Friday, July 30, 2010

Film Festival

The Traverse City Film Festival has been taking place this week. This photo is from the opening night. It's been a busy week, reminiscent of Cherry Festival week. The busyness is good though.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Michael Moore

This is from last night's opening for the Traverse City Film Festival. In this photo, Moore is being interviewed by Larry King.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Estate Auction

A fair number of cars along busy U.S. 31 yesterday alerted me to something going on, so today I stopped to check it out. It was an estate auction. As I walked up to it, I was trying to process all the visual stimulation going on and the full-size stuffed dear was the first object that caught my attention. That set the stage. I have better photos of the auctioneer where people are not looking directly into my camera. There was something about the oddity of it though that seemed to tie the photo into the other pictures.

Friday, July 23, 2010


It has a log bumper.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bailing Hay

Here are some hay bales being loaded onto a trailer in Leelanau County.

Monday, July 19, 2010


This was from an assignment yesterday on a motorcycle ride for charity.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Car Wash

Here's a local car wash that's been in business for many years.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Here's the swing at my Grandma & Grandpa's.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Car in barn

This is a scene I stopped to make a picture at today. It kind of looks like the plants are trying to push the car back into the barn. Whether this car was on its way in or out, it almost made it.

Saturday, July 10, 2010


This last week has been busy. The Cherry Festival just finished up and my brain is jelly. This toad was outside of the door last night.

Thursday, July 08, 2010


The Cherry Festival is this week and it's been a busy time. This is from last night's concert featuring a Beatles tribute band.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Drag Strip

Many fine stories have been told by my Dad regarding a stretch of pavement slightly longer than a quarter-mile, near the town he grew up. Automobiles and drivers would gather here to put their horsepower (more or less-depending on the automobile) to the test. The time, a good while back, that my Dad showed me the drag strip he and his friends used to use, is still etched into my memory. I remember how it looked, with trees on both sides and a starting line evidenced by tire-rubber burn marks of differing lengths and dimensions. Although, there were probably much fewer tire marks on the track when I saw it back then, than there were it its prime.
The other day I stopped by to see what was left of the area. The drag strip was gone and there were an abundance of small trees and dirt mounds-an obvious attempt to thwart any future races. The only sign of the drag strip gone by, was this lone patch of pavement. If a person had a good imagination, it would be slightly possible to picture cars and their drivers, roaring down the quarter of a mile.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Blue Angels

The Blue Angels are back for the Cherry Festival. They always put on an amazing show. This photo is from their practice session which began a day early, Wednesday, this year.