Saturday, July 14, 2012


This week we spent some time visiting friends in Marietta, Ohio. I had fun taking photos around town, looking for the Scavenger Hunt items: water, petal, fresh, eight & calm. 

1.  Water - Marietta, is located on the Ohio River, in southeastern Ohio. This is an old train bridge, turned into a walking bridge near the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers.  We walked across and had lunch on the other side.  Notice the floating dock in the lower left-hand corner and the 2 tall posts that allow it to float up or down. Right now, with the lack of rain, the water level is low. There have been times when the rivers flooded and the dock floated all the way to the top. The river level this week is between 15 and 16 feet.  During the floods of 2004 and 2005, the river reached 44.97 and 43.3 feet, respectively.

2.  Petal - My friend had an herb garden on her back deck and I was attracted to this delicate flower petal on an arugula plant.

3.  Fresh - As I was taking some photos of her "fresh" herbs, I noticed a little grasshopper who was probably helping himself to the basil plant. Fresh basil is my favorite adds a wonderful taste to many dishes.

4.  Eight - We walked across the bridge and were exploring the other side of the river when we came across this wonderful "outdoor bicycle mobile" with "eight" wheels... hanging high up in the tree.  I had to take some photos of this great work of art.

5.  Calm - We had a great time traveling, but there's no place like home....You can't beat the calm waters just before the morning sunrise. 

Ramblings and Photos


Sherrie said...

Great snapshots! Love the pink sunrise, beautiful! Have a great day!

Food for Thought

Tamar SB said...

Eight is so cool! wow!

MG Atwood said...

Great set! Love that mobile, how fun! Have a fun week.

MG Atwood said...

Great set! Love that mobile, how fun! Have a fun week.

Honey Mommy said...

Your petal and calm pictures are wonderful! I LOVE the pinks in calm.

That bike mobile is so fun. I have never seen anything like that around here, and I definitely would have stopped to take pictures!

Karen said...

It looks and sounds like you had a great week. That mobile is amazing! I feel like I tagged along with you this week :)

Ida said...

These are all wonderful.
I think my favorite 2 are: Eight, That's really interesting and
Calm - So lovely.

Ashley Sisk said...

Another gorgeous set - I especially love petal and fresh.