Anyway, I presented father with the model Chinese Opera Masks that Melody gave me to give to him. He mounted them on his wall, as you can see here. Have a closer look at the masks.
For reasons I shan't go into here, dad and I had to sit in a couple of automotive center waiting rooms for part of day. Here's a nice shot of the man relaxing. Later, I was out raking up a few leaves, and the lady across the street came over to greet us. I got this nice shot of dad with Sue.
I guess this is a good moment to explain the title of this section, "Warming Up." Quite simply, Detroit was quite cold when I got here, but quickly returned to a sort of "tepid chill" the following day, and has been lingering there until today (12/11), when it nipped up a bit and gave us a dusting of snow.
I went for another one of my long walks (trying to get something in by way of a constitutional), and got this shot of some tracks that run a few blocks from dad's house.
And here's another neighborhood shot; typical neighborhood vista here in the north country; not that different from Canada, I reckon.
I wanted to check out the old township library sometime, and I walked down to the old site and found it had been closed and moved to a new, larger, more modern facility another mile down the road. So I headed on down and checked it out. I read a little bit of a biography of Lewis Carroll (endorsed by Martin Gardner!) and found this recent work by the great Art Spiegelman on prominent display; "In the Shadow of No Towers," a study of the impact of 9/11. This is the first page, hi-res, a big file, so it's not worth clicking on unless you've got broadband.