Saturday, June 28, 2008

For Sale

See It Sunday: Retro

Actually, I think it's sold, because Hayley said it wasn't parked where we saw it. This is a different shot than my Moody Monday: Shiny entry. That one had a landscape orientation, and a color-pop filter used on it.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Mini Daisies

One of Hayley's favorite flowers. There are a lot of these growing in the grass near one of the ponds at Park Cemetery.

Shutterday: Grass

Heavy Fog

Rolling in off of Lake Superior.

Shutterday: Fog

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Rocky Shoreline

Thursday Challenge: Rocks

I practically grew up climbing rocks like this along the Lake Superior shoreline (in various areas of the U.P.). I like the fact that we live close enough to some rocky areas that Hayley can do it too. These particular rocks are below the Marquette Lighthouse -- on the side of McCartys Cove where we're not supposed to be. (OOPS!)

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Baby Blues Checkup

A couple of weeks ago, I received a reminder notice from my optometrist's office telling me it was time for a checkup. Since her office is now in a location that's difficult for me to get to, I decided to switch to Hayley's optometrist, whose office is just 3 blocks from where we live.

The day before my appointment, I received a reminder call. Lo and behold, it was a friend I've known since high school who called. She used to work at both of the last two optometrists' places I've gone to, and it was great to know she was at the new one now too.

I brought along my camera, thinking it'd be fun to take some photos during my appointment. I got so busy, though, gabbing with my friend that I didn't remember to take out my camera until after my eyes were dilated. So this is the only shot I got. (It's difficult to focus the camera when you can't even focus your eyes.) But I would have loved to have taken some great shots like Ali B. did during her visit to the eye doctor!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Twilight Criterium

Part of this weekend's 2008 Superior Bike Fest, these were some of the races held in Downtown Marquette this evening.

Citizens Women/Cat 4

Citizens Men/Cat 5

USAC Cat 4 Men

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Lit-tle Baby Duck-EEEZ...

Go "quackquackquack".
('Cause Sarala wanted more pictures. Happy now, S?)

Saturday, June 14, 2008

DSS & ARR Dock No. 6

Former iron ore dock in the Lower Harbor. The one at Presque Isle is still operational.

Shutterday: Iron

Monday, June 09, 2008

Apple Blossom Reverie

Moody Monday: Dreamy
A larger version may be seen here.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Voice of Experience II

Yet another 8-18 Media story Hayley worked on (with one other member). They interviewed graduating high school students, asking what their advice would be to incoming freshmen. Hayley did the recording on this one.
Voice of Experience II (direct link to mp3)

Finally - A Fellow Yooper!

I received an email today from Betsy, a fellow Yooper. It's great hearing from others who truly appreciate Michigan's Upper Peninsula. She's lucky, though, to live in DA WOODS. I'm so jealous. So if you'd like to witness a REAL Yooper experience, check out one of her sites (not a lot of content, but what IS there shows much of what the U.P. is all about):
Random Acts of Thinking
Eye See 360 (Flickr)
Pine Stump Junction

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

To Cabin 5

Tuesday Challenge: Bridge

I'm not exactly sure why the bridge is here. I've never personally seen any water running beneath it. The only thing I can think of is that there's a dip in the trail at this point. It's maybe a mile or so hike to the cabin from the parking area. So by the time anyone renting the cabin reaches this point, hauling whatever they deem as necessities, they're probably pretty worn out...and might stumble. Of course, that's assuming they're not already stumbling from being drunk.