Photo of the Day (3-4-09)

This black and white photo by Bryson Gilbert reminds me that the birds will soon be on the move. By April, Ohio is filled with birds coming from the south, many on their way across Lake Erie to Canada–warblers in particular. These geese are in Toronto, Canada waiting for the rest of the ice to melt. There is a certain stillness in their stance as they wait. Yes, spring will happen. Not today, but soon.

One detail about this shot, I find so lovely is the twigs of the branches. Bryson noticed it too. As he wrote, he feels like he was spying. This shot is titled: The Secret Life of Geese.

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No Surf in Cleveland? Sure, There is!

Having spent a good amount of time in Cleveland, Ohio (but never having heard Eric Carmen and the Euclid Beach Band’s “There’s No Surf in Cleveland,” which I’m assured is a real song), I was surprised at today’s NY Times article, “Yes, You Can Surf in Cleveland.”

Apparently, groups of die-hard Clevelanders can’t wait for the start of winter because that’s high time for Lake Erie waves. They work night jobs, and, during the day, grab wetsuits and big boards (Lake Erie is, of course, freshwater). And sometimes, the waves hit almost…10 feet.

The only real drawback for these guys: the nearest surfboard shop is on the coast of Lake Michigan, 285 miles away.

Hawaii, eat your heart out!