North Chagrin Reservation continues to be my favorite retreat from the busyness and intensity of my work. I stroll the pathways, and occasionally forge my own paths. And although I never leave home without my camera, I go to this place to soak in the fragrances and sounds of forest and ponds. Animal life is abundant, and on those occasions when I sit, listen, observe, and just be mindful, wildlife shows itself in its beautiful wildness. Often I don’t even shoot my camera. (More often, though, I do!) As little as 30 minutes in this beautiful setting renews me on all levels. There are numerous parks, all beautiful, in this area. There is even a really big lake (Erie…hehe), but North Chagrin Reservation is where I go to be revived. And I visit this place quite often.
10 thoughts on “Monthly Photo Challenge: North Chagrin Reservation — February”
You have some really beautiful shots in this blog post. Those of the birds are wonderful. It’s nice to captures these images so that when summer is here, we can remember those colder days when we longed for the warmth!
Thanks for stopping by, MargeKatherine. This is proving to be a fun photo challenge (thanks to Cardinal Guzman!). It will be interesting to see the changes through the seasons.
It certainly looks like a place to relax, unwind and re-charge, your fabulous photos show that in great detail. Watching wildlife and being one with nature always works for me too!
Thanks for taking time to leave such a sweet comment, Barb. I am happy to share this special place with everyone. 🙂
I’ve really been enjoying your photography.
Nancy, it is so good to see you here! Photography is my therapy right now. Work is intense and the hours are long — doesn’t leave much time or mental energy for writing. I hope all is well with y’all. Glad you are enjoying the pics. 🙂
What a brilliant area to see the seasons change! Sorry for not visiting earlier, but I just discovered your post last night. Four bloggers went ‘under the radar’ regarding pingbacks, and you were one of them.
Thanks for stopping by, Cardinal. I’m not sure I’m doing those pingbacks correctly. Hopefully the next post I’ll have it figured out. BTW, I am loving this challenge! Getting to see so many interesting and diverse places and how they change through the seasons. This was a great idea. Kudos!
Thanks Cecilia. The next post is ready to be posted tomorrow. I’m also enjoying it – it’s like taking an online trip around the world.