Seasons Flow

Everything flows, nothing stands still. (Heraclitus)

About

Observing nature in Ohio USA; other topics occasionally.

My name is Tracy, and I live in central Ohio.  I now have the time to pay attention to the natural world, like I once did when I was young, growing up in small-town Ohio in a farming county.  I hope you enjoy this site!

I’m an amateur (as in learning-as-I-go) when it comes to photography.  When I’m not carrying a sizable camera, I usually have a little pocket-model point and shoot handy- and if I don’t, I often regret it.  You can only take a picture if you have a camera on you, and if that means a pocket model sometimes, so be it.  Apart from that little pocket camera, here’s my current gear:

Updated in 2016: Canon EOS Rebel T6 with a Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens (for when I’m in a serious photography mood)

Updated in 2017: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS (for when a lighter camera is desired, and for wide-angle lens shots)

Spring 2020: I’ve moved from Columbus Ohio out to the Springfield area of west-central Ohio.  Getting to know the area better so that I can post about it!

Summer 2020: new posting schedule is every other month as follows-

February 1st

April 1st

June 1st

August 1st

October 1st

December 1st

61 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi there!

    Thanks for popping in to visit my blog and leave a comment. Just returned from beautiful northern Michigan. I am playing catch up, but wanted to pay you a visit. Quite a blog you have here. Wow! All things pertaining to nature which is right up my alley. I adore birds and you clearly do too. There is a plethora of information included in your posts. I will be back when I have time to take it all in.

  2. You stopped by my blog so I wanted to come check your out, too. What a great place! Even better, because I, too, live in central Ohio. I love the simple beauty we have here and I appreciate the insight you add to what I’ve seen around me all my life. Thanks again – I’ll be back!

  3. Hello Tracy!
    Again, I’m so glad you found my blog and that I followed you home. 🙂 I love your site. I’m still working on mine, trying to figure out how to best organize it. I’m wondering what type of camera you’re using? It’s great to have found someone who appreciates and enjoys nature as much as I do.
    Robin

  4. Hi Tracy, I’m looking forward to exploring your beautiful nature blog, and I’m so happy you found mine! I enjoy seeing what the natural world looks like in places I’ve never been…

  5. Hi Tracy, thanks for visiting my blog, I, too, enjoyed yours. I am originally from the mid-west, meaning Michigan, so I like to see the nature happening from around there.

  6. I track the seasons over in the UK but not via a camera, just observing and then blogging my thoughts. Nature never stands still for a moment and if you look hard enough, each year differs from one year to the next.

    Best Wishes

    Tony Powell

  7. Thank you for this wonderful place. As a fellow Buckeye/Hoosier, the Amish and Covered bridges were so appreciated. Am very new to Word Press, and just getting things started for my passion, Endangered Wildlife.

  8. How these things happen Tracy is a wonder to me, but I hadn’t been getting your blog for some time along with a few other favorites…..computers, I’ll never quite understand them, but I’m happy to say I’m reconnected now and look forward to your new posts!

  9. hi Tracy! Looking at the weeds/wildflowers here in my neck of the woods (Virginia). Your site is very helpful in IDing some. Thanks a lot!

  10. Thank you SO much for this site. I was having a heck of a time identifying a beautiful wildflower that came up in the garden (moth mullein) but I found it right away on your site here! Thank you!

    1. Thanks Thomas! I started this blog in part as a way to figure out what I was seeing around me here in Ohio. I use Wildflowers of Ohio 2nd ed. by Robert L Henn as my primary flower ID source, it’s a handy guide.

  11. Hello,You have a wonderful site! I have a native plant nursery, Natives In Harmony, near Marengo Ohio, and am working on a presentation on Spring Ephemerals. I would love to use some of your photos in my presentation. Will you give me permission to use some of your images as long as I credit you as the source?
    Gale E. Martin

  12. Your blog is lovely. great to meet another “watcher” and glad you liked my blog Walkingwithtrees….I do not have internet where I live, so it is challenging for me to follow blogs and work on my own..but I will do my best with yours!

  13. Dear Tracy,

    I love your photos of the yellow sweetclover! Would it be possible to get permission (and high resolution versions) to use in an educational exhibit? I work at The Arboretum at Flagstaff in Flagstaff, AZ. Thanks for considering! -Kris

  14. Hi Tracy,
    Great photos. I’m doing a web page on birds eating aphids for our ecology/aphid website InfluentialPoints.com. I’d love to use a couple of your photos on birds eating woolly beech aphids.

  15. Hi Tracy,

    I work for a pest control company in Savannah, Georgia and came across your blog when looking for information about insects hibernating through the winter. I’d love to use a photo of yours with an insect in the snow to go along with our “fun fact” about glycerol and supercooling. I’d be glad to link back to your site so our readers can find out more information.
    Thanks!
    Katie

  16. Hey, Tracy. Continuing to whip a propertty I bought for the sole sake of naturalizing into shape for the next year, including many transplants and introduction of some new but native plants-weeds, and really love what I’ve found here from you. Though I’m a transplant from California myself, I am fairly determined to fill this 7 acre area with as many Native Ohio/regional plants as possible. Have checked some nurseries out, but wondered if you had thoughts about who might have a real passion for cultivating local plants. Love the Heraclitus quote. Best, Eric.

    1. Thanks, Eric!

      That’s a tough one, I can’t think of any place right off the bat…you might try the Columbus Metropolitan Parks system, they make use of native wildflower beds in their many parks- they also are re-creating central Ohio tallgrass prairie in some of their parks as well.

      http://www.metroparks.net/

      I hope they can help! Best of luck and let me know how your adventure goes!

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