Visiting in the Rain

Visiting in the Rain

This was today's visitor, they often hang out at the end of my lawn where there is some flooding or fish in the shallow water beside the dock. This is the first one I've seen actually ON the dock. Wish I had a lens that let me get closer. This was taken through my rain soaked family room window because if I had opened the sliding door the Great Blue Heron would be gone. It is a Great Blue, isn't it? Continue reading

Winter Swans

Winter Swans

I found this image taken by my father during his visit at Christmas. I generally find the grey winter skies depressing, but the beauty of the winter wonderland swans swimming, guarantees my spirits a generous lift. I took a video last week too... Continue reading

Dessert at Maisano’s

Dessert at Maisano’s

Dessert at Maisano's, originally uploaded by cletch. Praline Pecan Crunch: Pastry with icecream and pralines. Decadent! Pat Williams 248-842-5527 CyberCletch LLC Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Continue reading

Cold Patterns

Cold Patterns

My father took this picture while visiting. Taken before the warm spell he saw these pattern out the window, picked up my camera and shot it. Continue reading

The Great Pumpkin Staging Ground

The Great Pumpkin Staging Ground

If Charlie Brown lived in Commerce I'm sure he'd be waiting for the Great Pumpkin here. Continue reading

Runs Like a Deere

Runs Like a Deere

Runs Like a Deer, originally uploaded by cletch. This the most unique bike I've ever seen. Spotted at home depot on Haggerty. Pat Williams 248-842-5527 CyberCletch LLC Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Continue reading

Blast from the past!

Blast from the past!, originally uploaded by cletch. And it's not a foreclosure! Waterfront with leaky roof for 199k on a nice sized lot. My client will likely pass. Pat Williams 248-842-5527 CyberCletch LLC Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Continue reading

After the Storm

After the Storm

This was taken off my deck in July 2010 after an electrical storm. The eerie glow in the air drew me outside - the sky was this color for a short time before the sunset. Continue reading

Fruit & Vegetable in a Single Serving!

Fruit & Vegetable in a Single Serving!

On my recent drive home from Florida, I bought some fresh citrus and stored them in the refrigerator drawer. This morning I took out a grapefruit, sliced it open and found a tiny new sprout magically growing inside! Continue reading

Happy Hour at Roast – Book Cadillac Building

Happy Hour at Roast – Book Cadillac Building

Happy Hour at Roast - Book Cadillac Building, originally uploaded by cletch. Absolutely love the Perfect Pear! Pat Williams 248-842-5527 CyberCletch LLC Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Continue reading

Friday night dinner

Friday night dinner

Friday night dinner, originally uploaded by cletch. Love the patio dining at a Matter of Taste. Thank you Naomi for a wonderful birthday dinner! Pat Williams 248-842-5527 CyberCletch LLC Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Continue reading

Taking a Shower

Taking a Shower

Taking a Shower, originally uploaded by cletch. The continuous rain seems to have brought these two out visiting from their usual waterway habitat. Pat Williams 248-842-5527 CyberCletch LLC Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Continue reading

Fresh Asparagus

Fresh Asparagus

"The most wonderful time of the year!" Long's Farm has fresh asparagus for sale! I love to marinate it in olive oil, balsamic vinegar and fresh garlic and then grill it. Yum! I always cook extra to put on my salad the next day. Continue reading

Puffy Spring Cat Tails

Puffy Spring Cat Tails, originally uploaded by cletch. Looks like brown gobs of wool. Pat Williams 248-842-5527 CyberCletch LLC Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Continue reading

Spring Fever

Spring Fever

I am facing a serious case of spring fever this week. I suspect the rising temperatures and beautiful sun are stimulating the desire to see little green shoots pop from the ground. A few years ago I was in Tennessee when spring hit there. This picture of magnolia blooms and the Bellsouth building against the blue sky was taken just outside Ryman Auditorium. The Ryman concert venue was home to the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974. Continue reading

Peeling Paint at The Henry Ford

Peeling Paint at The Henry Ford

I'm not even sure why I like this image so much. Perhaps I love the fragility of the peeling paint against the strength of the bolt. Or maybe it's just because it appeared on a well worn door of an old train in the Henry Ford Museum. The love of trains was passed onto me by my father. Watching them go by was always an exciting pass-time. Getting to see an engine and its caboose as it simultaneously entered and exited a mountain tunnel was a personal travel highlight. I was at The Henry Ford Continue reading

Sunset Torch

Sunset Torch

While visiting Sanibel Island in Florida last week, I went on a sunset cruise at the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Incredible views of the bird life culminated with this impressive sunset perched upon the water marker. A beautiful beacon guiding us back to safe harbor. Continue reading

Thistle Buzz on Mackinac Island

Thistle Buzz on Mackinac Island

It's that time of the winter when I crave outdoor warmth and greenery. Here's a photograph from warmer times; taken in the Grand Hotel garden on Mackinac Island last summer. I should come up with something "sharp" about their "prickly" personalities but I am far too Vitamin D deficient! Continue reading

Silent Sentries – Dodge Park, Commerce MI

Silent Sentries – Dodge Park, Commerce MI

This portion of Dodge Park V was cut down to make way for the new entrance and park off S Commerce Rd in Commerce, Michigan. The straight, dark tree trunks were always most striking after a fresh snowfall. Continue reading

Cold Lovin’ Snow Sculptures

We've had so many cold days with blue skies recently, it reminded me of our trip to Quebec in 2003. We came across the site of the 1967 World Expo in Montreal, Canada. The area seemed mostly deserted except for these impressive snow sculptures. The lack of humankind was likely because of record breaking cold temperatures that week. These guys seemed to thrive in the weather! Continue reading