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A Farewell To Summer

Many people rejoiced with the arrival of the Autumnal Equinox at 4:21 AM on Wednesday. Indeed, with the fall comes cooler weather, the spectacular colors displayed by dying leaves, full fledged football and the World Series in Major League Baseball, and a whole host of other highly anticipated events.

I do love the fall, but I think I'll always be a summer person at heart. Specific to Columbus, I've come to appreciate the numerous festivals, sometimes wild weather, and being bathed in sunlight and the accompanying warmth. The following photos are something of an ode this now departed season:

Lemonade stands were plentiful (and often visited) around
our new neighborhood of residence
Renee of Mighty Macs flashes a big smile at the Moonlight Market
on Gay Street (we flashed one too when we tasted her macarons)
Some of the stones dedicated to female figures found along
the path in Women's Park in Yellow Springs, Ohio
A large crowd queues to see the special sneak peek showing
of John Green's Paper Towns movie at the Palace Theatre
Fourth of July decor was in prominent display at the
family-oriented Spirit Parade, held annually in the
Colonial Hills neighborhood in Worthington
Rain dominated the first month of summer; this torrential
downpour slowed down cars for a several minutes along
northbound State Route 315
A member of Central Ohio Plein Air works on her painting
on the grounds of the Ohio Statehouse

A closeup of the Brewmaster's Gate in Columbus Brewery District
 as seen during our tour hosted by Columbus Brew Adventures
Street musicians get into the groove during
summer edition of Yellow Springs' Street Fair
First of two from Columbus' Greek Festival:  the mosaic
rendition of Saint Mark on the dome above
inside the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Dancers of all ages performed traditional Greek dances
as part of Columbus Greek Festival entertainment
Some neat vintage placards found on a 1931 Arrow Pierce automobile
at the annual Cruise The 'Ville event in Clintonville's Whetstone Park
The Long Street Cultural Wall, detailing important people and landmarks in
Columbus' African-American Community, reached its first birthday this year
Terminal Tower, Cleveland's sister landmark skyscraper to
Columbus' LeVeque Tower, stands tall on a windy day
The folks at The Coffee Mess, a vendor at this year's Old Hillardfest,
show you what your face looks like before you get their pourover brews
Elsie The Cow stands guard on this building brick wall
located just outside of downtown Chillicothe, Ohio
The female winner of the half-marathon speeds down the homestretch
at the annual Air Force Marathon in Dayton, Ohio
A simple and somber tribute to those who lost their life four decades
ago in the devastating F5 category Xenia tornado, the worst
of the 148 tornadoes from the April 3-4, 1974 Super Outbreak
A slightly stylized photo of Columbus' Topiary Park, nestled
firmly within the city's Discovery District
Workers tend to the greenery on top of a Downtown Columbus bike shelter
Storm clouds try to get their act together above a Columbus
Clippers baseball game at Huntington Park
The young ladies of Bailey's Drive-Inn Donuts prepare bags of their fried
goodies at the Thursday version of the New Albany Farmers Market

High-heeled encouragement on a sign just north of the
OSU Campus along the Olentangy Trail
The giraffes and camels go two-by-two on this Noah Ark-themed
vase in Zanesville's Giant Circle of Vases


  1. Hello, nice blog. I was wondering if you know the person with the 1931 arrow automobile, that has the Olentangy Park sign on it. I would love to get in touch with them. I am an Olentangy park enthusiast. Thanks!

    1. Thanks for reading! Unfortunately, I'm not sure who owns the car. Since coming here, I have been keen on learning about the history around this area and loved seeing the Olentangy Park reference. I got the picture but did not speak to the car's owner that day