On Sunday we explored the Marblehead area. One of the things we like to do up there is visit Johnson's Island. It served as a Confederate prisoner of war camp during the Civil War. There is a graveyard there for the men who died in the camp.
Dr. M took a picture of the new marker listing the names of the dead, by state. You can see the two of us reflected in this picture.
My grandmother's maiden name was Hilton – I wonder if this soldier is an ancestor of mine?
That evening we staked out our places on the dock at our hotel so we'd be in good position to watch the Cedar Point fireworks. I used some of the bird pictures we took that evening on my post the other day – Erie Images. Here are pics of some of the fireworks. We weren't very close – which suited me just fine – I don't like loud noises!
Monday, July 5th
We drove home on Monday. I took lots of pictures of the fields we passed – tomatoes, corn, soybeans, wheat. Most of them are pretty blurry, including this one. But I kind of like it anyway – so you have to look at it too.
Tuesday, July 6th
On Tuesday Dr. M took a picture of one of our cucumber blossoms. I will be doing a whole separate post sometime about how this cucumber plant has plans for world domination – it is OUT OF CONTROL. I haven't seen Despicable Me, but from what I've heard I think the cucumber might have minions any time now.
Wednesday, July 7th
On Wednesday Dr. M took a picture of one of the really lovely yards he passes on his way home from school. It's in the town of Yellow Springs. It's a fascinating little town – a kind of hippie mecca. And a place to find beautiful flowers.
He also captured this picture of a red-tailed hawk.
Thursday, July 8th
On Thursday Dr. M took some updated pictures of our garden. We're going to have a lot of banana peppers & tomatoes!
Friday, July 9th
Speaking of tomatoes – I took a picture of our first ripe grape tomato from the Topsy Turvy plant. For perspective, I posed it next to a regular tomato we bought on our way home from the lake on Monday.
Saturday, July 10th
Today we went to the Clifton Gorge for a mini hike. Although the temps are much lower today than they have been, it was still quite steamy. Or maybe it was just me with my makeup melting… Well we know for sure that Dr. M's makeup wasn't melting. Heh.
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