Monday, May 4, 2015

The Full Moon is Still Out There....

....like a great white balloon.
Apologies to Ray Davies of the Kinks but I do like that song.

A Turks Cap

I was pointed in the direction of another group of wildflowers.
this is called a turks cap.

The Scott Fountain on a Sunny Day

The Scott Fountain was looking pretty nice, so I decided to take some pictures of it.
 They've had it working before but I think I heard that they have to do some other work to it.  It would be nice if it were working again.
 The skyline of Detroit peeking over the fountain.
 The man the fountain is named after.  Well a statue of him anyway.
 The cherry blossoms peeking over another side.
 A lion.
A pair of cherubs and a man wailing over the abuse of the fish.  Or something like that.

A Plymouth Satellite on Belle Isle

As I was taking pictures of the cherry blossoms, this wandered by.
 I thought this was a Gran Torino but a careful reader pointed out it is a Plymouth Satellite.
At any rate, it looks pretty cool.

Return to the Cherry Blossoms

I saw a friend's pictures on Facebook and it looked like the cherry blossoms where more in bloom.
 Because it was a Sunday, there were a few more people than when I first saw the blossoms.
 However, they were a little more in bloom this time.
 A shot against the lagoon.
 A blackbird in the tree.
 I kind of like the shot against the trunk.
 There are still some buds.
 The Ren Cen through the trees.
 Another shot of that.
 I kind of like the blossoms against the green.
 A nice cluster of them.
 Another view of the Detroit skyline.
 Looking down the row again.
 One of the new trees they planted in November.
 Another shot of the blossoms against the trunk.
 the Scott Fountain.
One more shot.  I think I'm going to head down one more time.

Other Jerks

I know that I shouldn't be surprised anymore but I find it amazing how many jerks abound.  Here you have this place of beauty and people were trying to clean it up.
But still, people will throw their garbage anywhere. 

And a Bonus Ship

The next ship was a bonus as I wasn't really expecting to see her.
 The ship in question was the Whitefish Bay.  She was returning from a trip to Toledo.
 She is heading up to Duluth.
 She does cut a nice profile.
 She continues on her trek up the Lakes.
As I am writing this post, she is at the Soo Locks.  In another 24 hours or so, she'll be in Duluth.