Monday, September 13, 2010

Liberty Under A Bridge

Liberty Under A Bridge, originally uploaded by Andy Wendt.

The day after the 9th anniversary of the 9/11 attack I was in Hudson, Ohio. Though not a fan of graffiti, it was comforting to see the word "Liberty" written on the this stone wall under a railroad bridge.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Where Liberty Meets Loyalty

Where Liberty Meets Loyality

A poignant road sing at the Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio.

Not far from this intersection you will find a plaque on a large stone with these opening words from The Bivouac of the Dead by Theodore O'Hara:

The muffled drum's sad roll has beat
The soldier's last tattoo;
No more on Life's parade shall meet
That brave and fallen few.
On fame's eternal camping ground
Their silent tents to spread,
And glory guards, with solemn round
The bivouac of the dead.
Theodore O'Hara

Monday, September 28, 2009

Google Predicts Rising Sea Levels

Does Google Know Something?, originally uploaded by Andy Wendt.

Could this be Google trying to warn us of the risks of global warming? Or could Al Gore have hacked into the Google network in order to scare us all into buying his book? Or perhaps it's just a browser error.. Who knows?

Monday, July 6, 2009

Nathan Wendt - A Bath Wtih A Duck

Just a silly picture of my son that brings back lots of happy memories. This pic was taken when Nate was obviously an infant and in the tub. His mom and I put the duck on his head and I think Nate is telling us just exactly what he thinks about such obvious photo exploitation.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Trees and Sky - Houston Woods - March 2009

One of the more colorful shots taken at Houston Woods State Park in Preble County, Ohio during the Maple Syrup Festival.

The festival had had hay rides and guided tours of the parks maple syrup "harvesting".

Houston Woods has been involved in maple syrup production since the 1790's when the land was given to the Houston family for their service during the Revolution and Indian wars.

The forest at the park is primarily composed of maple, birch, and poplar trees are still part of the original old growth forest that once covered all of Ohio.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Put-in-Bay July 2007

Put-in-Bay Docks
Put-in-Bay July 2007, originally uploaded by Andy Wendt.

Growing tired of winter I was looking for something colorful and sunny to brighten the day. This photo was taken from our trip to Put-in-Bay in the summer of 2007. Specifically this is a view of Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial as seen from the dock when you first arrive on the island. The memorial was finished in 1915 and was established to honor those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie, during the war of 1812.

If you have never been to Put-in-Bay it is on South Bass Island, which is the largest of the American Islands in the Great Lakes. The fastest way to the island is a ferry from Port Clinton, Ohio. Taking the Jet Express, a passenger ferry service operating a small fleet of hydrofoils, you can travel the 5 miles to the island in about 20 minutes.

The town of Put-in-Bay itself is full of shops, museums, and fun things to do for just about everyone. Hopefully we can go back again this summer.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Winter Sunset Over Burned Down Lone Star Lot

I think this picture, taken last week as I left the office around 6:15 P.M., really captures the winter colors in Ohio. If you ask yourself "what color?", then you understand exactly what I am saying.