Friday, March 30, 2007


I'm pretty sure both the scooter and the garage door have springs. And Zach nearly always has a spring in his step.
Zach on Scooter's scooter.
Submitted to ShutterDay: It Might As Well Be Spring

Morning Heather

I decided to choose this -- of all mornings -- to get out to take photos of the sunrise over Lake Superior. Not only was it an overcast morning (which meant not much of a sunrise), but also incredibly cold. As I was heading up the hill towards home, I stopped to try to take some photos of crocus buds with drops of rain still on them. They were growing between the sidewalk and a stone wall, upon which stood a house with a yard full of various plants and interesting walkways.
As I was trying to take photos of the crocuses, a lady came out of the house to dump some water or something. "It's rather early to be trying to catch the crocuses in bloom," she said. I explained to her that I was just trying to catch the dew on the buds, but it wasn't working out so well. She then pointed up into the yard and told me that she liked the heather as it is usually the first to show signs of life in the Spring. So I carefully tried to avoid the sleeping crocuses at my feet and placed my little tripod on top of the wall. It was a rather tricky shot as there was a metal (maybe iron...I can't recall) fence at the edge of the wall. Then the woman said, "You're welcome to come up and take a look around." So I did...but was only brave enough to stick to photographing around the area near the fence. By this time, my hands felt like ice. So I thanked the nice lady and headed towards home.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Spring Thaw in the Marina

Posted for Tuesday Challenge and Thursday Challenge: "Spring"

Hayley's Art

Hayley's artwork
"The Darkness of My Heart"
Moody Monday: Hellish
"A Growing Grasp"

Sunday, March 25, 2007

My Boys

The Rocking Horse Rhapsody
From Left: Jacob L. (Jake) - singer, Jacob T. (Scooter) - bassist, Cody - drummer, and Alex - lead guitar.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Founding Father

Statue of Father Marquette
Submitted to Photo Sharks: Father

View of Founder's Landing.

Sunday, March 18, 2007


The painted ladies gather on the hill,
Like disapproving grannies watching over careless children,
Pondering their uncertain parentage.
Mondern mongrels with no concession to style or grace.
Function over form, a sign of bad breeding.
Queen Victoria knew this just wasn't done.
But the younger generation has never heeded
Its elders and betters.
poem by sarala

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Is this seat taken?

Why, yes, I believe it is the back.
Update for Take a Seat

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Bun Warmer

Tuesday Challenge: Heat
This is an old radiator in my neighbor's dining room. I thought it was neat that it had a place to keep food warm (probably was used for bread/buns in particular). I'd never seen one like that before.