Monday, December 31, 2007

A Postcard from Oakwood Cemetery in Syracuse, NY

HAPPY NEW YEAR! New Year's Eve. We took a walk in Oakwood cemetery.
What a fun time we had talking and reminiscing.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

At the Homewood Suites in Liverpool, NY

The Homewood Suites in Liverpool, NY

1)Hard snow at night from the hotel window
2)the snow in morning's light
3)inside our suite, the guys are watching TV (not me)

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I am behind on commenting because I cannot be on-line much--I will catch up when I get home.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

A Postcard from Green Lakes State Park, Fayetteville, NY

We walked with blogger jo(e) at Green Lakes State Park today and had a
wonderful time talking, catching up, playing, being silly, meeting
people and taking pictures. The first four are views of the lake,
which normally looks green due to dissolved calcium carbonate, but
today was grey like the day (but not like our spirits.) The last
picture, which looks like leaves on snow, was actually leaves
underwater on the calcium reefs. Click images to view larger.

Please forgive my lapses in commenting; I will catch up when I get home.

Friday, December 28, 2007

A Postcard from Niagara

Drove all day today. Stopped for a walk at Niagara. Sorry I'm behind
on caommenting, I'll try tocatch up as soon as I can. We're at the
hotel now but can't stay online long. L8r! Click images to view

1)Lots of gulls at Niagara. This one was just taking off from a light.
2)The observation deck and bridge to Canada.
3)Close-up of falls and tree
4)Rocks at the bottom
5)Niagara Grey Squirrel
6)The customs building from crossing to and from Canada.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Pier Park

Pier Park in Winter. No boats left. Ooops, by mistake I posted twice for the day, sorry. :-(


The Grosse Pointe Yacht Club again and Biker Buddy riding in winter.
(That's MY bike.) But I rarely ride in winter. The Yacht Club picture was taken Christmas. Lake St. Clair was frozen. The reflections over ice are quite different than over water. Click images to view larger.

We are leaving for NY tomorrow morning and I do not know if I will be able to get online. I'm behind commenting, but will have to catch up when I return so


Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Moon over my cookie

The Grosse Pointe Yatch Club by Moonlight on Christmas Night. Lake
St. Clair is frozen. Photo by Mary Stebbins Taitt, with my new
tripod. No effects applied. That's the real moon. The small streak in the sky is an airplane. The distance traveled is the time of the exposure.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

A house on Lakeshore

This is one of the houses on Lakeshore, on the shore of Lake St. Clair where the rich people live. The decorations on this house are tasteful and somewhat "understated" compared to some of the others, so I am using it for my Christmas picture (I took it tonight, Christmas night.) Click image to view larger. I got a new tripod for Christmas and was out playing with it. We're going to NY the day after tomorrow and I may not be able to post or comment--I'm behind on commenting because we have had much traveling and company.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas at the Belle Isle Conservatory

Here's Biker Buddy with the Poinsettia Tree at the Conservatory.

Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

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Sunday, December 23, 2007

A wish for You

I wish that during this holiday season and always, you have LOVE!
(Doodle by me with pens from Andrea.) Click image to view larger.

Saturday, December 22, 2007


1)I got my new holiday pens from Andrea today and I made this piece.
I used each of the pens to re-ink a printout of an earlier pen and ink
drawing I had made and scanned. (There are other versions of this a
similar card made from the same original, but each is hand painted or

2)Us under the tree with gifts.

3)Stocking stuffers.

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Christmas at the Conservatory and along Lakeshore

It may be snowy outside, but it's tropical inside the conservatory.

The creche is at the same house on Lakeshore that has all the lights.
This is what it looks like during the day.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New year.

I may not be able to get on over the weekend and at Christmas.

Biker Buddy will be on holiday and we'll be visiting. AND BE THEE
DULY WARNED, we're leaving on the morning of the 28th, weather
permitting, for NY, and when we come back on 1/1, I will be in my new
mode of not necessarily posting daily, so this MAY be the last post
for a while (or not). I WILL post when I can.

But meanwhile, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New year.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Around the Hood

1)The twins next door with their snowman
2)snow covered reindeer
3)our house

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

at night in my neighborhood

I loved the way these lights look under the snow.

The first two are at a neighbor's down the street. The third pictures is a view out our front door. Late at night, everyone turns off their Holiday Lights.

I hope you're enjoying the holiday season. :-D

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Local Houses with Snow and Decorations

We had about a foot of snow but it was warm today and it has already settled quite a bit.

NOTE: none of these houses are mine, but they are all in my neighborhood. The last one is our postman, delivering the mail to one of our neighbors. He is very nice and friendly.

Note also: still autumn leaves on the flowering pear in the third picture--we had a really late fall this year. Global Warming?

Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas Tree Shops

Many of the people in our neighborhood already have their Christmas
Trees up, but every day, more people are buying theirs. I feel sorry
for the trees that get cut down, but I love the way they smell. These
shops are on Mac, around the corner from where we live. Mac is a 4
and 6 lane boulevard with a median that runs through Detroit and in
some places, divides Detroit from the Pointes.