Sunday, August 31, 2008

Behind Mr. C's on Mack

Piano Boy wanted a treat and Biker Buddy wanted some beer and I sat
alone in the car in the lot behind Mr. C's on Mack and for some reason
liked the view in a lonely sort of way.

See my latest art piece, from a memory of dreams.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Drought in Detroit

We are having a drought in Detroit. We haven't had any significant
rain in a while and none is predicted in the near future. The ground
is getting cracked and parched, the leaves are turning brown before
they turn color and falling off the trees, the lawns are brown and dry
except for those unenvironemntal types who water them and the sidewalk
and their driveways and the road. Don't they know that estivation is
part of the normal healthy cycle of grass? Aiee!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Neat Boat Ropes

At the Pier on Lake St. Clair (Pier Park), the boaters spiral their
ropes to keep them neat, readily available, and untangled. I always
think they look nice that way. I don't remember seeing them like that
at other locations.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Global Trading Center

They're supposed to be making condos there, but it hasn't happened
yet--long time waiting. This is near The Renaissance Center and The
Riverwalk and Centennial Park. Near Downtown Detroit. Really near.
Easy walking.

PJ has kindly supplied a link to a cool tour of Detroit ruins! Thanks, PJ!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Princess Party Boat Passes the Bridge to Windsor

Standing in Detroit, at Centennial Park, Looking toward the bridge to
Canada, the busiest international crossing in the world, they say.
It's evening near sunset and the party boat. the Princess, is out on
the Detroit River.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Historical Houses: Robert Frost House

Robert Frost House, Greenfield Village. I had to take this through
Glass and I do not have time to "clean it up." But I like it anyway.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Historic House, Greenfield Village

Greenfield Village is a Historic Re-enactment site started by Henry
Ford in association with the Henry Ford Museum. He moved Historic
buildings here from all over the country. We're members and love to

Sunday, August 24, 2008

For Every things, there is a season (painting, pears)

Four different people have told BB and me that they like the new color we're painting the trim on our house. And we have to tell them that's the primer. We're painting the trim the same color it was before. By "we," I mean BB!

The pears are rip, but can't be reached without a ladder--except these few. I ate one. It was GOOD!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

In a Floral Shop on Mack

As seen through the front window.

It's VERY hot today, after some nice fall-like days. PB has a choral concert tonight. I'm sorry I am behind again. I may just have to give it up.

I'm in a sketchbook exchange group. See two of today's sketches here and two of yesterday's here.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Belle Isle, two likes, two don't likes

I love the water lilies and the interpretive signs.

I hate that people destroy the sign and leave piles of trash.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Lily for a Day

and a rose and a little blue weed by our cellar window that I liked (I
haven't had time to try to ID it) and BB priming the trim ont he house
for painting. It's summer, the cicadas are singing. Yesterday, I
posted flowers by mistake--they were supposed to go to No Poalr
Coordinates. I just left them, even though it was an accident. Today
I am posting them on purpose.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Glad to be out

Glad I finally got out--it's a PERFECT DAY, Sunny, absolutely clear blue sky, hot but dry, no humidity!  Fresh and lovely in spite of the heat and singing cicadas.  I gotta get back out.  Task number two--post office.  Two flowers along the way and one in my own yard.

Sailboat Races on Lake St. Clair and St. John Episcopol (from Dream Cruise)

Life outside the dream cruise is going on daily. There are the
evening sailboat races on Lake St. Clair, for example. I love the
boats in the setting sun.

When I was riding in the GM hundred + car parade, I took lots of
pictures of passing scenery. Here is the St. John Episcopol Church
along Woodward taken from the 100-car parade.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

At the Dream Cruise

I just love the details on some of the older cars.

Monday, August 18, 2008

More Dream Cruise

After the GM 100+ car parade ended at the Triangle in Birmingham, we
got out and walked around and looked at the cars. And trucks. And
talked and talked to their owners about them.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

The GM 100+ Car Parade at the Woodward Dream Cruise

The Police blocked off the streets. The one hundred + GM cars pulled out, one by one. Helicopters circled. People at the roadside cheered and waved. We drove all down Woodward to the Birmingham Triangle, where 1 by one, the 100 + cars were parked.

We saw an unfortunate accident where a police car, with its siren on, running along the side of the parade, slammed into a woman in an SUV turning left through the parade. Luckily, no one seemed seriously hurt.

You can see more pictures from the event here at BB's and my personal Woodward Dream Cruise website. Learn more about the Woodward Dream Cruise here. It is the largest 1-day classic car event in the world.