Wednesday, April 30, 2008


3 shots from a walk at Kensington Metropark, one of the Detroit area parks.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Dodge Park/Clinton River

Here's a few more shots from Dodge Park, along the Clinton River,
about a half-hour north west of us.

It's sort of odd and disturbing, to me, to have a paved trail through
the woods. It's a multiuse trail for walkers, bikers and
Rollerbladers, and we nearly got run over multiple times. The trail
looks empty here, but sometimes it was totally clogged. The woods
were full of wildflowers, but most people were either ignoring them or
illegally picking them. It was a beautiful spot, but way over-used.
One thing about this area is the paucity of good wild areas, nature
areas, and recreation spots, so that the few that there are have a lot
of population pressure!

Very few bikers are courteous, the way most bikers used to be, saying,
"on your left" or "on your right" to let you know they are approaching
at a rapid rate. I think it is very sad what the world is coming to
in many respects, including these small ones.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Dodge Park

Yesterday was a lovely spring day, the wildflowers were in full bloom, and people were out roller blading, bicycling, motorcycling, hiking, climbing trees and generally enjoying the day along the Clinton River in the town of Sterling, north and west a little from Detroit.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Along the Black River

This is near Sarnia, about an hour north of Detroit and near the
Canadian Border. Yesterday, we took a very pleasant spring walk along
a trail that follows the river, after riding up on our motorcycles.
Three views of the river, raccoon tracks, bloodroot.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, back view

This is the view of the Grosse Pointe Memorial Church from the back parking lot.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Spring at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial

Sorry I've been incommunicado. I had my last painting class of the
session yesterday and then we went to Piano Boy's track meet and got
pizza for dinner and took our motorcycles to Sears etc--busy day.

The class I've been taking was meeting at the Grosse Pointe War
Memorial, which used to be someone's HOME! It's lovely there in
spring. I took a lot more pix and may post some in future days. Or
not, depending on what else I see in the meantime.

I know I am behind and will try to catch up but life seems to be
getting increasingly busy. SO sorry! :-(

Hope things are good and beautiful with you!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Renaissance Fair

I am posting a second time today because I will (probably) be unable
to post tomorrow. This is a feisty lady at the Renaissance Fair.


Our Yard in spring! (Yes, that is our house).

Hope You are enjoying spring (or fall!)

Monday, April 21, 2008

Sunset Fishing at Nashua Creek, Belle Isle

This unknown man allowed me to take his picture fishing along Nashua Creek.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sunday at the DIA

Any day is a great day for the DIA and Sunday is no exception.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Spring evening at Pier Park

Reading the paper at the Pier Park beach, first warm evening, unknown
man. Gullls, redwings, long view of Grosse Pointe Yatch Club at
night. We saw our first sailboats, the freighters are out on the
lake, motorboats, kayaks. Must be spring.

Friday, April 18, 2008

4 new paintings and a flower

Yesterday, I had my water media class, the 6th week of my first art
class since I was a child. I painted these pictures:
  • *winter trees
    *autumn trees
    *Italian Window
    *pizza box tulip

The tree paintings were from the book, Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner.

We have one snowdrop in flower in our garden; it is tiny! But we also
have daffodils and crocuses. Have a great day and a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Rivera Court in Flower

At the DIA--I am posting twice today because I may not be able to post tomorrow.

I have my painting class for five hours at the War Memorial and then
take Piano Boy to his Pinao theory class etc.

I liked that the flowers were flowering in Rivera Court.


at the DIA.