My wife Judy, and I decided that Spring in Ohio was too long in coming, so we decided to go looking for it. So on Friday April 2, 2021, we grabbed a quick breakfast, put on our hiking boots, packed up the camera, and a couple of cookies, and hit the road for southern Pennsylvania. The destination was “Fallingwaters”, a home designed by Frank lloyd Wright, in 1935 near Ohio Pyle in Western Pennsylvania.
The house was designed and built to compliment the landscape. Judy and I had been to the site in the early 2000’s, and at that time the house was being renovated. There were huge iron beams under the lower balcony that were supporting the house while they were reworking the cantilever system that holds the house up.
Those beams have now been removed and “Fallingwaters” is back to its original glory.
The house was not open to the public yet, but we hiked the grounds and surrounding forest for several hours, then drove into Ohiopyle.
Ohiopyle is a small town that sits right alongside the Youghiogheny ( I’ll leave the pronunciation up to you.) River. This is one of the best white-water rivers in Pennsylvania. When the weather warms a bit, there are rafting and kayaking and tours down this and two other rapids in the area.
I did this watercolor of the rapids several years ago. It is on a 15 X 20 inch 140#, cold-pressed paper.
All-in-all it was a Great Day, and we are looking forward to the next “Walk About”.