Sunday, May 31, 2009

Art installtions, College of Creative Studies--and the Whitney

We went for a walk in the cultural district yesterday, after viewing
the Norman Rockwell exhibit at the DIA. The Whitney is a fancy
restaurant in the area.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Here and There (Belle Isle and Pinery)

Here, at Belle Isle Conservatory, lots of lovely orchids. There, at the Pinery, Lake Huron and the Ausable River. We're headed off to the DIA.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Here and there

1 & 2: Belle Isle (In Detroit, Michigan, USA)
3 & 4: The Pinery, our tent, the sun and consellations flowers
(Ontario, Canada, from our Memorial Day trip)

I apologize for being so far behind. I may have to just give it up.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


We're home from camping at the Pinery in Ontario, Canada--had a great
time. Pretty good weather, cool, but that's OK with us. It's raining
like mad now, at home, so I am glad that didnt' happen at the
Pinery--we did have a few brief showers--but they were very brief and
fairly light and then gone.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Postcard(Roadtrip): Off to the Pinery

We are leaving today for the Pinery, will be back Monday or Tuesday.
Ww will not be online while camping--no internet availablilty in the
woods there!


The Pinery is located in Ontario Canada, about two hours north and
slightly east of Detroit.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

POSTCARD ("Road Trip"), the Pinery

We're leaving tomorrow to go camping at the Pinery in Ontario, Canada
and will be back Tuesday.

I may get on tomorrow, but I will not be able to get online while
we're camping, so have a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Balduck Park near Dusk

I walk by this park every day on my way to the cottage. It's a
favorite party spot, dog-walking spot, and in winter, there's a
sledding hill.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Bleachers at Balduck Park

I am not sure why the bleachers at the ball diamond at Balduck Park look like this--all broken up--but they do.

I am very sorry that I've been working at the cottage all weekend, and there is no internet there. I'm working there so much I am falling way behind. Here's one of the rooms I've been working on, still not done. SLOW WORK!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Angels of flight

This was at Eastland Mall off Vernier/8 Mile Road.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Eager in the Flowering Dogwood

This is the baby squirrel we are rehabilitating.

Friday, May 15, 2009

at Ewald

Flower Petals at Ewald Library
The ENtrance to Ewald Library
The alley behind Ewald.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

May at Metrobeach on Lake St. Clair

May is a delightful month, to be sure!!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Caught in the neighbor's garage door!

We were able to free him, thank goodness.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Skip Gibson, Canoe Restorer

Skip Gibson lives near us and restores old canoes. This one he is
practically rebuilding from scratch, as it is so badly damaged. He is
teaching the boy the craft--I unfortunately forgot the boy's name--if
anyone knows, please tell me. The boy is a junior at South. I'm so
glad the old craft is being passed on to the younger generation. Skip
graduated from high school in 1951 if you want to do the math. He's
very interesting and informative and told us a lot about his work.
you can see a video of Skip Gibson on you tube here.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Painting Windows, Ace Hardware

I took this from inside Ace Hardware and never got the girl's name.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Busy busy busy

1)Raising and rehabilitating a baby squirrel ("Eager") (pix 1-3)
2)gardening at two different houses (picture 4 are tulips in rain at
Rolandale--the cottage)
3)hiking out into the woods to see spring wildflowers. Picture 5 is
Dodge Park, showing the trail flooded from too much rain--the Clinto
River is really high!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Dodge Park

Dodge park: there are lots of spring wildflowers--these are wild blue
phlox. The woods are flooded from excess rain. The fungus popping
out on all the trees is Polyporous squamosa.

I am way behind on email and on commenting because I ahve very limited
internet access right now. Hope to catch up at some point.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

At Foster Birds Again

Foster Birds is an organization which, during hard times, helps people who have to move into smaller places where they can't have pets etc, but keeping the birds temporarily. Click the Foster Birds link to read more about it. They helped me out by giving me a cage for my
baby squirrel, which I will release back into the wild as soon as it's old enough, in about 5 weeks or so. I enjoyed meeting two of the African Grey parrots that belong to Theresa of Foster Birds. If you haven't already seen the other one and want to, click here or simply go to yesterdya's post.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

At Foster Parrots

I went to Foster Parrots yesterday to get a bird cage for a squirrel I
am rehabilitating. I may tell you more about it tomorrow if I have

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sunday, May 3, 2009

At the Black River

Bluffs Overlook from below showing Black River, bloodroot, fiddlehad,
trout lily.