This outcropping of glacial sandstone is located in Chapin Forest, one of the Lake County Metroparks.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
This 12 pounder British cannon guards the entrance to the parade grounds at Old Fort Niagara. The capture of this fortress by British forces in 1759 was pivotal in driving the French from North America during the French and Indian War, ending the struggle between the two superpowers for the control of the continent. This affected our destiny even more than the Revolution, but is largely ignored in modern teachings.
Posted by Jim Polewchak at 10:46 AM
This grotesque sycamore is at the Lakeshore Reserve, near the stairway to the beach. I love the gnarled appearance- all it needs is lightning on a dark night in front of Dracula's Castle to show off it's true potential. There was ice still on Lake Erie as I painted it.
Posted by Jim Polewchak at 10:27 AM