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Radnor Lake Spillway

Radnor Reflections, December 15, 2011

It is rare to be able to photograph a view of the spillway when the thinning  of vegetation in winter combines with a rain heavy enough to send water over the rim. Also, the poison ivy needs to be in winter retreat so you can step just a few feet off the trail for a better angle. I didn’t, however, say that I actually did that.


Suspended in Fog

Lake in fog

Radnor Reflections, November 13, 2011

I take a lot of pictures at this spot, where the dammed up Radnor Lake flows over the spillway and returns to its prior life as Otter Creek. Fog changed the looks of things on this particular morning. There was no sound, no movement, just peacefulness.

Morning at the Spillway, 1/11/11


Radnor Reflections, November 1, 2011

This is a photojournalistic entry of the spillway on 1/11/11. I tweaked it a little with some filters to make it look more like it did in real life. 🙂

Pond in a Lake


Radnor Reflections, October 21, 2011

Algae patterns on the lake change shape almost hourly at this time of year. This photo of a shape that looks like a pond within the lake was taken just above the spillway. If any water were going over the spillway, the pond would be drained, but the lake is low from lack of rain.

Spillway Bridge in the Distance

Radnor Lake

Radnor Reflections, August 11, 2011

It can hardly be seen, but this photo is a straight shot from Otter Creek Road to the spillway bridge across the lake, and even less visible, the ramp and old caretaker’s house to the left of the bridge. What a life it must have been to live there back when Radnor was a water supply station for the L&N RR. Only three miles from one of the busiest parts of the city, it seems isolated even today. Thanks again to the legions of people who kept this beautiful area from becoming  another subdivision.

En Plein Air

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Radnor Reflections, August 5, 2011

We were all En Plein Air yesterday, walkers, photographers and painters alike.  It was fun to watch and chat a little with painters from the Chestnut Group, whose paintings benefit natural and historic sites.

Spillway Shadow

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Spillway Shadow

Radnor Reflections, June 30, 2011

My Deer Friend and I are standing above the spillway looking down on the growth and algae below. No water is spilling at the moment. I hate to say even one bad word about Radnor, but that algae stinks! It’s everywhere. Green and smelly.