Thursday, April 26, 2007

More Backyard pics

I'm putting up a few more pics at the request of Shyue Chou. Tomorrow I'm flying down to Nashville. Next week, It's back to Myrtle Beach, and Lumberton, NC. The following week I'm off to Minneapolis and St. Cloud, MN. Monday I flew into and out of Chicago in the same day. I'm really at it lately! Look for some pics from there, too!
This is the little pontoon boat ! It's 17ft long and has a 14 x 8 foot deck. It's like taking your patio out into the middle of the lake. A great fishing, cigar smoking platform. I'm toying with the idea of getting a Bar-B-Q for it.
This shot is looking across the river at the houses on the other side. That ol' beat up rowboat is fun to take up river northward where the pontoon can't go because you have to go under the bridge of a road. Those cat-tails broke free and I'll get them out of there before they take root.
View looking up from the dock. I made that walkway out of broken concrete that I got for free from somebody who was replacing thier driveway. See! I recycle!
That's my "Thinking rock"...

I think that picnic table is going into the bonfire this year...

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


Spring is here early in Detroit. The Redwinged blackbirds are back with their gentle calls, and the songbirds as well. It is quite peaceful here and a great place to recharge after yet another long road trip. Soon, it will be time to put the boat in and get out the windsurfing equipment. Here are some pics from my back yard.

This is the Forsythia by the Back door. It needs a little pruning. That pine tree behind it has died and will need to be cut down. Very sad. The songbirds loved it.

First Croucuses of spring. They don't last long, so you have to see them the first day or two.

Canadaian Geese in the river behind my yard.