Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Lighthouse

The first was a theme day so today I am starting the year with Three Rivers' lighthouse, which has been preventing kayak and canoe pileups on the river since... er, no, it really is just ornamental. (It does actually have a light, though.) Placed at the spot where the Rocky River joins the broad St. Joseph River, the lighthouse recalls the days before the railroads when commerce flowed along the rivers. The lighthouse is also the city's de facto symbol, used on city vehicles and by local merchants in their advertising.

On January 1, lots of soft, puffy snow. Today, lots of sunshine, 15 degrees F, -9 degrees C.

Friday, January 1, 2010


The horse and buggy SUV has changed into Jeeps and such. The Amish family that came to town yesterday for some shopping parked their buggy here, and also unhitched their horse and tied him to a tree. That's the real advantage of the modern vehicle, you don't have to remove the engine and tie it to a tree when you park. Also, when you come back to your vehicle, the engine isn't mad at you for leaving it waiting in the snow.

Thursday changes into Friday, December changes into January, 2009 changes into 2010, the first decade of the 21st century changes into the second. Other changes may be internal and more subtle.

Happy New Year, may there be good new beginnings for all.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants in the CityDailyPhoto January Theme Day, "Changes".

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Just so wrong (funny, though)

This is especially for Julie in Sydney who wants a climate-appropriate Christmas - as a child growing up in California I was always mystified by the fake snow painted on home and shop windows, by "flocked" Christmas trees, and especially by the paper cutout snowflakes we made in school, despite the fact that none of the children knew what snowflakes were.

In that vein, here is a "snowman" I just found on the beach near my mom's house, wool muffler, mittens, greenery - but made of sand! No, this isn't Three Rivers, the 3RDailyPhoto has been visiting family in California.

Have a happy and safe New Year's celebration!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sculpture in Three Rivers

Piece by Three Rivers sculptor Brian Brook. The green ball on top looks unnervingly like an eyeball to me....

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Painting in Progress

A work in progress by Three Rivers artist Tad Trimnell. A sculptural surface is achieved with gesso, and thin washes of oil color laid over it.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Mysterious trees

My Monochrome this week involves those light-wrapped trees (see yesterday's post.)

See more monochromes at The Monochrome Weekly, presented by Aileni.

Sunday, December 27, 2009