing the rough edges of the rock. Immersing ourselves in nature on a regular basis can do the same. It heals, and invigorates. One day at a time. . . The β€˜Mystic Woodland’ series features 10 enchanting photographs captured in the Brecksville Reservation of the @clevemetroparks. 6 limited edition signed metallic photographs from the series are now on display at the new farm to table cafe, @24karrotkitchen , just down the road from where it was photographed over 11 years ago. An Artist Reception at 24 Karrot will be held today, September 21st, from 6-8pm πŸ“Έ . #clevelandphotographer #fineartphotography #CLE #clevelandartist #ohio #cvnp #clevelandmetroparks #ohioexplored #brecksvillereservation #forest #sepia #enchantedforest #treephotography #treespirits #earthmagic #healing #travel #riverrocks #bridge
The view of our backyard from the stool at the counter in the new cookie kitchen. Just outside that window is the back door I’m using now for all cookie pickups, and there’s usually an empty spot to park back there (that’s my daughter’s red VW Golf...she’s visiting for a long weekend!). That parking is great since you can turn around and not have to back out of our driveway onto the busy street. I should probably hang a deer crossing sign because we do have several deer who have made a home in the backyards here...maybe they heard about the cookies 😊 #lakewoodohio #homebusiness #thisiscle #clevelandmetroparks #wildlife #deerlikecookies
Something light and bright to begin the day...have a wonderful start to your Friday!
Orbs in every picture but number three. Some aren't easy to see, but you can still get a feel for the castle. Set 3 of 3. #paranormal #paranormalinvestigation #clevelandmetroparks #squirescastle #abandonedplaces #orbs #ghosthunt #hauntedplaces #hauntedforest
Started getting some orb shots, so I switched to night vision to see if I could get something interesting. Note it was a cloudy night, no stars. Set 2 of 3. #paranormal #paranormalinvestigation #clevelandmetroparks #squirescastle #abandonedplaces #orbs #nightvision #ghosthunt #hauntedplaces #hauntedforest
From my last vacation, day two. Squire's Castle is located in the North Chagrin Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks in Willoughby Hills, Ohio. Paranormal activity is supposed to be common here, I only captured some cool photographs though- nothing to chilling. Set 1 of 3. #paranormal #paranormalinvestigation #clevelandmetroparks #squirescastle #abandonedplaces #ghosthunt #hauntedplaces #hauntedforest
First shoot for little sis, big sis has been there done that. A sweet moment captured early AM of this adorable family of four #familyphotography #portraits #familygoals #familylife #clevelandphotographer #clevelandmetroparks #sweetmoment #cute #familysession
. πŸ“Έ Clevelandgram Feature πŸ“Έ β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Image by @cyorkphoto . β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” Photo selected by: @mcb0708 Follow @clevelandgram for a chance to be featured and hashtag your images with #clevelandgram or #humansofcleveland Thank you for your support! β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #cleveland #ohio #thisiscle @prayersfrommaria Follow @bestpicsofcleveland for more pics. Special thanks to @clevelandgram #clevelandheights #clevelandsalon #clevelandbarber #clevelandbound #clevelandagora #clevelandgirl #clevelandmetroparks #clevelandphotographer
I’m no farm girl, but I’m okay with this tractor. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€  . . . . . #tractor #farm #lakefarmpark #latergram #travelcouple #nature #staycation #cleveland #clevelandmetroparks #travelgram #getaway #tbt #wanderlust #T3 #myohioadventure #myohio #ohioexplored #clegram #cle #travelblogger
Mystic Woodland V β€’ the trees invite us to sit under their protective branches whenever we need a moment or two, or three...or four...to rest. . Trees provide a sanctuary and a stillness as deep as their roots. These roots tell the story of their lives, lives spent standing still yet still growing upwards and outwards, as the world and the rest of its inhabitants move frantically around them. What if we grew like a tree, grounded to the earth with every thought, decision, word, belief? . The β€˜Mystic Woodland’ series features 10 enchanting photographs captured in the Brecksville Reservation of the @clevemetroparks. 6 limited edition signed metallic photographs from the series are now on display at the new farm to table cafe, @24karrotkitchen , just down the road from where it was photographed over 11 years ago. An Artist Reception at 24 Karrot will be held this Friday, September 21st, from 6-8pm πŸ“Έ . #clevelandphotographer #fineartphotography #CLE #clevelandartist #ohio #cvnp #clevelandmetroparks #ohioexplored #brecksvillereservation #forest #sepia #enchantedforest #treephotography #lotr #treespirits #earthmagic #healing #rest #meditation #grounded
I love going on adventures with you! #clevelandmetroparks #fiance #john
Roughing in, stockpiling clean fill right on top for later use adjusting trail and downslope grade. Organics in nice piles, root mat and big stuff sorted out of the clean fill as much as possible. #trailbuilding #trail #trails #miniex #benchtrail #fullbench #clevelandmetroparks #cat #dirtwork #mineralsoil #nohandwork #accessible #construction #gopro #timelapse Fueled by @pallbearerdoom , @bellwitchdoom and a couple cups of coffee.
β€œMom and I explored the #clevelandmetroparks yesterday!! She wouldn’t let me swim though.” πŸ˜‘ #meanmom #cle #cleveland #nature
But in every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. - John Muir β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ #rockyriverreservation #clevelandmetroparks #cleveland #clevelandgram #ohiogram #ohioexplored #getolympus #clegram #ohioigers #discoverohio #ohiophotographers #landscapes #leefilters #daily
Sometimes I forget about this gem, hidden far up on a hill, in a MetroPark just 15 minutes away from us . Then we go there on a random Wednesday afternoon, and my kids squeal with excitement when they get to play inside β€œa REAL LIVE CASTLE, MOM!” And they run around from room to room, their wheels of imagination turning while they make up stories of said castle (and a princess!) . And I’m reminded of how lucky we are in #cleveland to have the @clevemetroparks and all of their awesomeness to soak up in so many different locations. It is truly one of the best parts of this amazing city . What is one of your favorite places in your city? Tell me about it in the comments! . . . . #dayofffromschool #wednesdayvibes #squirescastle #imaginationplay #toddlerimagination #clevelandohio #clevelandmetroparks #northchagrinreservation #3kids #momlifebelike #qualitytimetogether #qualitytimewithkids #workfromhomemom #boymomlife #girlmomlife #goaldigger #stayathomemom #worklifebalance #virtualassistant #smallbusinessowner #womanownedbusiness #freemama #thefreemamamovement
So, I don’t want to rush Summer away... but is anyone else excited for Fall in Northeast Ohio? . . . #Clenews #cvnp #cleveland #fall #foliage Follow @bestpicsofcleveland for more pictures. Many thanks to @cle_news #clevelandartist #clevelandpride #clevelanddam #clevelandstate #clevelandphotographer #clevelandmetroparks #clevelandcavaliers #clevelandboutique
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