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More Snow 2-16-14 Lorain County Ohio USA

by Mark E. Schrull

2/16/14 Lorain, Ohio – Last night was another cold one in Northern Ohio.  A clear sky over night allowed temperatures to fall to a low of 14 degree (F) at 3:21 AM; as recorded by the Lorain Water Plant along the lake shore.  The clear sky allowed a full view of a rising Full Moon.
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Full Moon 3crWith the camera in Black and White mode below.
Full Moon 4cr
The Black River is completely frozen over at the East 31 Street Bridge.
Below are photographs taken today from the gorge over-look at Day’s Dam Metro Park,  part of the Lorain County Metro Park’s Black River Reservation.
Black River snow 1cr Black River frozen 1crBelow are photos of the river from the same spot this past fall and summer.
Blackriver R1Over Looking Black River CRBlack River 1-12-13BCurrently there is about 18 to 24 inches of snow on the ground.  With rain and temperatures expected in the fifties this Thursday, some flooding is a possibility.  Below are photos of the fence row taken today along the parking lot of Day’s Dam.
fence snow 2cr snow flowers 1crThe female Cardinal stopped by for breakfast this morning at the feeder.
Cardinal Female 1cr

Don’t forget to feed the birds!!!


Dawn 1-26-14 Lorain Ohio USA

by Mark E. Schrull

1/26/14 Lorain – This morning started out very cold.  The snow had ended sometime during the night, however, the snow clouds remained like a blanket in the sky.

Suddenly there was a burst of color in the sky and the clouds lit up orange through red for a glorious 5 minutes or so.  I grabbed the Nikon and shot.

A Dawn 1-26-14 AcrA Dawn 1-26-14 Bcr A Dawn 1-26-14 CcrA Dawn 1-26-14 Dcr


As quickly as it appeared, it left.  Only low grey clouds remained.  It seems impossible but these photos have not be edited for color in any way.  I only cropped them for size.


I filled the wild bird feeder as the birds were calling.  Immediately the sparrows showed.  Then those mean and nasty starlings.  But soon the female Cardinal stopped by and then the Downy Woodpecker made his stop.

A Cardinal CcrA Cardinal AcrA Cardinal BcrA Downy Woodpecker Acr