Sunday, November 30, 2008

Cranbrook Today

We went to the Andy Warhol Exhibit at Cranbrook today. It was supposed to rain, but instead, it snowed! Pretty, and slippery. The art museum is in the background of the center two pictures.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Shipping Channel

This ship is "parked" in the shipping channel in the Detroit River between Canada/Windsor and Detroit/USA. It may be parked there because the channel narrows and perhaps another boat is coming. Taken from Belle Isle looking toward the Ambassador Bridge.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Stoney Creek

Bluegill at Nature Center, snow on the trails. ice on the pond, Ice on the lake at Sunset. The trails were slippery walking!

Thursday, November 27, 2008


At the Conservatory on Belle Isle, Ice on Nashua Creek, the
Grandchildren at Thanksgiving dinner.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Today at Our House

Baking! I made three pies, bumbleberry, apple cranberry and lemon meringue, form scratch, as well as cranberry marshmallow salad and chocolate wafer cake. Tomorrow is feasting!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to those of you who celebrate, and everyone else have a good day too!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Overlapping seasons

The fallen leaves are making tannin prints on the sidewalk, the snow and ice is covering the Thanksgiving pumpkins, the stores are already full of holiday decorations, and some of the homes are switching from fall to Christmas.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Season overlap

The pine cones are out at Village Market for Christmas, the trees have lost all their leaves, the hollies have their nice red berries, and there is snow on the chrysanthemums! (This is a house in our neighborhood, not our house.)

Sunday, November 23, 2008


The leaves are almost entirely off the trees. And those on the ground have mostly lost all their color.

*frosted leaf this morning
*leaves in the frozen bird bath (it's very cold here)
*leaves the sidewalk

These are all red oak leaves, which were last to fall. Quercus rubra.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Metrobeach and DSO

We took a hike at Detroit Metrobeach and then went to see Evelyn Glennie at the DSO--She was fabulous. I did not take any pix during the performance because it's against the rules. Click on the DSO picture (last one) to see the details). The 3rd picture is the the bar at the DSO from the highest balcony.

Friday, November 21, 2008


The canoes are up and chained for the winter and the last fall leaves have fallen. The trees are essentially bare, with a (very) few exceptions.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Reds at Pier Park

They don't allow fishing in the slips when the boats are there, but now that they're gone, people are fishing. I did not get this guy's name. The pix of him are in reverse order of how I took them.
Amazingly, in spite of the snow and cold we've been having there are still a few roses. And lots of bright highbush cranberries.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Pier Park Playground

I was babysitting for my grandchildren today. It was 35 degrees and
the wind was roaring off the lake, but the tykes wanted to go to the
playground, so we went.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

On their way out

Still pumpkins hanging around the hood.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Hamilton Falls

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada: Webster Falls, Centennial Falls, Beemer
Falls, Beemer Pond, Beemer's Barn. From our trip to Canada (The
Hamilton Waterfalls Tour).

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Along the Niagara Escarpment on the Bruce Trail

It snowed all day today. We hiked anyway. The snow wasn't sticking
much (it did stick some in the shadows), but it was slippery, cold and
hard to take good pictures.

1)Tew Falls
2)Webster Falls in a particularly bad snow squawl
3)The Niaraga Escarpment above Hamilton (Dundas Peak)
4)The creek below Tew Falls