Monarch

2019 Monarch It seems late in the season to be seeing the first Monarch butterfly in my yard. I've found a few caterpillars, but this is the first adult Monarch. This shot was taken with my new "bridge" camera: f5.6 , 1/320th sec, and 400 mm . I'm experimenting with it, hoping to use it … Continue reading Monarch

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Livonia, MI

Livonia City Hall Livonia, MI is a prosperous suburb of Detroit. An incorporated city, it has a population approaching 100,000, making it the 9th largest municipality in the state. The local economy is driven (pun intended) by the automotive industry, with Ford being the largest single employer. Based on the city hall and other public … Continue reading Livonia, MI

Wychmere Beach Club

Wychmere Beach Club My best friends celebrated their 50th anniversary at Wychmere Beach Club on Cape Cod on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. The weather was perfect for the Harwich Chamber of Commerce ads and travel agency photos. The story goes back farther than 50 years. We all knew each other in high school, … Continue reading Wychmere Beach Club

Apple Picking

An overcast sky and mid-forty temps made for a crisp day of apple picking near Mondamin, Iowa.  No tree climbing was allowed so teamwork was necessary.  A dad and uncle support a 10 year old picker, while young cousins catch the harvest below. Thought for the Day:  Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is … Continue reading Apple Picking

Problem Solved

I know a guy that solved a common problem in an unusual way.  He had a queen-sized box spring that wouldn't fit in his brand new two-story house. Installing the mattress was no problem, but the box springs couldn't make the tight corner at the top of the stairs.  He sawed the wooden slats on … Continue reading Problem Solved

Winter Home

This cozy little winter home of Henry Ford is in Fort Meyers, Florida, right next door to his good friend, Thomas Edison -- the homes are identical.  It is not a mansion by any stretch, definitely not memorable, but I needed something to remind me where these fascinating tree roots were found. The roots belong … Continue reading Winter Home