“‘She cried, ‘Cockles and Mussels, alive, alive, oh.’” I did a quick search on cockles so I’d have something relevant to share, you know, a little “Hmmm, that’s interesting.” blog fodder? You know what I found? A study from the National Institute of Health; Cockles and mussels, alive, alive, oh-The role of bivalve molluscs asContinue reading “Cockles”
Here I am astride the nexus of my worlds of Sea, Sky and Sand. This is West Michigan. This was shot at the close of a day of cold spring storms. My winter pockets were bulging with camera gear and mittens. I loaded a larger than average file so click for more detail. Thanks! Boundaries
You’ll see them driving by, cars stuffed to the roof with toys and excitement. Sometimes they hang out the window and sing you the song of their people; happy dogs on the way to the beach. They can barely contain their energy as they burst fourth from their family cars. If a regular dog parkContinue reading “Connections: Dog Beach”
“Dawn At The Light” BIG SABLE POINT LIGHTHOUSE I shot this last week during lighthouse duty. I am looking North out of the North Living Room in the keeper’s quarters past the actual tower of the Big Sable Point Lighthouse to Lake Michigan. I got up to grab some coffee just as the sun wasContinue reading “Dawn At The Light”
Here’s the secret; it’s ALL ephemeral. Summer, childhood, sand pies, sunsets, they are all fleeting. Change is the constant. The harder you grasp the faster the sand escapes your fingers so enjoy it all now. This girl has probably out-grown sand-pies. The beach she is standing on is gone, eroded away with high water andContinue reading “Ephemeral”
The Depths of Lake Michigan This is a view of the sandbars that form off our West Coast of Michigan. Differing depths of water bring out different colors. I am sorting through thousands of photos getting ready to print in February in anticipation of the 2015 tourist season. I was advised that though this pictureContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Depth II”
The beach is quite iced over this winter with mountainous ice formations reaching out a half mile into The Lake. This latest Polar Vortex is bound to add more whimsical ice formations. This picture, however, was taken almost exactly a year ago. Note the ice free beach. It does seem colder this winter. We wereContinue reading “Deflated Wishes”
Life is good.
Moving back to water has been a lifelong goal. We steadily searched for years to find the perfect fit of a quirky beach town. The word ‘beach’ evokes images of sandy toes and warm surf but to a true beach lover it can be more.
Between the “Artic Vortex” and vestiges of Christmas flu I haven’t been out to shoot the new ice forms. Please, enjoy this pastel winter sunset from February of 2013