Saturday, February 20, 2010

Winter Evening at Mapleside Farms

Mapleside Farms in Brunswick, Ohio is home to an apple orchard, gift shoppe, and restaurant. It's also one of the best sunset spots in Northeast Ohio.

During the summer months, you get all kinds of people hanging out to enjoy the sunset. People who:

  • have just come from a good meal inside,
  • are driving by who stop their cars and sit in the parking lot,
  • bring a blanket to lounge on the sloping hill,
  • bring their kids to look at the pond at the bottom of the hill,
  • play golf and make life challenging for those of us at the pond trying to take pictures while golf balls go whizzing past our heads (okay, so far that's only happened to me on one memorable day),
  • take pictures when no golfers are about,
  • enjoy an ice cream cone ... although I'm not sure if ice cream will be sold this summer or not. Here's hoping!
Come the winter months, there's only one person fool enough to venture forth into the great outdoors to enjoy the beauty of nature. That would be me, the self-proclaimed Queen of Narnia. Any sons of Adam and daughters of Eve who travel here after the leaves have gone and before the apple blossoms spring forth all head quickly inside to warm themselves. I say, they're missing out.

Now that night has fully fallen, I'm home enjoying the quiet with a cup of green jasmine tea and a peaceful and appropriately-scented candle of apple and cinnamon.

Wishing all a cozy winter weekend ...

9 comments:

Bren said...

What a shot! I love sunsets, squeezing the last moments out of a day before the night sky settles in...The effects you've applied to this photo are intriguing, surreal.

I took your suggestion for naming the abstracts and took it to art journaling level by stamping them across the pages :-)

Mami said...

Oh wonderful sunset,snow and maple.

Have a cozy weekend too!

Mary said...

lovely photo.
my favorite time of evening is (the gloaming) right after sunset, and before dusk. There is something about the light then.

Montanagirl said...

That is a terrific shot of a beautiful sunset!

rachel awes said...

thank you for your pretty pictures & a cozy winter to you to in it's closing..

Donna Heart said...

oh i would so swap with you right now to be in that picture!!! it's heading toward 40 degrees here - celcius! such beautiful scenery - you lucky thing!

jyothisethu said...

on my my journey through blogs that present art in the form of paintings...
i happened to visit your blog which present paintings by nature, which could be captured live, through the lens, only by person who has a painter deep inside...
nice works...

CountryDreaming said...

Thank you everyone for your kind words and support.

Calico Paint said...

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment on my blog. I enjoyed looking at your photos and what you have done with them. When I get over my current infatuation with watercolor journaling, I hope to improve my photography and be able to do more with it. I will check back with you for inspiration!
Joyce