holden arboretum

Woodland Express at the Holden Arboretum

A beautiful display at the @holdenarb featuring “botanical architecture” made from leaves, twigs, and other natural materials by @Applied.Imagination, a Kentucky-based firm that has been producing award-winning garden railroad exhibits for decades. The Woodland Express features replicas of three Ashtabula County covered bridges – Harpersfield, Riverdale and Doyle.


Stebbins Gulch

As a participant in the Holden Arboretum Winter Photography Workshop, we hiked into Stebbins Gulch. The icicles are amazing, with some more than 20 feet tall. This area is designated by the National Park Service (U.S. Department of Interior) as National Natural Landmark in 1967

For more on Stebbins Gulch, visit Holden Forests & Gardens website.


I recently met up with my dogsitter to take photos of her big guy, Ranger, a Bernese Mountain Dog. Ranger has bone cancer and at the time of the photoshoot was given six weeks to a few months. Ranger's mate, Mercury, joined us at the arboretum. Ranger was a trooper as we walked to several locations in the park. 

Funny story...Ranger is hesitant around new people. And although I've met him before, he never let me pet him. But by the end of our time at the park, he was my buddy. 

These are the best of the photos we got that day. 

Lacey at Holden Arboretum

We've been going to the dog park where Lacey likes to run, play and splash. My back is feeling better so today we took a walk at Holden Arboretum. 

Holden Arboretum in the Fall

Last weekend I visited the Holden Arboretum, did my first turn in the Canopy Walk, and second time on the Emergent Tower. The views from both are fantastic. Unfortunately I was probably one week too early for the peak color.