A visit to a Beautiful Island in Detroit

Belle Isle, of course, Mark and I took relatives through the conservatory!

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belle-isle-3belle-isle-4belle-isle-5The Belle Isle Conservatory, also known as the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, is the oldest continually operating conservatory in the United States.  Albert Kahn designed it using Jefferson’s Monticello for inspiration.  It is beautiful, and  a wonderful way to meditate, gather your wits, and find inspiration yourself.  Truly one of Detroit’s gems!

What I did on my summer vacation

pipesWe’ve been doing some home work on one of our houses, it’s been keeping us busy this summer.

wilcox boardI’ve been “denailing” boards, I really liked this one!

bridgeI’ve had a lot of fun, too.  Jane and I took mom on a boat tour!

BobloWe reminisced about boats we’d been on.

tigersMark and I managed to take in a Tigers game, we won!

Tiger seatscat bathTempo spent much of the summer exploring, and taking baths.

 

Where I stood, chasing away the Nain Rouge

the nain rouge feet 1the nain rouge feet 3the nain rouge feet 2My feet, and many other feet, chased out the Nain Rouge this afternoon.  The Nain Rouge is responsible for all Detroit’s problems, and every year there is a great parade.  The Nain Rouge showed up and taunted us, riding his huge cockroach, and we chased him away for another year!the nain rouge 1the nain rouge 2the nain rouge 3the nain rouge 4the nain rouge 5the nain rouge 6the nain rouge 7These are just a few of the wonderful folks that helped us get rid of the Nain Rouge.  I’ll have more photos at a later date!