I've been waiting for the leaves to turn their glorious fall colors and when they finally did, we got terrible storms that knocked a number of them down. Fortunately, there are still a bunch left and we had the perfect day yesterday to go out and view them.
I went to my usual stop of the Cleveland Metroparks, Euclid Creek Reservation, but I decided to head to the park just west of downtown Cleveland as well. I put them in a slideshow for you below but first you have to see Sophie's Halloween costume. She's Little Edie from Grey Gardens.
For those you who aren't familiar with Grey Gardens, it was a documentary of Jackie Kennedy's aunt and cousin who were once socialites in the Hamptons but lived in squalor and isolation after "Big Edie's" husband left them. Little Edie wore scarves because she didn't have any hair, perhaps from a nervous condition or something. No one dared ever ask Edie why.
Later their story was made into a Broadway musical and more recently, a movie with Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore. If you have a chance, you should watch it. It's really a captivating story.
Okay, so I couldn't get the slideshow to work, then I deleted Google+ cuz I hate it and then, after the fact, panicked that I had deleted my blog so long, story, short. You're gonna hafta scroll! :-)
A lone jogger in the woods
A great day to walk with a friend
The perfect bridge
This goes all the way down to the creek. I always wonder how that blue cloth got there.
the picnic pavilion
I could sit on that bench all day
Downtown Cleveland from Edgewater Park on the westside of Cleveland
Surfers in November
German Composer Richard Wagner. Yeah, I don't really get it, either.