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Photos from here and there

Macro Photos

We recently got our first digital SLR, the Nikon D40. It’s a sweet piece of hardware, and Claire has taken to using the 55-200 zoom to shoot extreme closeups of all manner of things. These are not “macro photos” in the pure meaning of the word (the object being shot is the same size as…

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Butler, PA

During my trip out to Ohio last week I took the kids on an extended side-trip to show them (and me) where we’re from. This is the street where my grandfather was born and lived, according to the 1900 census records.

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Greetings From

Cleveland, Ohio. Our first morning here greeted us with over three inches of rain in about two hours. My parents’ basement had water in it for the first time in 20 years. There was a LOT of flooding out here, and the news was full of stories about people rescued from their cars in several…

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Cruising Family History

Travelling out to Ohio yesterday, I decided to do a little family history detective work. I took the kids on a side trip to Butler, PA, which is where my dad’s side of the family hails from. Using some info that my cousin Shari found, as well as some I tracked down on my own, I found this building, where my grandfather was born.

124 Elm St, Butler


South Mountain in Autumn

This afternoon Brandy and I enjoyed a warm sunny day walking through some of the scenic environs of South Mountain Reservation. One of our favorite spots has always been Hemlock Falls. After the three inches of rain earlier this week, this 35-foot cascade was in fine form.

Falls from a distance