On the Road is a weekday feature spotlighting reader photo submissions. From the exotic to the familiar, whether you’re traveling or in your own backyard, we would love to see the world through your eyes.
This series was created by Alain Chamot (1971-2020).
Good Morning All,
This weekday feature is for Balloon Juicers who are on the road, travelling, etc. and wish to share notes, links, pictures, stories, etc. from their escapades. As the US mainland begins the end of the Earth day as we measure it, many of us rise to read about our friends and their transient locales.
So, please, speak up and share some of your adventures, observations, and sights as you explore, no matter where you are. By concentrating travel updates here, it’s easier for all to keep up-to-date on the adventures of our fellow Commentariat. And it makes finding some travel tips or ideas from 6 months ago so much easier to find…
Have at ’em, and have a safe day of travels!
Should you have any pictures (tasteful, relevant, etc….) you can email them to [email protected] or just use this nifty link to start an email: Start an Email to send a Picture to Post on Balloon Juice
Today is an anniversary of so many horrors. Keep the victims and survivors, their loved ones and lost opportunities close to your soul today.
A bit late – blame the host! – some beautiful submissions from Schlemazel:
Where they were taken: Belle Isle, Michigan
When: Sunday 2-APR-17
Other notes or info about the pictures:
In Michigan for the World Womens Ice Hockey Championship. USA women are proving they are worth every nickle the squeezed out of the misogynist tightwads at USAH! Beat Canada 3-2 in OT to win the World Championship.
Sunday was a rest day so we took a drive down to Belle Isle in Detroit. The park is lovely but it was too early for flowers, looks like they planted a field of daffodils but they were just budding. We visited the aquarium which really is a Victorian setting, I wish I could have gotten a decent pictures of the inside but a combination of lighting and crowd made most not worth sharing.
I didn’t notice a lot of name plates so I can’t tell you individual flowers, sorry. But on a cold & rainy day these were a real day brightener
First up, the Belle Isle Orchids:
Next, the Belle Isle Amaryllis:
the main room of the conservatory & the aquarium (which has a very Victorian feel to it):
Thank you so much, and sorry for the delay in putting these up! Hopefully their glory is reflected even more around you as Spring is finally taking hold all over (or Fall and its charms, for those antipodals among you).
Oh, and folks, what do you think of the more gallery approach as opposed to all of the pictures in one post sequentially like I normally do? Do let me know as I can do the same type of gallery for the emailed-in pictures if you prefer.
Have a wonderful day, all.