Monday, April 28, 2008

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Interiors by Design

Window display at Interiors by Design

Photo Friday: Electricity

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Frog in My Garden

Shutterday: Fake


Yet another story that Hayley worked on with three fellow 8-18 Media members.
(mp3 - direct link)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Reclaiming the Garden

Thursday Challenge: Earth

Oil Leak in Lower Harbor

These are photos of part of the cleanup process of an oil spill in Marquette's Lower Harbor. Apparently it happened on Monday -- which explains the Coast Guard helicopter flying over our house several times that day -- but I didn't know about it until last night, when most of the cleanup had already taken place. Here's a link to The Mining Journal story in yesterday's paper.

This is the part I find most interesting:

The Coast Guard continues to investigate the grounding, and Adams said it’s possible that the lake bottom around the plant had shifted, creating shallows or sandbars where the boat’s captain did not expect them.
“It’s being investigated to see whether over the winter months, the bottom structure changed,” he said.

What I'd like to know is why don't they check if the bottom structure changed over the winter months BEFORE allowing ships to come through?!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

News Flash!

We interrupt your blog surfing to bring you an important public announcement...

Tonight, Hayley received the news that she will be part of the 8-18 Media team covering the Republican Convention in St. Paul, MN, in September. She and several other members of 8-18 Media had to answer essay questions in order to be chosen for one of two teams -- one to cover the Democratic Convention (to be held in Colorado), and one for the Republican Convention. I don't think they really had much of a choice as to which they'd prefer, but Hayley is thrilled to just be on one of the teams. She's a pretty open-minded individual...but may have to utilize her acting talents in order to pull this off. I mean, does she look like a Republican to you? ;^)

We now return you to your regularly (or irregularly) scheduled blog surfing...
Shutterday: Girls in Glasses

Not Your Granddad's Cadillac

Ooooohhh....shiny. Well, almost.

Lens Day: Automobile

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A Horse of a Different Color

Tuesday Challenge: Horse

Hayley painted (actually, it's glazed) about 4 or 5 years ago.

Monday, April 14, 2008

"Spirit of the Cougar"

Moody Monday: Incomplete
A counted cross-stitch project I'd started about 3 or 4 years ago as a birthday gift for a friend. I haven't touched it since, except to photograph it. (My bad!) This is what it's supposed to look like IF I ever finish it.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Friday, April 11, 2008

High Winds and Waves

We are currently under Winter Storm and High Winds/Waves warnings. (Yes, I know, it IS supposed to be Spring.) Of course, I had to walk down to see these Lake Superior waves. Not only did I take photos, but got a couple of video clips as well. It was much more impressive to watch than what I was able to capture. The wind was nasty, but it wasn't as cold as I'd expected.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Shadows Gone Postal

Marquette Post Office and Federal Courthouse

Tuesday Challenge: Shadow

Sunday, April 06, 2008

It's All in the Swoosh!

Macroday: Sneakers

Dirt (check)
Cat Hair (check)
Dog Hair (check)
Who-Knows-What-Else (check)

At least they're not so white anymore! (check!)

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Evening Music

See It Sunday: Sound

Teen Pregnancy

Hayley, C, and C - Shopping at Walmart, where the teen mom bought herself a Tamagachi 4.5

Shutterday: Baby

We recently learned that Hayley's best friend is pregnant. She's 15 years old, and her boyfriend is 16. She agreed to let me take photos of her during her pregnancy, even though she hates having her picture taken. They don't know exactly what I plan on doing with the photos (it's a secret I've only shared with her mother and Hayley), but it should be interesting. I only hope we'll be able to get enough photos -- they live about 15 minutes away, and neither her mom nor I have a vehicle, so that'll make things a little more difficult.

They are both planning on finishing school, and her boyfriend especially plans on going on to college. I hope they can find a way for both to do that. They already have baby names picked out, and have also planned on Hayley being the godmother (of sorts -- neither of our families are particularly religious). It'll be interesting to see how it all works out.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Midnight Snack

Actually, according to the EXIF data, I took this shot at 13 minutes, 17 seconds after midnight. I call this my half-ass chili because I didn't have all of the ingredients I normally use, so I just threw together whatever I did have. And, yes, I know it's a strange thing to be eating at this hour.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Cranky Winch revisited

A closer shot of the boat winch.
(Click on photo to see it enlarged.)

Tuesday Challenge: Rust