Author Archives: Trail Walker

About Trail Walker

I'm an enthusiastic amateur photographer and nature lover, inviting you to join me on my trail walks.

Procrastination personified!

I admit it! I procrastinated when it came to posting our family Christmas Day photos. I have two excuses: I used my brand-new Christmas gift camera lens to take the pictures. I wasn’t thrilled with the results I got, and … Continue reading

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Strange names!

Some birds have the strangest names, don’t they? Take a close look at this one: He is a yellow-bellied sapsucker. Now that’s a strange name, but a logical one when you learn that he drills holes in the trees so … Continue reading

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Marching into spring!

A visit to the dentist this morning took me near the Holden Arboretum. My walk at Holden was a lot more fun than the dentist appointment. That was just a routine checkup, but he managed to find a little cavity … Continue reading

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A new sign of spring

Seven or eight deer, all does, dashed across the trail in front of me today. I expected a buck to be chasing them, but none appeared as they melted into the trees on the other side of the trail. Spring … Continue reading

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Tufted titmouse

Tufted titmouse

Hungry titmouse always shows up for a photo opp when peanuts are involved.

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Come, take a walk…

Take a walk on a sunny-blue-sky day in North Chagrin Reservation… Northeast Ohio is at its best in the month of October when living on the south shore of Lake Erie is truly a blessing.

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Scenes from the Arboretum

Except for cold fingers and toes, this was a good day for a walk in the Arboretum. The chilly air and grey skies must have discouraged visitors because I didn’t meet up with too many other walkers, but the scenery … Continue reading

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Cabbage white

We haven’t seen much sun recently. Even the little cabbage white butterfly was enjoying the novelty on this sunny Sunday afternoon.

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At the edge of the marsh, this tree towers over the cattails, grasses and reeds. Standing like a sentinel at its post, it is remarkable in all seasons, but I like it best in the fall, even when most of … Continue reading

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Hallelujah, a sunny day!

After almost a week of cool and rainy, mostly-below-70-degrees days, the sun came out. What a beautiful day this turned into! So after church Bob, Gulliver and I took a walk in the Holden Arboretum. ¬†We saw a hummingbird, lots … Continue reading

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