Friday, July 16, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

More sky over Lake St. Clair

This is another shot of the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club and Lake St. Clair.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Back in Detroit: Grosse Pointe Yacht Club

Here is the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club as seen from Lakeshore Drive (Jefferson).

Well, we're back in Detroit, for better or worse. We had a great time on vacation and it's hard to get back to the old grand. I'm having health issues, hard to keep up. (We cut our vacation short by a week, sadly). I miss being out in the wilds, but it had its disadvantages when my health problems flared up.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

July 11, Vacation Day 13, Blue Lake

This was the last day of our vacation. We drove to Blue Lake, took a walk where I photographed these bladder campions, went to CB's concert at Blue Lake Fine arts Camp (CB is choir boy, our son, also known as PB for Piano Boy and GB for guitar boy). The concert was amazing! Fantastic. Back home again in Detroit, poor BB had to work on the car.

CB is the thin kid just to the left of the conductor. His hands are down at his side because he has memorized all the music. Smart kid. He made chamber choir, as well as the regular choir. (The photo is of chamber choir, which is smaller.)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

July 10, Vacation Day 12: Whitehall

On the 12th day of our vacation, we drove from Kneff Lake to Whitehall. We took a walk in Whitehall, and I photographed some murals. Also the car, which reminded me of Detroit.

For Detroit, today, I have a picture of Woodward Ave in downtown Detroit.

I am leaving all the images small except the first to cut down on loading time for those with small connections. Click on them to see them larger.

Friday, July 9, 2010

July 9, Vacation Day 11: Trout Lake, Kneff Lake

July 9 was a travel day, lots of driving. We drove down from the UP into the Lower Penninsula, crossing the Mackinac Bridge across the straights. Before we did that, we drove through Trout Lake, where I begged BB to stop for a picture--he sat in the car while I dashed out to grab the shot. There was no one in view, but when we'd been there earlier, after Tahquamenon, the place was full of folks and Western Garb, looked like a movie setting except for all the antennae!

We camped at Kneff lake, on a steep embankment over the lake. There was a loud party below us, and when it broke up, they left their fire burning.

For Detroit, I am posting one of my own new paintings. I am, after all, a Detroit artist. :-D

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thursday, July 8, Vacation Day 10

We went to pictured rocks and took 100s of pictures! Showing one seems really sort of silly. The falls you see here is Bridal Veil Falls, and often does not flow during the summer, but we had recently had a large amount of rain.

I have had a medical procedure and am recovering, been unable to keep up the blog.

Click image to view slightly larger.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, Vacation day #9: Overlooked Falls

"Overlooked Falls was the name of this falls, and considering all the incredible falls in the area, I could see why it was called that. It was small and had no particularly exciting features. But we enjoyed seeing it, it was pretty in a laid-back way, and we enjoyed the hike.

The Detroit image is another mural, decrepitating, from Warren Street.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Vacation Day 8, July 6

This was maybe the highlight of the entire trip, hiking along the escarpment at Lake of the Clouds. It was incredibly beautiful. The air was so clean and it was incredibly peaceful.

And for Detroit, more cars from the car show at The Edsel and Eleanor Ford House.

I am having some fairly serious health issues. And since no one seems to come here any more, I may give up blogging entirely.

Vacation Day 7: Falls on the Presque Isle River

On July 5th, the 7th day of our vacation, we hiked the falls loop from the road bridge across the Presque Isle River to the foot bridge to the Island and up the other side past three waterfalls (twice, plus smaller falls and rapids, the wild river, wildflowers and lovely scenery. This is Manabezho Falls.

And for anyone here looking for a Detroit picture, here is an aging mural from Warren Street:

It was decorating the front of a now defunct dance club.

See five more shots and read trip log of this day here.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Detroit Art: Homelessness

I guess homelessness is a real problem everywhere, but it sure is here in Detroit! I did these two water color sketches yesterday and today. Dale is a homeless person who lives in an abandoned factory near Eastern Market--he is explaining his situation to us.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Vacation Day 6: Mouth of the Presque Isle River

On July 4th, the 6th day of our trip, we drove up to the tippy top of Michigan's Upper Peninsula to the Porcupine Wilderness Area and in to the Presque Isle River Campground. We hiked along Lake Superior and the lower portions of the Presque River.

We watched the sunset over Lake Superior. This was a campground community event.

And since this is a Detroit photoblog, here's another Detroit picture from the car show at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, a 1955 Corvette.

See five more pictures from July 4 and read the day's unedited journal. By unedited, I mean BB has yet to add his 2-cents worth.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Vacation Day 5: Tahquamenon Falls

On the fifth day of our vacation, we drove up to Tahquamenon Falls and hiked around.

This was a big deal for us, because Tahaquamenon falls is where we met. It was an anniversary celebration of sorts.

Back in Detroit, we once again visit the Eye on Design Car Show at the Eleanor and Edsel Ford House where they have not only cars, but also vintage motorcycles.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Skywatch Friday: Vacation, Day 4, Lake Michigan

On day 4 of our vacation, we drove across the Mackinac Bridge to the UP and then along Lake Michigan. We camped at a Lake Michigan campground and walked along the beach in the evening to watch the sunset. See 5 more pix from this vacation day here.

Back in Detroit, the Skywatch Friday picture was a reflection taken in the fender of a Packard at the Car show at The Edsel and Eleanor Ford House.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Day 3 Vacation, Sleeping Bear Dunes

On the third day of our vacation, we explored sleeping bear Dunes. These are just a few of the pictures we took. It was lovely there and we really enjoyed our hikes and our driving tour through the scenic drive.

Back in Detroit, since this is a Detroit photoblog, I've included a hood ornament from an old Packard from the car show at The Edsel and Eleanor Ford House.

We returned early from our vacation because health issues, and those health issues are eating into my time. Sorry.