Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Summer 2021, Flowers, Butterflies and conservatory in Detroit

The desert room at Belle Isle

morning glory....

Painted Zinnia, a new one for me.



Monarch on echinacea and goldenrod.

Ceraunus blue butterfly that I found at Maumee Bay. It is in a family of gossamer-winged butterflies.

The Fern room at Belle Isle

Leslie and I checking on the bees.


Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Scenes from Detroit

The front of the DIA

The Main Library

The front of Old Main at Wayne State University


Dequindre Cut walkway with murals

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Viola Liuzzo Playground in Detroit


I love taking people to visit the Viola Liuzzo Park in Detroit. She was murdered during the Selma march. The park honors the civil rights work of Viola, and is also a bioretention area for the city of Detroit. They were both small and mighty!

Our book, The Roads Between Us should be ready for mailing by the end of next week. The cost is $20. Postage is extra, autographs are free!

Some stonecrop at the garden. 

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

The Roads Between Us

Our book is out being printed after two years in the writing. We think you will be amused and enlightened by the book. It is historical and personal, and relevant to our times when talking about race and gender. 


Tuesday, July 20, 2021

The Roads Between Us (and how do you know her?)

We each write thoughts about our style in the 70's.

We had an election in a bicentennial year. Our first time voting!

Graduation time

 Kim's story about the Detroit uprisings are riveting and thoughtful. She lived in the middle of it.

The Roads Betweem Us (Is at the printer!)

Kim and I are anxiously waiting for our new book to be printed! It should be ready by next week. Below is a synopsis of the book. Above is a peace design by Val Tomich that will be on the cover of the book.

We get asked a lot - "and how do you know her????"

We talk about Detroit and trips to Detroit, starting school, our hair, religion, college, riots, assassinations', elections and more.


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Covid Cocktail Book, with Flowers

Here are a few page samples from my Covid Cocktail Book. Some people call it the Booze Book, some call it a Cocktable book. Enjoy.


Flower Favorites

Here are a few of my favorite flowers, starting at the top left.

Row 1:

This dandelion makes me smile. It means Teeth of the Lion in French.

The native columbine is very prolific and looks like a pretty dress.

Butterfly Weed is a milkweed, and a great feeder.

Row 2: Blackberry flower.

an early Spring Beauty

Blue Scilla

Row 3:

Close up of Lily of the Valley

Bees enjoying a sunflower

Wild Anemone

Row 4:



Canadian Violet- yellow