December 19, 2010

Hello World

Is this thing still on?

September 25, 2009

Coming back here.

I keep changing my mind about who what where when and why I want to blog. I think I've narrowed it down and I plan to start blogging here again. I may try keeping 2 blogs going and see how that goes.

My other blog will focus more on food stuff and Columbus stuff while this one will focus on me and Columbus stuff, so there will be some overlap. It may take a bit of time to get back into the groove so in the mean time beagles and trees!

A Beagle Couch

Prairie Oaks

March 20, 2009

New Blog Location

My new blog!

I'm feeling the urge to blog again. A fresh start feels good. If anyone is still here, go there! I'm still working on getting it the way I want it, but it looks presentable.

"Wherever you go, there you are!"

March 19, 2009

It's time to move the blog

I'm working on a new blog. I'll post a link here when it's ready.

January 20, 2009

Betty who?

I'm not sure what it is about blogging but it just hasn't been happening. I think using Twitter and Facebook has something to do with it. Twitter has gone in a direction that isn't going to last, like mostly following people I don't know, so maybe when I break up with or revamp myTwitter I'll blog more.

But I had to share some of these pics. I'm trying Project 365 on Flickr (probably another contribution to lack of blogging, but maybe I can make it work for it instead).

Here are some pics of a couple of local water falls. Hayden Run Falls and Indian Run Falls. Indian Run Falls is very easily accessed, and Hayden Run Falls is a short walk after going down some steps.
Check them out before the weather gets warm!

Indian Run Falls
Frozen Indian Run Falls
Frozen Indian Run Falls

Hayden Run Falls
Frozen Hayden Run Falls
Betty on Ice

A few weeks ago, some friends and I hiked from Old Man's Cave to Ash Cave. We did this before the annual hike they sponsor with huge crowds, so it was just us and an occasional sighting of another person :) There was less snow and ice than there is now, but it was still gorgeous!

Grandma Gatewood Trail
Old Man's Cave
Tree Roots
Cedar Falls
Cedar Falls

So far, all of this outdoor activity (I've been going on some Metro Park hikes too) is postponing the winter blues. Yay!

November 9, 2008

The end of a season

How I spent much of the last warm day before the real November arrived.

The end of hammock season

My view was pretty, but it made me sad.
The end of hammock season

I felt compelled to capture the blue sky. It will be rare in the coming months.
Blue sky.  It will be missed.

Then I let myself splurge at Jeni's. A sundae made with Creme Fraiche with Amarena Cherries ice cream and bitter chocolate sauce. There is always a motorcycle parked in front of Jeni's.
Jeni's Ice Cream Sundae

October 27, 2008

Hike and Knit

Yesterday some fellow hiking knitters and I got together at Slate Run Metro Park. We are a fairly new group who meet two Sundays each month and take turns choosing where to go. If you are in the area and are interested in joining us, feel free to contact me about it. After hiking, we usually go someplace to knit and sip tasty goods and sometimes eat. It's always a lot of fun and quite relaxing! There are so many great parks around here and I love getting to see more of them.

Slate Run
Martha, Trish, and Molly.

Slate Run
A perfect way to spend a Sunday.

October 20, 2008

Hocking Hills - Oct 2008

I lost my blogging mojo for a while. I thought my trip to the hills would bring it back, but I'm using a lousy monitor after mine died and the pictures just don't look as good as they could. In fact, I can't really tell if they are too dark, so if they are, I blame the monitor. I'm hoping Santa will want to help me out at xmas. That would give me enough time to truly appreciate a new one :)

This trip was long overdue. I go to Hocking Hills when I can to decompress. I was stuck and not getting anything accomplished but now I feel like getting things done!

On my way down, I stopped at Rockbridge State Nature Preserve.

I didn't notice the hiking sticks until I came out of the path.
Rockbridge State Nature Preserve

There is quite a long path to get back to the woods and hills.
Rockbridge State Nature Preserve

This is one of my favorite pictures from the trip. I just stopped to look at the view and then only after I came home did I realize I like it so much because it reminds me of Six Feet Under.
A Family of Trees

A view from under the bridge.
Rockbridge State Nature Preserve

Another view.
Rockbridge State Nature Preserve

I found this guy as I was coming back out of the woods. It looks like a pumpkin spider to me, but apparently they are quite common. It is an orange garden spider.
A Pumpkin Spider?

I hadn't eaten before going thinking that since it wasn't a long trail I would just eat after. I should know better. There were enough hills on the trail that I could have used some fuel. I was tired when I came out of there. There are a couple of new restaurants right off of 33 in Logan, one of which is
Millstone BBQ. I ate there and felt better. The other new one I saw is a Mexican place that I will try next time. Previously, I usually ate at the Dutch Kitchen, so I'm glad to see something new.
Millstone BBQ

Lake Hope
Lake Hope

My idea of roughing it - using tea bags instead of loose leaf tea.
Roughing It

I've wanted to hike the Grandma Gatewood trail for quite a while. Since I didn't think I was ready to hike the whole trail and the return trip to my car I went from Old Man's Cave to Cedar Falls and back.
It was absolutely stunning.

Could this be The Bat Cave? Look just left of the center :)
Old Man's Cave

Grandma Gatewood Trail

Cedar Falls.
Cedar Falls

I'm always fascinated by exposed tree roots.
Grandma Gatewood Trail

Back at Old Man's Cave.
Old Man's Cave

The Sphinx Head.
Sphinx Head

My view at the cabin.
My view at the cabin

Hanging out at the lake.
Lake Hope

My mind is much clearer now than it was before I went. Now I'm ready to tackle the Bayerische Socks, which I discovered are fun after you get going. The first 2 rows are the most challenging, then it all falls into place. Eunny is a genius. In keeping with a fall theme, I'm knitting them in orange.

August 31, 2008


A hat and dress I knit for Brookie, modeled by Snoopy.
Snoopy modeling handknits

The Prairie at Whetstone Park.
The Prairie

Kyle - almost smiling!

Hand knit footlets.

Perfect sky at Chestnut Ridge Metro Park.
Blue sky


South Drive In - I don't know why I don't think to go there more often. It's a fun thing to do!
South Drive In

Dad on his birthday.
Dad at Outback

Mom on Dad's birthday.
Mom at Outback

Topiary Garden.
Topiary Garden

Ryan - almost smiling!

Blankenship Riverside Sanctuary - Miami County
What a funny name.

Blog pics 008

A time capsule there.
Time capsule

The Winery at Versailles in Darke County
Winery at Versailles

I plan to go back :)
A nice flight!