Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween--More Zoo Boo


More pix from the Spooktacular Zoo Boo.

Jack O'Lantern
Warthog butt (now that's scary!)
Witchy Crow
and scariest of all a squirrel eating the decorations--what could be
scarier than having your brains devoured?

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! (artwork by Detroit artist MST (me))

More from the Zoo-boo

Giraffes, Aardvark, and Zoo-boo decorations.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Zoo Sculpture

The first sculpture piece is by Marshall Fredericks (a native Detroiter, thank you anonymous). I HATE this piece and the "Leaping Gazelle" at Belle Isle, but I love some of his other work. I hate this one and the one on Belle Isle because they and some of this other his animals look as though they have just been shot and are in their death throes, inappropriate for the ZOO if you ask me!!! I can't get past his portrayal to appreciate this work.

The eagle sculpture, by Dan Ostermiller, is much nicer. So is the pig sculpture, made from pumpkins and squashes for the Zoo Boo. And the regal eagle himself (or herself?), looking very much like a sculpture, is the best of all. YAY! Have a great holiday!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Spectacular Zoo-boo Three

Been away all day, and not online.

Huge pumpkin at the Zoo.

Pumpkin Dinosaur. Snow monkeys.

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Spooktacular Zoo-Boo Two

Saturday, we went to the Zoo to walk and see the animals. Being old fogies, we weren't thinking about Halloween, though how anyone could miss it was beyond me--as we soon found out. The Zoo was in the process of setting up for the Spooktacular Zoo-Boo. There were Halloween decorations everywhere, pumpkin carving and decorating contests, kids having fun, and of course, the animals (here, otter and Tiger.) We were away again yesterday, so I will try to catch up soon!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Spooktacular Zoo Boo

We're leaving to go to Cranbrook, so I'll tell you more about this tomorrow.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


You can tell it is truly autumn on Lake St. Clair, the slips are
starting to empty out. You can tell it's not winter though, as there
are still some boats and no ice and snow.

Friday, October 24, 2008

BFF award

I have just received the BFF award from JM of Oeiras and environs
daily photo
. Thanks so much, JM, for thinking of me. According to
the rules I have passed the award to the following five bloggers:

Marie of Montpellier Daily
Dick of Eye on Texel
Old Man Lincoln of Brookville Daily
Jilly of Menton Daily
and Blue Rose of Metamorphosis.

Sorry about the second post in a single day but I didn't know about
this when I posted the other and it's a special occasion.

Along Nashua Creek

Nashua Creek flows through the center of Belle Isle, a large Detroit City Park.

By the way, if you were here a couple days ago and see the same bridge and wonder why it looks different, different day, different lighting, different time of day and different treatment. Same spot, only from the other side of the creek.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Heidelberg Project

A little break from Halloween decorations and fall leaves. The
Heidelberg Project is located on Heidelberg Street in Detroit, not far
from Belle Isle or Downtown.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Footbridge at Belle Isle

We had our first frost and leaves are raining down like snow, so the lovely color we've been having may soon be gone. I love this bridge at Belle Isle. If you are new to this blog, Belle Isle is a Detroit City Park. Click images to view larger.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Belle Isle

Lots and lots of color.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


The leaaves were falling like rain today, needed a video camera to capture it!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

MoreHoliday Decorations

The skulls had been stuck in the ground, but someone ripped them out.
I thought they actually looked better that way. They neighborhood is
getting more and more decorated. Halloween is a big thing here.

Friday, October 17, 2008

"Smell my Feet"

Firgive me if it sounds rude, but around here, the children say,

"Trick or Treat
"Smell my feet
"Give me something
"good to eat."

At the Village Market, they're a little more polite, but that's what they mean.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

A tree on our street

Out the back window, mostly green though there are a few trees who've lost all their leaves.

Out the front window, this! (I ortonized it--a technique for soft focus).

Click on image to view larger.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Around the DIA

Here is some of the statuary around the outside of the DIA--Detroit Institute of Arts. And here is my latest art piece.