Lake Erie on my Mind

No, Lake Erie isn’t the Atlantic or the Pacific Ocean, although people are often surprised by just how big Lake Erie is; Erie is really best thought of as an inland sea. That said, I would match up our sunsets against those taken anywhere in the world.

Sunset - Lorain Harbor

This photograph was taken at Lorain Harbor, about 30 miles west of Cleveland. The lighthouse is known as the Jewel of the Port. If you’re interested, you can learn more about the lighthouse on the Lorain Lighthouse’s website (link will open into a new window).

Got … Words?

For something fun today, I thought I’d share five of my favorite words.

1) Alacrity.

Dictionary definition: promptness in response, cheerful readiness.

Did you know there is an adjective form of alacrity? It’s alacritous.

2) Splendid.

Dictionary definition: shining, brilliant; illustrious, grand; excellent, out of the ordinary.

A related great word is resplendent. An even more fun related word is splendiferous.

3) Valiant. 

Dictionary definition: possessing or acting with bravery or boldness.

The word comes from valor which is also a great word. There is an adjective form, valiancy.

4) Elysium.

Dictionary definition: the abode of the blessed after death in classical mythology.

In classical mythology, the Elysian Fields were the final resting place for souls who were heroic, good, and pure.

5) Ethereal. 

Dictionary definition: of or relating to the regions beyond the earth.

The word derives from ether, which is what the ancient Greeks believed composed the heavens beyond the earth.