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

A baseball coach instructs one of his players at Alum Creek Park where other coaches work with the football team practicing at the other end of the field. My Final Photo for Aug. 5, 2021.


Firefighters move another firefighter to a gurney sitting on the dock at Red Bank Marina under the watch of a doctor and deputy fire chief during water rescue training on Hoover Wednesday. My Final Photo for Aug. 4, 2021.


Novice sailors navigate their way around a set of buoys marking a shorter course for their smaller boats during lessons at Hoover Sail Club Tuesday. My Final Photo for Aug. 3, 2021.


Dead Johnsongrass turns brown at the edge of a section of the soybean fields at the Braun Farm beginning to show promise of rapid growth under a partly cloudy August sky. My Final Photo for Aug. 2, 2021.


An overflow crowd gathers on the lawns at the Westerville Amphitheatre Sunday evening to hear “The British Invasion” as part of the Summer Concert Series that was canceled last year because of the pandemic. My Final Photo for August 1, 2021.


July 2021

A Franklin County Deputy Sheriff holds a plastic bag containing unused, expired, or not needed prescription and over-the-counter drugs dropped off in the drive-thru at the Kroger on Schrock Road during Saturday’s event sponsored by the Ohio Attorney General. My Final Photo for July 31, 2021.


Two women carry their fishing gear to their car as they leave an open area along the shoreline of Hoover Reservoir. My Final Photo for July 30, 2021.


A mother and daughter pose in front of a "Love" sign sculpted from fruit boxes after having picked flowers at Branstool's Orchard in Utica. My Final Photo for July 29, 2021.


A fisherman sits idle on the Hoover Reservoir, its still waters disturbed only by his return to the docks after an early morning fishing. My Final Photo for July 28, 2021. 


A honey bee moves wilted flower petals out of the way to make its way to the nectar of a wildflower growing in the wetlands at Highlands Aquatic Park. My Final Photo for July 27, 2021.


Carpenters work inside, outside, and on the roof of the storage shed being built at the rear of the First Presbyterian Church adjacent to the just-completed new city hall parking lot. My Final Photo for July 26, 2021.


Parishioners enter St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church on a cloudy Sunday morning. My Final Photo for July 25, 2021.


A four-wheel steered remote-controlled pumper throws lime sludge toward an auger that pumps it from the Westerville water plant holding pond to truck tankers that transfer it to farm fields east of New Albany. My Final Photo for July 24, 2021.


A couple pauses to photograph themselves with their smartphone in the middle of the intersection of State and Main during Fourth Friday in Westerville. My Final Photo for July 23, 2021.


A city electric crew replaces a worn and damaged switch on a utility pole on Schrock Road. My Final Photo for July 22, 2021.


A Westerville firefighter topples into Hoover Reservoir during water rescue training on the lake Wednesday. My Final Photo for July 21, 2021.


A juggler practices her skills stanging in the shadows of trees on a playground at Sharon Woods Park. My Final Photo for July 20, 2021.


A sign-maker attaches lettering to the western edge of the top floor of the COPC office building under construction adjacent to the Renaissance Hotel and DHL Building in Westerville. My Final Photo for July 18, 2021.


Youngsters line up on stairs leading to the two water slides at Highlands Aquatic Center hoping their time arrives for the fun ride before the pools close for 15 minutes before the hour. My Final Photo for July 18, 2021.


Workers clear debris from a mulberry tree after it fell and was cut into sections on greenspace at Inniswood Metro Gardens. My Final Photo for July 17, 2021.


A signmaker applies adhesive to the letter "m" before attaching it next to the capital "E" to create signage for the employee parking entrance at the COPC building on Africa Road. My Final Photo for July 16, 2021.


A great blue heron casually walks past a woman fishing on the shoreline of Hoover Reservoir near the dam. My Final Photo for July 15, 2021.


A brick mason squeezes fast-drying mortar into the gaps between the brick post and a concrete platform lowered onto it at the entrance to the new parking lot behind city hall. My Final Photo for July 14, 2021. 


A woman pauses during a walk at Boyer Nature Preserve to wait for her companion to join her along the entrance path. My Final Photo for July 13, 2021.


Poison Ivy spreads its tendrils towards the open sky as it takes over a large portion of the old farmhouse at the Braun Farm. My Final Photo for July 12, 2021.


Brothers run through the flooded parking lot at the Highlands wetlands where they earlier trekked along a section of flooded bike path after an afternoon storm brought a brief but heavy rain to parts of the city. My Final Photo for July 11, 2021.


Paddleboarders on Hoover Reservoir pass by a field of wildflowers growing near the Walnut Street boatramp. My Final Photo for July 10, 2021.


Three deer study their surroundings before resuming an afternoon meal in the open field below Ikea Way and Orion Place being ever careful for possible predators and human interruption. My Final Photo for July 9, 2021. 


A lone fisherman casts into Hoover Reservoir after an afternoon storm brought rain, high winds, and lightning that cleared other anglers from the lake. My Final Photo for July 8, 2021.


Duane Yarnell pauses before completing baling hay in the field along the edge of his farmland on County Line Road. My Final Photo for July 7, 2021.


A contractor positions his lift to continue cleaning and sealing seams in the new concrete roof over the sightseeing pavilion at the eastern end of Hoover Dam. My Final Photo for July 6, 2021.


Timothy grass grows beside the barn on the Braun Farm where war, wet weather has speeded grass and weed growth. My Final Photo for July 5, 2021.


A kayaker waits at the Oxbow boat ramp for his fellow sailors to return to shore completing an afternoon paddling Hoover Reservoir on July 4th. My Final Photo for July 4, 2021.


A fisherman wears a straw hat as protection from the sun as he fishes along the shoreline of Hoover Reservoir. My Final Photo for July 3, 2021.


A portion of a family's collection of art and personal belongings are spread out on tarps beside their damaged home after an overnight fire they say started with an overheated lithium-ion battery charger. My Final Photo for July 2, 2021. 


June 2021

A fisherman resets his bait from his perch on a fallen tree along the shoreline of rain-swollen Hoover Reservoir. My Final Photo for June 30, 2021. 


A contractor works through a cloud of dust thrown from the concrete wall he's cutting on a newly poured wall at a home under construction on East Walnut St. My Final Photo for June 29, 2021.


A great blue heron preens itself from its perch atop the Alum Creek low head dam where it was watching for its next meal to make an appearance. My Final Photo for June 28, 2021.


Volunteers sort through the collection of clothing, toys, and household items donated to the St. Vincent DePaul Society during services Sunday at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. My Final Photo for June 27, 2021.


A woman pauses on the T.J Evans bike trail from Johnstown to Newark to check her phone before completing her ride Saturday afternoon. My Final Photo for June 26, 2021.


A group of children watches in awe as Magic Nate mysteriously devours a balloon during one of his shows at the first Fourth Friday in Uptown Westerville for 2021. My Final Photo for June 25.


Masons install decorative sections of concrete that are the base for the new pillars and planters that will sit at the entrance of the new parking lot behind city hall. My Final Photo for June 24, 2021.


Workers pump concrete into forms that will become the exterior walls of the basement area of the new Westerville Police and Mayors Court which will include a firing range and secure area for the transfer of prisoners into the court system. My Final Photo for June 23, 2021.


A work crew installs one of the LED light panels that will be part of the Lights of Liberty patriotic display at Westerville North High School beginning Friday night. My Final Photo for June 22, 2021.


The barn at the Braun Farm sits under grey skies following an afternoon thunderstorm. My Final Photo for June 21, 2021.


A great blue heron calmly waits nearby for the too small to keep fish discards from a trio of fishermen in the shallows below the Alum Creek Park North spillway dam. My Final Photo for June 20, 2021.


A miniature child's toy version of a 1953 Chevrolet 3100 step-side pickup truck sits beside a restored original truck at Grace Chapel Community Church. My Final Photo for June 19, 2021.


An Inniswood Metro Gardens grounds crew spreads mulch around the trees at the center of the parking lot. My Final Photo for June 18, 2021.


Celebrants hold aloft their Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area labeled alcohol beverage cups 20 minutes after the DORA ordinance went into effect allowing alcohol beverages in parts of Uptown Westerville, home of the Anti-Saloon League and prohibition. My Final Photo for June 17, 2021.


A cicada climbs along the limb of a mulberry tree with ripening fruit that is typically ignored by the insects during their ew weeks above ground. My Final Photo for June 16, 2021.


Firefighter trainees watch as another student reaches the top of a 105-foot aerial ladder during training with the climb being the final stage on their exam when training is completed. My Final Photo for June 15, 2021.

Contractors finish laying the first level of what will be six inches of asphalt to the new parking lot behind city hall. My Final Photo for June 14, 2021.


Red aphids cover the underside of leaves on prairie wildflower plans growing around the wetlands of Highlands Aquatic Center. My Final Photo for June 13, 2021.


Three fleets of sailors cast off from the docks at the Hoover Sail Club for afternoon completion in a regional regatta. My Final Photo for June 12, 2021.


A great egret fishes in the waters of the wetlands at Highlands Aquatic Center. My Final Photo for June 11, 2021.


Masons build concrete block walls for a storage and work shed at Alum Creek Park South where the BMX bike path is being upgraded. My Final Photo for June 10, 2021.


A trio of fishermen try their luck at fishing and navigating the higher than normal rushing waters below the dam at Alum Creek Park in Westerville. My Final Photo for June 9, 2021.


Farmer Kevin Scott adjusts springs on the no-till seed drill before beginning the second planting of portions of the Braun Farm fields. My Final Photo for June 8, 2021.


Samuel, a visitor from the East, poses for a photo after Mass with his family at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Westerville, Ohio. My Final Photo for June 6, 2021.


Baseball parents watch their team's game from seats at the upper level of the ballfield in the bottomland along Big Walnut Creek in Galena, Ohio. My Final Photo for June 5, 2021.


A crew from MAD Scientist cuts invasive narrow-leaved cattail from a section of the wetlands at the Highlands Aquatic Center park. My Final Photo for June 4, 2021. 


A sailor helps her boatmate load their sailboat onto its trailer after sailing Hoover Reservoir as a portion of their certification process. My Final Photo for June 3, 2021.


Rows of corn sprouts mark the longest path across the lower field at the Yarnell Farm where moist and warm weather has encouraged growth for the recently planted seeds. My Final Photo for June 2, 2021.


A blooming Oxeye daisy plant stands out against the dried soil and detritus of the lower field on the Braun Farm where the noxious plant shows itself every spring. My Final Photo for June 1, 2021.


May 2021

The Westerville American Legion Honor Guard fires a salute during ceremonies at Northlawn Cemetery, one of three cemeteries the veteran group visited on Memorial Day despite not being issued a permit by the city for its annual march and observances. My Final Photo for May 31, 2021.


Cloudy skies, brisk winds, and low temperatures greeted parishioners for early Sunday Mass at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Westerville. My Final Photo for May 30, 2021.


MAD Scientist’s Mark Dilley, left, helps a young explorer discover the amphibian and fishes of the Highland Wetlands during the annual Wetland Workshop Saturday morning. My Final Photo for May 29, 2021.


Members of the Westerville American Legion post set out flags for veterans at Otterbein Cemetery, one of two local cemeteries they care for on Memorial Day weekend. My Final Photo for May 28, 2021.


The main slide at Highlands Aquatic Center gets polished and a fresh coat of wax as the city parks department prepares to open the pool Saturday after missing last year due to the pandemic. My Final Photo for May 27, 2021.


One of the large collection of blooming lilypads sits along the eastern shoreline of the wetlands at Highlands Aquatic Center. My Final Photo for May 26, 2021.


Duane Yarnell bales hay along the edge of the hill at the rear of his farm on Africa Road. My Final Photo for May 25, 2021.


Four painted turtles sun themselves on denuded trees cleared of bark from the rough waters at the Alum Creek Dam in Westerville. My Final Photo for May 24, 2021.


Duane Yarnell mows hay behind his barns and just above the large field recently planted with soybeans. My Final Photo for May 23, 3021.


The first Saturday Farmers Market opened behind city hall to warm temperatures, a large number of vendors, and a crowd eager to see the market begin another year of summer treats. My Final Photo for May 22, 2021.


A city electric worker helps remove the broken impeller pump that provides water flow in The River at Highlands Pool when its bearings failed during testing for the pool's opening next weekend. My Final Photo for May 21, 2021.


Viburnum blossoms grace the edge of the path leading to the wetlands at Boyer Nature Preserve in Westerville. My Final Photo for May 20, 2021.


The new extension of Lyra Drive from Gemini Place to East Powell Road is nearing completion creating a connector to Powell Road from Polaris mall. My Final Photo for May 19, 2021.


A city parks worker stands on the concrete barrier as he irrigates hanging baskets on the Main Street Bridge. My Final Photo for May 18, 2021.


The first true leaves of a soybean plant begin to spread open on the Braun Farm more than two weeks after planting. My Final Photo for May 17, 2021.


A parishioner bows as he enters St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church for early Sunday Mass. My Final Photo for May 16, 2021.


Sorters remove lithium batteries from a bin holding a portion of the batteries left for recycling during the Household Hazardous Waste Disposal drive-thru Saturday. My Final Photo for May 15, 2021. P


Kevin Scott surveys the Spring growth of weeds and the progress of the soybean seeds he planted two weeks ago on the fields at the Braun Farm. My Final Photo for May 12, 2021.


A worker removes machine-poured concrete gutter to level it for handicapped spaces in the new parking lot behind city hall. My Final Photo for May 11, 2021.


The morning sun breaks through the fog casting rays across the Braun Farm barn onto flowering Yellow Rocket. My Final Photo for May 10, 2021.


A parishioner arrives on a rainy morning for Mass at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. My Final Photo for May 9, 2021.


Cloud shadows drift over a section of woods on Africa Road that once was used for cattle grazing before being turned to forest is cleared to turn the woods into a field again for raising crops. My Final Photo for May 8, 2021.


The large oak tree in the yard at the corner of Brisbane and Barcelona shows its leaves in an early stage of growth as Spring days lengthen and despite the cooler than normal temperatures. My Final Photo for May 7, 2021.


A work crew completes pressure washing the newly laid brick exterior of the third COPC building being built on Africa Road. My Final Photo for May 6, 2021.


Dandelion seed pods are the most prolific Spring weed this time of the summer including these along Africa Road at the Yarnell Farm fields. My Final Photo for May 5, 2021.


While an Imperial Stormtrooper interrogates a backseat passenger about missing droids the second passenger elects to sleep through the May the 4th food drive-thru at Highlands benefiting WARM. My Final Photo for May 4, 2021.


The early growth of lily pads on the wetlands at Highlands Aquatic Center wears a coating of raindrops after an overnight and morning rain. My Final Photo for May 3, 2021.


Parishioners enter St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church as the sun brightens the arrivals for the first Mass on Sunday. My Final Photo for May 2, 2021.


An Otterbein 2020 graduate wears a delayed message of hope during commencement ceremonies Saturday after a delay from last year due to the pandemic. My Final Photo for May 1, 2021.


April 2021

The afternoon sun breaks through heavy clouds brightening a pink dogwood at a West College Ave. home before bringing in colder temperatures and the prospects for a morning frost. My Final Photo for  April 30, 2021.


A contractor sprays copper sulfate into the pond in front of the community center to prevent the growth of algae this summer. My Final Photo for April 29, 2021.


A  GPS-guided bulldozer levels gravel in what will be the new parking lot behind city hall. My Final Photo for April 28, 2021.


Kevin Scott runs a soybean planter over the fields at the Braun Farm hoping to finish this field and several others before rain starts tomorrow night. My Final Photo for April 27, 2021.


Awnings that cover lounge chairs at the highlands Pool are installed Monday as the parks department plans for what is the expected opening of the city's pool after last year when they did not open because of the pandemic. My Final Photo for April 26, 2021. 


Sailors return to and prepare for launch from the docks at Hoover Sailing Club on a day that brought 30-mph gusts and temperatures in the mid-50s making for brisk sailing. My Final Photo for April 25, 2021.


A double line of cars extends into South Hempstead Rd. from the garage area at Blendon Township offices as people arrived mainly to drop off papers for free shredding and to leave unused drugs for disposal. My Final Photo for April 24, 2021.


Volunteers from DHL remove invasive species honeysuckle and garlic mustard plants from a wooded section of Heritage Park. My Final Photo for April 23, 2021.


A golfer retrieves his disc from an elevated hole on the disc golf course at Hoover Reservoir. My Final Photo for April 22, 2021.


A photographer trains his camera on the snow-covered blossoms of a redbud tree at Inniswood Metro Gardens after an overnight Spring snowfall. My Final Photo for April 21, 2021.


A 65,000-pound transformer from the city electric substation on Collegeview moves through the State and Main intersection on its way to the substation at Maxtown and McCorkle where it will be stored as a backup. My Final Photo for April 20, 2021.


A snow egret pulls a family's discarded goldfish from the waters at the Highlands Wetlands. My Final Photo for April 19, 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