Member since 8-Oct-07
Visitors 2970
15010 photos

Welcome to my photographic world! From our home in northeast Ohio, my husband Jack and I love to branch out to other parts of the country to find some of our favorite subjects, like lighthouses, old grist mills and other historic sites, local, state and national parks and my "specialty," colorful flowers and plants. The galleries here showcase some of our travels (as well as my family, friends, favorite pets and some of the awards I've been fortunate to win along the way) in the hope that visitors will be encouraged to go see for themselves. I hope you'll take some time to browse around, and questions and comments are welcome!


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MINERAL RIDGE, OH 44440
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I'm a semi-retired newspaper editor, journalist and amateur photographer who keeps busy with freelance writing and photography projects. My husband and I love to travel, and our favorite destinations include the North Carolina Outer Banks, the coast of Maine and the western coastline and Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I write several blogs, including my latest, a celebration of the great cuisine that's available in northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania called Mahoning Valley Eats & Treats. A second blog is an ongoing compilation of poems written by my late father, Harold A. Pickett (aka "Slim Acres"), who published several books over the 96 years of his lifetime and was a well-known public speaker throughout Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. The blog is titled The Best of Slim Acres and features a new entry each Sunday. Two more blogs have joined the party - one titled Ready, Set, Read (book reviews) and another featuring the beauty of Mill Creek MetroParks, a real treasure in Mahoning County, Ohio.

Our family includes two grown children, Scott and Christine, and four grandchildren: Cassandra, Alexandra, Jacklyn Rose and Jarrett Allen. We've made our home in northeastern Ohio for many years -- Go Bucks!


Featured Galleries & Collections

Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course

Visitors 15
40 photos
Created 4-Nov-15
Modified 4-Nov-15
Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course

Great Lakes Medieval Faire

Visitors 21
119 photos
Created 27-Jul-15
Modified 27-Jul-15
Great Lakes Medieval Faire

Awards and Honors

Visitors 255
187 photos
Created 22-Mar-16
Modified 22-Mar-16
Awards and Honors

Photo Art

Visitors 15
178 photos
Created 19-Jun-16
Modified 19-Jun-16
Photo Art

Mill Creek Metroparks

Visitors 137
1047 photos
Created 4-Aug-16
Modified 4-Aug-16
Mill Creek Metroparks

Finger Lakes 2013

Visitors 14
114 photos
Created 7-Sep-13
Modified 7-Sep-13
Finger Lakes 2013

West Virginia 2013

Visitors 29
181 photos
Created 19-Jul-13
Modified 19-Jul-13
West Virginia 2013

Flowers

Visitors 12
76 photos
Created 19-Apr-14
Modified 19-Apr-14
Flowers

Lights of My Life

Visitors 82
203 photos
Created 20-Jul-16
Modified 20-Jul-16
Lights of My Life

Fairport Harbor Tall Ship

Visitors 3
39 photos
Created 12-Jul-15
Modified 12-Jul-15
Fairport Harbor Tall Ship

One-A-Days 2016

Visitors 6
256 photos
Created 25-Aug-16
Modified 25-Aug-16
One-A-Days 2016

THE WILDS

Visitors 6
55 photos
Created 20-May-16
Modified 20-May-16
THE WILDS


Recently Added

Dahlias

Visitors 20
337 photos
Created 25-Aug-16
Modified 25-Aug-16
Dahlias

One-A-Days 2016

Visitors 6
256 photos
Created 25-Aug-16
Modified 25-Aug-16
One-A-Days 2016

PG101 AUGUST 2016 ENTRIES

Visitors 0
13 photos
Created 24-Aug-16
Modified 24-Aug-16
PG101 AUGUST 2016 ENTRIES

Port Clinton-Marblehead 2016

Visitors 4
86 photos
Created 23-Aug-16
Modified 23-Aug-16
Port Clinton-Marblehead 2016

PG101 Themes

Visitors 509
72 photos
Created 21-Aug-16
Modified 21-Aug-16
PG101 Themes

Fun Stuff

Visitors 85
174 photos
Created 16-Aug-16
Modified 16-Aug-16
Fun Stuff

Lake Milton State Park

Visitors 2
58 photos
Created 13-Aug-16
Modified 13-Aug-16
Lake Milton State Park

PG101 JULY 2016 FAVORITES

Visitors 29
8 photos
Created 5-Aug-16
Modified 5-Aug-16
PG101 JULY 2016 FAVORITES


All Photographs

OBX 2010

Galleries 6
Modified 15-Jun-10
279 photos
OBX 2010

Blooming Crazy

Galleries 12
Modified 24-May-16
1754 photos
Blooming Crazy

Parks and Nature Preserves

Galleries 27
Modified 23-Sep-15
2481 photos
Parks and Nature Preserves

Lighthouses and Bridges

Galleries 2
Modified 14-Jul-08
388 photos
Lighthouses and Bridges

Outer Banks 2009

Galleries 4
Modified 18-Jun-09
353 photos
Outer Banks 2009

Great Places to Visit

Galleries 47
Modified 23-Aug-16
3347 photos
Great Places to Visit

Maine Ho!

Galleries 8
Modified 26-Sep-08
368 photos
Maine Ho!

Banking on Outer Banks

Galleries 1
Modified 4-Jun-09
148 photos
Banking on Outer Banks

Family and Friends

Galleries 13
Modified 24-Apr-15
537 photos
Family and Friends

JHS 50th Reunion

Galleries 2
Modified 3-May-09
101 photos
JHS 50th Reunion

Lake Michigan Tour 2009

Galleries 5
Modified 30-Jul-09
237 photos
Lake Michigan Tour 2009

My Favorite Photo of the Week

Visitors 230
185 photos
Created 8-Jan-12
Modified 8-Jan-12
My Favorite Photo of the Week

Awards and Honors

Visitors 255
187 photos
Created 22-Mar-16
Modified 22-Mar-16
Awards and Honors

BetterPhoto Awards

Visitors 60
476 photos
Created 31-Jul-14
Modified 31-Jul-14
BetterPhoto Awards

Fun Stuff

Visitors 85
174 photos
Created 16-Aug-16
Modified 16-Aug-16
Fun Stuff

Signs, Signs, Everywhere

Visitors 44
71 photos
Created 10-Jul-14
Modified 10-Jul-14
Signs, Signs, Everywhere

One-a-Day Group 2010

Visitors 171
365 photos
Created 31-Dec-10
Modified 31-Dec-10
One-a-Day Group 2010

Barns & Old Buildings

Visitors 13
38 photos
Created 4-Apr-10
Modified 4-Apr-10
Barns & Old Buildings

Metallica

Visitors 14
36 photos
Created 3-Jan-16
Modified 3-Jan-16
Metallica

Virginia-West Virginia 2010

Visitors 42
106 photos
Created 15-May-10
Modified 15-May-10
Virginia-West Virginia 2010

Maine 2010

Galleries 9
Modified 25-Sep-10
461 photos
Maine 2010

One-A-Days 2011

Visitors 51
390 photos
Created 31-Dec-11
Modified 31-Dec-11
One-A-Days 2011

This 'n' That in 2012

Visitors 93
210 photos
Created 30-Dec-12
Modified 30-Dec-12
This 'n' That in 2012

One-A-Day 2013

Visitors 49
574 photos
Created 31-Dec-13
Modified 31-Dec-13
One-A-Day 2013

Marblehead-Port Clinton June 2013

Galleries 5
Modified 21-Jun-13
287 photos
Marblehead-Port Clinton June 2013

Photo Art

Visitors 15
178 photos
Created 19-Jun-16
Modified 19-Jun-16
Photo Art

One-a-Days 2014

Visitors 92
446 photos
Created 31-Dec-14
Modified 31-Dec-14
One-a-Days 2014

PG101 Themes

Visitors 509
72 photos
Created 21-Aug-16
Modified 21-Aug-16
PG101 Themes

One-A-Days 2015

Visitors 60
448 photos
Created 1-Jan-16
Modified 1-Jan-16
One-A-Days 2015

PG101 JUNE 2016 ENTRIES

Visitors 75
21 photos
Created 30-Jun-16
Modified 30-Jun-16
PG101 JUNE 2016 ENTRIES

One-A-Days 2016

Visitors 6
256 photos
Created 25-Aug-16
Modified 25-Aug-16
One-A-Days 2016

PG101 JULY 2016 FAVORITES

Visitors 29
8 photos
Created 5-Aug-16
Modified 5-Aug-16
PG101 JULY 2016 FAVORITES

PG101 JULY 2016 ENTRIES

Visitors 18
15 photos
Created 31-Jul-16
Modified 31-Jul-16
PG101 JULY 2016 ENTRIES

PG101 AUGUST 2016 ENTRIES

Visitors 0
13 photos
Created 24-Aug-16
Modified 24-Aug-16
PG101 AUGUST 2016 ENTRIES


Guestbook for Monnie Ryan
16.Fredd(non-registered)
http://www.goldenagecheese.com/

What I loved about your photographs was the quality that you have maintained even without any sort of editing. I always prefer to see photographs of places, which are unedited, So that the soul of the picture will not be lost.
13.seeley james(non-registered)
I contacted you via Goodreads, but had to check out your site because I'm a shutterbug as well. Outstanding! I'm in awe of those flowers. There is one of a white flower (don't know the name) that glows! How did you do that?

Peace, Seeley
10.Ron McEwan(non-registered)
It has been a while since I visited your gallery Monnie, when the slide show came up first each photo kept saying Monnie, Monnie, Monnie. It is always a thrill to see your work. You and Jake have been an inspiration to me. Do you post daily here. I need to explore more on your recent work. I read one of the threads that wanted to know if it is worth the $100 bucks. I was paying 45 for another site and the cheap one here. I dropped the other and upgraded to the big one here. I thought it was a great trade off.
5.Memories Scene Photography
Hi Monnie,
Very nice work you have created. Love all of your pictures. I am thinking about uploading to Zenfolio and wanted to know your thoughts. Do you sell many of you photos? Is it worth the 100.00 a year?
Again, thanks for sharing your beautiful work.
4.Mary Timman(non-registered)
You have some fabulous galleries Monnie! Gorgeous. I haven't seen them all yet, but working on it.
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