Sunday, December 28, 2008

Walking Along the Cuyahoga River

I love to walk along the Cuyahoga River and check out the nature as you walk the paths. This is the South Side of Kent where the river is flowing through a narrow cut. You can see the stone that has been cut in past days when the river took it's path South then West to Akron before heading North to Lake Erie. This is a beautiful section of river with the trees lining the bank. This is from a little parking area with a protective place on the bank of the river.
The stream can be seen as it meanders behind the trees.
Interesting things can be found on the bank such as this Paper Wasp nest in a tree.
This is a dead tree which has been taken over by a vine. The vine is the only living thing on the tree and the vine is able to rise to the Sun.
The beauty of the river area can be seen as the Sun floods down beautifully on the river.
I do hope you enjoyed this little walk with the camera along a neat river in Kent.

33 comments:

Leedra said...

I enjoyed the walk, a little colder than here today. Think it was close to 60 today. It was beautiful, great sunset, but I was away from home, without my camera.

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

Wow... I love the wasp nest picture -- gorgeous! And the light filtering down through the trees.... lovely!

Blessings!
Lacy

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Tom, Have you been to Brandywine Falls in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park??? George and I wanted to stop by there on our way home from Buffalo--but it was too late when we got there. Maybe another time! Sigh!

Great pictures.
Betsy

Tom said...

Hi Tom- Interesting vine you saw. It is probably Eunoymous fortunei (winter creeper), a really common plant in the landscape trade that has escaped to natural areas. It is considered an invasive species. Anyways, It is a coicindence since I recently took a walk along the Olentangy River here in Worthington, and also saw winter creeper crawling up trees in the floodplain. What a coincidence!

Tom

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Oh yes, I did enjoy seeing your walk along the river...
it does look pretty indeed!
I would love to have taken that walk in person but these photos were almost just as nice!
Thank you...
~Michele~

Tina said...

Tom,
Loved the little walk, esp.love the picture of all the berries (?) on the tree, I enlarged it and think that is what they were...awesome that you still have tree food!! Good for bird feasting?? Love the paper wasp nest..bee hive always are such fascinating architecture!! Nice post, thanks!

Mary said...

This is a really beautiful place and I can see why you walk there! Nice paper wasp nest!

George said...

Thanks for the walk along the Cuyahoga. I haven't been that far upriver, but I certainly would like to visit there sometime.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Very interesting.I like the vine covered tree.
Blessings,Ruth

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

Walk enjoyed. Thanks for sharing.

gina said...

what a wonderful place for a walk...even in the cold! :) lovely shots.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks for taking us along on your walk Tom. What a beautiful place to go to. That vine growing on the tree really stands out with its only bit of green around. It must be real hardy to remain so in winter.

gel said...

Oh, I'm a nature girl. Trees and river shots- just lovely and interesting. It's been a long time since I've actually visited Lake Erie area, so thank you for a wonderful walk.

Pietro said...

I like these very natural landscapes. Very nice photographs!

Luke Wiley said...

A very peaceful place!

Ferreira-Pinto said...

Seeing your photos I can fully understand why you love to take this walk.

Happy New Year, my friend!

Warren Baker said...

Hi FG,
Hope your xmas went well my friend. I enjoyed the natural history lesson in your post today, have a great new year, with many fishing trips!!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Gee whiz these are nice photographs, Tom. I need to get well so I can go back and explore the Stillwater River again. There are some sights there that bends my imagination. Especially portions of the Ohio and Erie Canal system. It is odd to see big trees growing in the canal bed.

Ele ^_^ said...

Nice interesting shots!!
I wish you a happy new year!!
See you soon ^^

Darla said...

That was a great walk thanks! Do I see snow? YIPPEE!

Mary said...

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Old Wom Tigley said...

I certainly enjoyed the walk and views, all that was missing was the quietness of two friends walking togeather and enjoying each others company.. ;o)

Becky said...

Yes, I did enjoy the walk along the river.
But, next time remind me to wear a coat. The snow made me a little virtual chilly. tee hee

Shellmo said...

Seeing the vine on the dead tree was really interesting - glad the tree could still be used. Nice photos!

Steve said...

Looks a great place, some excellent pictures. Don't remember seeing a place like that in the Kent that I live in! Happy New Year.

NCmountainwoman said...

Wonderful walk! Thanks for sharing photographs of this gorgeous area.

Jo Castillo said...

Love these photos in the last three posts. I especially like the red bush. Thanks.

Tipper said...

A beautiful walk!

raccoonlover1963 said...

Hi Tom. Sorry I haven't visited for a while. Love the pictures. Snow pics are one of my favorites. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.
Take care and Happy New Year!
Lisa

Willard said...

Tom,
I enjoy these photo tours very much. This looks like a good place to take a walk with camera in hand.

I liked your previous post on the ducks as well. It seems the only wildlife I can find now are deer, a few squirrels, and some of the smaller birds which come into the bird feeder.

Your skywatch post was excellent with good colors and composition. I like how you used the grasses and the bush with flaming foliage to frame the shots.

T.R. said...

Wow these are beautiful. I lived in Akron for three years and loved traveling to this area on weekends.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great shots. The snow on the wasp nest was amazing.

Misty Dawn said...

*Sigh* It's home! I miss it!