Monday, June 30, 2008

Day 1 postcard, Some Syracuse Buildings

1> City Hall
2> The State Tower Building
3> State Office Building
4> I forget the name of this one, but it is interesting because it is long, narrow and triangular.

All viewed from the Hill Bullding. (I think). The orchids were in an office in that building. Taken 6/28/08. I am back posting these due to the Embassy Suites not having free internet. (Also we were pretty busy!)

Also, I back-posted two previous sets from day one in Syracuse.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Regional Farmer's Market, Syracuse, NY (postcard)

I was unable to get on-line while I was in Syracuse. They charge $10/day to use the internet--I will NEVER stay there again. Since we spent very little time in the room, I did not think it was a fair charge, and many places provide it for free.

So I am back-posting pictures from the trip. On our first day, we went to the Farmer's market. I love farmer's markets! How fun!

"Yesterday" has a back-post too. These go with "yesterday," Day 1 of our visit (or Day 2, but we spent the day before driving all day).

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Day 1, Breakfast at the Embassy Suites in East Syracuse (postcard)

The first day of our trip to Syracuse, NY. Shots of the Embassy Suites, the hotel where we stayed and had breakfast. It was a pretty fancy hotel for us. But we did not make use of many of the amenities--we never swam in the pool, went to the manager's reception, used the exercise rooms, or the hot tub, etc etc. The cook-to-order breakfast was pretty good, though.

I am calling this a "postcard" because I am "sending" it from another location other than Detroit. I will call all my away posts postcards, and will be back posting them

I was unable to post while I was away because the Embassy Suites charged $10/day to use the internet, which I thought was absurd and unfair, considering the cost of the rooms and the fact that their on-line web page listed it as an amenity of the room, and most places offer it for free. I will never go there again. (Boycott them!)

Friday, June 27, 2008

Postcard from the Martisco Train Station

We're leaving shortly for Syracuse, NY. Martisco is a tiny town 20 miles or so Northwest of Syracuse with a train museum. I will be back probably on July 3. I MAY be able to get on line there (or may not). Have a great week and holiday!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Baboons at the Detroit Zoo

At least at the Detroit Zoo, most of the animals have some room to run
around, sunshine, plants, rocks and trees to climb on, etc.

I will be away and probably fully or partly incommunicado tomorrow
through July 2 or 3. I will be in Syracuse NY and may post pix from
there when I return.

I will also be away July 8-20 and will prolly be totally incommunicado
as I will be camping in Michigan's U.P. (Upper Penninsula).

Have a great 3 weeks and for those in the USA, a great Holiday on the
4th (though I may be here then to wish you that in person, more or
less, lol.)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

We Visit Australia (at the Detroit Zoo)

LOL! Anon's pictures don't look like this! But here is someone's
idea of Australia.

Advance warning of various absences: I will be out of town Friday, June 27 through Wednesday June 2, near Syracuse, NY. I may or may not be able to get on-line. I will also be away July 8-20. We will be camping in Michigan's U.P. (Upper Peninsula) and will be wholly and totally incommunicado the whole time prolly. I can guarantee lapses in the daily nature of Detroit daily!!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Detroit Zoo again

Quite a selection of birds and beasts!

(This is the second time I am attempting to post this--the first time it didn't post!) :-(

Monday, June 23, 2008

4 pictures from the Detroit Zoo (Tiger, Gorilla)

We spent the day at the Zoo with adult children and grandchildren, had a great time, too about a 100 pix, literally, LOL!

(see a baboon picture from yesterday and read about the weather,)

I backposted a backyard journal entry to the 20th, which was the day I drew it and a peony on June 8, the day I drew it.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Homeless Shelter

One of many homeless shelters found around Detroit, this one near
TriCentennial Park.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Creeping Bellflower

Creeping Bellflower, from my backyard Journal.

Sorry to post a second post to this day, but I had a request for this.

3 views of the Tricentennial Light

This is the lighthouse in Tricentennial Park downtown. You can walk
here from the Rennaisance Center. It's a popular fishing spot.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

More Greenfield Village

Pottery Factory at Greenfield Village

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Suwanee, Greenfield Village

Taking a break from the auto show, we walked down to look at the
Suwanee Riverboat.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

More Car Show

Another from the car show at Greenfield Village.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Auto Show, Greenfield Village

Here's another of my 1000 shots from the auto show at the Greenfield
Village Historical site.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

At the Car show in Greenfield Village on Father's Day

I am so sorry I have been absent, but we have been so busy I haven't had time to get on-line. PB had his first solo recital and I baked batches and batches of cookies and made phone calls, and special shopping trips etc, and then the event itself. On father's day, we went to Greenfield Village for the day--I took about a 1000 pictures. Here's ONE! This guy is really driving this car, which was fairly loud for being so small.

I am going to back post this to Father's Day.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Lake St. Clair at Sunset with Sailboat

This sailboat was coming in for the night just as the sun was setting.

Piano Boy had his first solo recital today. I haven't downloaded the pix yet. When I do, if any are any good, I will post a link here.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Swallow at Sunset, Pier Park

Swallow at Sunset, Pier Park, by Mary Stebbins Taitt

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Ladies, Lake St. Clair

Ladies, Lake St. Clair, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. On the Pier at Pier Park at sunset.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Amputee Angels and their friends, Elmwood Cemetery

It was worse than I ever remember. I think the vandalism must be increasing. :-(