Saturday, September 19, 2009

Farmers Market

Saturday is the the Three Rivers Farmers Market day - until the snow flies! Today lots of kinds of beautiful local fruit (this from Native Gardens.) When I first was moving to Michigan, my friends said "Well, you will have lots of good fruit there!"

I also bought little purple and pink (pink all the way through) potatoes.

Friday, September 18, 2009


A "blue"tiful day, with blue sky and blue water at noon. Taken at Clear Lake, one of the many lakes that ring Three Rivers.

Watch the sky - where you are, and lots of other places too: Skywatch Friday

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Squished Lighthouse

Walking through the park I saw this Department of Public Works truck decorated with a logo based on Three Rivers' famous lighthouse... sort of. See the banner at the top of the page for what it really looks like. Could this be a case of "when graphic artists go bad"?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fish Fry

The white-gloved chef flags down passing motorists for a fund-raising fish fry behind a church.

"What you got?"

"Catfish fillets!"

Latvian Bread

I still have a little left - I don't even like rye bread, and this is the best bread I've ever tasted (bought at the Latvian Garage Sale last weekend). I found out part of the secret; it's sourdough, and uses apple cider vinegar.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Monochrome Monday

Walking bridge over the Rocky River (click for larger; interesting light). Two great things about b/w: The textures that show up - and the shadows.

For more monochrome delights from many locations see Monochrome Weekly.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Latvian Garage Sale

The Three Rivers area Latvian community had a garage sale this weekend, in the park at the Ciems Latvija subdivision. Just the usual garage sale stuff, but in Latvian, and with the most delicious homemade breads and pastries, sold by people speaking Latvian. Tarts, cakes, cheese and fruit concoctions, pork in aspic, I bought some of each, but the most amazing was the Latvian rye bread. Dense and chewey, with a slight lemony tang and a little caraway. I'm going back for more!

The sun was very bright but the huge trees around the park structure make is seem cool and dim. I'm not sure what the sign over the entrance says, by the music notes, it's probably from a song. "Skaista mana brai a seta/Tik celai vietina/Garezera, Ciema un Latvija"