Saturday, August 29, 2009

Low angle light

Dark rainclouds above, but the setting sun lights up the back of the downtown buildings (Railroad Drive).

Friday, August 28, 2009

Flowers in the rain

Even in the pouring rain, these flowers in front of a home on 12th Street seem to glow.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Another spectacular sunset across the cornfields outside of town. Happy birthday, Sarah!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Power of water

Water thunders over an abandoned power dam on the Portage River after a rain. The dam is called "Boys Dam". For more than a hundred years it has been a popular "secret swimming hole" among local children .

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ironwork manhole cover

Three Rivers' iconic lighthouse appears on its manhole covers, little works of art on their own. "East Jordan Ironworks as been manufacturing construction and municipal castings since 1883..."

Monday, August 24, 2009

News flash: horses poop

Breaking local news as reported by our ever watchful newspaper.

Another paper reports that the state is now pulling out twenty miles of newly installed "rumble strip" in the area - uneven pavement at the edge of the road that makes a loud noise when you drive over it, the theory being that it will prevent sleepy drivers from crashing into the ditch. Alas, it frightens the horses -- causing buggy crashes!

Carnegie Fall Show

Today was the opening of several new shows at the Carnegie Center for the Arts in downtown Three Rivers. The opening reception was well attended.

This photo is taken from the mezzanine, through the circular opening that allows light from the stained glass window in the roof to reach the first floor. This part of the center is the original Carnegie Library.