Friday, April 24, 2009

Detroit Zoo Aviary

During a recent visit to the Detroit Zoo, I captured these shots of the aviary.

The dome from the outside

Looking up at the dome from the inside

Monday, April 20, 2009

Signs Of Spring

These are the first flowers to bloom in my yard. They are so dainty and so very pretty. In northern Michigan, they grow all over in the forests and usually they are an early indication that morel mushrooms will soon be seen.

Monday, April 13, 2009

That's My World - Hometown Movie Locations

For those of us who live in Michigan, we've recently experienced a movie making boom. This is due to a tax credit ,which was put in place, to bring more filmmakers to the area in an effort to bring more revenue to the state. Last week during a trip back to my hometown, I took a couple of shots of some recent film locations that were shot in my hometown.

This first shot below is Parker High School. This school is new, but after only one year of being open, the town had to shut it down due to financial reasons. This made for a great opportunity for some film makers who were looking for an empty school building to shoot their movie in. The movie, titled "High School", was shot last fall and will be starring Adrian Brody and Michael Chiklis.

This second photo is the Howell courthouse and was used for one small scene in a movie that will star Hillary Swank and is titled Betty Anne Waters. When I was a teenager, several of my friends and I used to hang out on the courthouse lawn during the annual Howell Melon Fest.

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Look Up...

Looking up while visiting the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, I captured these shots of some chandeliers...

Monday, April 6, 2009

My World Tuesday

We took a quick little mini-vacation over the weekend downstate and while we were there, we paid a visit to Ann Arbor, home of the University of Michigan, and also the birthplace of many of my family members. Ann Arbor is a quirky town with lots to see and do. Since we were pressed for time, I didn't get many pictures here, but I just had to get a shot of this interesting house. I love it! It is so unique and just the kind of house I would love to live in.

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

SkyWatch Friday - Strange Tree

Out exploring deserted beaches along the Lake Superior shoreline in the upper peninsula, I happened across this perculiar tree. I have never seen anything quite like it. Odd, wouldn't you say?

For all of my blogging friends who have left comments in the last week, I am sorry I haven't had time to respond or to swing by your blogs. My kids are off school for spring break and we have been prepping for a quick weekend getaway starting tomorrow. I will be back on track come Monday, so I will catch up with you all then. Thank you all so much for the very kind comments, they are highly appreciated.