Wednesday, December 31, 2008

At the Hotel

We're in Syracuse NY to visit friends and family, but the weather is
bad. Biker Buddy made a seafood stirfry for dinner last night. Now
he is reading, Piano boy is still asleep, and the car is half buried
in snow outside out hotel window.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Roadshow Postcard, Jordan, NY

We're traveling for the holidays and haven't been in Detroit. Today,
we were in Jordan NY visiting my friend Scott. Sorry we have nothing
exciting to show for it--it was a quiet afternoon.

1)his Christmas tree
2)his pine cones
3)the wagon he built, as seen from indoors
5)Scott demonstrates wagon parts.

I may not be able to get on-line, as I have not been able to do for a
number of days.

From the wagon, we walked down to the CREEK--Silk Creek.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Inside Out

Our tree, bird tracks by the feeder. It's snowing yet again.

Happy Holidays to you! :-D

Saturday, December 20, 2008

More snow

We went cross coutnry skiing at Belle Isle today. The Christmas
decorations have real snow on them.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Our Storm today

It may not look it, but I shoveled for well over two hours and then Biker Buddy came home and shoveled some more. LOTS of snow! And cold wind. Schools were closed.

I think I overdid it--I'm all sore and tired.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

More Indian Village

Two More shots from the "Indian Village" at Cranbrook. Note the snow in the fire pit in the second shot. We've gotten still more snow and are due another big blast tomorrow and yet more daily after that for a few days.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


I shoveled for 50 minutes! Phew. Gor the driveway and walk cleaned.

Railings, snowflake (fractal version).

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008


Pathway through the conservatory.
Red bridge over Nashua creek on Belle, yet again.
Holiday decorations.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Decorations at the Conservatory.

Christmas Decorations at the Conservatory. Too busy to post much.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

Concert at Christ Church

Last night, Piano Boy had a vocal holiday concert (he sings tenor and sometimes bass) at Christ Church. The lighting was quite dim and I didn't have a tripod, so most of the pictures including the ones of PB himself came out bad. These are the three best. The church is huge and very impressive. The first one is taken from the balcony, the second from the ground floor, and the third in the hallway outside, just for flavor of the church architecture. The music was great. But the venu wasn't good in some ways. It was way too hot, and worse yet, you couldn't see anything because the floor wasn't slanted. (Click images to view large for architectural details.)

Thursday, December 11, 2008


We get a lot of fog at this time of year, when Lake St. Clair is
warmer than the icy air.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Poinsetta Tree

Inside the Conservatory at Belle Isle is a gian Poinsetta Tree! And
lots of lovely blossoms. Outside, it is cold and grey!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Christmas Cactus

In blossom at the Belle Isle conservatory. Mine at home are blossoming, too!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Winter Scenes in Detroit

It's not really officially winter yet, but it looks and feels like it--it's very cold and we have snow, though not a lot. People are decorating for Christmas and shoveling snow. The first shot is one of
the ponds at Belle Isle at sunset.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Piano Recital

Piano Boy had his Holiday Recital today and played a duet as well. The decorations were in the church where the recital was held.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Today in Detroit

It snowed all day. We didn't get a lot of snow, but it was enough for our first skiing. We went cross-country skiing in Balduck Park and had a great time!!

I took the picture of us with the self-timer! You should have seen me galloping over while the timer was running in my skis!

The squirrels and birds were pleased when I put out food for them. It was much colder than it looks! The bow is at the Village Market on Mack.