Monday, November 30, 2009


I came across this Relief on an, otherwise, unassuming house. I thought the way the Sun light interacted with the color of the wall made for an interesting photo. At any rate, It is obvious what the address is.

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Just a few more hours and they'll be safe. Best holiday wishes to all!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Sometimes life just isn't fair. After a horrendous night's sleep, I got out of bed, tripped over the dog, stumbled into the kitchen only to find that we were out of coffee. Well, 'it can't get any worse', I said to myself as I headed out to get my morning paper. I guess you can tell how the rest of the day went from the photo of my car. Yep! No paper, either.

Monday, November 23, 2009


Here is a photo of a man, a dog, and a giant kite. It's actually a pavilion in the downtown area. It plays host to Art Fairs, Exhibitions, music, Octoberfest celebrations, and the ubiquitous Christmas Carolers. I think the dog is just happy no one is around to bother him.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Just another of those very strange dogs of Michigan. I don't have access to my house for a couple of days, so back into the archives I go. This particular guy was just finishing sprucing up his house when I asked if I could take his picture. He said he wouldn't mind but he looked a little 'ruff' at the moment.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


So, here is what was opposite yesterday's post. The Oasis Of The Seas. She is the newest and largest cruise ship in the world. This photo was taken thru a fence with dogs nipping at my heals. Security is rather tight in the port these days, making closer shots difficult. She arrived four days ago from Finland. Her maiden voyage will be on December 5. She has a crew of 2,165, 16 decks, a carousel, an Aqua Theater, a mini golf course, 4 swimming pools, a park with 1200 plants and 56 trees to name but a few of the attractions. The photo below (taken by Amy Bennett) shows her arrival into port. If you click the above link, you will be directed to the official Oasis site with more photos and videos. In case you happen to be wondering what her price tag was, try $1.5 billion U.S. Even I can't think of anything to say after that.

Monday, November 16, 2009


I came upon this mailbox by accident. While shooting tomorrow's post, I turned around to find this pretty strange mailbox. Very patriotic and certainly one of a kind. I wonder if the people who live here get preferential treatment? Come back tomorrow to see what he is staring at.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


I have always been fascinated by cemeteries. No, I am not obsessed with death or the dead. Rather, I find great beauty in the myriad of statues most cemeteries seem to have. The above example does not fit into that category. This, if you can believe it, sits atop someone's final resting place. A lover of aviation? Maybe. A modern metaphor? Why not!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


A somewhat stoic figure, this Pelican seemed attentive to my every move. I guess the mailman would simply drop a fish in front of him. While he bends down to pick it up, shove the days posts into the box and take off. A pretty good plan but a lot of fish. On another note, A salute to all our Veterans for their service to our country. Thank you for a job well done.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Here is another unusual mailbox. How they ever got the Tarpon to stand like that and balance a mailbox on it's nose, I'll never know.

Monday, November 9, 2009


Another interesting addition to the "Unusual Mailbox" series. Not a lot of commentary is needed for this one.

Friday, November 6, 2009


Another of the many ways to see the city. A popular tourist vehicle that can show you around town, give you a little history, and not get lost or have to ask for directions. We locals are very grateful for that.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


There are many strange costumes people put on for Halloween. I showed you mine a few days ago. While out searching for candy, I noticed many folks had their pets in tow. Some were in costumes having fun with their owners. I struck up a conversation with the fellow above. He said he was just visiting from Sweden and had no idea what was going on. I inquired about his costume and he gave me a quizzical look and said, "What costume?" Ah, Halloween.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Adjusting to the heat and humidity has taken it's toll especially when you have savored the cool Lake Michigan breezes all summer. Fort Lauderdale is steamy and oppressive. While walking down the street the other day, I felt parched and in need of an adult beverage. I stopped in the above establishment for a bit of rejuvenation. You may want to click the photo to get a better look at the pub's slogan. I was greeted by all sorts of interesting characters who, after awhile, didn't want me to leave. Before I knew it, days had past by and I had to return to the Fort Lauderdale Daily Photo Newsroom to put out the next edition. They were sad to see me go but they said they would be there tomorrow, the next day, and ...