The Little Miami River is omnipresent in these parts. It seems around every bend you find yourself along side or crossing over this magnificent river. Traversing five Ohio counties before joining the Ohio, she is named after the Miami people who lived here during European settlement. She has been named a Natural Wild and Scenic River by the US government.
In the summer, she often hosts thousands of kayakers and canoers as they splash down her fast flowing waters, enjoying some summer sun. During the winter, she is much quieter, frozen around the edges from the bitter cold. I visited her yesterday at her Landon, Ohio point just below the 22/3 highway bridge. We had a short conversation, before the trees napped by camera. She was a gracious host, wearing her beautiful winter white dress and entertaining as only she can.
New: Watch a short video I took while on my shoot to hear the sounds of the river. Also, see a close up video of the small rapids.
Nice frozen landscapes.
You always capture the essence of the scene. Thanks!
beautiful. When I was studying my husband’s ancestors, I came across documents where his 4 times great grandfather was instrumental in some of the bridges made in Ohio.
That’s awesome. Do you know which ones?
I would think in Stark county. This was in the late 1700’s ..He was concerned about one that was built and he was in that line of business to rebuild and develop the area and had an ad in the paper of those days to get bids on rebuilding! It was so cool. I will see if I can find the info and send you , but my guess that even those bridges he was involved with may be gone….I keep saying I am going to write a blog about this ancestor..He was a pioneer of his time as so many of those first settlers that were going “west” from PA or Mass. Ohio was “going west” back then! lol
Your pictures are amazingly beautiful!
A great set of photos! I especially like “Alone”…beautiful.
Love water. Rivers especially, the terrain is amazing. Nice winter shots.
Thanks John. 🙂
I am so jealous… You live in a very beautiful area! Great job again my friend! 🙂
Thanks! It is beautiful here.
These are lovely and brought back a lot of memories. I used to live in Miami county and passed its banks often. Where is the bridge?
I’ve never been to that County (expect on 75) but I hear great things about the Strawberry festival there. I’ll have to check that out this year.
Interesting how the cold can make a river in Miami look like a river in Maine—looks just like the river near the park, where the ducks are nowhere to be seen.
This is in Ohio not Florida. 🙂 Confusing I know. Just like Miami U here in Oxford Ohio instead of U of Miami in Florida.
And if they all froze over like this, you might not be able to tell the difference anyway! 🙂 Yeah, I overlooked that it’s the one in OH. My bad.
At times, I much rather be in the other one. 🙂
Well Seth, you hit a nerve with me (in a good way!) The shot ‘Vista’ looks very much like a river in Michigan with which I am familiar. And the embedded videos, is this new on your site? very nice. As a fly fisherman, I could watch the water and listen to its soothing ripple loop upon loop upon loop. Good elixir to the mid winter blahs for this guy. Thanks.
Yes. I decided to add a few videos for the full effect. 🙂 I am much better with snapshots than video though. 🙂
“Caught” – wow. Disturbing and beautiful.
I think that river leads to Mordor, but again… I might be wrong.
I liked The bridge. it put the size of the river into perspective. Lovely pics as always 🙂
Thanks so much. 🙂
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Thanks Helen. That’s very kind of you.
Love the bridge. It’s so elegant.
Thanks Gallivanta. It’s a nice bridge.
I’m hoping to get some icy photos and footage of the Susquehanna tomorrow. I hope they turn out have as lovely as these!
I am sure they will be. Can’t wait to see them.
They are to be part of a video for a reading of a William Stafford poem. And my cameras are direly in need of an upgrade. But with your blessing and the help of the local birches, I might be alright.
These are very appealing.
Thanks so much. 🙂 —
Each photo is like an idealized painting. It was fun to see it come to life in the videos.
Thanks. I was wondering what folks would think of the videos.
I just love the (colors) browns you’ve capture … always great. Seth
That’s kind. Thanks so much. 🙂
Wonderful captures. I love “bridge” . I find it awesome that i never get tired of your pictures. You always manage to find stunning perspectives to keep things fresh.
Thanks Tasha… I wonder if folks won’t get tired sooner or later. 🙂
I enjoy coming here everyday to see what new photos you’ve posted. And I almost enjoy the titles as much as the photos themselves. Truly creative.
Thats too kind. Thanks so much.
I love them all, they are the kinds of views that touch me…what can I say? I watched both videos and enjoyed the rapids and sounds, gives an amazing effect as the stills make it appear so calm and quiet!
Thanks for watching the videos. 🙂 And for the comments.
So stunning !! All were beautiful. I grew up in the Adirondack area and Letchworth State Park area. These bring back great memories!
Yes, I hear it’s beautiful there. Thanks!
Liked the one with the bridge. Nice set!
I’m guessing the Little Miami River is not in Florida? LOL.
Good guess. 🙂
Great shots Seth.
I’m just curious… is there a Big Miami River?
Actually yes.. it’s called the Great Miami River and it’s in these parts too: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Miami_River
Wow! Seth You have real Talent!
Thanks so much. You are too kind.
You translated a sepia-day into beauty.
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