Friday, May 27, 2011

More Flooding

Not only is the Black Rover Flooded, and the hiking trails at Dodge Park under water yet again, but also our basement, and we had to postpone our trip to the Pinery.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Cranbrook Again

In the first picture, if you look closely, you can see that the bridge in the Japanese Garden at Cranbrook is isolated by water on both sides! FLooding. SO much RAIN!

In the second picture, Europa and the Bull (Cranbrook is famous for its sculpture), you can see some raindrops falling, but it was really raining much harder than it seems to be.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Poetry Reading Last night at Lawrence Street Gallery

I do not normally post pictures of myself or pictures taken by other people, but since I am a Detroit poet, and I was a featured reader last night, I am breaking my rule. Here I am reading poetry last night. Photo by BB.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Flooding at Cranbrook

It's raining today and it's been raining for days. The trees and grass in the water here in Cranbrook Lake are normally islands where geese nest. They are all underwater!

Here is a video of the sluiceway from Cranbrook Lake. Of course, if you don't know the quiet low normal flow of it, you won't know to be impressed by the flooding (Keith took the video):

And yes, that is me, holding the umbrella, and our voices at the end. I tried to cut them out but failed.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Dodge Park in May

I went back to Dodge Park and the the flooding had subsided enough to take a good long walk. There were lots of wildflowers, which I may post later.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Young Politicians at the DIA

My son, on the right, and his friend Jay, on the left, are running for choir office at school--Jay wants to be president, Graham vice president. The photo is outside the Detroit Institute of Arts. The slogan, "Think you can beat us? Think again!" Oh, for the confidence of youth!!! Click image to view larger!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Seven Lakes State Park

We saw lots of spring wildflowers, snakes and turtles and incredibly lovely scenery. Great place to visit!!!! Click here and scroll down to see more scenes from Seven Lakes.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Spring Beauties

These tiny wildflowers were growing abundantly at Dodge Park on Sunday. In addition to covering the forest floor, they grow right up the sides of the trees.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Dutchman's Breeches, Dodge Park

I love these pantaloons hanging on a line!! :-D

Click second image to view larger.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Flooded Trails

Yesterday we went to look for Spring Wildflowers at Dodge Park. All the trails were flooded. Every one of these is a different trail, all flooded by the constant rain we've been having! We did see some spring wildflowers. I have have time, I may post some tomorrow. If you click on the image, you will be able to see it much better.