Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum

O.K. so yes this is a cemetery, and No I didn’t run into any Ghost. Spring Grove might be one of my favorite places to walk around and take pictures. It is one of those places that really lets you escape the hustle and bustle of Cincinnati. Spring Grove is a level III accredited site, as awarded by the Morton Arboretum Register. Spring Grove is a historic cemetery with Revolutionary War soldiers, Civil War Generals, The Dexter Mausoleum and other notable individuals who are buried on the grounds. Spring Grove is truly a beautiful place to be. A lot of local wedding pictures and family portraits are taken on the grounds due to their always colorful floral arraignments which reflect color throughout the year. If you go to Spring Grove to just to get some exercise you may see local artist painting pictures of the stunning landscapes. Spring Grove is more than just a cemetery it is a quite place to loose yourself in your thoughts and soak up all the stunning colors of the season. Spring Grove does not require permits to take photographs at this time so I encourage you to check out Spring Grove if you haven’t already. Spring Grove Cemetery

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Spring Grove Stone Bridge 2

Spring Grove Stone Bridge

Unknown Soldier Memorial

lake at Spring Grove Cemetery Family Portrait Locations in Cincinnati

Flowering Tree at Spring Grove

Cincinnati Zoo

This time of year I find myself spending more and more time at the zoo. Zoo Blooms are beginning to wrap up and that puts us on the door steps of zoo babies. The zoo is also a great place to take little ones. Children always seem to find tons of amusement looking at all of the different animals. The staff at the zoo is always very knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions you may have about their residents.

polar bear

White Lion

Rhino

Pink-Backed Pelican

lion and her cubs

Giraffe

Great American Ball Park statues

Now that opening day (the greatest holiday in Cincinnati) has come and gone I thought it was time to post some shots of probably my favorite place to be in Cincinnati, Great American Ball Park. GABP is home to the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds were able to sweep the Pirates in their first series of the 2015 season. They accomplished this on three straight walk off hits to start a season which hasn’t been done in major League Baseball since the 75 Big Red machine. On the days leading up to opening day I went down to check out the statues that are located near the main entrance to the ballpark. The 6 statues located at GABP are of Joe Nuxhall, Ted Kluszewski, Frank Robinson, Ernie Lombardi, Johnny Bench and most recently Joe Morgan. I encourage everyone to go check out a Reds game and arrive early to check out the statues and the Reds Hall of Fame.

Johnny Bench Statue at Great American Ball Park

First Base

Ernie Lombardi and Frank Robinson Statues

Joe Morgan Statue at Great American Ballpark

Reds opening night game 2015 vs Pirates