Monday, November 23, 2009

© Stuart Pearl 2009 "Arch Reflections" (Click Image to Enlarge)

Do you enjoy sending holiday cards with a local flavor? Check out the Cleveland Sight Center's website for their 2009 Holiday Greeting Card offerings.

This year I was fortunate to have "Arch Reflections" selected as one of six cards being offered by local artists. Showing the Main Avenue Bridge in the foreground, the picture was shot last January with the temperature hovering near zero. I was standing on the East Bank of the Flats. Nearby, Saturday night crowds used to throng to Fagans and D'Poos, crossing the river to Shooters using the now vacant water taxi.
The Defunct Flats Water Taxi

All proceeds benefit the Cleveland Sight Center. The profits help them provide programs and services for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. If you order 100 or more of the same card, you can have a one-line imprint of your name or company added on the inside.
Other cards offered this year feature the artwork of Andrew Morrell, Jay Patel, Richard Tuschman, Thomas Roese, and Bradley Hart.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

© Stuart Pearl 2009 (Click Image to Enlarge)

In my previous entry I displayed some Fall beauty from Cleveland's urban landscape. But just east of our home is the Cleveland Metroparks.

We often hike in the North Chagrin reservation. Some of our kids were in town that day and we used it as a good excuse for a relaxing hike. This is a shot of one of the overlook shelters. It's a great place to see a variety of birds and fall colors across the hills.