My Final Photo. A Photo A Day since November 15, 2004 - If I died in my sleep this was it.
April 2021

A high schooler poses for photos in the herb garden at inniswood Metro Gardens on a bright, warm Spring afternoon. My Final Photo for April 18, 2021.


A discus thrower readies himself on the throwing pad during competition Saturday at Otterbein University. My Final Photo for April 17, 2021.


A truckload of concrete drain pipes is offloaded on West College where the first week of construction for the new parking lot behind city hall ended. My Final Photo for April 16, 2021.


A man hammers a fence post into the perimeter of his family's section of the Westerville Community Garden. My Final Photo for April 15, 2021. 


Otterbein students relax and study from hammocks secured to flowering trees at the corner of Grove and West Main. My Final Photo for April 14, 2021. 


A small section of copper, lead-lined electric cable removed from the edge of the construction site on West College where the city is building a new parking lot b behind city hall. My Final Photo for April 13, 2021.


A Callery pear tree grows along with several hundred more in the fields at the Braun Farm as farmers wait for warmer and drier weather to plant this year's crops. My Final Photo for April 12, 2021.


The morning sun shines through the original bell tower as parishioners arrive for Mass at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic church. My Final Photo for April 11, 2021. 



A fisherman drops his bait into an area where it appears the fish have gathered for spawning as he caught his limit of crappies in a short period of time just after his fishing companions left the site. My Final Photo for April 10, 2021. 

A pair of Otterbein students take advantage of noontime shade under the evergreens lining the path that leads from the school to Alum Creek Park North. My Final Photo for April 9, 2021. 

A porcine lawn ornament wears a snout mask to protect itself from the possibility of contracting an airborne illness from its perch on Spring Rd. My Final Photo for April 8, 2021. 

An Otterbein graduating senior poses for his fiancé in front of Towers Hall as he prepares for commencement ceremonies in May. My Final Photo for April 7, 2021.

A tree trimmer tosses at blossoming limb from a Bradford pear being heavily trimmed into a hauling truck at the parking lot of a business on West Main. My Final Photo for April 6, 2021.

Rows of stunted and unharvested corn sit among the weeds on the lower field at the Braun Farm as the weather warms with plans for the planting of soybeans. My Final Photo for April 5, 2021.

Parishioners enter St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church where all services for Easter weekend required reservations that limited the seating to pandemic required social distancing. My Final Photo for April 4, 2021.

A fisherman leans against a tree along the shoreline at Hoover Reservoir where he's cast his bait into water sparkling in the morning sun. My Final Photo for April 3, 2021.

The kitchen and backrooms of Max and Erma's restaurant have been demolished and removed to make way for the construction of a bank building at the corner. My Final Photo for April 2, 2021.

Lilypads begin to show themselves on the smooth waters of Boyer Nature Preserve as the hours of the day are warmer and longer encouraging Spring growth in the wetland. My Final Photo for April 1, 2021.

March 2021

A Canada goose barks at a trio of birdwatchers observing the fowl floating and flying at Hoover Reservoir on a warm Spring morning. My Final Photo for March 31, 2021.

A volunteer helps sort stacks of sandwiches and other food items donated at St. Paul Catholic Church for food shelters in Columbus during Holy Week. My Final Photo for March 30, 2021.

An ear of corn that avoided the maw of a single-row corn picker rests nearly alone as spring weather begins to warm the field next to the old farmhouse at the Braun Farm. My Final Photo for March 29, 2021.

An usher at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church separates palm fronds for parishioners attending Palm Sunday Mass at the Westerville, Ohio church. My Final Photo for March 28, 2021.

A fisherman poses for a quick photo before launching a borrowed boat on Hoover Reservoir for the first time. My Final Photo for March 27, 2021.

A volunteer inspects one of the nearly 20 bluebird boxes on the narrow prairie between Hoover Reservoir and Sunbury Road. My Final Photo for March 26, 2021.

Westerville Police K-9 Officer Khyrell Baggoo and Bruno briefly stand along Sunbury Road watching a second officer search for a missing man in the woods along the shoreline of Hoover Reservoir. My Final Photo for March 25, 2021.

A city electrical worker installs new cables that will direct power underground to the substation being upgraded on Collegeview Ave. My Final Photo for March 24, 2021.

A city parks worker installs one of the pumps for the fountains at the pond at Hoff Woods Park. My Final Photo for March 23, 3021.

A Westerville Parks and Recreation worker sprays debris and dirt from the lazy river pool at Highlands Aquatic Center in preparation for possible opening this year after the pool stayed closed last year because of the pandemic. My Final Photo for March 22, 2021. P

Father and son inspect a camera mount in the observation stand at Thoreau Pond in Blendon Woods Metro Park on Sunday afternoon. My Final Photo for March 21, 2021.

Fishermen hold more than 36 pounds of catfish pulled from Hoover Reservoir Saturday making the two fish the largest aggregate catch of the afternoon. My Final Photo for March 20, 2021.

City electric workers complete rewiring a traffic signal that failed during Thursday's rainstorms causing the light to begin four-way flashing. My Final Photo for March 18, 2021.

The bare trunk and limbs of a tree on Cooper Road mark the tones of a morning fog that shrouds the barn on the Braun Farm. My Final Photo for March 17, 2021.

A carpenter attaches header boards to a section of the walkway at Highlands wetlands being rebuilt to create a ramp leading to the sidewalk. My Final Photo for March 16, 2021.

Using a tractor and a Bobcat, the Oliver engine from a Minneapolis-Moline A4T-1600 1970s-era tractor from the Braun Farm is lifted on a truck bed for transport to a scrap yard. My Final Photo for March 15, 2021.

Kevin Scott rakes corn leveling it in the wagon he's using to complete the harvest on the Braun Farm. My Final Photo for March 14, 2021, π Day.

A boater pulls his pontoon boat close to shore for a temporary morning for passenger offload after completing a test run putting hours on a new motor for the craft. My Final Photo for March 13, 2021. 

Otterbein maintenance workers replace a bulb in one of the lights illuminating the walkway to Towers Hall at the entrance to the school at the end of College Ave. in Westerville. My Final Photo for March 12, 2021.

A fisherman smiles after tieing his boat off at the Red Bank boat ramp as he escapes a heavy rain that greeted him after a morning with little success on Hoover Reservoir. My Final Photo for March 11, 2021. 

A farmer runs a disc plow over the field beneath the Yarnell Farm on Africa Road preparing for planting of corn after missing last year's planting season because of the heavy rains. My Final Photo for March 10, 2021.

Kevin Scott repairs a broken chain drive on his one-row corn picker as he attempts to complete harvesting corn on the Braun Farm. My Final Photo for March 9, 2021.

Late winter shadows from a walnut tree stretch themselves toward the barn on the Braun Farm in Westerville. My Final Photo for March 8, 2021. 

A parishioner's shadow settles on a wall leading into St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. My Final Photo for March 7, 2021.

An Otterbein student reads in a hammock with her back warmed by the afternoon sun on the grassy plaza behind Towers hall. My Final Photo for March 6, 2021.

A gardener at Hoover Gardens replants seedlings into larger pots as the garden center prepares for the first day of Spring in about two weeks. My Final Photo for March 5, 2021.

A worker builds a temporary safety fence around a section of the woods cleared at County Line and Africa Roads where a new skilled-nursing health care building is under construction. My Final Photo for March 4, 2021.

A city electric crew installs a crossbar on a new utility pole at the Main Street bridge where power lines will be directed underground as the nearby substation is upgraded. My Final Photo for March 3, 2021.

A city electric work crew creates its own small rainbow washing off a vacuum hose used to clear holes during the replacement of a utility pole in Uptown Westerville. My Final Photo for March 2, 2021.

The weathered and aged trunk of the maple tree adjacent to the farmhouse at the Braun Farm begins to warm in the last month of winter. My Final Photo for March 1, 2021.

February 2021


A father lifts his son into the crook of a tree as his family urges the youngster to pose for a photo along the shoreline of Hoover Reservoir. My Final Photo for Feb. 27, 2021.

A skater steadies himself after failing on grinding one of the sections of the Westerville Skatepark on a cool late February afternoon. My Final Photo for Feb. 26, 2021.

A Great Blue Heron walks its way across the thinning ice at the Highlands wetlands in search of open water for a meal. My Final Photo for Feb. 25, 2021.

City electric crews remove a streetlight pole that was broken at its base recently in a car crash on Sunbury Road near East College. Ave. My Final Photo for Feb. 24, 2021.

Rodney Parker and Kevin Scott cut and split firewood harvested from a field on Africa Road. My Final Photo for Feb. 23, 2021.

Banks of snow surround the barn on the Braun Farm are colored red where paint from the building's roof flaked off after ice and snow from the recent storms weathered the old paint. My Final Photo for Feb. 22, 2021.

A group of anglers sets their lines and tents on thick ice on a small lagoon on Alum Creel Lake on Sunday as temperatures are forecast to warm up during the week. My Final Photo for Feb. 21, 2021.

A young woman drags her sled after she and a friend explored the snow-covered island just below the low-head dam at Alum Creek North. My Final Photo for Feb. 20, 2021.

The interior of the building that will become the new Westerville Police station sits empty as the first stage of construction required removing the original structures. My Final Photo for Feb. 19, 2021.

The small stream feeding into Boyer Nature Preserve beneath a portion of the raised walkway blends into the frozen waters of the wetlands. My Final Photo for Feb. 18, 2021.

The pool and wetlands at Highlands both remain covered in a blanket of snow and ice after this week's snowstorm. My Final Photo for Feb. 17, 2021.

A blanket of snow and ice covers the barn and grounds on Old State Street in Genoa Township. My Final Photo for Feb. 16, 2021.

The patio lights at Jimmy V's glisten during a sleet storm that preceded the forecast for heavy overnight snow in Central Ohio. M

The sun rises on a cold morning at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Westerville. My Final Photo for Feb. 14, 2021.

A runner travels along the trail past Schrock Lake at Sharon Woods Metro Park where the picnic tables wear a covering of snow as more is forecast for the week making picnics nearly impossible. My Final Photo for Feb. 13, 2021.

A pair of anglers fish on about five inches of ice where boat docks float in the summer on Hoover Reservoir near the dam. My Final Photo for Feb. 12, 2021.

A city electric worker attaches wiring to power lines moved to a new utility pole on North State Street just north of Uptown. My Final Photo for Feb. 11, 2021.

A Columbus Police Mounted Patrol officer lays flowers at First Responders Park in Westerville on the anniversary of the deaths of two officers killed while answering a domestic violence call. My Final Photo for Feb. 10, 2021.

A portion of the facade and most of the interior is being removed to convert an office building on Huber Village Blvd. into the new Westerville police station and court. My Final Photo for Feb. 9, 2021.

Groups of youngsters skate and play hockey on the thick ice covering the inches of water on the wetlands at Highlands Aquatic Center. My Final Photo for Feb. 7, 2021.

A father runs down the snow-covered incline at Alum Creek Park to make a video of his wife and child riding a sled on the packed snow. My Final Photo for Feb. 6, 2021.

A demolition crew clears the ground after demolishing a house behind city hall to make way for a parking lot expansion. My Final Photo for Feb. 5, 2021. 

A heavy frost covers the screen surrounding Top Golf on Gemini Parkway in Columbus, Ohio. My Final Photo for Feb. 4, 2021.

The late afternoon sun casts shadows over the snow-covered hayfield along Cooper Road near Cleveland Ave. My Final Photo for Feb. 3, 2021.

A mother photographs her children and their friends as they leap off the lip of the quarter-pipe section of the Westerville Skate Park where they chose to sled the shorter hill next to the newer sledding hill. My Final Photo for Feb. 2, 2021.

Snow continues to fall on the unharvested corn after an overnight storm brought a winter storm to the Braun Farm. My Final Photo for Feb. 1, 2021.

January 2021
A set of footprints in the fresh snow leads to and from the shoreline at Hoover Reservoir. My Final Photo for Jan. 31, 2021.
A set of footprints in the fresh snow leads to and from the shoreline at Hoover Reservoir. My Final Photo for Jan. 31, 2021.
Kevin Scott levels a wagon load of corn picked from a field at the Braun Farm as he works to harvest as much as possible before a winter storm. My Final Photo for Jan. 30, 2021.
Kevin Scott levels a wagon load of corn picked from a field at the Braun Farm as he works to harvest as much as possible before a winter storm. My Final Photo for Jan. 30, 2021.
Cars travel through the intersection of Spring Rd. and Huber Village Blvd. over the drying spray of snow-melting brine sprayed by the city in anticipation of a weekend snowstorm. My Final Photo for Jan. 29, 2021.
Cars travel through the intersection of Spring Rd. and Huber Village Blvd. over the drying spray of snow-melting brine sprayed by the city in anticipation of a weekend snowstorm. My Final Photo for Jan. 29, 2021.
A sign marks a closed section of road between Africa Road and Altair Parkway where contractors are installing a new storm sewer connected to the COPC office under construction nearby. My Final Photo for Jan. 28, 2021.
A sign marks a closed section of road between Africa Road and Altair Parkway where contractors are installing a new storm sewer connected to the COPC office under construction nearby. My Final Photo for Jan. 28, 2021.
A pair of steelworkers attach struts to beams at the top of the new health care facility under construction at the corner of County Line and Africa Roads. My Final Photo for Jan. 27, 2021.
A pair of steelworkers attach struts to beams at the top of the new health care facility under construction at the corner of County Line and Africa Roads. My Final Photo for Jan. 27, 2021.
A thin layer of cracked ice covers Hoover Reservoir and envelops the orange buoy markers near Red Bank Landing. My Final Photo for Jan. 26, 2021.
A thin layer of cracked ice covers Hoover Reservoir and envelops the orange buoy markers near Red Bank Landing. My Final Photo for Jan. 26, 2021.
The Braun Farm farmhouse and barn on a cold, rainy, winter day. My Final Photo for Jan. 25, 2021.
The Braun Farm farmhouse and barn on a cold, rainy, winter day. My Final Photo for Jan. 25, 2021.
A truck's light brightens the road in front of the Braun Farm where the corn picker continues to be repaired. My Final Photo for Jan. 24, 2021.
A truck's light brightens the road in front of the Braun Farm where the corn picker continues to be repaired. My Final Photo for Jan. 24, 2021.
A fisherman feeds kindling into the grill behind the old Senior Center on Alum Creek as he waits for his friend to reel in a fresh fish for the fire. My Final Photo for Jan. 23, 2021.
A fisherman feeds kindling into the grill behind the old Senior Center on Alum Creek as he waits for his friend to reel in a fresh fish for the fire. My Final Photo for Jan. 23, 2021.
A city arborist is tangled in a mesh of tree limbs as he clears sections of trees from overhead power lines. My Final Photo for Jan. 22, 2021.
A city arborist is tangled in a mesh of tree limbs as he clears sections of trees from overhead power lines. My Final Photo for Jan. 22, 2021.
A farmer's hand bearing dirt and grease holds carriage bolts and nuts needed to repair a corn picker after it broke harvesting corn on the Braun Farm. My Final Photo for Jan. 21, 2021.
A farmer's hand bearing dirt and grease holds carriage bolts and nuts needed to repair a corn picker after it broke harvesting corn on the Braun Farm. My Final Photo for Jan. 21, 2021.
A worker levels the College Ave. street sign after rehanging it as a swinging sign from its previous fixed position on the traffic signal arm. My Final Photo for Jan. 20, 2021.
A worker levels the College Ave. street sign after rehanging it as a swinging sign from its previous fixed position on the traffic signal arm. My Final Photo for Jan. 20, 2021.
Kevin Scott hauls felled trees to a collection point as he helps clear trees from land that will be planted with crops in the spring. My Final Photo for Jan. 19, 2021.
Kevin Scott hauls felled trees to a collection point as he helps clear trees from land that will be planted with crops in the spring. My Final Photo for Jan. 19, 2021.
The barn at the Braun Farm sits almost empty with little hay and grains and only a few implements used for farming. My Final Photo for Jan. 18, 2021.
The barn at the Braun Farm sits almost empty with little hay and grains and only a few implements used for farming. My Final Photo for Jan. 18, 2021.
A heavy snow squall blows across the open door of the barn at the Braun Farm where a corn picker waits for repairs. My Final Photo for Jan. 17, 2021.
A heavy snow squall blows across the open door of the barn at the Braun Farm where a corn picker waits for repairs. My Final Photo for Jan. 17, 2021.
Ice is beginning to form along the shoreline at hoover Reservoir after a long period of below-freezing temperatures during the night with the daytime temperature barely above the overnight. My Final Photo for Jan. 16, 2021.
Ice is beginning to form along the shoreline at hoover Reservoir after a long period of below-freezing temperatures during the night with the daytime temperature barely above the overnight. My Final Photo for Jan. 16, 2021.
A tree at Alum Creek North bears the destructive scars of a beaver's overnight work cutting timber to build a lodge along the creek in Westerville. My Final Photo for Jan. 15, 2021.
A tree at Alum Creek North bears the destructive scars of a beaver's overnight work cutting timber to build a lodge along the creek in Westerville. My Final Photo for Jan. 15, 2021.
Kevin Scott runs a single row corn picker through the fields at the Braun Farm completing the season of corn for the year. My Final Photo for Jan. 14, 2021.
Kevin Scott runs a single row corn picker through the fields at the Braun Farm completing the season of corn for the year. My Final Photo for Jan. 14, 2021.
Westerville firefighters tested hose couplings on the department's new Hook and Ladder Co. 111 tiller truck at the fire station creating a small rainbow over a retention pond behind the building. My Final Photo for Jan. 13, 2021.
Westerville firefighters tested hose couplings on the department's new Hook and Ladder Co. 111 tiller truck at the fire station creating a small rainbow over a retention pond behind the building. My Final Photo for Jan. 13, 2021.
A woman walks the Spring Creek Trail across a section of the prairie at the center of Sharon Woods Metro Park. My Final Photo for Jan. 12, 2021.
A woman walks the Spring Creek Trail across a section of the prairie at the center of Sharon Woods Metro Park. My Final Photo for Jan. 12, 2021.
A section of corn lies flattened with the ears of corn picked clean by deer that roam the Braun Farm on Cleveland Ave. My Final Photo for Jan. 11, 2021.
A section of corn lies flattened with the ears of corn picked clean by deer that roam the Braun Farm on Cleveland Ave. My Final Photo for Jan. 11, 2021.
Parishioners enter St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Westerville for the first Mass of the day. My Final Photo for Jan. 10, 2021.
Parishioners enter St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Westerville for the first Mass of the day. My Final Photo for Jan. 10, 2021.
Former Westerville City Manager Dave Collinsworth leans in to greet one of the well-wishers who drove past his home marking his first weekend after retiring from his job for the city. My Final Photo for Jan. 9, 2021.
Former Westerville City Manager Dave Collinsworth leans in to greet one of the well-wishers who drove past his home marking his first weekend after retiring from his job for the city. My Final Photo for Jan. 9, 2021.
A fisherman smiles as he holds up the hand-sized creek chub he pulled from a holding pond near an office complex as his first fish of the year. My Final Photo for Jan. 8, 2021.
A fisherman smiles as he holds up the hand-sized creek chub he pulled from a holding pond near an office complex as his first fish of the year. My Final Photo for Jan. 8, 2021.
A technician adjusts the placement of a section of the ATT copper cable connection box on Huber Village Blvd. during repairs for the structure damaged by a car crash. My Final Photo for Jan. 7, 2021.
A technician adjusts the placement of a section of the ATT copper cable connection box on Huber Village Blvd. during repairs for the structure damaged by a car crash. My Final Photo for Jan. 7, 2021.
A worker diverts his eyes from the lights of a welder attaching the new Chase Bank sign to its pedestal on Huber Village Parkway. My Final Photo for Jan. 6, 2021.
A worker diverts his eyes from the lights of a welder attaching the new Chase Bank sign to its pedestal on Huber Village Parkway. My Final Photo for Jan. 6, 2021.
Crews continued Tuesday clearing woods from behind the building on Huber Village that will be converted to the new police station with additional parking to the rear of the building. My Final Photo for Jan. 5, 2021.
Crews continued Tuesday clearing woods from behind the building on Huber Village that will be converted to the new police station with additional parking to the rear of the building. My Final Photo for Jan. 5, 2021.
A city park worker removes the star from atop the Christmas tree on the civic green at city hall marking the end of the holiday season for a portion of Uptown. My Final Photo for Jan. 4, 2021.
A city park worker removes the star from atop the Christmas tree on the civic green at city hall marking the end of the holiday season for a portion of Uptown. My Final Photo for Jan. 4, 2021.
The Westerville Christmas Star hangs over State Street at Main Street on the first weekend of the new year. My Final Photo for Jan. 3, 2021image.
The Westerville Christmas Star hangs over State Street at Main Street on the first weekend of the new year. My Final Photo for Jan. 3, 2021image.
Sailors from the Hoover Sailing Club slowly navigate their way around buoys marking the racecourse where they competed on a day with little wind but still waters. My Final Photo for Jan 2, 2021.
Sailors from the Hoover Sailing Club slowly navigate their way around buoys marking the racecourse where they competed on a day with little wind but still waters. My Final Photo for Jan 2, 2021.
Icicles hang from the fingers of the statue of Mary in front of St. Paul the Apostle church after an overnight storm brought freezing rain. My Final Photo for Nov. 1, 2021.
Icicles hang from the fingers of the statue of Mary in front of St. Paul the Apostle church after an overnight storm brought freezing rain. My Final Photo for Nov. 1, 2021.
December 2020