Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Flew home yesterday. Imagine my pleasure at seeing another "sundog" from the 'plane. It is dfficult to tell in the photo, but it had the makings of a triple....clouds from above often have an alien kind of look, don't you think? Good to be home...and I have a memory card full of photos :)
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I have been busy the last several evenings...I need to get all the wrapping done so it can be mailed south. I have a similar picture at the beginning of this blog. The next night I broke my ankle slipping on ice and spent that Christmas in a rehab nursing home and the next 3 months home waitng for it to heal. This year shall be different.
The green splotchy areas are disguising certain items. After all, one never knows who might be looking.
PS: Not all the consequences of that fall were bad...Viv.."meeting" you was one of the best :)
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Perhaps you have noticed I post a lot of this type of photo. I have always been fascinated by nature's paintings. I have been known to pull over to the side of the road just to sit in awe of a great rainbow or a great sunset...Sometimes to appreciate the "simple" things is to appreciate the greatest gifts.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Thanksgiving...a traditional holiday here in America. There is much gathering of friends and family on this day. I, personally, give thanks for all my many blessings on a daily basis. Today is no different. For those of you who do not "celebrate" this day, perhaps you will also give thanks for those things you are most grateful for. I don't think giving thanks is merely an American or Canadian tradition. I believe it is something that we should all practice.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Every year around this time our snow maintenance company comes around and puts these around the complex. The theory is that they will stick up out of the snow and show the crews where to plow/snowblow. Every year before the snow flies, any number of these have disappeared...knocked down by wind or pets, pulled out by the kids. I'll let you know how it goes when the snow comes....
Sunday, November 21, 2010
When you wouldn't mind sitting waiting at a light, you never catch it...had to take this on the fly...have been trying for a week...the water in this "pond" has been still for a number of days...morning and evening.
PS: I like my canted pics that I get when I am taking on the fly...but then, my view on life is slightly skewed, also
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I was amazed to see this today...I mean c'mon...I-275 is a long way from France...and as you can see, they make skirts for the French. I had to cover up the phone number so you wouldn't all be wanting to call and pester them for skirts...I am thinking black pencil skirts....maybe even make black capri's on the side...think Audrey Hepburn.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Although the weather peeps kept saying the fog would be to the north, it was pretty thick around where I live..I guess the proximity of the golf course...as I was on my way out of the complex I decided to take a few shots...ya never know what the camera might see. This one was maybe 40 feet from me. I couldn't even see the golf course across the road. I do like ghostly, foggy views.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
...Sunrise...sorry folks...but I do have this thing about sunrise/sunsets (hmmm sounds like a song title). After voting last week I walked ouside and this was in the sky to greet me. Doesn't matter which camera I used, nothing can compare (hmmm another song title) to the reality of nature. I considered cropping out the lamp post, but I didn't want to lose the bit down in the corner....
Friday, November 5, 2010
Snagged this one the other day...I am still pondering the meaning. Is it a room somewhere? Or is it the name of a business? Is it a secret code? If you are a member of the right group you will know where it is and when it is open? A girl could lose a lot of sleep over this...I won't...but a girl could.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
With all those windy days we had in the midwest last week, trash day became Obstacle Course Day. The trash gets picked up early here, then the wind had fun with the empty trash cans...it may not look too bad, but those cans that are by the curb farther down? They were actually moving targets. I did make it out to freedom without damaging any of them.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
So the other day a friend and I hit Hine's Park to see what we could see. This couple showed up with another couple...I think they were on a double date. I tried to get all four in the same shot, but the other couple was checking out the salad bar while these two waited for the hostess to get them a table. I wonder where they hide their credit card...
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
On the way back from the Atlanta trip last June, I spotted this island...I really should get a map and figure out exactly where it is...but I kind of like the mystery of it all. Wonder what they grow down there...fish food? Glad I don't live there...motion sickness...either I would never leave or I would never get back to it.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
The battery on the smoke detector in the "computer room" decided to die this am...shortly before 4:00 am. The periodic beeping invaded whatever dream I was having, became a part of it, then finally brought me up to conciousness...after sneaking around trying to figure out which alarm it was, I grabbed the step stool from the garage and yanked the dead battery. It shall have a nice burial in my "hazardous materials waiting for Hazardous Materials Drop Off Day box". I shall be headed out to buy 9 volt batteries....sigh...
PS: Comp room is the only one with a tray ceiling..had it been any other alarm I would have had to drag the ladder in..small favors ...
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
More from the apple orchard visit. Not sure if this guy is keeping guard over the porta-johns to prevent rioting by the skeletons, or to keep the lines in order on crowded days, or to make sure everyone uses the hand sanitizer when they come out...but guard he does.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Went to the cider mill a week or so ago...there was a great kids area including this duck race game. You pumped the water into the trough by way of an old fashioned pump. This little guy could not stay upright...think he drank too much hard cider...lucky he didn't drown.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Ok...so they aren't tin and they aren't little...but it looks like they are guarding the liberty bell, of course it isn't the REAL liberty bell...yeh yeh yeh..its ALL fake...
Back in July I was at Bronner's Christmas Store...open everyday but about 3. Periodically you will be seeing scenes from there...After all, its only 103 days 'til Christmas (and somedays there is a dearth of photo ops).
PS: I sat my bad self down on the bench, but those two boys totally ignored me...sigh...
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Yesterday was the apple orchard visit..quintessential autumn activity here in Michigan. We looked up and the sun was surrounded by what appeared to be a halo..in fact it is called a sun dog...Had never seen one actually surround the sun...Now I have to wonder...when there is a ring around the moon...is that a moondog?
Friday, September 10, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I don't know why I have this fascination with clouds. When I was a kid we used to lie on our backs and watch the clouds go by overhead...looking for shapes, enjoying the summer afternoons. Flying home from Atlanta I decided to get some pictures from ABOVE the clouds. Maybe I should just do a "cloud" blog...