Member since 8-Oct-07
Visitors 2132
13333 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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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 3
34 photos
Created 27-Dec-14
Modified 27-Dec-14
Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course

Great Lakes Medieval Faire

Visitors 17
55 photos
Created 10-Aug-14
Modified 10-Aug-14
Great Lakes Medieval Faire

Awards and Honors

Visitors 239
184 photos
Created 8-Feb-15
Modified 8-Feb-15
Awards and Honors

Photo Art

Visitors 6
146 photos
Created 9-Feb-15
Modified 9-Feb-15
Photo Art

Mill Creek Metroparks

Visitors 92
935 photos
Created 19-Jun-15
Modified 19-Jun-15
Mill Creek Metroparks

Finger Lakes 2013

Visitors 10
114 photos
Created 7-Sep-13
Modified 7-Sep-13
Finger Lakes 2013

West Virginia 2013

Visitors 21
181 photos
Created 19-Jul-13
Modified 19-Jul-13
West Virginia 2013

Flowers

Visitors 5
76 photos
Created 19-Apr-14
Modified 19-Apr-14
Flowers

Lights of My Life

Visitors 69
188 photos
Created 19-May-14
Modified 19-May-14
Lights of My Life

One-A-Days 2015

Visitors 46
235 photos
Created 2-Jul-15
Modified 2-Jul-15
One-A-Days 2015


Recently Added

Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve

Visitors 0
69 photos
Created 2-Jul-15
Modified 2-Jul-15
Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve

One-A-Days 2015

Visitors 46
235 photos
Created 2-Jul-15
Modified 2-Jul-15
One-A-Days 2015

PG101 June 2015 Favorites

Visitors 62
12 photos
Created 1-Jul-15
Modified 1-Jul-15
PG101 June 2015 Favorites

PG101 Themes

Visitors 220
27 photos
Created 30-Jun-15
Modified 30-Jun-15
PG101 Themes

Lilies

Visitors 17
121 photos
Created 28-Jun-15
Modified 28-Jun-15
Lilies

Conneaut Historical Railroad Museum

Visitors 17
46 photos
Created 27-Jun-15
Modified 27-Jun-15
Conneaut Historical Railroad Museum

Lake Milton State Park

Visitors 0
30 photos
Created 22-Jun-15
Modified 22-Jun-15
Lake Milton State Park

Roses

Visitors 20
237 photos
Created 13-Jun-15
Modified 13-Jun-15
Roses


All Photographs

OBX 2010

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

Blooming Crazy

Galleries 11
Modified 10-Jun-14
1421 photos
Blooming Crazy

Parks and Nature Preserves

Galleries 25
Modified 22-Jun-15
2130 photos
Parks and Nature Preserves

Lighthouses and Bridges

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

Outer Banks 2009

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

Great Places to Visit

Galleries 42
Modified 2-Jul-15
2986 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
535 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 224
185 photos
Created 8-Jan-12
Modified 8-Jan-12
My Favorite Photo of the Week

Awards and Honors

Visitors 239
184 photos
Created 8-Feb-15
Modified 8-Feb-15
Awards and Honors

BetterPhoto Awards

Visitors 56
476 photos
Created 31-Jul-14
Modified 31-Jul-14
BetterPhoto Awards

Fun Stuff

Visitors 79
173 photos
Created 7-May-15
Modified 7-May-15
Fun Stuff

Signs, Signs, Everywhere

Visitors 37
71 photos
Created 10-Jul-14
Modified 10-Jul-14
Signs, Signs, Everywhere

One-a-Day Group 2010

Visitors 170
365 photos
Created 31-Dec-10
Modified 31-Dec-10
One-a-Day Group 2010

Barns & Old Buildings

Visitors 11
38 photos
Created 4-Apr-10
Modified 4-Apr-10
Barns & Old Buildings

Metallica

Visitors 11
33 photos
Created 26-Sep-10
Modified 26-Sep-10
Metallica

Virginia-West Virginia 2010

Visitors 27
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 46
390 photos
Created 31-Dec-11
Modified 31-Dec-11
One-A-Days 2011

This 'n' That in 2012

Visitors 86
210 photos
Created 30-Dec-12
Modified 30-Dec-12
This 'n' That in 2012

One-A-Day 2013

Visitors 38
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 6
146 photos
Created 9-Feb-15
Modified 9-Feb-15
Photo Art

One-a-Days 2014

Visitors 76
446 photos
Created 31-Dec-14
Modified 31-Dec-14
One-a-Days 2014

PG101 Themes

Visitors 220
27 photos
Created 30-Jun-15
Modified 30-Jun-15
PG101 Themes

One-A-Days 2015

Visitors 46
235 photos
Created 2-Jul-15
Modified 2-Jul-15
One-A-Days 2015


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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