Monday, July 30, 2007

Smaller is Better and Less Expensive

This story comes to you from Olympia, Washington. A woman who says she doesn't really need anything except for a smaller place has done so by building herself a 84-sq-ft. dream home (roughtly 10' by 20') and relying on solar energy and a propane tank to run her day to day utilities and uses. Dee Williams is quite content with her new home and doesn't see the need to have a larger one. I know a few friends in Ohio and North Carolina that would probably do this just to save some money on expenses as well. Someone making $35-$40 thousand a year can find themselves having a lot of extra money in the bank that can be used on other necessities. As the cliche goes "You Go Girl".

Sunday, July 29, 2007

PhotoHunt #68 Creative

This unique oak tree fell many years ago and in order to ensure its survival the tree adapted a creative way to survive. There are now 5 trees growing out of this one tree.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Dragon Boat Festival

Today I participated in the sixth annual Dragon Boat Festival on the Maumee River in downtown Toledo, Ohio. The festival is a fund-raising event that is sponsored by the Partners of Toledo and the Toledo Rotary Club that will benefit the Toledo Public Schools this year. My employer Bay Controls sponsored this boat and the crew is made up company personal and their families. It was a beautiful fun filled day and a great experience but what I liked most was spending time with my co-workers outside the office.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

PhotoHunt #67 Tiny

Ants are the supermen of nature and a perfect fit for tiny. This ant colony consists of three large mounds, located in Oak Openning Preserve Swanton, Ohio.I first noticed this colony 4 years ago and I'm amazed that they have survived the tough winters but I shouldn't be, because ants are the supermen of nature.

Friday, July 20, 2007

My Heart

The landscape was created by God and is beautiful however God excelled when he created Cheryl my wife.

West Virginia Scenic View

The natural beauty of West Virginia is evident in this landscape photo I took showing the mountains and swiftly flowing creek.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

What an awesome site! Coupons galore! If your going shopping and you want to save additional monies then a short visit to coupon codes is a must. This web site has coupons from most if not all major business and brand names offering some sort of money saving discount. When I shop online I tend to visit Target. You can easily navigate, search, locate, and print coupons. A few minutes on can and will save you money on your next purchase.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


I was very surprised to find "Shadow" our family cat sleeping in my car. He doesn't like cars; at least that is what I thought by his reaction when we take him to the vet.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

PhotoHunt #66 Shadows

My goal for PhotoHunt is to use it as a motivation tool to explore Northwest Ohio to find in nature all the categories as they are listed weekly. This weeks PhotoHunt "Shadows" was challenging and I didn't have a clue until I went out for a walk and came across this interesting affect. I was hoping for a 3D affect with this ariel view of Swan Creek lazily flowing through Oak Opennings Metropark Swanton, Ohio and carrying away these Shadows.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

My First PPP Opp...

I'm excited about payperpost and the opportunity to earn money on the internet. I have known about payperpost for several months and have looked at the opportunities waiting for the time when I can take part of this exciting experience. blog marketing is a great tool for making money on the Internet with all the different opportunities that are available. Who would have guess that blogging and writing about the things I like could lead to me making money on the Internet. I believe that this is just the beginning of a great relationship that I'm going to have with payperpost and I'm excited about the future with payperpost.


On a walk through Oak Opennings Preserve Metropark I came across these beautiful yellow Coneflowers. Native Americans used this plant for its yellow-orange dye made from the blossoms. The leaves and blossoms also make tea when brewed.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Abandoned Railroad Bridge

While walking the Miami and Erie Canal Towpath yesterday I came across this abandoned railroad bridge, thinking of my friend Greg who likes anything associated with the railroads I took this picture.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

PhotoHunt #65 Fake

This fake Owl is used to keep birds from nesting on the Swanton Water Works Building located at the Swanton, Ohio reservoir.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Mound Cementary Indian Mound

In June I spent Saturday evening on this Indian Mound located in Mound Cementary Marietta, Ohio on the Ohio River watching the sunset. It was very peaceful, no one in sight, birds singing loudly, winds blowing the trees (keeping me cool) and the sun slowly sinking in the west. I felt very close to nature.

Natures Dam

On July 4th a buddy and I explored Beaver Creek in Grand Rapids, Ohio and ran into this huge log dam. This dam crossed the entire creek 50' in length and 25' high. The water behind the dam is roughly 1' to 2' high, stagnate and full of debris making walking difficult. There is evidence that the water was high enough to cause erosion around the dam as the top 4 feet of soil was washed away from the south side. This is a fine example of Mother Nature forces at work carving this great land.