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Going Out in a Blaze of Glory

Posted in Nature, Photography with tags , on October 19, 2016 by reddragonpub

As much as I like 80’s Hair Bands, this post is not a reference to the Bon Jovi song “Blaze of Glory“.  After a mostly awesome summer here in Northeast Ohio, the season is slowly turning and all the trees are starting to show their fall colors.  To celebrate this beautiful time of year, I put together a video showcasing some beautiful fall scenes from around the world.

Check it out!


Hello, Grand-Daughter!!

Posted in Photography, Writing with tags , on October 14, 2016 by reddragonpub

An unexpected arrival last night when my new grand-daughter showed up two weeks early.  I guess she wanted to get here before the Northeast Ohio snows started.  So say hello to Hope Marjorie Schwentker.


Congrats to my daughter Valerie and my son-in-law Bill for making such a little cutie!!!

Asking for your Vote

Posted in Nature, Photography, Writing with tags , , on August 3, 2016 by reddragonpub

Here’s a chance to vote for something that doesn’t involve Trump or Hillary. Vote for me, please!  I’ve put together a collection of poetry that I’ve written (some of which has appeared on this blog) and paired it with some awesome nature photography to make a sort of coffee table book.  And I’ve submitted the result to Scribisi for their writing contest.  The site is free to join and submissions are free to read.  The winner of the contest is determined by reader votes.  So, please, please, please (hopefully not to much begging), head on over to , check out my submission Random Thoughts of a Love Struck Geek and give me a vote.  Please and Thank you!

If you are kind enough to vote for me, I promise NOT to post semi-coherent tweets about it Trump-style or send copies to Hillary’s private email server which in turn will be leaked in Wiki-leaks’ next batch of documents.

Bridges of Ashtabula County

Posted in Nature, Photography with tags , on July 27, 2016 by reddragonpub

No, this isn’t a remake of that movie with Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep.  I talking about one of the things that I think are a unique part of Ashtabula county in Ohio.  We have 18 covered bridges in our county and we can boast that we have both the shortest and the longest in the country.  The family was out for a drive and we stopped to take some pictures at the State Road Covered Bridge that crosses the west branch of the Conneaut Creek.  Check out the slideshow that we put together below.

Find Your Inner Peace

Posted in Nature, Photography with tags , on July 22, 2016 by reddragonpub

Having a crap day?  Take a break and relax to some peaceful music and some beautiful nature photos.

A Day at the Shore

Posted in Nature, Photography with tags , on May 20, 2016 by reddragonpub

Last weekend, the family took advantage of one of the first warm, sunny days that we’ve had this spring. Hopped into the car and ran down to Conneaut Township Park and hung out on the beach for a while. Spent some time collecting rocks and hunting for beach glass. Jenna took some nice pictures of the outing. Check out the slideshow below.

Water + Gravity = Beauty

Posted in Nature, Photography with tags , on May 10, 2016 by reddragonpub

Water, the humble H2O molecule that makes up 60% of our bodies and covers 71% of the Earth’s surface.  It is a major player in the processes that drive the weather on our planet.  And when a bunch of them flow over a drop off thanks to the laws of gravity, they make one of the most beautiful sights in the natural world, a waterfall.

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