Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Bee Bird Spotted Her First Bobolink at Byers Woods

Last Saturday morning, I saddled up Lucy Long, put in my Victoria: A Summer Concert in the Park CD and galloped up to Byers Woods, a 130-acre park four miles south of Ashland. The miles flew by as I listened … Continue reading

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Cincinnati’s Mariemont Is My Kind of Neighborhood

Although I’d have a bear of a commute to work, living in the Village of Mariemont would suit me just fine. Located 10 miles east of downtown Cincinnati along U.S. Route 50, Mariemont (pronounced “Marry-mont”) is a picturesque community with … Continue reading

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The Lloyd Library Is Über-Cool to Botanists, Pharmaceutical Researchers and Special Collections Librarians

“The Summer solstice arrives on 6/21 @ 1:04 am,” Columbus Metro Parks tweeted last week. “What are your plans for the longest day?” Boy, had I made some great plans! For over 10 years, I’ve been wanting to visit the … Continue reading

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“Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio” Is an Exceptional Tribute to One of My Kindred Spirits

After 11 years, my friends at the Ohio Historical Society have gotten used to my exclaiming over some find in the Archives/Library or carrying on over an object from the History Collections so much that the resident mockingbird at the … Continue reading

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Happiness Is Having Thomas Bewick’s “History of British Birds” On Your Knee

Jane Eyre fans, join me in remembering how we first meet Charlotte Brontë’s heroine. She’s sitting cross-legged in a window seat screened by scarlet drapes on a dreary November afternoon, paging through Bewick’s History of British Birds as she looks … Continue reading

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Take a 60-Minute Walk Around the State at the Ohio Governor’s Residence and Heritage Garden

On my lunch hour today, I took a walk around Ohio. How did I accomplish that in under 60 minutes? As Justin Timberlake sings when he employs his fabulous falsetto in “Suit & Tie,” “let me show you a few … Continue reading

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What Cincinnati House Has Eight Landscape Murals Painted for a Viticulturist, One White Garden and Two Daguerreotype Exhibitions?

Where can you surround yourself with legendary artwork, sit for a spell in a pristine garden of all-white blooms, learn fascinating facts about Cincinnati history, and walk through beautifully decorated rooms? Join me on a visit to the Taft Museum! … Continue reading

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