Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Views of the Cuyahoga River

I have been to the Cuyahoga River quite a bit on a project I'm working on and the river always calls and say capture this shot. The river changes into rapids in this portion of the river and it is fairly shallow and rocky. There is even a split in the river and some driftwood has caught up on a central island.
I am moved by the movement of water as the river flows over the rocks of time. I think back to when the Indians used this area to cross the river. They depended on the river for its life giving power.
It still gives life today to the many Canadian Geese that inhabit its shores.
This is a group of Mallard Ducks that are swimming on the river. This is their home and they use the flow of the river to find their food. They were easily swimming against the current by staying close to the shore.
The Cuyahoga River is a neat place to visit and I will use it in future Sky Watch and My World posts.

25 comments:

Susan said...

Beautiful area. My favorite is of the close up of the water showing the current and "Life" of the water.

Twisted Fencepost said...

I like to sit near the water, not only because of the sound but to watch other life in their natural habitat going about their day.
Like your pictures, FG!

Louise said...

So beautiful and peaceful.

Ms. Hays said...

Really nice photos - it looks like a very nice place!

raccoonlover1963 said...

Hi Tom. Love the river shots and the geese and ducks. I don't really get to see a lot of water fowl around Hartford City. There is some, if you look hard enough. They were everywhere when I went to New Castle with Lori in August for a horse show. There was a nice lake across the road from where we were, and when things started winding down, I went over and got a lot of good shots.
I hope you got the e-mail Christmas card I sent you earlier this evening.
Take care and have a great week.
Lisa

antigoni said...

Excellent photos and i like the post for My world too.

Carletta said...

Nice shots of the river!
Is that a park with all that open space? Lovely spot.

evlahos said...

this is a very beautiful place, very well captured. well done

Reader Wil said...

What a wonderful place your river is! Thanks for sharing its beauty!

BTW Thanks for your comment on my St. Nicholas! It's not our x-mas however.We also celebrate Christmas which is more a religious feast in Church and a Christmas tree at home and we sing X-mas carols in the weeks before the 25th of December. We have four Advent Sundays in Church to prepare ourselves for X-mas just like all other western countries. St. Nicholas is just an extra event.

Darla said...

Beautiful I know there is a lot of wildlife around there.

Shellmo said...

Something so mesmerizing about the moving waters of a river! Enjoyed the duck shots too!

Pretty Prats said...

nature pics rule and cheer each heart :)

Mary said...

What would we do without our wonderful rivers? You are blessed to have such a lovely one to photograph and enjoy.

tipper said...

Beautiful river! I love to think about how the Indians went about their lives too.

KOSTAS said...

Amazing part for beautiful photographs!
Cute the ducks but also marvellous reflections!

Warren Baker said...

Hi FG.
Nice to see we have birds in common, Canada geese and Mallards!!

Leedra said...

Lovely post, like the series of photos. Think I like the last one the best.

dot said...

It does look like a nice place to visit. I love the duck picture. I might have told you this before but Ohio is the # 1 state I'd visit if I had the opportunity. Mainly because I've heard so much about it.

Tommy V said...

nice post. looks like a nice place to visit.

Tina said...

FG,
Nice photos..watching river and creek water flow does make one think about time. I do that too. It's kind a cool really to think about those in the past and how they saw and used the water ways differently than we do today. Thanks that was nice.

NCmountainwoman said...

Lovely area. I also ponder about the lives of others who crossed the rivers and streams I pass.

The Birdlady said...

Great post, as always. I really LOVE that 3rd shot - of the water. Just lovely.

http://southernartistictouch.blogspot.com/ said...

I call your blog The "OOOO and AHHHH blog because everytime I click here I am going OOOO and AHHHH.
Awesome shots my friend!

Susie of Arabia said...

Wow - your nature photos offer such a different view of the world than where I am! I miss the woods and the streams so much. Thanks!

George said...

I lived in Cleveland (Lakewood) from 1963 - 1967. The Cuyahoga never looked this good!