Saturday, September 5, 2009

Farmers Market treat

Something unusual this morning for the Three Rivers Farmers Market in this soybean-growing part of the country: soybeans! (edamame)

Friday, September 4, 2009


I just found out about Friday Skywatch from reading other City Photo sites - so here's the sunrise sky over the Portage River this morning, taken behind downtown on Foster Street. The larger view (click for it) shows more of those "rays" that are so visible but hard to photograph.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Fish swim through the reflections of the trees above in the Rocky River.


The sign attached to this tree in Scidmore Park says "Sycamore" - but it is about 15 feet off the ground! Did they put it up there, or did the tree grow?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

BIG theme day

Theme for September is "big" and in the American midwest that means one thing: the local water tower. Skyscrapers may be tall, but they don't have the cachet of the water tower; the tales of the midnight climbs by high schoolers to emblazon their school year with spray paint are a storied part of local bravado. Oh, and the towers provide water, too.

Three Rivers' tower looms over a local baseball field and dwarfs the nearby homes and trees. The pawprint is the high school football team's logo ("Wildcats").

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Monday, August 31, 2009


A waterfall tumbles into an abandoned grotto, spookily overgrown with big trees. Fifty years ago a bear lived here.

Sunday, August 30, 2009


A footbridge by a gnarled old tree passes over a stream that runs into the Rocky River. Downtown is just visible in the background.