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

One Day Apart

We had beautiful weather the entire week in South Haven, MI.  Except one day. This is the Black River that flows through South Haven and empties into Lake Michigan.  Both photos were taken from roughly the same spot, except the storm surge prevented me from getting up to the railing in the bottom shot.  Only … Continue reading One Day Apart

Closed Beach

The red flag on top of the flag pole means the beach is closed; i.e. no swimming or other activities in the water.  Too dangerous. Gale force winds filled the air with sugar-fine sand.  Bare skin was exfoliated.  Every crack and crevice, human and otherwise, was quickly filled with sand.  A perfect day for a … Continue reading Closed Beach

Beach Walk

"Early Sunday morning, a perfect time for a leisurely stroll on the beach.  My first impression of South Haven, Michigan when I arrived last night was this is a busy resort town.  The beach was packed, people everywhere: swimming, inner tubes and paddle boards, toddlers playing in the sand with plastic shovels, waders, walkers, frisbee … Continue reading Beach Walk

Northville, MI Halloween

Northville, MI, is a quaint little town (relatively speaking) northeast of Ann Arbor and due west of Detroit.  The "downtown" is no more than 2-3 blocks in any direction from the epicenter.  What makes the town most interesting is the charming residential neighborhoods, with Victorian style homes built in the early 1900's. Every home is different and … Continue reading Northville, MI Halloween