This year’s maiden voyage on the Towpath Trail

Today was a fabulous day to hit the Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. With semi sunny skies and temps creeping into the 60s, no excuse for not getting out of the house. I trucked my bike up to bucolic Peninsula — no, I am not biking up that hill from the valley. Way too much work for this lazy old fart. The requisite visit to the heron rookery was the second stop of the day’s tour.

Some brave souls tried their luck kayaking along the icy banks of the mighty Cuyahoga River. This is one time you do NOT want to roll your kayak.

Some brave souls tried their luck kayaking along the icy banks of the mighty Cuyahoga River. This is one time you do NOT want to roll your kayak. I stayed on the safe confines of the Towpath Trail, thank you very much.

More krazy kayakers.

More krazy kayakers.

 

Gotta play around with this lens more.

Gotta play around with this lens more.

Depth-of-field exercise.

Depth-of-field exercise.

 

If a tree falls in the woods ...

If a tree falls in the woods …

The year's first green

The year’s first green

Holy log

Holy log

Oozing ice

Oozing ice

 

A river runs around it.

A river runs around it.

 

A bit of green is poking through the decaying, rusty leaves.

A bit of green is poking through the decaying, rusty leaves.

Proper exposure and focus need work ...

Proper exposure and focus need work …

 

Folks line up along Bath Road to get a gander at the herons.

Folks line up along Bath Road to get a gander at the herons.

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