Saturday, November 14, 2009

Saturday Morning

After last night's peaceful sunset, the brilliant colors of this morning's sunrise were a surprise. It has been a beautiful day, so far! View over Hoffman Pond on the Portage River in Three Rivers.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday Sunset

A sunny morning, but the rest of the day was overcast, grey. As the sun slipped under the clouds at the end of the day it produced a lovely pastel sunset. (Looking west from the hospital in Three Rivers.)

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Veterans Day

Yesterday was Veterans Day; the Riverside Cemetery in Three Rivers was decorated with flags and markers for the graves of former servicemen. Formerly called "Armistice Day", November 11 is also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other countries, and marks the end of World War I. In the US, it became in 1954 a day to honor the veterans of all wars.

This giant boulder in the cemetery was placed there in 1903, "Dedicated To the Perpetual Memory of the Soldiers of All Wars." Surrounding the boulder are four signs, each sign with lines of a poem. Walking clockwise around the boulder, the poem reads:

The neighing troop, the flashing blade,
The bugle's stirring blast,
The charge, the dreadful cannonade,
The din and shout are past.

No rumor of the foe's advance
Now swells upon the wind:
No troubled thought at midnight haunts
Of loved ones left behind.

No vision of the morrows strife
The warrior's dream alarms.
No braying horn nor screaming fife
At dawn shall call to arms.

On fame's eternal camping-ground
Their silent tents are spread,
And glory guards with solemn round
The bivouac of the dead.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

River Fog

Morning fog rising from the St. Joseph River rolls across 4th Street in Three Rivers.

Happy 11 11 day, for lovers of symmetry!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Main Street Morning

Early morning light on historic buildings in downtown Three Rivers , a little misty.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Double Sun

Cold water and warm air lead to heavy fog over the entire Three Rivers area the last few mornings. Here, the sun and trees are mysteriously doubled in the fog. This scene was almost monochrome by itself.

See more of the world in monochrome at The Monochrome Weekly, presented by Aileni.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Uh Oh, Santa

Santa has appeared on a local billboard. Wait... what month is it? Oh, close enough, I guess!

(Santa has also made an early arrival in Klang, Malasia - see him here, playing the saxophone: I'll have to watch for his early arrival in other cities, too!)