Saturday, December 19, 2009

Night vision

Now for some decorations around town after dark, and some attempts at low-light photography. This house is using a lot of different colors.

I'm going to be very busy for a while with the holidays and family - but I'll respond when I can!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Sky, with wreath and candles

Blue sky and Christmas street decorations on Peeler St. bridge.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

1950s Santa

Santa and Mrs. Claus have arrived from the 1950s to stand around the Wishing Well and bake cookies. Oh, and beware of the dog.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Santa Waves

This Santa usually is a downtown Three Rivers centerpiece, but he was supplanted this year by a large Christmas tree. So someone has wheeled him over to the park, where he stands near the old cannon, waving to the fire station across Michigan Avenue.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Weather Report

18 degrees F, -8 degrees C. Big puffy flakes coming down. My eyes are firmly on the icy road.

Monday, December 14, 2009

That's just about how it looked

In today's monochromatic gloom and drizzle, a weak sun slides its reflection across the St. Joseph River. It almost looks like the moon - especially in black & white. Looking toward the Three Rivers power dam from Riverside Cemetery.

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Bark bark, Santa

The animal rescue group, ARF, had fundraiser doggie visits to Santa at the Three Rivers Tractor Supply Company. A long line of enthusiastic owners and their dogs waited in a line, the dogs investigating any treats on display on low shelves. Here, a smiling Rottweiler has his photo taken with Santa.

ARF does many things for animals in the county, such as spay-neuter financial assistance, listing a "pet of the week" needing adoption in local papers, and emergency veterinary assistance. One wonderful service is providing food and bedding for the animals of people who are financially stressed, allowing the people to keep their pets. To read more about ARF go to their website, If you want to donate, they take PayPal...