Thursday, September 30, 2010
You can overlook the marsh area at the nature center from this viewing gazebo. Notice the heron details on the roof timbers and how someone has turned some knots into a face.
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010
This is the Nature Center Building at Detroit (Huron-Clinton) Metrobeach. If you have not already seen yesterday's examiner article on Metrobeach and would like to read more about our walk there and see more pictures, click here.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
I am now the Detroit Walking Examiner at Examiner.com. Here's my latest article:
The Nashua Creek Walk at Belle Isle offers lovely views of the wooded waterway with overhanging trees and many scenic vistas. Newcomers to the trail will be amazed that such a wild place exists so close to downtown Detroit. Walkers will be thrilled to see ducks, geese, herons, and many species of birds. Several photo-op footbridges cross the creek. Be sure to bring your camera or cell phone for a few captures of the fantastic views. Read more.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
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Friday, September 17, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Here are some scenes from along the Riverwalk in front of the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit.
We are leaving today for a trip to Syracuse, NY for a Memorial Service for a friend who died of lung cancer. She never smoked. We will be gone through Monday and may or may not be able to get online while away.
Crime in the "Hood" (I walk by here nearly every day):
A reckless carjacking in broad daylight at a Mack Avenue business leads the news this week, when a 17-year-old Grosse Pointe Park girl had her 2010 Cadillac taken at knifepoint by a 17-year-old Detroit girl last Friday. It was a reminder that crime is never far away; you can find the details of this incident and others on our click-and-explore public safety map.
This crime occurred on the border between Detroit and Grosse Pointe Farms.
And speaking of crimes, here's a new drawing of mine called Self-portrait at 3 AM:
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
We climbed Tricentennial Hill to view the Renaissance Center.
While we were up there, a group of mountain bikers rode up the hill from one said and down the other. They swooped down the hill with great finesse, except one, who got off her bike and walked down.
We will be leaving tomorrow to travel to upstate NY for a Memorial Service. I may or may not be able to get online while we're away. I hope you have a good weekend.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
This duck was deep in the shade under a tree at the edge of a pond. I took it anyway, because I liked it.
This sign struck my funny bone because it was in the middle of a woods, was all overgrown, and there was no sign of a cross road or trail.