Sunday, January 30, 2011

Ice Orchard in Pale Blue


Mapleside Farms in Brunswick, Ohio has been a landmark for nearly a hundred years. For the past several, I've wondered what would become of this place with its apple orchard, reflecting pond, and wide open spaces. It was rumored that the land would be sold off to housing developers. In fact, some of it was.

This has always been my favorite spot to go for sunset photos. It's like stepping away from the overly-technological world for a few moments into a timeless realm filled with the quiet and beauty of nature.

The latest news is that Mapleside Farms has a new owner, who plans to both preserve it for people to enjoy as well as to open it up more for people to enjoy. I will simply hope that this place continues on as a superb haven for photography.

13 comments:

texwisgirl said...

I hope it will be preserved and protected. It is lovely!

Bren said...

I certainly hope so as well, sounds, heavenly. Beautiful picture all that ice shimmering away

Dawn said...

Lovely capture! And I like the title you gave your post...beautiful!

Sharon said...

Thank you for stopping and commenting on my blog. You take some very excellent pictures! I take tons of pictures, not many are very good.

Kateri said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love your photos. It is always heart warming to hear of a place being perserved and protected. This is a beautiful photo and the place sounds so lovely.

Allison said...

A gorgeous picture. I hope to see more of this as the seasons change!

Nancy said...

I hope that rumor is true. Too much land like this has been totally devistated by housing developments. So sad.

Lovely photographs. Especially the last one. :)

Pam said...

It looks like a lovely place, I can see why you enjoy going there. I'm glad it will be preserved and not destroyed by developers.

be happy,
Pam

Tracy said...

What a beautiful photo with the shades of pale blue; marvelous Darling!
Ohio has some very scenic places doesn't it? I am glad they are keeping it as it is; there are too many places that are torn down and built upon and really, do we need one more building? I think NO!

Montanagirl said...

Oh I love this shot. The title is perfect.

ladyfi said...

Wow - that is gorgeous! Winter is simply magical.

Janie said...

What a beautiful winter scene. I'm glad it isn't going to be "developed". We need some of our beautiful natural areas preserved.

Linda said...

This is a beautiful photo......It is so nice to view other photographers work.
I have a passion for photography also...please check me out at lindasphotofarm.blogspot.com.....
love to here from you.

Have a Blessed Day!