In celebration of our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, Doug and I decided to take a quick trip to our neighboring state of Ohio and visit Cuyahoga Valley National Park. As close as we live to it, we'd never been there.
It was late in the day when we reached the park, but that's often a great time for photography.
We hadn't had time to do much exploring and were still not quite sure how this national park was laid out. But these major highways appeared to go right through it. In the late-day sunlight, the highways and the reflection in the water made a pretty picture.
Again, the late-day sun brought out the richness of the wood in this old barn.
Isn't this guy a beauty?
This isn't a great picture of Brandywine Falls, but it lends perspective to show the size of the waterfall.
The trail to Brandywine Falls isn't long, but it involves a steep descent down these wooden steps.
This is the trail to Brandywine Falls, taken on our way back to the parking lot, walking toward the setting sun.
Twenty-five years! When we married at the ages of 42 and 44, we didn't even think we'd live this long!