8/28/2010

Evening at the Park


The evening was cool, the live music from the Big Bands and Bigger Beers event was a special treat and as always, there were a few park goers to chat with as I tended my plots. Once the last of the weeds were pulled, Darryl and I stashed the garden tools, his chair and book in the car and spent the remaining daylight strolling about the park.

I always get a kick this time of year walking through the park's garden designed and maintained by a talented Cincinnati florist. I call it the tall garden. It is not often that I can walk about a garden of herbaceous plants that are taller than I!




8/23/2010

Some Time at the Pavilion

The only way to get a hint of the view that inspired Levi Ault, is to take a visit to the Pavilion, the crown jewel of Ault Park. The view from the Pavilion has changed dramatically since Mr. Ault first laid eyes upon the vista.





   

8/22/2010

Then and Now


Photo courtesy of the Cincinnati Park Board Archives. No date given.

Photos taken, Aug. 2010

8/20/2010

 A Year in the Park is dedicated to the land described by Levi Ault in 1905 as, “A million dollar view worthy of a structure of no lesser beauty than the Parthenon.” Ault Park is Cincinnati’s fourth largest park, covering over 220 acres of fields, lawns, gardens, a pavilion, playgrounds, woodland trails and breathtaking views. Join me as I spend a year exploring the park, documenting the flora and fauna and learning about its history and the people who made it what it is today.