Sunday, July 8, 2012

As requested by Miss Becs


This is one of the local sailing clubs, they are out all summer up and down the lake. I used to love driving home from work and seeing them bobbing on the water.


This is the yacht club or where the King of Grosse Pointe lives. It is so pretty at night.


This is our waterfront park, each of the Pointes has one, ours was a gift from Mrs. Edsel Ford as we folks in the Woods had no waterfront. She gave some land at the edge of her estate. Big Daddy picked up our Park passes last week so we are all set. We have said for years that we should get up and take coffee to the park and watch the sun rise. Never happened, and I don't know why-we are usually up before the sunrise which is  about 5:30 here.

No barges today, that will be another trip to the lake, that and the ducks. There was a terrible mess last week, a car hit a duck and the carcass was in the road. That road is posted at 35 MPH and I am sure that some one was speeding, you will see a car pulled over by the police everyday. The ducks, geese and swans can be a nuisance; were a nuisance here as there were not many natural predators. I have not seen as many birds since we got back, plus there are duck hunters in boats and the Ford Estate is rumored to have eagles nesting on the property. I did see one eagle ripping apart a squirrel in the neighbor's front yard before I moved to China. I will investigate further.

5 comments:

  1. Sweet! Nice view.

    There are Canadian geese like a plague here (although not so many as before) and occasionally, I'll see a goose-feathered splat in the road.

    In Florida, it was Muscovy ducks. They could get pretty aggressive. Some Mexican guys were arrested for taking one home for dinner. Not as a guest, but as an entree...

    Sometimes, I think the wild turkey might have been a better national symbol. At least they're entertaining to watch when they land on the roof of my garden shed...

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    1. I love duck, so tasty. When I used to drive all over the bowels of Detroit on business there were wild turkeys and pheasants (sp) all over the place. Problem was they ate all the rat poison sitting outside every building.

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  2. We have far too many Canadian geese, too, but I wonder if they are being thinned out by the hawks I see nabbing the chicks.

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    1. Have not seen any hawks here recently.

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  3. Downtown Minneapolis has hawks and, of all things, turkeys. SO weird to look over and see one of these huge ugly birds on the sidewalk!!

    Pearl

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