Monday, April 6, 2009

My World # 25

This is my posting for the My World meme . It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar, Sandy, Wren, Louise and myself. Last week there were over 120 people showing their worlds to us. Won't you join in, I want to see where you live and thrive. Here is part of 'My World'.

The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is one of the places you can go to see the Erie Canal and understand how the locks were used to get you from Lake Erie to Akron. There was a sign for lock # 26 on the canal which I visited. You can get the idea of a locks usage by clicking on the photo. It is set up like a lot of little dams which allowed you to go upstream/uphill one lock at a time.
This is looking at the gate which would have kept the water at the proper level.
This is looking downstream as the canal basin moves on. There is a Beaver dam just beyond this point. This is a neat sky but the wind was a little chilly. There is a bike and walk trail beside the canal.
My Daughter and I were returning to Kent after visiting the park where we saw a Great Blue Heron rookery, turtles, geese, ducks and turtles. This was on the way home and there were five deer feeding at 1:30 PM, one was in the woods. Amazingly they only left after I stopped the car for photos.
Have fun visiting the places around the world.

38 comments:

Darla said...

that's a neat place, glad you spent time with your daughter. Deer are so cool!

erin said...

fascinating history lesson...enjoyed the photos and commentary. lucky you coming upon the deer :)

have a lovely evening.

Abe Lincoln said...

Nice photo of the deer. Good read too.

TSannie said...

Amazing how they work. Nice My World post, FG.

NCmountainwoman said...

"I got a mule and her name is Sal." That's what will run through my mind for a while.

Nice photographs. Looks like a great place to walk.

Tipper said...

How very neat! Would love to visit the place and see the canal features. Pretty deer too.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Neat Tom... Interesting how the locks/water/dam all work together.. Sounds like you had a great day. Glad you saw somw wildlife on the way home. Sounds like a fun day with your daughter!

It's been snowing here all day --just flurrying, but the Daffodils are screaming, "What is that?"

Let's hope for no damage here the next couple of days due to the upcoming freeze.
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is one place I would really like to visit. Hopefully we can make it up there some time. Meanwhile thanks for sharing it through your photos.

Sylvia K said...

Lovely history lesson, beautiful photos -- love the deer! And how nice to be able to spend some time with your daughter! Also enjoy your music! Thanks, Tom! Have a great week!

Babooshka said...

This all sounds idylic and looks it too. Great potted history too. We have no canals here, not a one. To spend time with family is always a bonus.

Tina said...

FG,
What an interesting place to visit. Canals are pretty cool places and you can sure find some neat little birds, turtles and other critters hanging around...looks like you found some determined deer also..must have been enjoying what ever they were eating and didn't want to leave!
I am enjoying my visit to NE ohio (oops glad you caught that..dah of me) anyhow...I really wanted to see a black squirrel or two but so far haven't seen but one red squirrel!darn....
This is about an 8 hour ride for us to come to Toledo. A nice ride tho..mostly route 80 in Pa. :)

Guy D said...

Great photos Kent, this is a tough time of year to get picturesque photos, but yours are awesome.

Have a great week!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Martha said...

Thanks for the memory. Hubby and I visited the park when we were in Ohio and it was well worth the time.

Shellmo said...

Looks like a oool place to check out! Nice deer shot!

Janie said...

Interesting to see a beaver dam there. Great shot of the deer, too. Looks like a fun place to explore.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Looks like a great place and one I'd enjoy visiting with my camera. Thanks for sharing these great photos. :-)

SandyCarlson said...

That's some amount of water moving through. Thanks for the story and the view.

alicesg said...

Lovely photo of the nature. Like those deers. They are very shy animals.

Mary said...

Very intersting to see part of the canal! We had a canal here too, but none of it still exists.

Arija said...

So nice to have a walking trail along the canal.Odd to see the deer in the middle of the day, usually they are dawn and dusk feeeders. Nice shots,and so nice you had a good day out with your daughter.

Lanny said...

That is cool, locks are awesome engineering feats. Thank you for the visit to your world. Deer are stinkers, if you don't have a camera and it isn't hunting season, they stand and pose. I should have the scarecrow hold an old camera in my garden!

Luke Wiley said...

That's a lot of deer in one place!

Ebie (The Main-Ingredient) said...

My appreciation to the team of My World. It is such a privilege to join this meme traveling to different parts of the world at the comfort of our laptop or desktop. I am enjoying it.

Shoshana said...

I like National Parks. Before any of my kids were old enough for school, I'd take them to one within 5 hours of our house every week.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

For some reason they do not seem to buid locks anymore. I guess with the new technology, they do not need them now. I remember as a child we used to have small channels with water in them along the streets and once a week were allowed to open a small sluice leading into your garden.

soulbrush said...

murky water, peaceful and silent. what a great place to spend some quality time.

Jack and Joann said...

Fishing Guy, I always like your historical My Worlds. And you always get those cute critters in there too. The big game is now over and the Tar Heels put their foot down on Michigan State. But the Frozen Four is coming up. Check out my blog to find out what I'm talking about.

Rinkly Rimes said...

You seem to have a lot of irons in the fire when it comes to blogging! Thanks for visiting mine!

Lakshmi said...

Loved your world..always someting interesting to learn..love the way you fuse them all..history, nature...

Denise said...

As always, a very enjoyable visit looking at all your lovely photos. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment :)))

Ranger said...

Great shots. I've always wanted to take a vacation to the Erie area. Maybe some year the salmon are running.

Gattina said...

It must be beautiful there when everything is green ! you are so lucky to have seen these deers !

Me and my puppies said...

My mom and dad use to take me to see the locks. It's amazing how they work.

Rose said...

A very interesting post...

Mariz said...

This is what I love about MWT, not only will you get fascinated by the beautiful places shown by participants, you also learn something new each time. Loved your post!

Esther Garvi said...

What a lovely place to visit! Is it common to spot beavers there?

Carolyn said...

Great post and nice pictures. It is truly the tenacity of our ancesters to develop this amazing continent! Thank you for sharing this part of our history.
Smiles

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

What a nice area, we have canacls like this and larger in the UK, they make great walking paths.