The invited speaker, Irvin Mesmer of Bainbridge, OH, stressed the state's intent to lease the parks to drillers.
I grew up in Damascus township and because I spent the 5 last intense years (re: 14-19) a half mile away from where at the same time Josh's parents were constructing their city get-away, and because I also scrambled for miles up and down that same Milanville stream countless times, rock-hopping, wading, painting, studying crayfish, hellgrammites, eels, oswego tea, (past their cabin) it was very weird to see the acres of Calkins Creek/Skinner's Falls/Davis Road scenes in this context - especially the ones from that same time period. Just brought back so many memories of attitudes, and of all the places my head has been, and always since a kid being outside more than in. And what does that mean to value the natural world more than anything, to feel it is ones' real home. All that.
|Pump House/Spring House|
|Willie Collins House Before|
|The Potato Digger|
|Daylily and Bergamont|
|Winter Cornstalks on the Hill|
|Dee's Barn Door|
|Gap In The Pines/Path to A Friend's|