Friday, July 31, 2009

Angel, Elmwood Cemetery



Angel, Elmwood Cemetery, with details. Elmwood Cemetery is located off Mt. Elliott Street, off Jefferson, not too far from downtown Detroit. It's a very old cemetery, and pretty. If you click on the labels link on the bottom right, you can see other pictures from Elmwood Cemetery.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Tim Burke at Heidelberg

Tim Burke, like Tyree Guyton, lives at the Heidelberg project. Here are two pieces of Tim Burke's work artwork taken on Heidelberg Street in Detroit. The first one shows some hedge bindweed aka wild morning glory growing into one of his exhibits. The second is a detail of one of his outdoor paintings, and the third is his signature on the same painting. If you click on the links of the labels below (on the lower right) below, you can learn more about Tim Burke and the Heidelberg project.



Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Three from the Heidelberg Project














































































































Three from the Heidelberg Project.
The Heidelberg Project is all about Folk Art. It is always fun to visit and see what they have done new since our last visit. What you cannot see in the second picture is that the tires form a spiral maze into which you can walk for a close view of the art. The third picture is a detail from a larger collage sculpture on the top of an old wrecked car.














I was give this award the day before yesterday by Asta (Thank you, Asta) and today I am awarding it to Old Man Lincoln's Bird Blog, which I love to visit. Hopefully, I will give out some additional awards in the days to come. Abe Lincoln does not do blogger awards, and I am thinking about opting out of them myself some time soon. But that doesn't mean that in the meantime, I can't give him an award. He just won't post it. Which is fine with me, I just wanted to mention that I like his blog.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cavalry Baptist Church, another view































We went back to Elmwood Cemetery in part to recapture the name of this church, which we'd lost. So here it is, directly from one of their own signs.



The Calvary Baptist Church is in the entrance to Elmwood Cemetery.











Yesterday I received an award from Asta. I'm honored and happy that she thought of me. YAY! Thank you so much Asta!

Please visit Asta at her fantastic blog.
Like many awards, this has some rules:
1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.
2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
I will of course follow the instruction, however, I will take a one blog or person at a time starting out with Jacob and Lois of Ocala Daily. They have numerous blogs, all featuring well-done photography, and have been very helpful to me. I hope to name a new blog or person regularly for a while.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Elmwood Cemetery, Buhl Mausoleum



Yesterday, we took a day off from working at the cottage and working my novel and took a walk at Elmwood Cemetery in Detroit. It's a very old cemetery and unless something interferes, I will post a few more pictures of it in the upcoming days. It's located near downtown, adjacent to Mr. Elliot Cemetery, off Mt. Elliot Street, which comes off Jefferson, which runs into downtown.

We also walked at the Heidelberg Project and I may post some pictures from there in the next few days as well.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Connor Creek Power Station




Connor Creek Power Station, as viewed from Heron Point on Belle Isle.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Detroit Renaissance Center, Looking up from Inside





















Renaissance Center, Looking up from Inside
. This is the jewel of downtown Detroit. See more images by clicking on the Renaissance Center label below right.

Have a great weekend!

(My pictures are not posting the way the look on the screen before I post them--they are bother brighter and duller (less colorful or saturated) on the blog--any ideas how to save them?)

Friday, July 24, 2009





























On hot nights, Pier Park is a great place to walk and cool off or sit and watch the sunset. Pier Park is located on Lake St. Clair.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Church at Elmwood



This church is located right outside Elmwood Cemetery.

I wasn't home yesterday or today, so I am behind commenting. Will catch up when I can.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Autumn in July



Black-eyed Susans at sunset, St. John's Marsh.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Glade at Kensington

























A Glade at Kensington Metropark
, as seen from the Deer Run Trail. This is for Goda, who was hoping for a picture of Kensington. I'm sorry I could not capture or locate a picture of the lakes. Maybe sometime soon. I LOVE Kensington! Suck a beautiful park!!!

I ortonized this picture again, it gives it a misty feel. If you click on the Kensington link under labels below (or here), you can see more pictures from Kensington Metropark.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Japanese Garden Again, Ortonized

















Here's another shot from our visit to Cranbrook's Japanese Garden--this one I Ortonized.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Canoes, Cranbrook


Canoes, Cranbrook. The students must have been on an outing, as this is not where the canoes are normally kept. See "Hollow," newly revised art piece by Detroit artist (me) here.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Canal at Detroit Metrobeach


























This canal goes along the side of the park at Detroit Metrobeach and boats come and go into Lake St. Clair through here.

This is a test of posting larger pictures. It's not as clear as the original, but I think if you click on it, you can see it clearer? I think it's TOO big for its size?

Thanks so much to Jacob at Ocala Daily for all his help in my attempting to post bigger pictures. I don't think I ahve the bugs out of it yet. But I'm making progress.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Detroit Metrobeach

Detroit Metrobeach at Dusk, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. A peaceful moment
in an evening stroll. The Lake is Lake St. Clair. Some locals are
petitioning to change its status to a great lake! (It is pretty big,
and part of the great lakes system.)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

At the Belle Isle Aquarium and Pixel Perfect Award

I won the Pixel Perfect Award today, see below!

The Aquarium at Belle Isle in Detroit WAS the oldest still active aquarium in the country--but now it is closed. The building still stands and there are rumors it may reopen--I hope so. This is an archive photo. I have been otherwise engaged today, an ironic situation when I just won an award.

Yup, I won an award today from Jacob and Lois! See below for more details:

This prestigious award is given to a photo blogger who exhibits exceptional photographic skills in terms of artistic creativity, composition, sharpness and exposure. It is awarded by Jacob and Lois at Ocala Daily Photo. I am DEEPLY honored to receive this wonderful award. Jacob ad Lois have a number of lovely blogs of their area in Florida and one of Paree! I hope you will visit them and check them out! THANK YOU JACOB and LOIS!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Wedding at Cranbrook

Wedding at Cranbrook, from behind.

We seem to be seeing Weddings wherever we go.

We were away, up to Whitehall and Blue Lake on the North Western shore
of Michigan. I didn't have a chance to post an away message. Busy
busy.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Pewabic Pottery Fountain at Cranbrook

Pewabic Pottery is a well-known Detroit institution. They make
pottery and tiles and their tiles are included in many famous Detroit
Buildings and locations. (We have it at our house, too.) If you
click on the Pewabic Pottery labels link below, you can see some of
their other stuff. This fountain with its Pewabic Pottery is located
at Cranbrook behind the Japanese Garden.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Ruins of the Cranbrook Canoe House

The first picture was taken on Monday and the second in March. They
show the inside and outside of the Cranbrook Canoe house.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Cranbrook Library and Art Museum

Here's something you don't often see--the fountain sculpture in front of the art museum at Cranbrook still and silent--no running water. They probably have it turned off because of the construction on the museum--the museum is closed for the construction. The museum and library are connected by a covered courtyard. You can see the library behind the fountain in the first picture and the art museum in the second picture. I took these yesterday. Normally, there would be no visible reflection because of the disturbance of the falling water in the catch basin. Here's another picture from yesterday's visit to Cranbrook. It was late in the day, thus the odd orange light.

Monday, July 6, 2009

The Gardens at Cranbrook

Cranbrook has many lovely gardens. We like the Japanese garden and
the Bog garden best, but this one at the mansion house is nice too.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Cranbrook: Educational Sculpture

Cranbrook is full of sculpture. This installation is "educational" but still beautiful, too.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

HAPPY Independence Day

The first picture is a close up of a flower. Then BB next to a flag at Heidelberg in Detroit. Then another shot from the Heidelberg project, this soem artwork by Tim Burke next to his house on Heidelberg Street in Detroit. If you want to see the next installment of pictures from our road trip, they are here. I hope you have a good day. Happy Freedom!

We are working at the "cottage" or retreat house and will have dinner at ML's. How about you?

Friday, July 3, 2009

Ford Rouge

Someone commented on my blog that they thought of Detroit as full of factories and I was always showing parks woods and gardens, so here's one of the factories, the Ford Rouge Plant. This is an archival picture for the person who asked, and you can see more from that factory by clicking factory on the labels below.

I am going to continue displaying pix from my road trip at No Polar Coordinates. Here is today's batch.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Roadtrip and Home: Longfellow House, Cranbrook

When we had our walking tour of the Portland Old Port, we stopped at
the Longfellow House.

The Detroit image is the base of a sculpture at Cranbrook. This was
my guess at how I might feel driving a sullen teenage boy to
Whitehall. But it didn't turn out that way. Read more about here.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Roadtrip and Home: Portland Old Port and Cranbrook

Four more from the Portland Old port and one from a fountain at
Cranbrook (here at home).

I had some misadventures yesterday. This will explain why I am behind on commenting--I will try to catch up soon.