This weekend has been all about burgers, bunch and possibly far too many photographs. Having finally got more of a modern contraption of a phone, I've finally moved to the darkside and started an instagram account (found here) - which has given me a great excuse for sharing even more photographs and will hopefully help in one of my 30 before 30 challenges (more of this to come) of trying to complete a full 365 photo tasks covering my year of being 28, starting October 1st. With Joe's mum popping up from Pittsburgh, we always love using their trips as a great chance to explore some more of Detroit and it's areas great places to eat and catch up.
As it happens instagram is turning into my place to dump flower photographs and pictures of random places we drive pass, because that's basically summing up my life. My dahlia bulbs are in the oh look at me i'm so pretty flowering stage, they are so beautiful it would be hard not to want to take so many photographs of them on a daily basis (again, more photographs will follow). Saturday's late lunch was at the Mercury Bar down in Corktown - which we both agreed is our new favorite place for burgers - and to boot has a great collection of Michigan beers. Like Slows, the Mercury Bar is in the shadow of the Michigan Central Station which is always an obligatory thing to photograph whatever your position of the building (or even it's owner).
Heading home we drove along Michigan Avenue back from Corktown into downtown with moody grey clouds overhead but a blinding autumnal sun reflecting off all the skyscrapers.
What's a better way to start a Sunday with a cocktail - cucumber and raspberry with some some tasty brunch served up at the Emroy in Ferndale. They also have a huge bloody mary bar which seems to be all the rage around here, and well, I certainly could get use to the brunch lark that's for sure. Our local fire station was having it's open day so I wandered down to have a nosey.
But this weekend one the whole, i'd say autumn hit like a thump. Chilly mornings and chilly days means perfect chance to get wrapped up in cardigans and scarves and admire the ever increasing golden of leaves in the trees. I always love the contrast between the golds, the reds and just how blue those autumn (however misleading they are about how "warm" they look) skies appear. But it's cold nonetheless, which doesn't help when our furnace gave up the ghost (or replace with technical words that I don't know) and we have no heat - sucks.
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