In keeping with the photo a day challenge topic, I’m doing a catch up since the week has been extraordinarily busy.  When I stopped at Bananas, the next topic was water fun (8th).  I added this picture of a man paddling his kayak along the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.  Paddling the wild beauty of Lake Superior along this lakeshore is still on my bucket list.  I hope to do it before I get too old to get in a kayak.  Even if you don’t paddle this lakeshore, you can always take the boat tour and see the lakeshore that way.  It’s worth it and the sunset cruise is phenomenal.  I’ve done that cruise several times and never hesitate to do it again when I’m in the Munising area.  BTW, the Main Street Pizza in Munising had some delicious pie.  I wish they delivered to Royal Oak.  LOL

Finally some sun (9th), forced me to drag out a photo of one of my favorite places – Tahquamenon Bay.  What a lovely spot to walk to from the Rivermouth Pines campground in the early morning.  Quiet surrounds the earth, the sun comes up a gorgeous orange and lights the sky on fire.  I call this photo Sunrise in Paradise – because the place is like Paradise and also because it’s near Paradise, MI.

On the 10th, the topic was What Is It? (Guess).  Can you guess the subject of this photo?  No?  OK, it’s a picture of my long gone cat, Neiman, put into an orb format.  It’s a bit freaky.  Neiman died a few years ago from kidney failure.  He was a rescue – one half of a pair of older cats that got placed with Pet Smart because their owners could no longer keep them.  Neiman and Marcus.  Two beautiful tuxedo cats who were brothers and couldn’t be separated.  I had my eye on a gray tiger cat, but he wanted nothing to do with me when I was allowed into the visiting/meet the parents area.  These two guys, however, wouldn’t leave me alone.  You guessed it.  Both of them came home with me.  We still have Marcus.  We got him a new “brother” from the Royal Oak Animal Shelter – Nicky.  Nicky is not Neiman, but he’s a sweet little guy and bows to me every morning when I go downstairs.  He sits on the window sill, sees me coming, and bows . . . waiting for his morning pets.

Today is the 11th – Those eyes.  I was going to post cat eyes (which I really like to photograph), or people eyes, but I decided on this statue instead.  The statue is called Reflective Head by Michael Ayrton.  It used to sit in front of the old K-Mart HQ and was called Corporate Head, but it now sits in Troy Civic Center Park (near the library and the aquatic center) and the plaque identifies it as Reflective Head.  I’ve been fascinated by this freaky piece of sculpture since I first saw it and have taken many photos of it.  These two are my favorites – the head and then just the eye.  My daughter hates this picture; she says it’s creepy and grosses her out.  Well, at least it’s a reaction huh?  Let me know what you think.  I like it.

Happy Sunday.

What is it?

What is it?

Water Fun - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Water Fun – Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Sunrise in Paradise

Sunrise in Paradise

Reflective Head

Eye Cee U