With 2018 here I know many people have resolutions to stay in shape or become more active. Even thought it has been cold and snowy there are still things you can do outside. Here in Cincinnati there have been a few snowfalls recently and there is nothing better than a nice winter walk in a snowy wonderland. There are many Great Parks around the area for you to check out and take a walk. As always though be safe if you venture out, wear your layers, stay clear of any icy lakes or ponds and always be careful if you drive.  

If you are out for your walk with family you might take a little time for a fun activity. While you are out on your walk take a minute or two and see all the animals who stick around for winter. You might see Mr. Gray, the squirrel running around looking for some food. Or maybe you spot a few cardinals flying around in the bushes. Take a quick look at one of my recent blogs, The Cold Winter Months, to learn about where all the animals in “Flip, Flap, Try . . . A Cardinal’s Journey” might be hiding.

If you go out to one of the Great Parks of Hamilton County stop by one of their gift shops to pick up a copy of “Flip, Flap, Try . . . A Cardinal’s Journey.” You can find a listing of all their parks and gift shops on their website.

Janet

I want to wish you all very Happy New Year! 2017 was a big year for Rainier and me.

I have been busy over the past year to bring Rainier to life. From the earliest parts of 2017 I was working hard to create the story of Rainier. I worked with many people to bring Rainier’s story to life and it all led up to the release of “Flip, Flap, Try . . . A Cardinal’s Journey.”

Since Rainier was released to the world on July 7 he has made appearances all over, from his release at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve to the Lebanon Girls Night Out to the Kentucky Dragon Boat Festival. Be on the lookout for more Rainier appearances across the region coming in 2018.

But even if you haven’t made it out to one of these events you can still find the story of Rainier in a few stores across Ohio. If you would like to pick up your very own copy of “Flip, Flap, Try . . . A Cardinal’s Journey” you can do so here on my site, at Picture This is downtown Lebanon, or at one of the Great Parks of Hamilton County gift shops.

I know 2018 will be another great year for Rainier. If you would like Rainier to make an appearance at your event or you know a store that would like to have “ Flip, Flap, Try . . . A Cardinal’s Journey” on their shelves please let me know.

I wish you a very Happy 2018!

Janet