Photo Bomb!

Photo Bomb!

A Brief Respite …

A Brief Respite …

Joint Selfie

Joint Selfie

My Co-Workers Have Figured Out How to Improve My Mondays

My Co-Workers Have Figured Out How to Improve My Mondays

Flights and duck nachos at Brewery Vivant. Mmm.

Flights and duck nachos at Brewery Vivant. Mmm.

Thwarted from writing by my arch-nemesis, Sleeping Cat.

Thwarted from writing by my arch-nemesis, Sleeping Cat.

Last week’s icicle of doom decided to kiss the living-room window. At 6:45 a.m.

Last week’s icicle of doom decided to kiss the living-room window. At 6:45 a.m.

Note to self: Don’t use the side door.

Note to self: Don’t use the side door.

The Great Grand River Flood of 2013

On April 21, 2013, the Grand River crested at its highest point ever, beating out the powerful and destructive flood of 1904 that wiped out a large chunk of the lower West Side.

Thanks to better preparation and a general sense of un-panic, the 2013 flood was more of a spectator sport than crisis. Pictures include the Grand River at the Bridge Street Bridge, on the Wealthy Street Bridge, at Veteran’s Memorial Park Drive and along Leonard Avenue in Ottawa County.

Maplewood Cemetery, Lamont Mich.

This afternoon — a balmy 30 degrees, with snow flurries and a stiff breeze — I paid visit to Maplewood Cemetery in Lamont, Mich. I’ve passed this place many times over the years but never entered the grounds. Many of the graves reflect the founding families of the local communities established after Michigan became a state, although the cemetery itself continues to operate: One image, not relayed here, was of a fresh grave that still had no vegetation atop the mound.