Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Postcard from WhiteHall, Moon over the WhiteHall Tannery

Taken the night before final demolition, I thought this scene of the ghostly (and now entirely gone) WhiteHall Tannery was a good Halloween Image. It is very grainy because it was taken at an ISO of 1600, which I like in this particular instance. There were kids inside and they told me how to get in. Maybe I will share those images another time. WhiteHall is located about 200 miles north and West of Detroit. I was there twice, delivering and picking Piano Boy up from Blue Lake Music Camp. Click image to view larger.

Have a safe and Happy Halloween!
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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Corn Maze Monsters

In keeping with the holiday spirit, I thought I'd share some of the monsters from the haunted corn maze. Once again, this is about an hour North of Detroit, but there are plenty of monsters in Detroit as well. Click images to view larger. Here is my Holiday greeting for the day.

I had a class yesterday and we were away all weekend, so I am behind on my commenting. I apologize, hope to catch up soon!
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Monday, October 29, 2007

Halloween Holiday Fun

We went out to the "Amazing Corn Maze" in Leonard, Michigan, which is 45 minutes to an hour north of Detroit, yesterday so the grandkids could have a hay ride and walk the corn maze and pet the animals. The last picture shows my son Piano Boy and my granddaughter, Soccer Girl in the corn. Click images to view larger.

Yesterday, on the way to and from the corn maze in the car, I painted a new picture on the computer of a red hibiscus photographed at the Belle Isle Conservatory in Detroit.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Nashua Creek, Belle Isle

Four Shots from Nashua Creek on Belle Isle. This is the same creek I earlier referred to as the great grey-green greasy Limpopo all hung about with Fever Trees. Biker Buddy and I often walk here; there are trails along both sides. It is right int he center of Belle Isle, which is a Detroit City Park in the center of the river between Detroit and Windsor Ontario Canada. In some of these pictures, you can get a hint of the grey aspect of the water. It was rainy and windy, but you takes what you gets. I like int he third picture how you can see the leaves moving down the creek.
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Saturday, October 27, 2007

The Upton House

The Upton House is in Sterling Township which is not within the Detroit City Limits but part of the urban sprawl and very close. If you click the images, you can see them larger and read about the History of the Upton House. It is beautiful and very well maintained. Across the street is a nice park with trails for walking, biking etc along a river. The house and grounds are extremely well-maintained and lovely.

I posted a picture for Steve at New Orleans Daily Photo even though it is not a dead tree. It's a sketch I made of a live tree.
I also posted a Halloween greeting for everyone.
AND a picture of an otter from the Detroit Zoo with a new meme I just got tagged for if anyone wants to play along.
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Friday, October 26, 2007

Artist and model at the DIA

Artist and model at the DIA, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Click image to view larger. Unfortunately, once again, I did not get the names of the artist or model. If anyone knows who they are, let me know. The DIA, or Detroit Institute of Arts, is right across the street from The Scarab Club. It has wonderful art in its collections, but is currently closed for renovations. This picture is from my archives.
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Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Scarab Club

I am taking a poetry class at the Scarab Club from Vermont College graduate Dawn McDuffie. This piece of art is above the sign-in podium in the entryway of the Scarab Club. I plan to say more about this in future posts. My recent good news about poetry is that I just got nominated for a pushcart prize. (Yay!)
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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Wolcott Mill

Wolcott Mill is one of our many wonderful metroparks. There is a lovely historical Mill, the mill museum, re-enactments, and hiking trails. The man in the second picture was a civil war doctor in his re-enactment persona. I, unfortunately, neglected to get his name--if anyone knows what it is, let me know. The mill creek is where yesterday's IMAGIK picture was taken.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

St. John Hospital Complex

The Courtyard Garden

Professional Building One (where I went)

Professional Building Two

The Long Hospital Complex (all along Moross)

I went to St. John Hospital yesterday to have an MRI and thought I might as well show the complex. The courtyard garden is my favorite part. The MRI was in the basement of Building One.
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Monday, October 22, 2007

Another Autumn Pond

Belle Isle, Detroit's largest park, is riddled with ponds, canals and waterways. The fall color is starting finally to emerge.
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Sunday, October 21, 2007

the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River

The banks of the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River, all set about with fever-trees (looking for the nearly but not quite nonexistant fall color on Belle Isle in Detroit)

This is one of the many canals on Belle Isle that used to be used for canoing. We call it "the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River, all set about with fever-trees." The reason we call it that is because the water in the canal has a kind of murky greyish cast. Because of the reflection, you can't really see the color of the water. (This is a good thing! LOL!)

Click image to view larger!
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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Night Scenes along Mack in Detroit

Three shots from last night's walk with my little point and shoot. I just set the camera on various stationary objects because I wasn't carrying a tripod. The coolest thing I saw I couldn't capture. There was a Halloween blow-up carriage in front of Mr. C's car wash with a witch driving black horses. It was a wild windy night and the horses were rearing and bucking and the witch was tossing on her seat. I LOVED it, but I would have needed a video camera to get the full effect. These are every-day scenes along Mack, nothing special really. Except they are things I see every day and I shot ones I preferred over others. I didn't even have my "real" cameras with me.
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Friday, October 19, 2007

Renaissance Center and Detroit Skyline

Another night shot of the skyline. Click image to view larger.

8 more random facts for Joy:
  1. I'm a pretty good cook. I cook almost all meals from scratch using fresh ingredients.
  2. I did not vote for George Bush this time or last nor did I vote for his father.
  3. I like going barefooted.
  4. I love loving and being loved. And I am lucky to have a loving man and son and daughters and friends. YAY!
  5. I studied wild horses, and free-ranging ones--on foot.
  6. I used to be an animal rehabilitator.
  7. Today is Biker Buddy's birthday and yes that IS about me--as I need to go cook!
  8. I miss my daughters who are more than 400 miles away! WAHN!
8 more random facts for Jenny:
  1. I have two computers on and run back and forht between them. Ones upstairs and one's down so it's a pain.
  2. I love bluegrass music.
  3. I love Mozart.
  4. I am a certified Reiki practitioner.
  5. I talk to the Great Spirit every day. She's native American but loves me anyway.
  6. I just repotted my geranium and some ivys.
  7. I try to do more multitasking than I am actually capable of.
  8. I recently moved and have no close local friends and am sad about that.
  9. I am making a pancake with dried blueberries because the store was out of fresh ones and I am still not tagging anyone--if you haven't done it yet, do it and let me know.
8 more random facts for Nadine:
  1. I am wearing an apron. I almost always wear an apron when I cook.
  2. I am making macaroni and cheese and chocolate tapioca pudding, both of which I'm allergic to. That's because I often don't cook foods I'm allergic to so Biker Buddy misses them.
  3. I just got a suspension order for my car registration and plates even though I turned in ALL the appropriate papers AND received back a form saying they had all been received. They are threatening to revoke or suspend my driver's license which is recipricol to my new state EVEN THOUGH I sent them what they requested and received a receipt for it. I am wasting 41 cents to send them back their stupid receipt.
  4. Even good cooks mess up sometimes and I am no exception.
  5. Though I usually eat only whole grains, today I am eating white elbows from the macaroni and cheese for Biker Buddy. YUM!
  6. Murphy and I have a lifelong, very close, annoying relationship.
  7. I still have the skin of the hamster I skinned when I was a kid. (It died first.)
  8. When I was 17, my parent let me go out with a man who was 32.
the first 8 random facts and rules.

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Inside the Detroit Renaissance Center

Inside the Detroit Renaissance Center, by Mary Stebbins Taitt--taken at a high ISO due to regulations (no tripod). Click images to view larger.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Detroit Renaissance Center

Detroit Renaissance Center, close up and view from the people mover. Click images to view larger. [If you can't see these photos (they are visible to me), click here for the first one and here for the second.]

I have no idea why people cannot see some of my images, because they are visible to me in two different browsers. I re-posted yesterday's images as well. I hope you can see these.
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